Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Charlaine Harris

Author Website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information | Aurora Teagarden Hallmark Movie Series!

The Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series | Biblio. & Rights Info
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
Dead and Gone
Dead in the Family
Dead Reckoning
Dead Ever After
A Touch of Dead (Sookie short story collection)
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
The Layla Collection: Dancer in the Dark & Layla Steps Up

The Harper Connelly Mysteries | Biblio. & Rights Info
Grave Sight
Grave Surprise
An Ice Cold Grave
Grave Secret
Grave Sight graphic novel (In 3 parts)
Grave Surprise graphic novel

The Cemetery Girl Mysteries | Biblio. & Rights Info
Graphic novel series co-written with Christopher Golden!

The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries | Biblio. & Rights Info
Real Murders
A Bone to Pick
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
The Julius House
Dead Over Heels
A Fool and His Honey
Last Scene Alive
Poppy Done to Death
All The Little Liars
Sleep Like a Baby

The Lily Bard Mysteries | Biblio. & Rights Info
Shakespeare’s Landlord
Shakespeare’s Champion
Shakespeare’s Christmas
Shakespeare’s Trollop
Shakespeare’s Counselor

Midnight, Texas | Biblio. & Rights Info
Midnight Crossroad
Day Shift
Night Shift

Other Mysteries | Biblio. & Rights Info
Sweet and Deadly
A Secret Rage

Anthologies (Co-edited with Toni Kelner) | Biblio. & Rights Info
Many Bloody Returns
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Death’s Excellent Vacation
Home Improvement: Undead Edition
An Apple for the Creature
Games Creatures Play
Dead But Not Forgotten

Short Stories | Biblio. & Rights Info
Small Kingdoms and Other Stories

Gunnie Rose series | Biblio. & Rights Info
An Easy Death
A Longer Fall
Untitled #3
(under contract to Saga)




Stand-Alone Mysteries

“A first-rate mystery with special character…as convincing as it is surprising in its final resolution.”

Washington Post Book World

“Introducing an author of rare talents….Harris artfully keeps the mask on the killer until the stunning conclusion.”

Publishers Weekly

“Harris writes neatly and with assurance, and she avoids the goo that makes many equivalent books so sticky.”

The New York Times Book Review

“A home run the first time out.”

Birmingham News

“Engaging. Harris’ style has a charm and ease that remind one of Anne Tyler … original and surprising. Traces of Gothic romance add to the book’s unusual flavor.”

The Christian Science Monitor

“As much novel as mystery as it explores the complex character and secrets of a small Southern town.”

Wichita Eagle-Beacon

“Charlaine Harris is a name to remember, not only because she has written an engrossing first novel about multiple murders but also because she has set that mystery in a small Southern town that Southern readers will find familiar and credible.”

Macon Telegraph and News

“SWEET AND DEADLY combines astute depiction of a Southern town with a crackling good mystery plot…It has a little of everything: rich regional authenticity, good dialogue, interesting characters instead of stereotypes and taut suspense. Charlaine Harris has a great future as a writer.”

Savannah News-Press

“Packs a perennial punch. It offers a rarity in popular fiction: an unromanticized portrait of a Southern Girl.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“SWEET AND DEADLY is billed as a Southern mystery, and it does have that slow, sittin-in-the-shade quality as it lazily rolls along toward a shocker ending.”

Des Moines Register

“It grabbed me… as much a novel as a mystery. It is simply a well-written good read.”

Mystery News


“Not many novels, and no mysteries, have shaken me as brutally as A SECRET RAGE…Far more than the story of a crime, this is a scream of fury, of brutal humiliation…It strips bare the latent rage concealed within the gentlest of exteriors.”

Los Angeles Times

“Powerful…Without polemic, Harris gives us survivors, women who find a strength alone and together, to stop the violence and rebuild their lives. A SECRET RAGE is a very special, very real statement as well as an excellent novel of suspense.”

Wilson Library Journal

“Critics will undoubtedly echo the raves they heaped on Harris’ first novel, to describe this newest, a thriller built on a vital issue…The riveting story fits an introductory note from Robert Frost’s poem: Someone had better be prepared for rage.”

Publishers Weekly

“A SECRET RAGE is a good mystery, well-written and compelling. I stayed up until 4:30 one morning in order to finish it…But more than this, the book is a powerful study of rape and its consequences…I don’t want to give anything away by describing the climax and ending of this book, but it is certainly a powerful vision of women fighting together against a common enemy.”

The Boston Globe

“Absorbing tension is maintained throughout leading up to a dramatic climax. Effective crime fiction with keen insight into the crime of rape from the victim’s vantage point.”


“Extraordinary. Powerful.”

Library Journal

“Gripping reading.”

Pen & Dagger

“Treats of rape in a sensitive, deeply felt way, and offers fine suspense as well.”

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

“Harris’ prime purpose (is) in exploring the relationship of women to men and women to each other when sexual violence turns their lives upside down. This is not to say she has neglected suspense. There’s plenty of it here but it is merely one element in a multi-layered, skillful and provocative novel.”

San Diego Union

“An exciting novel that you won’t want to put down until you’ve finished.”

Lexington Herald-Leader


Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“The depiction of rape and its aftereffects rings with unmistakable authenticity, and the bones of great plotting and compelling character work, which she has honed to perfection in her recent novels, shine through in this engaging mystery. If Harris ever wanted to return to her roots, Nickie and friends could be the basis of a great Southern-set cozy series.”

RT Book Reviews

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Agatha Award finalist

 “An excellent story.”

The Chattanooga Times

“Clever pacing along with ample red herrings and judiciously placed clues keep the story moving briskly. Let’s hope for another fast-paced mystery featuring Aurora and her friends.”

School Library Journal

“First in what I hope will be a long series of adventures starring Roe Teagarden.”

Pen & Dagger

“Teagarden is a quirky but likeable character. Enjoyable from beginning to end.”

Critical Mass

“Harris has a knack for writing a compelling mystery…REAL MURDERS is a fantastic start to the Aurora Teagarden series and we can’t wait to continue working our way through the rest of the books… Written in a snappy, gripping and humour-filled style, REAL MURDERS is a real page turner and the most addicted we’ve been to a book in ages.”

Entertainment Focus

“REAL MURDERS is light and frothy…Entertaining and unpretentious, Charlaine Harris’s first Aurora Teagarden mystery is a pleasant little diversion from everything else that is going on in the world.”


“This is a fun, quick read. I think one of Charlaine’s greatest talents as a writer is her ability to create a realistic cast of people and places, a great balance to the improbable events that happen…With summer coming, this is a great beach book.”

Bea’s Book Nook

“A solid, intelligent read!”

Chick Loves Lit

“REAL MURDERS is an exciting who-done-it… Aurora Teagarden is a special one of a kind heroine who amateur sleuth fans adore.”

The Best Reviews

“REAL MURDERS is a fast paced link between fiction and true crime. Aurora is a heroine more capable than even she knows…This page turning novel kept me guessing who the killer was right up until the end. REAL MURDERS will keep even the most avid Mystery reader guessing.”

Cozy Book Reviews

“The book was a quick read, fast paced – the murders beginning within the first couple chapters, and unique…it was a pleasant (in terms of gory details and chilling encounters) introduction into the realm of murder mysteries.”

Reading Runner Girl

“Harris’ story alternately charms and chills, a difficult combination she manages with aplomb and brilliance.”

–Carolyn G. Hart


“With sharp details of characterization and a realistic small-town setting, REAL MURDERS is a suspenseful, entertaining mystery.”

–Dick Langford

“REAL MURDERS has one of the most original premises I’ve ever come across in a mystery, and the whole book is great, bloody fun.”

–Barbara Paul

“With her customary Southern wit and intelligence, Charlaine Harris returns with a superb third novel. Readers (like me) who adored Harris’ first two novels will find REAL MURDERS well worth the wait. The first of a new series, REAL MURDERS offers a bright, funny, and appealing heroine, and a chilling, compulsively readable plot. A hearty “welcome back!” to Charlaine Harris.”

–Dean James

Manager, Murder by the Book


 “Some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murderer’s identity … supported by an appealing cast of Southern gothic characters.”

Publishers Weekly

“An enjoyable and intriguing cozy. Aurora is a delightful, realistic and funny character. Her reasoning moves her forward in her investigation, and her wit gets her through. The pacing is comfortable; it never races forward, but it never feels too slow either.”

RT Book Reviews

A BONE TO PICK is just as good as, if not even better than, Real Murders. By the end of the book you really feel that you’re ensconced in Aurora Teagarden’s world and what a quirky, murder-filled world she lives in. The unlikely heroine is a great character and we’re already chomping at the bit to continue on with the next book in the series. If you like your mysteries tightly woven and surprising then we can’t recommend the Aurora Teagarden series highly enough.”

