The Sookie Stackhouse Series, also known as the Southern Vampire Mysteries has taken off in popularity thanks to both  Charlaine Harris’s talent and the runaway success of Alan Ball’s True Blood.  I hope this page will serve as a guide to the series by providing you with up to date information about the books, where to buy them, what editions are available, when new books are being released and more.  If the information you are looking for isn’t here, don’t be afraid to drop us a line so we can try to find the answer to your questions.

List of Books in the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse Book Set  (Books 1 – 8 )

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Includes:

  • Dead Until Dark
  • Living Dead in Dallas
  • Club Dead
  • Dead to the World
  • Dead as a Doornail
  • Definitely Dead
  • All Together Dead
  • From Dead to Worse

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1. Dead Until Dark (book 1 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn’t date much because of her “disability” to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too–he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next.

Reviews:A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that’s hard to put down, and should not be missed.”

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2. Living Dead in Dallas (book 2 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: When a vampire asks cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans that are involved to go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blond and one small mistake for things to turn deadly.

Reviews:Charlaine Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation.”

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3. Club Dead (book 3 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: Sookie Stackhouse is having man trouble. Her vampire boyfriend, Bill, has been distant and inattentive lately. Then he announces that he is going on a business trip, which clearly is more than it seems. After a werewolf tries to abduct Sookie at work, Bill’s boss, Eric, tells her that Bill fell under the sway of his–Bill’s, that is–ex, a sexy vamp named Lorena, and has been kidnapped. Eric wants Sookie’s help in getting Bill back, and despite her hurt over Bill’s betrayal, Sookie agrees to go to Jackson, Mississippi, to find her wayward lover. Eric has persuaded Alcide, a dashing werewolf, to get Sookie access to Josephine’s, aka Club Dead, the local hangout of Jackson’s supernatural element. In between dodging kidnappers, the advances of amorous Eric, and her growing feelings for Alcide, Sookie has to find out who kidnapped Bill and figure out a way to rescue him. With some droll touches–Elvis, now a vampire, is Sookie’s faithful guard.

Reviews:Club Dead is ideal for readers who like their vampire fiction light, humorous, and fast-paced.”

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4. Dead to the World (book 4 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, turns out he doesn’t remember who he is. But it’s Eric the vampire, who’s now a kindler, gentler vampire. He’s also scared because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

Reviews:This book was a wonderful surprise, after reading the first 3, as it starts in such a new and unexpected way. I loved that the plot was distinct from ongoing storylines, yet the characters continued to be developed in leaps and bounds. This book added SO much to the series, as you continue to read books 5 and onward.”

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5. Dead as a Doornail (book 5 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: Sookie Stackhouse just can’t seem to stay away from the supernatural denizens of Bon Temps, Louisiana. In Dead to the World (2004), she found herself embroiled in vampire politics; this time around, she’s involved in the machinations of the Were-people, whose pack leader has just passed away. -Alcide Herveaux asks her to accompany him to the funeral, where Alcide’s father declares his candidacy against a slimy, calculating rival. Angry at being drawn into the conflict, Sookie can’t distance herself entirely, because a sniper has been taking shots at Were-people, and the community suspects Sookie’s brother, Jason, a new shape-shifter. Sookie’s love life is every bit as complicated as usual, and her collection of would-be beaux continues to grow. Also, someone wants her dead, which she learns when an assailant sets fire to her beloved house

Reviews:Harris’ southern vampire series remains one of the best of the breed, concocted out of just the right mixture of humor, intrigue, and excitement. Its latest entry does not disappoint.”

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6. Definitely Dead (book 6 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: Sookie Stackhouse (after 2005′s Dead as a Doornail), the telepathic waitress of Bon Temps, La., is off to (pre-hurricane) New Orleans to close out her dead cousin Hadley’s apartment. Hadley’s death six weeks earlier had been unexpected, since, as a vampire, she was already dead. Still, she’d led a lively existence as the main squeeze of the Queen of Louisiana, an omnisexual vampire, whose political marriage to the King of Arkansas occurred the night before Hadley’s demise. Sookie and Amelia Broadway, Hadley’s landlady and a pretty cool witch, immediately discover a mess of trouble left behind in Hadley’s closet, and Sookie’s soon neck-deep in even more.

Reviews:Though most of the intrigue doesn’t come till halfway through, Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that’s more fun than a barrel of beignets..”

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7. All Together Dead (book 7 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary:Sookie attends an all-important central U.S. vamp summit on the shores of Lake Michigan as a “human geiger counter” for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of a Louisiana weakened by Katrina and who will be tried during the event for murdering her king. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she’s hardly prepared for other shocking murders, not to mention protests by the Fellowship of the Sun, a right-wing antivampire movement. Her sleuthing skills, along with those of her new telepath friend, Barry the Bellboy, are put to the extreme test.

Reviews:Harris juggles a large cast, including several romantic contenders for Sookie’s heart, with effortless exuberance.”

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8. From Dead to Worse (book 8 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: Sookie attends an all-important central U.S. vamp summit on the shores of Lake Michigan as a “human geiger counter” for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of a Louisiana weakened by Katrina and who will be tried during the event for murdering her king. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she’s hardly prepared for other shocking murders, not to mention protests by the Fellowship of the Sun, a right-wing antivampire movement. Her sleuthing skills, along with those of her new telepath friend, Barry the Bellboy, are put to the extreme test.

Reviews:Harris juggles a large cast, including several romantic contenders for Sookie’s heart, with effortless exuberance.”

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9. Dead & Gone (book 9 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: “The Louisiana town of Bon Temps—along with the rest of the world—is about to be rocked with some big supernatural news: like the vampires before them, the Were people—humans with the ability to change into animals—are about to reveal themselves to humanity. Psychic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse is apprehensive about the revelation, given the way some people in the small town revile anyone with extraordinary powers, including Sookie herself. While the initial announcement seems to go over smoothly with most people, tragedy strikes when Sookie’s brother Jason’s estranged wife, a werepanther, is found murdered and nailed up on a cross. Jason is the prime suspect, but Sookie has even bigger problems to deal with when she learns that a vicious fairy prince is determined to kill her. Darker and more ominous than earlier entries in the series, Harris’ latest raises the stakes (pun intended) for lovable heroine Sookie and comes up a winner. With HBO’s True Blood, a series based on Sookie’s adventures, renewed for a second season, expect demand for this latest gripping installment.” – from BookList

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10. Dead in the Family (book 10 of Sookie Stackhouse Series)

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Summary: “Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009′s Dead and Gone, Sookie Stackhouse struggles with paranormal politics in her entertaining if slow-moving 10th outing. When Claudine’s triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric’s maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire. Though the action often builds too slowly, the exploration of family in its many human and undead variations is intriguing, and Harris delivers her usual mix of eccentric characters and engaging subplots. (May)
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