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Charlaine Harris

Author of Dead Until Dark

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About the Author

Charlaine Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi on November 25, 1951. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She wrote poetry and plays before beginning to publish mysteries set in the American South. She is the author of the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series, the Lily Bard Mystery show more series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Sookie Stackhouse series. In 2001, the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead until Dark, won an Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery. The series was adapted as a TV show on HBO called True Blood. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark (2001) 15,837 copies
Living Dead in Dallas (2002) 11,753 copies
Club Dead (2003) 10,718 copies
Dead to the World (2004) 10,329 copies
Dead as a Doornail (2015) 9,744 copies
Definitely Dead (2006) 9,569 copies
All Together Dead (2007) 9,083 copies
From Dead to Worse (2008) 8,598 copies
Dead and Gone (2009) 8,096 copies
Dead in the Family (2002) 6,650 copies
Dead Reckoning (2011) 4,816 copies
Grave Sight (2005) 3,710 copies
Deadlocked (2012) 3,443 copies
A Touch of Dead (2009) 3,177 copies
Grave Surprise (2006) 2,861 copies
Dead Ever After (2013) 2,702 copies
An Ice Cold Grave (2008) 2,488 copies
Real Murders (1990) 2,248 copies
Shakespeare's Landlord (1996) 1,998 copies
Grave Secret (2009) 1,831 copies
Midnight Crossroad (2014) 1,430 copies
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (1994) 1,412 copies
Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays With Bite (2007) — Editor — 1,403 copies
Shakespeare's Champion (1997) 1,374 copies
Shakespeare's Trollop (2000) 1,332 copies
Shakespeare's Christmas (1998) 1,301 copies
The Julius House (1995) 1,264 copies
Dead Over Heels (1996) 1,239 copies
Last Scene Alive (2002) 1,214 copies
Shakespeare's Counselor (2001) 1,202 copies
A Fool and His Honey (1999) 1,143 copies
Poppy Done to Death (2003) 1,079 copies
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008) — Editor; Contributor — 935 copies
Day Shift (2015) 904 copies
Death's Excellent Vacation (2010) — Editor; Contributor — 830 copies
Sookie Stackhouse, Books 1-8 (2009) 789 copies
Night Shift (2016) 749 copies
Sweet and Deadly (1981) 701 copies
Sookie Stackhouse, Books 1-7 (2008) 625 copies
An Easy Death (2018) 608 copies
Home Improvement: Undead Edition (2011) — Editor — 575 copies
A Secret Rage (1984) 558 copies
Dead in Dixie (2003) 443 copies
All the Little Liars (2016) 416 copies
An Apple for the Creature (2012) — Editor — 385 copies
Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (2010) — Editor; Contributor — 328 copies
A Longer Fall (2020) 315 copies
Sleep Like a Baby (2017) 297 copies
The Russian Cage (2021) 237 copies
Dead by Day (2005) 212 copies
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Editor — 207 copies
The Pretenders (2014) 206 copies
The Serpent in Heaven (2022) 146 copies
Indigo (2017) 120 copies
All the Dead Shall Weep (2023) 98 copies
Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 1 (2011) — Author — 80 copies
Dancers in the Dark (2010) 72 copies
Inheritance (1867) 62 copies
Haunted (2018) 45 copies
Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 3 (2012) — Author — 29 copies
Gift Wrap [short story] (2010) 28 copies
Playing Possum {collection} (2013) 24 copies
Lucky [short story] (2010) 22 copies
Dead Giveaway {short Story} (2001) 16 copies
Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (2017) — Editor — 12 copies
Aurora Teagarden: 6-Movie Collection (2017) — Author — 10 copies
Layla Steps Up (2018) 8 copies
Dig Here (2019) 7 copies
Fairy Dust [short story] (2009) 7 copies
Tacky 6 copies
Dead Giveaway 6 copies
Dark & Dangerous (2008) 5 copies
The One That Got Away (2022) 4 copies
Small-Town Wedding (2012) 3 copies
Death by Dahlia (2011) 3 copies
Tõelised mõrvad (2021) 2 copies
Two Blondes 2 copies
No title 1 copy
Nightshift 1 copy
Texoma 1 copy
Sookie Stackhouse, Books 1-11 (1956) — Author — 1 copy
Martwy dla swiata (2010) 1 copy
Miasteczko Midnight (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