Entertainment Focus

“I enjoyed the character even more as the author reveals more details about her personality.”

Critical Mass

“It’s a very good cozy…Roe Teagarden is a well-rounded character with dilemmas that are believable and interesting. The plot works and the setting works. A BONE TO PICK is a well-written cozy by a writer with lots of talent.”

Reviewing the Evidence

“The most fabulous Charlaine Harris…Harris’ unique writing style steers the story along at a fast rate, and there’s plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.”

Tara Sharp



 “Aurora has time to sleuth to her heart’s content in this high-spirited Southern cozy.”

Publishers Weekly

“Clearly focused plot, animated description of character and real estate, and sparkling prose commend this breath of fresh air to all collections.”

Library Journal

“Nicely done Southern small-town ambiance, a torrid affair sensitively handled, and breezy, unpretentious style.”


“THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE is another fine installment in the fantastic Aurora Teagarden series [and] a testament to what a skilled mystery writer Harris is. Weaving an intricate plot once again, and further expanding the always colourful world of Roe, Harris has crafted another winning mystery that is completely addictive.”

Entertainment Focus

“Recommended. A briskly paced, entertaining story with a bright heroine.”

Deadly Pleasures

“If you thought the world of real estate was cutthroat, wait till you read this!…I think you’ll join me in liking Roe and in wanting to tell her to be careful – it’s murder out there!”

Meritorious Mysteries

“Quite good.”

Critical Mass

“THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE is an enjoyable story and it’s lovely to read a reissue of an old series.”

Reviewing the Evidence

“This is a good cozy series…I enjoy this series, and they are entertaining to listen to. It’s definitely one I will continue.”

Confessions of a Bibliophile

THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE was quite entertaining…Charlaine Harris is a very talented author [and] she has a very smooth writing style that allows you to be amused and informed at the same time. The plot moves quickly and there are several subplots that keep the reader involved with the characters.”

All Readers Reviews



“The best of the series to date. The author’s brisk, upbeat style keeps tension simmering under the everyday surface.”

Publishers Weekly

“A witches’ brew of decorous old bones, whiffs of international intrigue and helpful wedding tips, interspersed with nightly bouts of tasteful, enthusiastic offscreen coupling. Hands down Roe’s most bizarre adventure to date.”


“THE JULIUS HOUSE is a different installment in the Aurora Teagarden series in terms of tone but it’s definitely just as gripping… Mixing drama, mystery and a little bit of horror, THE JULIUS HOUSE is a frighteningly good read that will hook you in and refuse to let you go until you turn the final pages.”

Entertainment Focus

“Roe is so charming you will want to go back and read the first three in the series. I did.”

Mostly Murder

“If you like your mysteries with romance and Southern ambiance, you’ll like this one.”

Snoop Sisters Newsletter

“Fourth in this warm, endearing series….Rose looks forward to investigating the mystery, decorating her new home, and enjoying married life. Then everything begins to unravel. Roe wonders about Martin’s secrets, distrusts the couple he installs in the garage apartment, and finds herself under siege, afraid she may share the fate of the Julius family.”

Grounds for Murder

“Refreshing … Harris has a mastery of the difficult balance between lighthearted humor and serious concerns … I, for one, can’t wait to see what Harris cooks up next.”

Arkansas Democrat & Gazette

“Told with a sense of humor and a light touch, this latest Aurora Teagarden mystery is quite a bit of fun.”

The Armchair Detective

“As with the her other books, Charlaine Harris offers the reader a host of interesting supporting characters, many amusing details about the mystery and a fun, fast read for those who enjoy this type of genre.”

All Readers Review



 “Infectious prose, engaging characters, crafty plotting; recommended.”

Library Journal

“Harris’ gossipy, just-between-us-girls style is as ingratiating as ever.”


“You are in for a treat….Harris is a first-rate writer, and the tongue-in-cheek humor, together with the heroine’s captivating personality, make these stories very, very enjoyable.”

Pen & Dagger

“Harris’ love of life, mysteries, most things Southern and the inevitable and saving humor found in everyday life and not so everyday events colors another welcome adventure in this delightful mystery series.”

Mostly Murder

“A delightful book … a thrilling and colorful American cozy. Charming secondary characters and homely sub-plots abound, making this and the preceding mysteries worth reading.”

The Midwest Book Review

“A rollicking whodunit.”

Buffalo News

“A good old down-home Southern style mystery.”

The Pilot

“A thrilling and colorful American cozy.”

Ed’s Internet Book Review


 “Gossipy, blithe, often funny — with a windup that’s fierce, shocking and poignant. A winner for Harris this time out.”

Starred review!

“Live-wire actions, small-town antics, unexpected plot ramifications, and a humorous tone make for fine reading. For all collections.”

Library Journal

“A gripping tale … Harris mixes elements of a cozy and her darker themes with skill and panache.”

Publishers Weekly


 “The story line is fast-paced, well plotted, and exciting with enough twists and turns to keep readers on full alert.”

Midwest Book Review

“Frothy and fastpaced with a wealth of witty descriptions.”

Publishers Weekly

“A delightful series.”

Library Journal

“An enjoyable read that gives us a chance to catch up with old friends. Ms. Harris skillfully captures small-town life, giving the story added realism.”

RT Book Reviews


 “Well-established characters, family concerns, wry humor, and small-town busybodies solidify the plot of this delightful cozy. Essential for most collections.”

Library Journal

“Entertaining fare.”


“Tightly written and gloriously twisted, the mystery delights and confounds with each added layer. Harris’ attention to detail and lively prose are thoroughly engaging.”

RT Book Reviews

“A lot of action in this delightful cozy … POPPY DONE TO DEATH is a terrific cozy, one readers will want to put on their keeper shelves.”

Midwest Book Review


“Harris weaves a complex tale of difficult family dynamics that highlights the horrors of being a teenager. Aurora, a smart and witty protagonist, possesses all the Southern charm necessary to carry this entertaining series.”

Publishers Weekly

“As she does so well, Harris deftly explores the human dynamics of a small town and incorporates the sadly common phenomenon of bullying. Fans will be delighted to have intrepid Roe back on the case once again!”

RT Book Reviews

“The energetic, highly entertaining novel is like seeing a dear friend and picking up the relationship.”

The Daily Mail

“Harris, the über-prolific author of six other series, possesses stellar storytelling skills. Throughout the Aurora Teagarden books, she threads the needle between cozy and edgy, but in this fast-paced tale, she pushes it further toward the latter.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch

“You’ll be so entrenched that you’ll be shocked to find you’ve finished the book when you’ve only just started.”

Mad Book Love

“A good cozy mystery and a must-read for Aurora Teagarden fans. “

Criminal Element

“New readers will enjoy the novel as a standalone, but it’s even better if you have read the previous eight books so that you have full knowledge about the strange events and quirky characters from Roe’s past adventures.”

Fang-tastic Fiction


“Harris smoothly weaves together several seemingly unrelated threads to create a richly layered tale of how the bad choices people make in life can come back to haunt them.”

Publishers Weekly

“This is Charlaine Harris, who is the equal of the legendary Shirley Jackson in conveying the sinister lurking beneath the everyday. Slyly, quietly, she keeps the suspense building”


After reading SLEEP LIKE A BABY, I have a renewed appreciation of the author’s writing skills, as well as a reminder of how much I enjoyed this series in the past. I am hoping the author treats us to more of Roe’s adventures in the future.”

Smitten by Books

As always, Harris transports us not only into the summer heat of Georgia but plops us down in Roe and Robin’s living room in the middle of everything . . .  Make room in the To Be Read Pile.”

Kings River Life Magazine

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“I love Charlaine Harris. She is a beautiful writer, able to effortlessly flip between fresh prose and acerbic wit…Highly recommend this series.”

Alpha Reader

These are straight up mysteries with a Southern flavor, a fair bit of violence, intense encounters of all varieties, and a lot of grit…I think the Lily Bard mysteries deserve a good deal more attention and I hope those looking to branch out on the Sookie series will find a good home in Shakespeare. I certainly did.”


chosen as one of the years 10 Best by Mostly Murder

“Harris has created an intriguing new character in this solidly plotted story.”


“Harris’ finely tuned, colorful and suspenseful tale, filled with vigorous and unique characters, will leave readers hoping it’s the start of a series.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lily’s an ingratiating heroine, and the author’s easy style makes this one an engaging breeze.”


“Gripping. Harris, known for her series featuring Aurora Teagarden, takes a dark turn here, and it pays off. Despite Lily’s bristly ways, we begin to like her. When her secret is revealed, we grimace at the harsh reality of Lily’s past….All in all, a fine effort from Harris.”

