Dead to the World (Paperback)

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When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, it turns out he doesn''t remember who he is. But it''s Eric the vampire, who''s now a kindler, gentler vampire. He''s also scared because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780441018284
SKU 211285575
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0441018289
Release Date 10/6/2009
Author Info
Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris is that rare example of a novelist who owes a large portion of her fan base to television. Harris is a remarkably prolific writer who was first published in 1981, but her popularity increased exponentially in 2008 when HBO launched its series TRUE BLOOD, based on her series of mysteries starring a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse. Harris was born (in 1951) and raised in Tunica, Mississippi, a former cotton town which was later revitalized by casino river boats. She has lived in the south her whole life, in various states and cities, including attending Rhodes College in Memphis, where she saw several of her one-act plays produced. Following an unsuccessful first marriage, Harris was in a rut, bouncing between dead-end jobs, when she met the man who would become her second husband. As a wedding gift, he gave her an electric typewriter and told her to become a full-time writer, a magnanimous gesture which turned out to be a very fruitful decision. Harris had no problem getting her first novel published, and she has not looked back ever since, churning out an average of one book per year since 1981. She has helmed no less than three popular ongoing series--a set of classic whodunits starring a Georgia librarian named Aurora Teagarden; a series of darker mysteries taking place in Shakespeare, Arkansas, featuring a psychologically damaged cleaning lady named Lily Bard; and, of course, the enormously popular "Southern Vampire Mysteries," wherein Sookie Stackhouse negotiates a world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, changelings, and other creatures of the night. Harris lives in Arkansas with her husband and three children.
Praise
"Consistent, well-built characters and a strong, action-packed plot that will keep readers guessing to the end."
From the Publisher
Annotation This is fourth novel to feature Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic Louisiana woman with a vampire boyfriend. Sookie and Bill the vampire have actually broken up, that doesn't mean that Sookie's about to get the uneventful life she longs for. A new love interest--and a whole lot of trouble--comes along in the form of Bill's vampire boss, Eric, who shows up stark naked and amnesiac in the middle of the road, thanks to a vengeful shapeshifting witch named Hallow.
Editors Note Sookie Stackhouse, a bar waitress with a talent for reading minds, comes to the aid of Eric, a sexy vampire with amnesia, and finds herself caught up in a deadly struggle among werewolves, vampires, and witches as she tries to save Eric from whoever took his memory and who now wants his life, in the fourth book in the series that inspired HBO's True Blood. Reprint. TV tie-In
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0308
Publisher Ace Books

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