Bite (2004) — Contributor — 1,962 copies
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006) — Contributor — 1,487 copies
Strange Brew (2009) — Contributor — 1,084 copies
Must Love Hellhounds (2009) — Contributor — 910 copies
Blood Lite (2008) — Contributor — 893 copies
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy (2004) — Contributor — 527 copies
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contributor — 505 copies
Tales from the Folly (2020) — Introduction — 500 copies
Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Contributor — 408 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 320 copies
Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contributor — 296 copies
Heroic Hearts (2022) — Contributor — 195 copies
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Contributor — 146 copies
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Contributor — 136 copies
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016) — Contributor — 126 copies
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contributor — 107 copies
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Contributor — 101 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 93 copies
Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror (2015) — Contributor — 77 copies
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contributor — 76 copies
Urban Allies: Ten Brand-New Collaborative Stories (2016) — Contributor — 58 copies
Murder, They Wrote (1997) — Contributor — 52 copies
Delta Blues (2009) — Contributor — 51 copies
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017) — Contributor — 27 copies
Impossible Monsters (2013) — Contributor — 22 copies
Straight Outta Deadwood (2019) — Contributor — 18 copies
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Introduction — 14 copies
Quick Bites: Fiction to Sink Your Teeth Into (2004) — Contributor — 12 copies
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology (2020) — Contributor — 8 copies
Blood Sample Box Set (7-in-1) (2010) — Contributor — 7 copies


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Common Knowledge



Adult fiction mystery woman can sense how you died in Name that Book (September 2015)
Dead After Dark (Sookie Stackhouse 2013) discussion thread in 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (June 2013)


This one was fine. I liked it - but haven't made up my mind if I really liked it yet. I enjoyed the alternate-history-world-building once I got where the story was going - and that might take me happily into a sequel.
DocHobbs | 39 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
Another good installment in this new series. I look forward to the next one!
DocHobbs | 40 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
I have been an avid reader of the Sookie Stackhouse books for about 5 years now. I was late to the game and caught up with everyone right before "True Blood" came to TV.
I fell in love with the first 8 books, but lately it seems that Mrs. Harris is just filling the books with whatever she can. I have read books 9 and 10; and will continue to read any of the books that she puts out in this series, but I can't seem to get as excited about a new book as I used to.
In the 11th installment of Sookie, we see a person from her past come back, even though I had really forgotten about the Pelt's, I actually had to skim through a few books to get updated on the back story there.
I liked that Mrs. Harris brought back Amelia and Bob, but I was not in the least bit happy about them figuring out how to break the bond between Sookie and Eric. And don't even get me started on the whole Eric being arranged for with the Queen of Oklahoma!! I swear, Sookie just can't catch a break with the vamps in this series!!! Maybe she should actually give a were a shot!

The conflict with Victor was brought into this book, but I felt the demise of Victor and his "crew" was too fast and way too neat. I mean really, I understand that the scene couldn't last for that long, but it wasn't even a full chapter; or so it seemed to me.
I was left wondering about a lot of things through out the book, and I feel that a few things could have been cleared up in this book; like really, what was up with Claude and Dermot? I understand that Mrs. Harris needs to leave some things up in the air so that she can continue the series, but still, some things could have been either cleared up as I said earlier, or answered altogether. I felt that the book just really dragged on way too much.
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chaoticmel | 191 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Took me a lot longer to get into it than i would have liked. I think I had a hard time because i watched the tv show before reading and i just couldn't reconcile some of the characters in the book with what i "thought" they should look like based on the show. And the whole twist at the end was a complete shock to me!
chaoticmel | 106 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |



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