Albuquerque Journal

“Harris had done an incredible job launching her new character. The author wisely makes Lily’s past as much as part of the mystery as the murder investigation. A well-constructed psychological study that moves at a steady pace, SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD also takes a look at how society often views victims of violent crimes.”

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Harris has down pat the laid-back atmosphere, country friendliness and occasional sordid secrets of small-town South. SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD is a satisfying introduction to a fascinating, complex set of characters. Just keep ’em coming.”

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“Harris writes about Lily with a quiet compassion that is compelling. A fine writer has written her best book yet.”

The Dead Beat

“Low-key and entertaining … exactly what you need from a mystery.”


“The story is riveting, and Lily’s triumphant progress from scarred loner to fierce fighter is very rewarding. Bravo, Ms. Harris!”

Pen & Dagger

“The charm of this book lies not in the plot but in its characters, particularly enigmatic Lily whose unfolding history will draw you in.”

The Poisoned Pen

“Charlaine Harris ventures into new, darker territory….A memorable character, Lily brings new meaning to the term strong woman. She’s the equal of Kay Scarpetta, Kinsey Milhone and V. I. Warshawski even on a bad day.”

Library Journal

“Lily is as human and likeable as her new town. This is a sparkling series debut.”

Tulsa World

This book feels light and warm. It also has a full complement of the eminently realistic eccentric characters with whom Harris peoples her books. Reading a book by Charlaine Harris is like meeting with your favorite neighbor in a small Southern town over coffee and cookies in her kitchen and having a cozy chat with lots of juicy gossip. I look forward to reading other books in the series.”

Rhapsody in Books

“Harris’s writing is vivid but also easy going…SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD is a fun cosy mystery. Harris weaves her writerly magic once again and has captured my imagination.”

Book Chick City

“This is a short, well-written mystery that will hook you on the Shakespeare/Lily Bard series, written so ably by Charlaine Harris…I found the book to be quite humorous as Lily has a wry, dry sense of humor that is very appealing. I highly recommend this book to mystery buffs and for those who enjoyed any of Mrs. Harris’ other books.”

All Readers

“Charlaine Harris leads us expertly to the discovery of the murderer of Pardon Albee with a taut climax where Lily gains some scars and bruises to add to those she already has. Like Hansel and Gretel, Harris has carefully distributed breadcrumbs of suspense and intrigue throughout the narrative, titbits about the residents featured and vignettes of delight when interacting with Lily and these all serve to invite readers to return safely to Shakespeare and the adventures of its heroine, Lily Bard. And it won’t be long before this reader does.”

Rachel Deeming


chosen as one of the year’s 10 Best by Mostly Murder

“Full of surprises, this second fast-paced and gripping Lily Bard adventure showcases the amateur sleuth’s strength, determination, and martial arts prowess … an engaging puzzler thats propelled smoothly along by Lily’s easy no-frills narration.”

Publishers Weekly

“Wheels within wheels in a suspense story packed with nasty characters, a few good guys, some graphic sex, and more exercise and karate lore than you ever wanted to know. Lily’s stubborn, moody, gutsy persona holds it all together, and most readers will be with her to the finish.”

Starred review!

“We love the heroine of this compelling mystery … Lily is too cool.”


“As good and, in some ways, better than its predecessor, SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION embodies a first-rate mystery, but this time also includes a special relationship drama about two wounded soldiers who heal each other through their love for one another. Charlaine Harris’ newest entry deserves top ten consideration.”

Midwest Book Review

“Lily Bard gives as good as she gets. The reading is fast and the actions faster, proving that women really are the better half.”

Mostly Murder

“Precise storytelling and original characterizations make SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION, Charlaine Harris’ second Lily Bard mystery, surpass last year’s debut … a skilled author who knows just how far to take her story….Harris again shows her thoughtful way of weaving a complex plot into a seamless, compact story.”

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Harris does an excellent job with the Lily Bard character, neatly blending the vulnerability of someone who’s endured a truly horrific experience with the courage needed to continue. The supporting characters also captivate the reader….Harris delivers murder with a distinct edge and an amateur sleuth training to move mountains while she cleans up the town. Lily’s on her way to becoming a contender.”

Mystery News

“A most terrific second mystery in the Lily bard series … oh, how I love them! Lily Bard is Kinsey and V.I. multiplied by 10.”

Tulsa World

“SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION is a good cosy, small town mystery, but with the complex characters it’s also something more.”

Book Chick City

“I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries and/or tough female characters. Charlaine Harris’ characters are wonderful. They are quixotic combinations of practicality, spotenaity, weaknesses and strengths… The plot was well drawn and, I must admit, the final chapter of the book was a surprise. If you enjoyed the first one, you will love the second one.”

All Readers



“Harris tells a forceful story with a complex, flawed heroine. The denizens of Bartley form a memorable gallery of secondary characters. Harris’ blend of cozy style with more hard-boiled elements isn’t always smooth, but it’s interesting to see her working toward a deeper complexity.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lily Bard is one of the best-drawn and most compelling characters in contemporary mystery fiction – complex, smart, streetwise, tough. Add tight plotting and a smooth style, and its no surprise that Harris has reached a new high. Don’t miss it.”


“Rural flavor, small-town wedding activities, and the psychological remnants of Lily’s long-ago ordeal temper an increasingly involving plot. For fans of this series as well as of Harris’ Aurora Teagarden books.”

Library Journal

“Fresher, more unusual, than any other mystery I’ve read lately. this novel is the third in the series; the other two had better be waiting for me under the Christmas tree.”

Washington Post Sunday Book World

“Harris blends a noirish atmosphere with a traditional mystery. Rather than just another amateur sleuth mystery, Harris conjures a seamless story that delves below the surface of small-town life…Harris takes chances with this unique series.”

The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“A fascinating mystery … Ms. Harris has written a wonderful novel that adds much to this top rate dark cozy series.”

Midwest Book Review

SHAKESPEARE’S CHRISTMAS is without a doubt the best book in the Lily Bard series so far. The pace and story just felt much better than the previous two books and for the first time we found ourselves enjoying Lily’s adventures as much as we do Sookie Stackhouse and Aurora Teagarden.”

Entertainment Focus

“Harris writes her 214 page gem in a crisp, clean and taut style … a nail-biter.”

Tulsa World

“Well written, thought provoking and it’s a cracking read all in that I absolutely couldn’t put down. It really does show how far Charlaine has come on in these series and why she’s one of the biggest names in the Urban Fantasy genre today.”

Falcata Times

“Harris has a gift for depicting small-town Southern life with humor and candor. The Lily Bard series has a sharper, grittier edge than her Aurora Teagarden series … if Lily flinches, it’s not for long, no matter how much it hurts. She just keeps getting stronger and better.”

Mostly Murder

“I loved it…Fast, fun holiday read that will have me looking for more Charlaine Harris books.”

Just One More Thing

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think Charlaine Harris should be congratulated for her fantastic characterization and plot pacing.”

All Readers Review



 “Lily is a terrific character with dark shadings and stark fears, but learning strength and cleaving to it. A supporting cast of quirky characters fully rendered in quick strokes will hold readers as surely as the complex resolution in this cozy on the bleeding edge of noir.”


“Her latest engaging outing … indeed, Lily has such an engaging voice, full of pain and redemption, that the collecting of clues and the unfolding of the crime take a back seat to her personal story.”

Publishers Weekly

Lily Bard is an intriguing character, and readers will enjoy her attempts to make sense of human nature in general, and men in particular.”

RT Book Reviews

“A neat surprise ending will reward Lily’s ardent fans.”


“Lily Bard has become one of my favorite fictional protagonists. This smart, gutsy woman is a terrific character. She is fearful but refuses to let it paralyze her. She throws her whole being into her martial arts classes and doesn’t back off when there are problems. Her relationship with her clients is fascinating, too. While the details of the mystery unfold, so does this complex and very human woman. It’s a great package.”

Contra Costa Times

“Those who enjoy Sue Grafton’s mysteries will love SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP. It is fast, straightforward, and well-plotted. Opening it is like diving into the water; it is shocking, chilling and fun.”

Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal

“Solid entertainment.”

Library Journal

“It’s an efficient enough thriller, and Harris is good at painting the atmosphere of a small town where everyone knows everybody else’s business.”

The Independent (UK)

“SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP is without a doubt one of the best books in the Lily Bard series. It’s a real gripping murder mystery that will keep you guessing and guessing. Our suspicions shifted several times and even when you think you’ve got it Harris masterfully throws a curveball to knock you of course…it’s a fantastic read and should keep you entertained on these cold winter evenings.”

