Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 1101146311
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Until Dark Book Excerpt:

Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® 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.

Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0575089377
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Until Dark Book Excerpt:

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 pretty, she's a very cute bubbly blonde, or not interested in a social life - she really is ... but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day ... Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind. And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim ...

Dead to the World

Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-05-03
ISBN: 1101134038
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead to the World Book Excerpt:

Psychic Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with an amnesiac vampire in the fourth seductive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...

True Blood Omnibus

True Blood Omnibus
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780575091221
Category: Cocktail servers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Blood Omnibus Book Excerpt:

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, thanks to her grandmother, she's very well-mannered - but since not many people truly appreciate her ability to read their minds, the guys haven't exactly been beating down her door ... And then along came Bill, tall, dark and handsome - and Sookie couldn't 'hear' a word he was thinking. He was exactly the type of guy she'd been waiting all her life for. Of course, Bill had a disability of his own: fussy about his food, not into suntans, bit of a night person: yep, Bill was a vampire. But at least now Sookie nows there *are* guys she can date who won't worry about her catching them thinking about other women ...

Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-03-26
ISBN: 1101134046
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Dead in Dallas Book Excerpt:

The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “addictively entertaining”(Locus) Sookie Stackhouse series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her—her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton—she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them. Soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave—and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

All Together Dead

All Together Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-03-25
ISBN: 1101128399
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Together Dead Book Excerpt:

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is stuck in the middle of a vampire gathering on the verge of disaster in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with shapeshifter Quinn—a possible new man in her life—and the upcoming central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sookie's job at the summit is to support Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, whose power base was weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. But Sookie is about to discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world...

Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Ace Books
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780441018291
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Definitely Dead Book Excerpt:

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.

Club Dead

Club Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Ace
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Club Dead Book Excerpt:

When her boyfriend Bill, a vampire who has been rather distracted of late, disappears, Sookie journeys to Mississippi to find her beloved, who has gotten himself caught in a dangerous web of murder and betrayal at Club Dead, an elite underground society.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN: 1101514388
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Reckoning Book Excerpt:

Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, psychic Sookie Stackhouse learns that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot—which is much more complicated than she knows...

Deadlocked

Deadlocked
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN: 0425256383
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deadlocked Book Excerpt:

In the penultimate novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood—Sookie Stackhouse must work with her first love to clear her current undead flame of murder... Felipe de Castro, the vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank. Now it’s up to Sookie and Bill Compton, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who has set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.

Dead Ever After

Dead Ever After
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN: 9780575096639
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Ever After Book Excerpt:

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief ... and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time. But with life comes new trials ... The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after? Learn more about Charlaine Harris at www.charlaineharris.com.

Images of the Modern Vampire

Images of the Modern Vampire
Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN: 161147583X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of the Modern Vampire Book Excerpt:

This book examines vampires as an international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire, or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, the authors reshape the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.

A Touch of Dead

A Touch of Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Ace Hardcover
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780441017836
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Touch of Dead Book Excerpt:

A collection of every short story featuring Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic waitress heroine of the best-selling Southern Vampire novels, includes “Fairy Dust,” “One Word Answer,” and “Dracula Night.”

Dead and Gone

Dead and Gone
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN: 1101050675
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead and Gone Book Excerpt:

The werewolves and shifters come out of the closet and throw the small town of Bon Temps into a tailspin in the ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Except for cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps—and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle...

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture
Author: Kimberley McMahon-Coleman,Roslyn Weaver
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0786492503
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

In recent years, shapeshifting characters in literature, film and television have been on the rise. This has followed the increased use of such characters as metaphors, with novelists and critics identifying specific meanings and topics behind them. This book aims to unravel the shapeshifting trope. Rather than pursue a case-based study, the works are grouped around specific themes—adolescence, gender, sexuality, race, disability, addiction, and spirituality—that are explored through the metaphor of shapeshifting. Because of the transformative possibilities of this metaphor and its flexibility, the shapeshifter has the potential to change how we see our world. With coverage of iconic fantasy texts and a focus on current works, the book engages with the shapeshifting figure in popular culture from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Dead as a Doornail

Dead as a Doornail
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2006-04-25
ISBN: 0441013333
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead as a Doornail Book Excerpt:

Small town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse’s supernatural existence puts her in the line of fire in the fifth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. When Sookie Stackhouse sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first...

All Together Dead

All Together Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2008-03-25
ISBN: 0441015816
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Together Dead Book Excerpt:

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is stuck in the middle of a vampire gathering on the verge of disaster in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with shapeshifter Quinn—a possible new man in her life—and the upcoming central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sookie's job at the summit is to support Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, whose power base was weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. But Sookie is about to discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world...

Dead in the Family

Dead in the Family
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Ace Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-03
ISBN: 9781937007119
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead in the Family Book Excerpt:

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse contends with the outcome of the Faery War, her feelings for vampire Eric Northman, and the Shifter community going public.

After Dead

After Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN: 9781473200517
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Dead Book Excerpt:

DEAD EVER AFTER marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show TRUE BLOOD. It also stoked a hunger that will never die...a hunger to know what happened next. With characters arranged alphabetically - from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli - bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favourite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You'll learn how Michele and Jason's marriage fared, what happened to Sookie's cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB's twins grew up to be solid citizens. This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions - including details of Sookie's own happily-ever-after... The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, colour endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.

Night Shift

Night Shift
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 1101598832
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Shift Book Excerpt:

DON'T MISS SEASON 2 OF MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, THE NBC PRIMETIME TELEVISION SERIES BASED ON THE BESTSELLING NOVELS! From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes the third novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day... At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place...