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Definitely Dead

by Charlaine Harris

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Series: Sookie Stackhouse (6)

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Supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse heads for New Orleans, where she is forced to contend with her own family's dark legacy and a variety of potentially lethal characters.
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    Bite by Laurell K. Hamilton (Trai)
    Trai: Contains "One Word Answer", the short-story prequel to Definitely Dead.

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Sookie must travel to New Orleans at the Queen of Louisiana's behest to finalize her deceased cousin Hadley's estate. But someone doesn't want her arriving in one piece, and the suspects range from rogue weres to treacherous vampires to Sookie's former lover, Bill Compton. Can Sookie stay alive long enough to find out what's going on?

Series note: Hadley's demise is recounted in the very short novella One Word Answer, but it is not necessary to read it to follow the events in this installment.

In terms of the plot, there are, once again, several intertwining threads that raise the question of how one small yet snarky woman can get into so much trouble in such a short period of time. In addition to a group of newly turned weres who want to turn her into kibble, Sookie finds a severed corpse in her garden and a rabid vampire in a closet.

With all of these goings on, it should be difficult for Sookie to even think of having a love life, but our intrepid herione has no problem in this department either. With Calvin, Alcide, Bill and Eric more or less out of the picture, Sookie's new beau is Quinn the huge and hunky tiger shifter. Only time will tell if he is her match made in heaven or hell.

All in all, Sookie's adventures are a laugh-riot and should never be taken too seriously. Looking forward to the next one.
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  Lauren2013 | May 5, 2023 |
While I still loved this book... I was a little disappointed there seems to be a whole backstory that is somehow missed between the last book and this one. ( )
  juniestars | Mar 17, 2021 |
Decent Fluff. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Another installment in the Sookie series. It was an interesting read and storyline. There's something about these books that make me continue reading them, probably just to see what happens next in this world. I do love Eric and I love to see what happens with him. ( )
  payday1999 | Dec 8, 2020 |
not my favorite of the series, but it was quick and pretty mindless, though I felt like I was missing something. ( )
  tmbookluvr | Dec 3, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Harris, Charlaineprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Desimini, LisaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lagerman, JudithCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parker, JohannaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Potter, Franz J.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weisz, BöbeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilkinson, Sarahsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Obviously, this book was finished months before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. Since much of the plot is set in New Orleans, I struggled with whether I would leave Definitely Dead as it was, or include the catastrophe of August and September. After much thought, since Sookie's visit takes place in the early spring of the year, I decided to let the book remain as it was originally written.

My heart goes out to the people of the beautiful city of New Orleans and to all the people of the coastal areas of Mississippi, my home state. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you rebuild your homes and your lives.
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I was draped over the arm of one of the most beautiful men I'd ever seen, and he was staring into my eyes.
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Supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse heads for New Orleans, where she is forced to contend with her own family's dark legacy and a variety of potentially lethal characters.

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