In the sixth suspenseful, supernatural, and sexy adventure of Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic Louisiana cocktail waitress travels to New Orleans to clean out her vampire cousin Hadley's apartment a month and a half after Hadley died the final death; unfortunately, dealing with what Hadley left behind quickly becomes very dangerous.
|The new Sookie Stackhouse novel finds the supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress in New Orleans where she has to deal with the legacy of one of her own family and a host of potentially dangerous characters.
From the Publisher:
The new Sookie Stackhouse novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Dead as a Doornail.
"Fans Of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake...should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse" --Publisher's Weekly
" [A] delightful Southern vampire detective series" -- Denver Post
" I love the imaginative, creative world of Charlaine Harris" --Christine Feehan
" Audacious...weird...a wild ride" --Alabama Anniston Star
"Much more fun than Anne Rice" --The News-Star (Monroe, LA)
"To rival anything Harry Potter" --Dallas Morning News
"Charlaine Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation" --Rocky Mountain News
Spiked with a "frothy fusion of romance, mystery, and fantasy" (Publisher's Weekly), this "deliciously fiendish...increasingly riotous series"(Dallas Morning News) sends the supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress to New Orleans, where she has to deal with the legacy of one of her own family and a host of potentially dangerous characters.
In the sixth suspenseful, supernatural, and sexy adventure of Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic Louisiana cocktail waitress travels to pre-Katrina New Orleans to clean out her vampire cousin Hadley's apartment a month and a half after Hadley died the final death; unfortunately, dealing with what Hadley left behind quickly becomes very dangerous.
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.
"This series always keeps you guessing and utterly intrigued. Sookie is a richly drawn and complex character, and rooting for her is a joy." (TOP PICK!)
- Jill M. Smith
"Harris [is] at the top of her game--she's one of the rare authors who understands the close relationship between humor and horror, and one of the even rarer writers who can effectively exploit it....Harris' heroine easily captures both the hearts and minds of her audience."
June 23 2006
"...Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that's more fun than a barrel of beignets."