As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley-a consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley's estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn't want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley's past-or for that matter, Hadley's possessions. And they're prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. But who? The range of suspects runs from the rogue weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to the vampire queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject-Sookie's first love, Bill. Whoever it is, they're definitely dangerous-and Sookie's life is definitely on the line . . .
Aurora's been around long enough to know that when a day starts out with your handyman going crazy in your front yard, it probably won't get any better. Sure enough, her husband Martin's niece Regina shows up with a baby whom no one knew she was expecting. Then she disappears, leaving behind the child--and a murdered husband. To find her, Roe and Martin retrace her steps from sunny Georgia back to snowy Ohio, where they will uncover dark family secrets--at their own peril.
Aurora and her husband get a surprise visitor, Martin's niece Regina, with an infant. When the couple return from a dinner party, Regina disappears, leaving behind the child and a murdered husband. To find her, Roe and Martin retrace her steps from sunny Georgia back to snowy Ohio, where they will uncover dark family secrets to their own peril.
The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from hurricane Katrina and an explosion at a nearby vampire summit. Sookie Stackhouse's weretiger boyfriend is among the missing.
Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as family. But as they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface. Family secrets ensnare them both, as Tolliver learns his father is out of jail and Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister Cameron so many years before. And what she finds will change her world forever.
New in the series from New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface. To make matters worse, Tolliver learns from his older brother that their father is out of jail and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver wants no part of the man-- but he may not have a choice in the matter. Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so many years before. And what she finds out will change her world forever.
Ever since Harper Connelly survived a zap from a lightning bolt, she has had a strange gift: she can find dead people and reveal how they died.
Charlaine Harris is already a star and a New York Times bestseller with her vampire mysteries starring Sookie Stackhouse and her Lily Bard mysteries. This second installment to her new supernatural mystery series might just be her biggest hit yet. Grave Sight's Harper Connelly is back, and her ability to find the dead and see their last moments is in higher demand than ever. . . A college class gets more than it bargained for when Harper gives a demonstration of her uncanny talent. Instead of just finding one body in an old grave, she finds two: the original occupant and a recently deceased girl whom Harper had tried, and failed, to find two years previously. To dispel suspicions about her own innocence, Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver undertake their own hunt to find the killer-only to find yet another body in the same grave.
Hired to find a boy gone missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver head there - only to discover that the boy was only one of several who had disappeared over the previous five years. All of them teenagers. All unlikely runaways. All calling for Harper. Harper soon finds them - eight victims, buried in the half-frozen ground, all come to an unspeakable end. Afterward, what she most wants to do is collect her fee and get out of town ahead of the media storm that's about to descend. But when she's attacked and prevented from leaving, she reluctantly becomes a part of the investigation as she learns more than she cares to about the dark mysteries and long-hidden secrets of Doraville - knowledge that makes her the next person likely to rest in an ice cold grave...
Twenty thrilling writers. One chilling mystery.Pericles "Perry" Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Julia needs Perry to track down the whereabouts of her beautiful yet aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young heiress. But as Perry digs deeper, he discovers there's much more to the story of the lovely "Angel." Her father, her best friend, her boyfriend--they all have agendas of their own. This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean streets and around Hamptons' beaches and back roads, during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide. Told in the same "serial novel" format that made 2011's No Rest for the Dead such a commercial and critical success, Inherit the Dead is a collaboration among twenty of today's bestselling mystery and thriller authors--each taking a chapter of the narrative and infusing it with their signature style. The editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensation to Safe Horizon, a leading provider of services to victims of violence and abuse, making this a worthy--and winning--accomplishment that showcases today's finest writers at their very best.
While "Roe" Teagarden thought she found true happiness in her marriage to rich businessman Martin Bartell, she comes to realize that his past is hardly an open book to her. After moving into a house where the previous tenants, the Juliuses, had disappeared six years earlier, Roe decides to solve the case. Her investigation proffers some potentially dangerous secrets regarding the Juliuses--and her husband.
Cocktail waitress/telepath Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. Her coworker is murdered. She's attacked in the forest. And her vampire boyfriend's boss needs her to do a favor in exchange for saving her life. What next?