Entertainment Focus

“Harris continues to inject her trademark humor into even her darker series, combining insights into the human psyche with gentle fun. I’ve never met a Harris book I didn’t find entertaining…a very fun way to spend the time.”

Rhapsody in Books

“Harris is very skillful at bringing in pertinent details without bogging the reader down in ancient history. Her ability to convey the insularity, the family histories and the gossipyness of a small Southern town without making it all sound stereotypically stupid is a testament to her skill as a writer and storyteller.”

Reviewing the Evidence

“Once again, a fabulous book from the superb author, Charlaine Harris…I thought that the mystery plot this time was wonderful and had a nice little surprise twist at the end. For anyone who enjoys mysteries, I cannot recommend this series enough!”

All Readers Review


 “The best work in this fine series … strengthens a strong character and turns a wonderful series into a powerhouse.”

Midwest Book Review

“Exceptionally well-plotted … an extremely compelling read.”

RT BookReviews

“Solid, clever and quick.”

Library Journal

SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR is the best work in this fine series…The vulnerable facet of Lily’s personality emerges turning her more likable and less of an object of pity. This strengthens a strong character and turns a wonderful series into a powerhouse.”

Harriet Klausner

“SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR is the best book in the Lily Bard series.”

Entertainment Focus

“An excellent exploration of the problems of women and violence…This isn’t just a dark story. Harris comes through with her typical brand of understated humor…Have I said lately how much I love Charlaine Harris? Her books are quick reads, but always worth the time, in my opinion.”

Rhapsody in Books

“Absolutely riveting…Charlaine Harris has created one of my absolute favorite mystery series in the Shakespeare/Lily Bard tales. Highly recommended for anyone and everyone!”

All Readers Review

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“If you are unaware of Harris’ supernatural novels and like the idea of vampires and werewolves living amongst us, this is a good place to begin.”


“[Y]ou’ll find the same solid storytelling you’ve come to expect from Harris . . . You can binge-read the volume, but it’s better to savor one story at a time. Recommended for fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, as well as serving as an introduction to new readers who might want to sample Harris’ writing before committing to whole novels.”

Galaxy’s Edge

Finalist: Agatha, Dilys and Compton Crook Awards
“One of the year’s best”–Science Fiction Chronicle

“This book’s intelligent mixture of painful, pleasurable, serious, skeptical and unexpected moments in a relationship where neither hero nor heroine can merge with the local norm, recalls the best kinds of magical realism. And it’s one of the best vampire novels I’ve read in quite a while.”

Locus (Faren Miller)

“Rural America finally has a vampire story to call its own … Charlaine Harris delivers both horror and humor as seen from the unique perspective of rural America. You’ve got to love a book where a vampire addresses a Civil War society called the Descendants of the Glorious Dead.”

–Tanya Huff,
bestselling author of Blood Price

“In its range and depth, DEAD UNTIL DARK amply demonstrates the scope of modern vampire fiction … Harris creates a small Louisiana town peopled by quirky, vivid characters reader will want to revisit again and again.”

Crescent Blues

“Highly original, extraordinarily riveting, erotic and exotic. In DEAD UNTIL DARK, Charlaine Harris weaves storytelling magic in a tale of vampires and small town Louisiana.”

–Lynn Hightower

“A nicely done mystery … the vampire elements work well in context.”

Locus (Carolyn Cushman)

“Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series have a pleasant surprise in store for them in this interesting first novel … The rural southern setting, the ambivalent relationship between the two main cahracters, and the nicely turned mystery all work together to make this succeed. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a sequel in the near future.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“The goofy charm of Harris’ world, with its humor and occasional terror, is what makes DEAD UNTIL DARK so delightful.”

Denver Post

“An absorbing mix of romance, mystery and the supernatural. Harris weaves humor with an edginess that makes for taut reading. Best of all, she’s created an uniquely down-to-earth heroine in Sookie and an otherworldly charmer in Sookie’s beau, Bill. Perhaps you’ll never meet a more unlikely couple, but you won’t forget them either!”

RT Book Reviews (Susan McBride)

“Pitch-perfect ear for dialect and dialogue, and spot-on depictions of small-town Southern life.”

RT Book Reviews (Laurie Davie)

“Fang-tastic — one to savour.”

The Sun (UK)

“The love child of Laurell K. Hamilton and Joe R. Lansdale … Ace should give Charlaine Harris plenty of room and the assurance of a multi-book contract. Harris’ Sookie has the potential to attract more readers than Hamilton’s Anita Blake.”

Cemetery Dance

“Read more than a few pages and you’ll find yourself hooked. This is the best tongue-in-cheek vampire story I have ever read.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“DEAD UNTIL DARK is serio-comic who-done-it with supernatural overtones to spice the tale and keep mystery, horror, and fantasy readers elated with the plot and cast. Ms. Harris’ fan base should multiply with what is the beginning of a Southern paranormal mystery series.”


“The book straddles the mystery/fantasy/romance genres quite expertly. …This is a great, light summer read, terrific for the beach, and there is a very good mystery at its core.”

Aunt Agatha’s Newsletter

“A captivating read.”

Austin Weekly News

“All in all, DEAD UNTIL DARK is an amazing debut which perfectly lays the foundation for the intricate supernatural world that forms the setting for the series. Combined with Ms. Parker’s wonderful narration, DEAD UNTIL DARK is an audiobook that should not be missed by any fan of paranormal romance!”



“The books are…filled with great humor, southern charm and fun. I really enjoyed these. Told solely from Sookie’s quirky point of view, these are fast, can’t put them down reads. I can’t wait to read more.”

Bryan Thomas Schmidt,
“9 Great Urban Fantasy Series You Do Not Want To Miss”


“One terrific read. Harris has created a charming and winning character in Sookie Stackhouse … Wonderful characters, an inventive plot, and terrific situations. She has a real feel for the world she has created and allows the willing suspension of disbelief to do its job. Reminiscent of Laurell Hamilton and her Anita Blake series, it also reminds a reader of Tanya Huff’s work and has the same light touch. There is a joy and an innocence about the work that make it very appealing.”


“Highly entertaining … It’s great fun, a light-hearted small-town variation of the same sort of vampire thrills that make Laureel K. Hamilton’s ‘Anita Blake’ novels so popular.”


“Harris brings off this blend of mystery and vampires better than most. I would be surprised if we didn’t see further adventures of Sookie Stackhouse.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Light-hearted and appealing, LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is a real charmer. The mystery is puzzling, and it’s easy to see why Sookie is so taken with undead Bill!”

Romantic Times

“A delightful mix of the supernatural, romance and mystery genres that create a new and unique work of fun reading.”

Midwest Book Review

“Harris has created an entertaining and inventive series of fantasy-horror thrillers that deserve to be read … There’s plenty of intrigue in the well-handled plot.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is a fast-paced read that hurtles through one hair-raising adventure after another.”

The Romance Reader

“LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is…an entertaining read. The book is fast-paced, and the story line is intriguing. Harris has given her readers a lively romp through a fantasy land that’s grounded in the real world.”

The News-Star

“Delightful. Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation.”

Denver Post

“Harris certainly proves her creativity in a story with an excellent pretext.”


“You don’t want to miss a single paragraph of this “Southern Vampire” series. It’s all delivered in well-written fast-paced Southern twang that will keep you turning the pages.”

Cemetery Dance

“Her writing style and gift for irony are a cut above most of those trying to find something original in vampire fiction.”

Rocky Mountain News

“Harris is having fun with a mix of horror and humor.”

The Poisoned Pen

“This book is hot! A rousing, hilarious, romantic read!”

Romantic Times Clubhouse

“one of the year’s best”–Science Fiction Chronicle

“With some droll touches–Elvis, now a vampire, is Sookie’s faithful guard–CLUB DEAD is ideal for readers who like their vampire fiction light, humorous, and fast-paced.”


“New revelations about vampire politics, plenty of eccentric characters, and a daring rescue combine to provide plenty of fun.”


“The third adventure maintains the high standards of its predecessors.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“There’s plenty of action in this one, with fights, stakings, deaths and many ruined outfits. Kinda funny, kinda sexy, this book is for those who like their horror light.”


“Harris knows how to keep her plots bubbling along nicely, but also brings plenty of colour to her evocation of the Deep South, and keeps the supernatural side of the story on a believable level. The sexy, enjoyable relationships never overwhelm the story, and the whole mixture is helped by a main character who’s humane, flawed, and genuine fun to be around. Harris has also learned the most important trick of this style of mystery series. If you’re in the mood for some genuinely entertaining page-turners, with a dash of blood-red horror … give Sookie Stackhouse a try. She’s slowly gathering a cult following, so be prepared to hear more of her…”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“These books are intended to be fun–and they are. Quite a lot of fun, in fact. …It’s just as lively and entertaining as the first two. If you’re looking for a fun supernatural romp across a Southern landscape, you won’t do much better than Harris’ books.”

