THE Complete List of Charlaine Harris True Blood Books
Updated December 2, 2012
If you’re following the True Blood series on HBO you should definitely start reading the Sookie Stackhouse vampire books by Charlaine Harris. The books are part of her Southern Vampire Mystery series and they’re as entertaining as the True Blood television show.
Actually, they’re MORE entertaining in some ways because they give you additional information about the main characters: Sookie, Bill, Sam, and Eric. They’re also pretty darn funny!
Listed below are ALL of the Sookie Stackhouse books in the series as well as other books that include the great Sookie character. Don’t worry, I did NOT include any spoilers!
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Book 1: Dead Until Dark
Meet Sookie Stackhouse, a plucky waitress working in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. She’s thrilled about meeting her first vampire but this is short-lived because someone (or something) has started killing several of the local women in the community. [more details]
Book 2: Living Dead in Dallas
When a vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find a missing vampire in Dallas, she agrees under one condition: the vampires must promise not to kill any of the humans involved. Little does she know that her own life may be in danger. [more details]
Book 3: Club Dead
Sookie’s boyfriend has been very distant. As in “where the heck is he?” distant. Now she’s off to Mississippi to locate him and find out what he’s up to. What started out as a straightforward mission soon turns into an adventure chock full of complications and surprises. [more details]
Book 4: Dead to the World
When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by- she tries to help. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is. Unfortunately, in order to restore his memory Sookie has to go up against a merciless group of spell casters. [more details]
Book 5: Dead As a Doornail
Something weird is happening to Sookie’s womanizing brother Jason. Even worse, looks like someone is dead set on killing off members of the local supernatural community, and the local authorities have decided that Jason is the prime suspect for the murders. [more details]
Book 6: Definitely Dead
There’s a new man in Sookie’s life and also a new problem: she just inherited everything from her recently undead cousin, who died under mysterious circumstances. Unfortunately, Sookie’s sleuthing leads her to a potentially deadly meeting with the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. [more details]
Book 7: All Together Dead
Sookie is asked to attend a vampire summit and serve as a sort of telepathic bodyguard. However, once there, Sookie has to decide which side she’ll stand with; perhaps there’s more to this vampire story of revenge than she’s been led to believe.
Book 8: From Dead To Worse
After a deadly disaster at the vampire summit Sookie is all too eager to have things back too normal again. But when she returns home she learns that there’s unrest within both the werewolf and vampire communities. This book has great romantic tension and supernatural action! [more details]
Book 9: Dead And Gone
When a certain supernatural race decides to “come out of the closet” Sookie tries to help stop the violence. However there’s a new group of creatures in town and they’re bigger and badder than anything Bon Temps has ever seen. [more details]
Book 10: Dead In The Family
Sookie’s love life is going well even though she’s still angry and a bit sad about recent violence events. However, while she attempts to help some of her friends a group of baddies make plans to carry out their grudges against her. [more details]
Book 11: Dead Reckoning
Sookie witnesses an attack on Merlotte’s and partners with Sam to find the culprit – and the twisted motive for the attack. Meanwhile, Eric and Pam aren’t happy with their new master – and plan to do something about it.
Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie soon learns she’s being used as a pawn – and that there’s a new Queen in town . . . . [more details]
Book 12: Deadlocked
Sookie’s love life isn’t going so well although every one else around her seems to be bitten by the love bug. Although Sookie is a bit preoccupied with life’s minutiae she finds time to investigate a murder that Eric is clearly being framed for committing. The only problem is, the dead body of the woman is found outside Eric’s front door and Eric’s blood is found on the woman’s body. With the smoking gun pointing at Eric (well, in this case, the bloody fangs; sorry, I couldn’t resist), it will take Sookie and Bill working together to find the real killer. If that’s not enough to get Sookie’s blood boiling, another “situation” Eric finds himself in with yet another woman is enough to push Sookie over the edge. But is it enough to push her into the arms of another man?
find out in: [hardcover
Book 13: Dead Ever After
Sookie thinks Arlene has a lot of nerve asking for her job back; after all, at one point Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. She also thinks Eric has a lot of nerve ignoring her and keeping his distance. After all, haven’t they been through their share of life and death situations, many that resulted in Sookie saving Eric and his vamp buddie’s pale skins? But that’s nothing compared to the shocking murder that occurs and the fact that Sookie is arrested as the killer. She’s fortunately released soon after, but unfortunately (for both she and the killer), she decides to track down the real murderer. What she discovers about the murder and her love life is enough to knock the glitter off Lafeyette’s eyelashes! This is the LAST BOOK in the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood book series. You can pre-order it NOW and have it in your hands (or on your Kindle) on the day it’s released! Order it NOW to avoid delays – this one will go fast!
Sookie Stackhouse Boxed Set (Books 1-8)
Here’s the best deal for Sookie Stackhouse lovers! Get the first 8 books in the Southern Vampire series together in one set.
When you buy the set, your price per book is reduced so it’s less than you’d pay for a single paperback. [more details]
NEW! The True Blood Boxed Set (Books 1-10)
True Blood Boxed Set
You can now get Books 1-10 all together in one boxed set! This is a great deal since you pay less by purchasing the bundled set.