From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh, and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, come tales of man's worst friend. . . In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes... and everything bites. Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets in Charlaine Harris'sThe Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh'sAngels' Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world--and whose scent he's following--in Ilona Andrews'sMagic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind--and damn sexy--companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook'sBlind Spot. These four novellas by today's hottest paranormal authors will have hellhound lovers everywhere howling.
DANCERS IN THE DARK by Charlaine HarrisDancer Layla Rue Le May's childhood prepared her to handle just about anything, including her aloof partner, Sean McClendon, a three-hundred-year-old vampire. But when she acquires a stalker, Layla Rue is surprised to find that Sean is the only one she can trust.HER BEST ENEMY by Maggie ShayneKiley Brigham refuses to believe there's a ghost in her house, but when an unseen hand leaves a bloody message on her mirror, she's forced to turn to local psychic Jack McCain. As the two work to uncover a long-buried secret, Kiley finds that she's haunted not by spirits, but by thoughts of Jack....SOMEONE ELSE'S SHADOW by Barbara HamblyMaddie Laveau worries about her young roommate, Tessa, when she stays late to practice ballet in the old Glendower Building...and when Tessa goes missing, Maddie enlists mysterious tenant Phil Anderson to help. But is Phil the white knight she needs, or the predator she fears?
A "DELIGHTFUL" (LIBRARY JOURNAL) Aurora Teagarden mystery From the New York Times bestselling author of Last Scene Alive and the Sookie Stackhouse novels.Not just any woman in Lawrenceton, Georgia, gets to be a member of the Uppity Women Book Club. But Roe's stepsister-in-law Poppy has climbed her way up the waiting list of the group-only to die on the day she's supposed to be inducted. Sordid stories of infidelity in Poppy's marriage lead to a rash of suspects, and Roe begins to question her own heart. But her passion for the truth will drive her on-into the path of the cold-blooded killer.
Aurora is shocked and dismayed to find her sister-in-law, Poppy, lying bloody and dead outside her own back door. Poppy had her flaws, -but she didn't deserve to be so brutally murdered.
Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side--and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime--until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects--or potential victims.
Nickie Callahan can handle herself. But after a successful--yet brief--career as a model in New York in the sleepy college town of Knolls, Tennessee. Living with her best friend, she plans on carving out a new future for herself by studying to be a writer. But the women of Knolls are not safe. And as Nickie gets swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she must take matters of justice into her own hands...
In this second book featuring house cleaner Lily Bard, a local weight lifter is killed while lifting weights. Shakespeare is coping with racial issues. And Lily meets a new man in a very odd place.
Lily returns to her home town to attend her sister's wedding. While there, she becomes involved in finding a baby kidnapped eight years ago. One of the suspects is the soon-to-be husband of Lily's Sister.
Lily is adjusting to being married. She has finally decided to join a support group for rape survivors after having injured her husband in her sleep. Unfortunately, the counselor has a history of her own that brings murder to Shakespeare.
The 1st Lily Bard mystery, where she starts over in Shakespeare, Arkansas, hoping to sweep away the secrets of her dark and violent past.
One of the women for whom Lily cleans house is murdered. Is the murderer one of the men she was sleeping with, or someone else?
Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page. Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical Southern belle. She can read minds. And she's got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she'll have to watch her back--and neck... This boxed set 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 And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever. Watch a QuickTime trailer for the HBO original series True Blood, based on the book.
Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional, and otherworldly, life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now take a closer look at Sookie and her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and-of course-the lovers who set her world on fire. . . Visit Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home, with a detailed map created by Charlaine herself, and learn the characteristics of the supernaturals who live there: vampires, two- natured, and fae. Examine all the branches of Sookie's family tree. And eavesdrop on the private conversations between rival vampires Eric and Bill. Also, enjoy the compelling, never-before-published novella "Small- Town Wedding," in which Sookie accompanies her shape-shifting boss, Sam, to his brother's wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away. . . . Exclusive interviews with True Bloodcreator Alan Ball and author Charlaine Harris-complied from fan questions-will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie, as will trivia questions, recipes (including Caroline Bellefluer's famous chocolate cake!), and a concordance to the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
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