Dead in the Family

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Victor Gollancz Limited, 2010 - Cocktail servers - 311 pages
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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 a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric's vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric's 'brother' in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie's tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton. In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War.

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It was boring, lacked plot and I was not impressed. - LibraryThing
I'm impressed with Harris' consistently good writing. - LibraryThing
However, the pace did feel right for this story. - LibraryThing
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Reading Sookie is one of those guily pleasures in life. They are really crazy books, yet I find I have not been able to put them down! This book did not spoil that, but it is pretty "out there"! Read full review

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

Reading Sookie is one of those guily pleasures in life. They are really crazy books, yet I find I have not been able to put them down! This book did not spoil that, but it is pretty "out there"! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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. The first book in her Aurora Teagarden series, Real Murders, was nominated in 1990 for an Agatha Award for Best Novel. She also writes the Lily Bard 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. The final novel in the Sookie Stackhouse Series, entitled Dead Ever After, was named to the New York Times bestseller list in 2013.

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