The News-Star

“A third in the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris is as deliciously wonderful as the previous two. You don’t want to miss this winning series starting with DEAD UNTIL DARK.”

Mystery Scene

“Fast-paced, exciting narratives… make the series an easy and pleasurable read.”

Total SciFi Online
(about books #1-3)

“Charlaine Harris blends elements from the horror, mystery and romance genres to create a novel that is refreshingly unique. CLUB DEAD is a real live treat.”

–Harriet Klausner


“Fans of Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake looking for a lighter version should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse. Consistent, well-built characters and a strong action-packed plot that will keep readers guessing to the end distinguish this frothy blend of romance, mystery and fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly

“The first hardcover in Harris’ series is gripping and spicy.”


“Atmospheric and edgy, the fourth entry in Harris’ Southern Vampire series is sure to be a hit with the Laurell K. Hamilton crowd. This steamy yarn is one fans of supernatural romance and Southern mysteries will also relish.”

RT Book Reviews

“Another fun installment in a consistently amusing mystery series.”


“Best in the series so far.”

Science Fiction Chronicle
Year’s Best

“Harris continues her delightful series. She makes Sookie so real we can accept her world of vampires and mind reading as normal also.”

The Denver Post

“Once again Harris has created both a witty and entertaining adventure to snare her readers with.”

SF Site

“I’m a fan! Whenever a new book in this terrific series arrives in bookstores, I’m the first in line to buy it. Great heroine and great supernatural adventures. Harris writes with style, wit, and warmth.”

Jayne Ann Krentz

“Nifty…As fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer know, a sense of humor helps when dealing with the supernatural.”

The Orlando Sentinel

“An increasingly riotous series…Ms. Harris has never been in better form.”

The Dallas Morning News

“As with the other three books in the series, DEAD TO THE WORLD is great fun. It’s light and fast-paced — just action from start to finish. Harris strikes a style that’s much more fun than Anne Rice… She tells the story with a down-home flavor that’s not often found in the horror or fantasy sections of the bookstore. If you haven’t checked out Harris’ Southern Vampire series yet, you should. It’s great fun.”

The News-Star

“The book is pure fun. Harris offers…plenty of entertainment.”

Sunday Advocate

“With absolute assurance–and an audacious wink of her eye–Harris creates a world that is both a weird possibility and a wild ride… Harris sends us careening on an outrageously goofy ride that she works awfully hard to help us enjoy. And enjoy it we do, because she cares so inordinately about making us believe in this “other-world” of her own ingenious creation.”

The Anniston Star

“A supernatural battle to rival anything Harry Potter… DEAD TO THE WORLD [is] the fourth entry in an increasingly riotous series. Ms. Harris has never been in better form than in Sookie’s latest, which features the same wacky humor and giddy breakneck pace as the other three but surpasses them in character development and wit. Between the last book and DEAD TO THE WORLD, Ms. Harris has navigated that trickiest of authorial turns–from ‘excellent genre writer’ to ‘possible blockbuster creating her own genre: contemporary light vampire-romance.’ One might even call them fang-tastic.”

The Dallas Morning News

“An earthy, tough and irrepressible lead … one of the most readable books you’ll ever pick up.”

January Magazine

“If you’ve been following this series, DEAD TO THE WORLD is another fun read. If not, and you find this sort of thing appetizing…you’ve now got four books you can sink your teeth into.”



“Harris does an admirable job of creating a heroine who’s not only interesting but completely believable in a world of the strange and the different. Natural and humorous dialogue and a nicely paced plot that doesn’t dwell so much on Sookie’s old boyfriends help make this entry the best yet in the series.”

Publishers Weekly
Starred review!

“Harris’ latest paranormal adventure is every bit as entertaining, suspenseful and romantic as previous installments. It’s an evocative blend of romance, suspense and alternate-Earth fantasy, with a stand-alone mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Sookie’s wry commentary and expert characterization make this one stand out from the crowd.”

RT Book Reviews

“Fun…thoroughly engaging series.”


“Plot twists and fascinating characters abound in this welcome addition to Harris’s Anthony Award-winning “Southern Vampire” series.”

Library Journal

“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.”


“…A very good mystery. …A very entertaining story. The previous four volumes in the series are all worth your time.”



“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.”

Publishers Weekly

“Life is never easy for Sookie, which is bad for her but great for readers. This series always keeps you guessing and utterly intrigued. Sookie is a richly drawn and complex character, and rooting for her is a joy. Harris makes combining suspense, the paranormal and romance look easy.”

RT Book Reviews

“With more twists and turns for Sookie, including complications in her unconventional love life, this sixth book in Harris’s “Southern Vampire” series offers a grand blend of mystery-cum-fantasy with dollops of romance and humor.”

Library Journal

“[Definitely Dead] finds Harris at the top of her game–she’s one of the rare authors who understands the close relationship between humor and horror, and one of the even rarer writers who can effectively exploit it. …readers will only put the book down with great reluctance–like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, a character with whom Sookie shared many characteristics, Harris’ heroine easily captures both the hearts and minds of her audience.”

Mystery Scene

“Charlaine Harris has created her own sub-genre with tongue in cheek (or should I say fang) humor that pops up the oddest times yet is used brilliantly as a tension reliever during the height of intense action scenes. Readers will thoroughly enjoy this special one of a kind series and after reading this book, will definitely want to obtain the backlist of books in this wonderful series.”

Harriet Klausner

“The plot line is a bit more complex then most, interweaving a number of threads containing a wide variety of characters. And while there is plenty of action, and adventure, Sookie is never going to be a stereotypical action heroine.”


“This series has deservedly become immensely popular amongst supernatural romance fans.”

SFRevu (UK)

“Harris ties together murder mystery, horror and fantasy genres with a beguiling blend of wit and humor that make for a rapid paced romp in this sixth installment of the “Stackhouse” series. This will leave readers wondering how long they have to wait before the next Stackhouse adventure.”

Monsters & Critics

“Harris expertly and deftly moves Sookie along life’s road… It packs in heaps that would take other writers twice as long to get over. It also emotionally engages the reader with a heroine who isn’t a superwoman but has an edge over us mere mortals.”

SFcrowsnest (UK)

“I really wish I’d read all of the first five before I got my hands on DEFINITELY DEAD. Now I’ll have to hunt them down and start from the beginning.”


“Darker, but just as much fun, is Charlaine Harris’ series of novels about Sookie Stackhouse. Wildly popular. It’s impossible not to love the wry, sexy, often earnest, ordinary-if-it-wasn’t-for-the-whole-mind-reading-thing Sookie, surely one of the most winning heroines to guide us through the dark side in a long time. Maybe ever.”


“These books are always fun. Vampires seem more human in Ms. Harris’ books, without losing their otherworldliness. If you have missed this series until now, go back to Book One and treat yourself to them all. I’d love to sit down with Charlaine Harris and Tanya Huff, and listen to them riff about the supernatural. Harris writes woo-woo and mystery with the best of them.”



“Harris juggles a large cast, including several romantic contenders for Sookie’s heart, with effortless exuberance… [an] addictive series.”

Publishers Weekly

“…[T]he series remains thoroughly entertaining, with some unexpected horrors and surprises.”


“[An] exciting new addition to the Southern Vampire series. The action is lively and the pace quick enough to keep the reader engaged to the last page. The climax…is satisfying. This is a great addition to one of the more entertaining series in the paranormal genre.”

Monsters & Critics

“Harris has marked off her own little plot of the literary landscape and the ground has so far proved consistently fertile. I think the reason I enjoy this series so much is that Harris manages to instill her stories with the same tension and complexity as the best of the Anita Blake novels without getting so caught up in the angst of conflicting desires and motivations. She has a lighter touch without being lightweight.”

Critical Mass

“We eagerly await the next volume of the saga. Another Sookie Stackhouse adventure is worth waiting for. If you haven’t read the Southern Vampire series yet, start with DEAD UNTIL DARK and enjoy it from the beginning.”


“Harris proves that it is indeed possible to keep a series entertaining indefinitely.”

Crimespree Magazine

“This book may be the best in the series so far… Read it and enjoy the rollercoaster ride.”

Mystery News

“She keeps you amused and chilled and offers mysteries that keep the tension thrumming. And while Harris has more than a few serious thoughts on her mind, she’s loath to bash you over the head with them. ALL TOGETHER DEAD is a delightful kitchen sink novel that, while it lacks a kitchen sink, offers so much more.”

