Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris, a native of the Mississippi Delta, grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine began writing a mystery series, and soon had her own books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden.

Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences. When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has been published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.

In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.

Charlaine Harris reviews

Midnight Crossroad

Midnight Texas #1 written by Charlaine Harris

So welcome to Midnight where nothing is what it seems and not knowing everything about your neighbours may end up getting you killed. I enjoy this kind of story, a mystery/ [...]

Published: 2014

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Day Shift

Midnight Texas #2 written by Charlaine Harris

Welcome to Midnight, Texas. It's a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it's easy to miss. With its boarded-up win [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Cemetery Girl: Book 1 - The Pretenders

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She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill—names taken from the grim surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or [...]

Published: 2014

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead Until Dark

Southern Vampire Series: Book 1 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pre [...]

Published: 2001

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Touch Of Dead

Southern Vampire Series: Book 10 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her job as a cocktail waitress in Merlotte's, a small-town bar in small-town Bon Temps, deep in Louisiana. She's funny and pretty and, than [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead In The Family

Southern Vampire Series: Book 11 written by Charlaine Harris

If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with [...]

Published: 2010

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead Reckoning

Southern Vampire Series: Book 12 written by Charlaine Harris

There's a reckoning on the way . . .. . . and Sookie has a knack for being in trouble's way; not least when she witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, [...]

Published: 2011

Our rating: 9.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Deadlocked

Southern Vampire Series: Book 13 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Now the vampires and the shapeshifters are 'out', you'd think the supernaturals would get on w [...]

Published: 2012

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Living Dead In Dallas

Southern Vampire Series: Book 2 written by Charlaine Harris

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly crea [...]

Published: 2002

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Club Dead

Southern Vampire Series: Book 3 written by Charlaine Harris

There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with - at least voluntarily - and that's Bill. But recently he's been a little distant - in another state [...]

Published: 2003

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead To The World

Southern Vampire Series: Book 4 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town coc [...]

Published: 2004

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead As A Doornail

Southern Vampire Series: Book 5 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She' [...]

Published: 2005

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Definitely Dead

Southern Vampire Series: Book 6 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orle [...]

Published: 2006

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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All Together Dead

Southern Vampire Series: Book 7 written by Charlaine Harris

Sookie's beginning to get used to being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, shapeshifting and other supernatural beings - but even she has her limits. Sh [...]

Published: 2007

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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From Dead To Worse

Southern Vampire Series: Book 8 written by Charlaine Harris

The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana is reeling from two hard blows: the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the [...]

Published: 2008

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dead And Gone

Southern Vampire Series: Book 9 written by Charlaine Harris

Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about the [...]

Published: 2009

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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