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Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
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Dead as a Doornail

by Charlaine Harris

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Series: Southern Vampire Mysteries (5)

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I followed up the Twilight series with the Sookie Stackhouse series. A good, soft transition into more paranormal romance. Too much hype for Charlaine Harris's books because of the HBO series than deserved. The HBO series is fine; the books are fine, but the plot/mystery of each book is simple. Very quick read -- straightforward plot with friendly characters that are easy to like. If you enjoy paranormal, you will probably enjoy this series, but there truly are more gripping, non-plain vanilla paranormal series out there (both in terms of adult scenes and dynamic realtionships between various beings in the paranormal realm). My 4-star rating is based on my thoughts just after reading, but would probably garner only 3-stars after having read Alexancer Ivy, Jacqueline Frank and Gena Showalter. I stopped reading this series after the 9th book... ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
Interesting addition to the series. I figured out the one killer, but not the second. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
Fifth book in The Southern Vampire Mysteries. After being bitten, Sookie's brother Jason is about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. A sniper has been targeting local changeling population with deadly results. Sookie needs to find out who the shooter is in order to keep her brother safe. When her back porch and kitchen are burned in a fire, she realises that she is a target also... ( )
  boppisces | Jan 17, 2015 |
Liked it, didn't seem as cohesive plot-wise what with 3 different big things going on and all, but good nonetheless.

It is interesting to see how Eric is developing, much much more likable than Bill ever thought about being. All things considered, Sookie saves herself as much as she is saved by others in this installment.

Cook shooting shifters in vengeance for attack.
Succession of Shreveport pack. Weretiger.
Hit man bartender on loan out for S because of Long Shadow's sire (seemed kinda convoluted).
S house burns down. Calvin still interested. Fairies appeared out of nowhere, missed a novella somewhere.
Mickey is sent packing so that Tara is single. Mickey is a one dimensional jerk. ( )
  librarycatnip | Jan 12, 2015 |
Liked it, didn't seem as cohesive plot-wise what with 3 different big things going on and all, but good nonetheless.

It is interesting to see how Eric is developing, much much more likable than Bill ever thought about being. All things considered, Sookie saves herself as much as she is saved by others in this installment.

Cook shooting shifters in vengeance for attack.
Succession of Shreveport pack. Weretiger.
Hit man bartender on loan out for S because of Long Shadow's sire (seemed kinda convoluted).
S house burns down. Calvin still interested. Fairies appeared out of nowhere, missed a novella somewhere.
Mickey is sent packing so that Tara is single. Mickey is a one dimensional jerk. ( )
  raselyem7 | Aug 30, 2014 |
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This book is dedicated to a wonderful woman I don't get to see often enough. Janet Hutchings (then an editor at Walker, now editor of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) was brave enough to take me on many years ago after I'd taken a long sabbatical from writing. God bless her.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441013333, Mass Market Paperback)

Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shapeshifters she knows. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…

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Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse turns sleuth to investigate a mysterious sniper who has set his sights on the local changeling population, especially when her brother Jason becomes the prime suspect in the deadly attacks.

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