The Agony Column

“A must read for those who like vampires and southern belles with brains and spunk.”

Green Man Review


“The series continues to be inventive and funny with an engaging, smart and sexy heroine. There are are almost monthly variations of supernatural characters in our midst, and Harris is the gold standard of the genre.”

The Denver Post

“Harris outdoes herself in this pivotal either Sookie Stackhouse novel, packing the story full of romantic tension and supernatural action.”

Publishers Weekly
Starred review!

“Sookie fans will love this addition to the series.”

Library Journal

“The non-stop revelations, interspersed with plenty of action, should keep series fans enthralled.”


“More twists than a tornado… enough to entertain any series fan.”



“The ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is one of the best. Librarians, be warned: buy multiple copies.”

Library Journal
Starred review!

“Harris pulls out all the stops in this dramatic and downright scary story that’s darker in tone and content than most of her previous chapters. This is a seminal book in the series–and one that won’t soon be forgotten. It’s marvelously addictive, and you better hang on tight!”

RT Book Reviews
4.5 stars, a Top Pick!

“Darker and more ominous than earlier entries in the series, Harris’ latest raises the stakes (pun intended) for lovable heroine Sookie and comes up with 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.”


“The appeal of Harris’ Southern vampire series both predates and transcends the current popular obsession with bloodsucking romance. Her story-telling is absorbing and addictive, her humor is brilliant, and her characters are as believable as vampires, werewolves, and telepaths can be.”

Colorado Springs Independent

“Fans should devour the ninth novel in Harris’ series like a ravenous vampire let loose in a blood bank.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“One of the most thrilling volumes in the series so far.”


“Brilliant. These charismatic vamps put Edward Cullen to shame.”

M-Teen Magazine

“DEAD AND GONE takes a delightful step up from the last installment… Harris is a master at taking several paranormal worlds and plunging them into our reality with humor.”

Tulsa World

“Harris’ best offering in a while… takes the story back to its origins and settles in with lots of action and Southern charm.”

Sacramento Book Review

“Sookie must uncover the threats, beat back the danger and find love, perhaps in all the wrong places. Of course, that is why we come back to the series year after year: To root for Sookie. She’s the oddball who lurks in us all.”

Houston Chronicle

“Harris… ratchets up both the Harlequin moments — and the blood content — for DEAD AND GONE, her ninth novel… whether she can keep this up is hard to tell — but, in DEAD AND GONE, she holds it together and very well, thank you.”

Star-News (Wilmington, NC)

“Harris’ books address how different groups connect — or don’t — in an interesting way. And… they’re consistently laugh-out-loud funny.”

New Orleans Times-Picayune

“The pace is cracking and Harris obviously knows her heroine well.”

South Coast Register (Australia)

“As always, Harris has given us another smooth, engrossing book that seems almost effortless. Harris is still the leader in the current wave of paranormal fantasy/horror writers.”

Critical Mass

“Ms. Harris packs this story with action, suspense, and the supernatural elements that play a leading role. A fabulous addition to the series… fans of the series should thoroughly enjoy this new release and be eagerly awaiting the next exciting supernatural adventure.”

Darque Reviews

“DEAD AND GONE completely grabbed my attention and I’m loving the Sookie Stackhouse series even more. Fans of the sereis are going to love it and if you haven’t started it yet, then you really need to.”

Literary Escapism

“DEAD AND GONE is a great addition to the Sookie Stackhouse series and this installment of rural (rather than urban) fantasy is recommended reading for vampire, mystery, and fantasy fans alike.”

Love Vampires

“I’ve followed the series for years now and continue to love the series as much as I did in the beginning. Harris’ characters continue to be realistic in showing both their strengths and faults and Sookie consistently amazes me… Dead and Gone is an engaging novel filled with lots of action; and even though I found it a bit darker than previous Sookie books, I have no doubt that longtime fans of the series will devour this book in no time at all.”

Paranormal Romance

“The story moves at a ripping pace, with the author skillfully building her plot brick by careful brick and everything coming together so well that I stayed up far past my bedtime finishing it.”

All About Romance


“This series hits a new level of excellence!”

RT Book Reviews
4.5 stars, a Top Pick!

“Lively and funny, DEAD IN THE FAMILY has genuine heart.”

The Los Angeles Times

“Harris remains my favorite.”

Critical Mass

“If you’re one of Charlaine Harris’ readers you will not be disappointed. Old friends abound, characters deepen, and you’ll hope the next book is not too far away.”


“One of the reasons Charlaine Harris has been able to maintain the series so successfully is that she varies her pace between the novels, rather than bring on successively more massive (and ultimately more ridiculous) enemies and events. Fans who love the series because of the characters will welcome the chance to see Sookie and co in a less action packed story.”

SFX Magazine

“I continue to enjoy Harris’ series, and look forward to each book to see what will happen to Sookie next. Here’s hoping there’s many more adventures for Sookie in the future.”

Parkerburg (WV) News and Sentinel

“Sookie moves through all the crazy stuff with trademark wit and her late grandmother’s wisdom and charm.”

The West Australian

“It took two reads for me to reflect, analyze, and evaluate the book beyond an inchoate awe at what registered to me at the time as a perfectly rendered narrative. My second time through provided some necessary distance, but it did not dim my appreciation of DEAD IN THE FAMILY as one of the most powerful and thematically coherent novels in the series… The genius of this book, in my opinion, is the way it so deftly ties together the sometimes seemingly disconnected pieces of earlier books.”

Dear Author


“[The series] has always drawn fans across genres, and this fastpaced and fun entry will be no exception. […] Sookie mania shows no sign of abating any time soon, and with nicely timed released dates for the latest book and the new season of the TV series, the feeding frenzy is sure to continue.”


“Multitalented Harris wraps up some previous plot threads and lawys out clues to the series’ next intriguing direction. Things are never dull in Bon Temps!”

RT Book Reviews
4.5 stars!!

“This remains one of my favorite urban fantasy series.”


“Solid [11]th installment … Harris throws in the usual vampire fight-to-the-death, introduces a new supernatural creature and, most importantly, lays the groundwork for future plot twists.”

Publishers Weekly

Charlaine Harris is a phenomenon. She layers plotlines brilliantly, delivering convincing emotional storylines as well as plenty of action.”

SFX Magazine

“Charlaine Harris is a master of storytelling with this crafty and wildly popular series.”

Portland Book Review

“You won’t want to miss this installment.”


“Surprises, page-ripping action, and twists enough to leave fans anxiously awaiting more.”

Monsters & Critics

“Harris is a master of storytelling with this crafty and wildly popular series … the characters remain fleshed out and believable.”

Portland Book Review


“Harris has taken both Sookie and readers on an unforgettable ride with biting humor, treachery and blood-soaked violence. Dead- locked features all the elements that have made this series such a pleasure. Get ready to roll!”

RT Book Reviews
4.5 stars!

“As loyalties realign and betrayals are unmasked, Harris ably sets the stage for the ensemble’s last hurrah.”

Publishers Weekly

“Sookie Stackhouse has come full circle… Fans of the series will definitely enjoy this volume.”

— SFRevu

“4 out of 5 stars. These books are always great for a fun, easy read.”


Grown in Southern Ground



“Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries offer a complex and believable universe and a modicum of down-home common sense…Twilight fans may find Harris too prosaic, too sensible and ultimately too honest for their tastes. Harris fans will concur, happily.”

–Brisbane Times

“Harris’ fans will be gratified to learn that Dead Ever After does not hold any unpleasant surprises…And here, she’s saved the best until last.”

–Sydney Morning Herald

“The superbly talented Harris closes out her story in a spine-tingling manner that also brings back many familiar characters for a final bow. The resolution of this series will spark some controversy, but for me it worked wonderfully and felt true to the evolution of Sookie. Thank you, Ms. Harris, for a wild and wonderful ride!”

RT Book Reviews
A 2013 Top Pick!

Dead Ever After wraps up Sookie’s journey in a highly satisfying fashion…consider this an endorsement of the whole series.”


“The absolutely perfect way to conclude the series… It is a series that almost single-handedly changed the genre fiction landscape.”

B&N Book Blog

“I feel that with this book the series ultimately stayed true to its initial vision and focus… Dead Ever After satisfied me intellectually and emotionally, to a surprisingly high degree.”

Dear Author

“The conclusion met with my expectations and I came away happy for her choice of partners…Kudos for Harris for producing a successful series.”

The News Star

“Overall I really enjoyed this book…I liked how things were wrapped up and nothing was left unanswered at the end.”

Book Nympho

“At the end of the day I loved the series. The fact that I am so passionate about this ending is a sign of how much it sucked me in. Well done Charlaine Harris. Well done.”

