Dead Until Dark

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Penguin, May 1, 2001 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBOŽ original series True Blood.

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life...

But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

Man, I just love Sookie so much. She's adorable and I love her. The book is hard to put down, even knowing what's going to happen as well as information from later books. She's one of my favorite ... Read full review

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

In this paranormal romance, naive small-town waitress Sookie Stackhouse falls in love with a vampire, solves a mystery, and discovers that her own supernatural gift of telepathy is not a "disability ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.

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