Also, the books in this set have the NEW TRUE BLOOD book covers! Each cover highlights a character from the show (I love the “Eric” book cover). Get the set now while it’s ON SALE. [more details]
Charlaine Harris also contributes stories to fantasy book collections. Many of her stories are about Sookie Stackhouse and some of the other characters from the books above. I really like reading these book collections because you get to learn more about Sookie and her personality.
Here’s the complete list of books that have stories about Sookie!
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Short Story Title: Small Town Wedding
In this story (which will be longer than a regular short story), Sookie accompanies Sam to his brother’s wedding. Is Charlaine Harris setting the stage for Sam and Sookie to have a relationship? We can’t wait to find out!
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion includes a section where Sookie answers questions from her fans! Readers were asked to submit questions that Charlaine Harris would answer in the book! Get the book to see which questions were included and what Charlaine Harris says about what might happen to Sookie, Bill and Eric! [more details]
Death’s Excellent Vacation
Short Story Title: Two Blondes
This book contains an ALL NEW Sookie Stackhouse story in which Sookie is sent on an errand to a strip club where she gets into more than she bargained for. [more details]
A Touch of Dead
This book is chock-full of Sookie Stackhouse short stories:
-One Word Answer
Wolfbane and Mistletoe
Short Story Title: Gift Wrap
Sookie, alone and bored during the Christmas holiday, decides to go outside for a bit. She ends up finding an injured “man” who tells her a wonderful and remarkable story about how he ended up in his condition. [more details]
Many Bloody Returns
Short Story Title: Dracula Night
This book is all about vampires and birthday parties. Here’s an excerpt from the Sookie short story:
“I had to gape. He looked positively edible. Eric was very tall, very broad, very blond, and tonight he was dressed in a tuxedo that had not come off any rack . . . he looked as good as any James Bond.” [more details]
Powers of Detection
Short Story Title: Fairy Dust
This book mixes urban fantasy with the traditional mystery genre. In Fairy Dust Sookie learns that you don’t cross fairies unless you’re willing to pay the ultimate price! [more details]
Short Story Title: One Word Answer
This book contains several deliciously sexy stories written by several popular fantasy writers. In “One Word Answer” Sookie learns that talking too much can get you killed – especially when vampires are around. [more details]
Short Story Title: Lucky
This book contains 12 short stories by well known writers like Carole Nelson Douglas and of course, Charlaine Harris. In “Lucky” an insurance agent’s good luck turns mysteriously bad. Sookie and her pals investigate. [more details]
Between the Dark and the Daylight
Short Story Title: Lucky
Crime fiction’s biggest names have been rounded up for a truly impressive collection of the year’s best short stories.
In Lucky, Sookie and her witchy buddy Amelia attempt to solve a break-in and wind up in hot water. [more details]
Charlaine Harris has contributed to several really good books containing fantasy short stories. Fantasy romance fans will love these books.
Must Love Hellhounds
Short Story Title: The Britlingens Go To Hell
In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes… and everything bites. These four novellas by Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook will have hellhound lovers everywhere howling. [more details]
Short Story Title: An Evening with Al Gore
This is a collection of entertaining tales that puts the fun back into dark fiction, with ironic twists and tongue-in-cheek wit to temper the jagged edge. In the Charlaine Harris story we learn about the dark side of going green when a quartet of die-hard environmentalists hosts a fundraiser with a gory twist. [more details]
Short Story Title: Bacon
For anyone who’s ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who’s imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!
In the Charlaine Harris story a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. [more details]
Crimes By Moonlight
Short Story Title: Dahlia Underground
In the Charlaine Harris story vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers is rescued by humans, an inferior race in her mind. When she learns of a plot to kill her rescuers, she has to decide which side she’s on. [more details]
Charlaine Harris also writes the very popular “Harper Connelly” series. If you like Sookie Stackhouse and Charlaine’s writing style you’ll like these books as well!
Book 1: Grave Sight
Every since Harper Connelly was struck by lightening she’s been able to find dead people, a skill that she uses to make a living. When she and her brother travel to Arkansas to find a missing teen, she ends up in the crosshairs of a killer.
Book 2: Grave Surprise
Harper’s unique talent is put to the test by a skeptical professor. Although she makes a convert of him there’s a mystery surrounding the body that she finds. Unfortunately, she and her brother can’t leave town as quickly as they’d like and end up staying at a hotel chock full of funny and quirky characters. [more details]
Book 3: An Ice Cold Grave
In her third case psychic Harper Connelly heads to North Carolina to find a client’s missing grandson. Turns out several teenage boys have disappeared from the area. Although Harper provides much needed assistance to the local police she’s unable to leave town until more of the mystery is solved. [more details]
Book 4: Grave Secret
Harper Connelly, a psychic that can trace dead bodies and determine the cause of a person’s death, is asked to investigate the death of a member of a wealthy family. Death threats and odd occurrences make Harper realize that this case may be linked to her own mysterious childhood. [more details]
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