–Finding Alisa

Harris did a brilliant job in wrapping up her Southern Vampire Mysteries series…I thoroughly recommend this series to any vampire fan.”

The Flutterby Room


“Arkansas native Harris brings humor and a straightforward writing style to her unique twist on the paranormal romance genre, blending fantasy, science fiction and a healthy dash of sexual tension.”

Tulsa World

“For fans of Sookie Stackhouse, A TOUCH OF DEAD is the perfect companion.”

The Daily Iowan

“These are not new stories but they’re great fun all the same, especially with the nice introduction by Harris.”

Monsters and Critics

“A lipsmacking dessert once you’ve devoured all the other Sookie books… fun, funky and interesting — the perfect stocking-filler.”


“Keeps the reader fully locked in the jaws of this highly addictive series … a gripping read.”

–Sci Fi Now

“A great rip-roaring read.”



“Consider the Companion a fun addition to your Sookie library.”


For the Sookie Stackhouse series fan, this book is an absolute must.”

Parkersburg (WV) News & Sentinel

“Features a story that adds dimension to Harris’ wider fictional world while remaining squarely focused on two of her longer-running characters, and it serves as a nice spotlight for Sam and his family.”


“Harris has whipped up a companion piece spiced nicely for a variety of palates, sprinkled deliciously with her trademark humor.”


“Harris has whipped up a companion piece spiced nicely for a variety of palates, sprinkled deliciously with her trademark humor.”

Tulsa (OK) World

“A lot of fun … as these sort of books go, this is one of the best. There’s enough of the new and the unusual to make it a book that fans with knowledge will keep dipping into, but also might tempt those who have heard of the books/TV programme and have yet to take the next step.”


“A must have for Harris readers. Plan to have fun whether you thumb through the pages or sit down for a long read.”


“A well put together package that will be enjoyed by Sookie fans of the literary and television variety.”

SciFi Bulletin (UK)

“A fun and interesting book … gives fans of the series and tv show a look behind the curtain.”

Fresh Fiction

“Whether you are a long-time fan, new reader, or just curious about the series, the Sookie Stackhouse Companion is a fun and enjoyable way to spend an after-noon and learn what makes these novels so popular and unique.”

Romance Reviews Today

“If you praise yourself to be a Sookie Stackhouse fan then this book should already be devoured by you.”

Love Vampires

“If you can’t get enough of Sookie Stackhouse then this book will attract you … plenty for the Sookie fans to get their teeth into.”



“With these two thrilling novellas, Harris (A Longer Fall) offers fans a fun, dance-filled return to the world of her Sookie Stackhouse series.”

Publishers Weekly

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“Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters.”

Publishers Weekly

“Leave it to the incredibly talented Harris to come up with another unique, troubled and utterly compelling heroine. The suspense is dark, and the paranormal elements creepy in this highly original tale that launches a new series. Paranormal mystery at its best!”

RT Book Reviews

“Prolific author Harris debuts a series that just might surpass all her others in popularity… A strong debut that will have readers dying for more.”


“This new series seems more mainstream and considerably darker in tone than Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse vampire mysteries, but still has a folksy edge, a spooky but sweet amateur detective mystery full of interesting characters.”


“GRAVE SIGHT is an interesting blend of fantasy and crime. …I enjoyed the tale. Harris has a gift for deft description, entertaining characters and interactions, and convincing plotting. I’m looking forward to more by this writer.”



“The author has a great gift for getting inside her characters and making them achingly real to the reader. Particularly poignant is the unique relationship between Harper and Tolliver.”

The Denver Post

“It’s a rare thing to run across mysteries as quirky and improbable as the Harper Connelly series and enjoy the way the author takes the frankly implausible and makes it seem perfectly believable. Harper and Tolliver are so earnest, savvy and likeable, they don’t take themselves too seriously, that readers can sit back with confidence that in GRAVE SURPRISE they’re in for a fun ride through a guaranteed page-turner.”

The Advocate

“[A] winning second supernatural caper… Peppered with the author’s trademark deadpan wit, this book should help make Harper and Tolliver as popular as Sookie Stackhouse.”

Publishers Weekly

“Begins with a bang… Skillful Harris does an amazing job laying out this intriguing mystery while exploring Harper’s varying beliefs and skepticisms. When it comes to serving up the supernatural, Harris is unmatched.”

RT Booke Reviews

“Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy Harper’s search for the truth and her changing relationship with Tolliver.”


“The supernatural elements are integrated believably into the plot in this engrossing mystery.”


“The characters are lovely, three-dimensional, fully developed people. There’s depth to Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver. There’s history and background that feeds into their behavior and actions. As a reader you can believe them because their actions and thoughts are consistent with what we’d do in similar circumstances… It’s a book you won’t want to put down. I’m looking forward to another Harper Connelly story.”


“GRAVE SURPRISE was a pure delight to read. The relationship between Tolliver and Harper is uniquely intriguing but never overshadows the rapid pace of the plot. GRAVE SURPRISE is a wonderful book with many layers and I can’t wait to read the next addition to this series.”

I Love a Mystery

“You go to Ms. Harris’ books for the rich detailing of Southern life, the many interesting background characters, and for getting to know an unusual group of people. I’m glad to meet Harper and her friends.”

Fiction Nation (XM Radio)

“A refreshing supernatural mystery series.”

Monsters & Critics

“A fast and furious read. As in all her work, Harris effortlessly takes her reader from the macabre to the sorrowful with humor and humanity. This writer has a certain something in her prose that no one else writing today can match.”

Crimespree Magazine


“…exciting… Harris dependably delivers fear with charming down-home finesse.”

Publishers Weekly

“In the third installment of Harris’ eerie and mesmerizing series, big changes are afoot for plucky psychic heroine Harper Connelly. [A] terrifying tale… What more could you ask for than a creepy mystery and a chilling drama?”

RT Book Reviews

“Harris’s greatest strength is creating realistic, fully-rounded characters with just a sentence or two…fans of paranormal mysteries will snap this book up.”

Library Journal
Starred review!

“Harris’ series makes the most of its unusual premise, using the paranormal elements to good effect. She has also created a winning heroine.”


“Harris’ unadorned, visceral prose deftly describes her locales and her characters. The violence, while hard-hitting, never exceeds what’s called for to set up the scene. This satisfying whodunit is recommended for any mystery fan seeking an original female character operating in a vividly evoked provincial setting.”

Mystery Scene

“This is the third in the series, and it just keeps getting better and better.”

The Gumshoe Review/SFRevu

“Harris always writes a good mystery. The usual twists and turns keep the reader turning the pages. An added bonus this time is that Harper’s relationship with Tolliver moves forward.”


“Harris lightens the darkness with hope. She combines great description with chases, violence, and even chit-chat to make a very enjoyable whole.”


“This is the kind of small town, dark thriller that Stephen King excels at and Harris proves no slouch herself, crafting an atmosphere more chilling than an Arctic wind.”

Death Ray Magazine


“The evolving relationship between Harper and stepbrother Tolliver continues to be the heart of a series that often is about the darkness of souls. It’s riveting from beginning to end.”

RT Book Reviews
4.5 stars, a Top Pick!

“A gripping mystery.”


“Harris continues to write a series that supercedes itself with each book.”

Crimespree Magazine

“It grabs your heart and doesn’t let go. I’d be surprised if anyone can read it without shedding a few tears.”


“Harris has a wonderful skill with developing enjoyable, believable characters and is brave enough to address real life issues… I think this is her best series and some of her best writing, and I will be sorry to say goodbye to her wonderful characters.”

Story Circle

“Harper is an intriguing heroine. There are no leather pants or guns in sight… The only evil in this series is human, and it is, perhaps, easy to relate to Harper and her problems because of this. This book is particularly satisfying.”

Horrorscope (Australia)

“I was shocked and pleased by the way Charlaine Harris concluded some of the long going mysteries that were introduced way back in book one, Grave Sight. The character of Harper Connelly has come a long way in four books.”

Bitten By Books

“Fourth in the Harper Connelly Mystery series, this plumbs the darkest corners of family ties while maintaining tension throughout the assorted twists and turns… This is another solid entry in what is proving to be one of the better paranormal mystery series.”

Mystery Book Reviews

“I think GRAVE SECRET is the strongest entry in the series.”

Daemon’s Books

“This is a short and sweet series about a young woman that can sense the dead after being struck by lightning. Grave Secret is a very solid conclusion to the Harper Connelly saga.”

Rex Robot

“If you enjoy mysteries with a good supernatural twist, this story is going to be one you will want to pick up. I have enjoyed the Harper Connelly stories since the beginning.”

Buried Under Books

For GRAVE SIGHT (Graphic Novel)

“The art in this book is well done…fans of Charlaine Harris will appreciate this three-part adaptation.”


“Flashes of brilliance. [Artists] Denis Medri and Paolo Francescutto do an excellent job capturing human emotion and expression.”


“The art and adaptation make this story entertaining, true to the characters and their abilities. There’s some nice artwork to represent Harper in her working mode as opposed to daily life.”


“This graphic novel does a fine job of capturing the mood of Harris’s writing…If you’re already a fan, I’m pretty sure you’ll get a kick out of seeing one artist’s impression of the movie you have running in your head when you’re reading the prose.

Fantasy and Science Fiction

“The illustrations are gorgeous…Definitely a comic to pick up if you like murder mysteries and awesome female characters.”

Chicks with Crossbows

“I thoroughly enjoyed this well-paced and dramatic story. And the artwork fit the dark tone. I’d definitely pick up more in this series.”

SciFi Chick

For GRAVE SURPRISE (Graphic Novel)

“Charlaine Harris really knows her way around a story…I found myself hanging onto every word as the mystery unraveled.”

Outright Geekery

“The characters are lovely, three-dimensional, fully developed people. … The artwork makes each character stand out as an individual. Even more interesting is how the art carries the subtext of the storyline. You learn more from the body language, background scenes, and expressions when the story and art work together. Here the two mesh to make the sum even more powerful.”


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“CEMETERY GIRL has a power all of its own…a horror tale with a nice dose of mystery thrown in…Reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series with its dark imagery and frank depictions of ghosts and spirits. This is sure to be a hit with comic fans in the New Year.”

Fantasy Book Review

“The Pretenders is a first-rate opening to this YA graphic trilogy. In a couple of places I found the language jarring, but I think this is because the writers are trying to let us know it’s set in the south, without giving us a specific town or state. The characters, the set-up and the suspenseful story carried me through.”

Fantasy Literature

“The Pretenders is a suitably spooky start for the series.”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“It’s probably one of the best Urban Fantasy graphic novels that I’ve actually read…Harris and Golden, with Kramer on artistic duties, have weaved a book that should appeal to pretty much every fantasy fan…This is going to be a hit for sure.”

Founding Fields

“Harris and Golden make this first installment a gripping one…CEMETERY GIRL is a promising start to what looks like it could be a promising series.”

Graeme’s SFF

“For a first volume this was extremely well done. Quite promising, too… I find myself eager for news of the next volume!”

The Bibliosanctum

“The plot was intriguing, compelling and fast paced, with some brilliant twists and turns that kept me hooked…This is an enjoyable and eye catching book, which will convert any reader who has yet to understand the fascination with graphic novels. It is definitely a must for any fans of Charlaine Harris.”

Compelling Reads

Very atmospheric…Cemetery Girl #1 is a fun intro that promises a lot for the rest of this graphic novel trilogy!”

Nyx Book Reviews

“CEMETERY GIRL: THE PRETENDERS was a quite enjoyable experiment. This is a lovely story, not just suitable for adults but a YA audience too.”

A Fantastical Librarian

“A highly enjoyable and fast paces graphic novel that really raises the bar for future works, many readers of the Sookie Stackhouse series are bound to enjoy The Pretenders…highly recommended.”

The Book Plank

“Much more than I expected. I was impressed…entertained but also quickly involved in the storyline.”

Book’d Out

“Vivid, eye-catching…Readers will be confronted by a number of intriguing questions and mysterious goings-on…but in the meantime, THE PRETENDERS is a great introduction.”

Civilian Reader

“The Pretenders is a good introduction to a promising story…it’s intriguing and presented gorgeously. I think that fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels will enjoy this new series of graphic novels, and I urge those who enjoy supernatural stories to check them out!”

Speculating on SpecFic

“This graphic novel debut gets a stamp of approval from me. “

Escape in a Book


“A thoroughly entertaining continuation of Calexa’s story – hopefully the next part will arrive soon!”

Sci-fi Bulletin

“Inheritance opens up a way full of possibilities. I am very curious to see how Calexa’s story will unfold. I hope to see more.”

The Book Plank

“[A] wholly original premise that makes the whole thing tick. . .truly fantastic.”

Upcoming4Me Magazine

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Midnight Texas


“This is a solid entry in Harris’s catalogue and will do very well with her fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“I’m always thrilled when a favorite author, especially one with a great track record, starts a new series, so I’ve been anticipating Charlaine Harris’ next journey for a while…I hope the Midnight series extends for more than three books.”


“An unusual and highly entertaining new series…Harris has delivered a supernatural mystery with a decidedly creepy edge!”

RT Book Reviews

“As intimate and deep as the Stackhouse novels, but with a lighter load of gore and death, Harris’s latest displays her skills at interweaving the lives of her characters. Recommended for those who prefer a mystery that perhaps calls for accepting the unbelievable and fantastical.”

Library Journal

“Although it’s much lighter on the paranormal elements than Harris’ usual fare, this should still make the holds lists of readers who miss Sookie and company.”


Charlaine Harris is an icon. She’s found success writing mysteries, gothic horror, and paranormal fantasy. But it’s MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, out today, that may very well be her best–and most important–work to date…This novel will not only appeal to genre fiction fans but mainstream fiction readers as well. The blend of fiction, mystery, and supernatural fantasy is subtle and seamless. And because of the ensemble cast, the storyline is equally appealing to both male and female readers. The potential audience for this novel is mind-boggling…[It has] an unforgettable cast of characters…[and] extraordinary world building. Harris is a master at this.”

B&N Book Blog
“5 Reasons You Should Read Charlaine Harris’s MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD”


“An excellent new trilogy that captures the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and takes it to another level.. No matter how unlikely or fantastic an element she might introduce into her pages it’s always down-home and believable. She’s the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed.”

Houston Chronicle

“Charlaine Harris is back, casting her comfortingly familiar folksy-freaky spell.”

—The Seattle Times

“A good start to what may turn out to be another outstanding series by Charlaine Harris.”


“A gently-paced mystery, with a supernatural slant, and populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters.”

Civilian Reader

“I enjoy this kind of story, a mystery/crime/thriller/urban fantasy novel, there is something for everyone here and enough loose ends to keep you intrigued to find out what could happen next. If you have read anything by Charlaine Harris I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Charlaine is a master of leaving us wanting more.”

True Blood Net


“A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story.”

SciFi Bulletin

“At its heart MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a murder mystery, but done in such a way that begs for more to be explored about the characters and setting. It’s a pleasurable and enjoyable read, with Harris’ prose making the experience easy and simple. As a newcomer to her work I can safely say I’ll be back for more, and to see just what else is in store for Midnight, Texas.”


“Part Twin Peaks, part Twilight, Charlaine has her established following of readers and this will not disappoint, it may well expand her readership.”

Swide Magazine

“This book is a study in character. The slow unfolding of what secrets people choose to hide and what makes them tick is a journey I found vastly clever and interesting… This is Charlaine Harris’ magic, her ability to create interesting characters that live in a slightly un-normal world.”

Kazoo Books

“Harris has created a cast and setting that is richer than the arid Texas soil. The inclusion of a mystery that starts simply and then winds out of control so that no one can be trusted makes this is a blast to read. Everyone is your friend in Midnight, but you don’t know everything about anyone. I can’t wait for Midnight to come again…Overall Grade: A+.”


“It’s clear from the start that this is an author at the peak of their ability…MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a warm, comforting and entertaining read written by a master story-teller.”

SF Book Review

“A promising start to a new series…once you’ve entered, you’ll never leave.”

Sci Fi Now

“Interesting, fairly diverse cast of characters…easy to get into, didn’t bog down much; sets the stage for what could be a fun to read trilogy.”

SF Signal

There is a nice blend of human, not-so-human and supernatural characters…Friendships are subtle and believable, and stories gradually told, but there are still enough secrets and hidden back stories to keep me wanting more…And the breadcrumbs for the sequel’s mystery have already been dropped.

Crime Review

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is fast-paced and fun despite a rather grisly discovery that forms the central mystery of the novel. All of Harris’ trademarks are present – charm and wit, pacy storytelling and likeable characters.”

We Love This Book

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a strong opener of the new series and often feels like a love letter from Charlaine to her faithful readers. This gentle mystery shows an author confident in her writing and perhaps heralds the arrival of the best stage of her work – one where she writes primarily because of the sheer love for writing. An excellent read.”


“I can see why she has sold more than three million books so far. MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD feels like the beginning of another very successful series.”

Crime Fiction Lover

“It takes some real magic to weave a story like [this]…Fans might be sad to say good-bye to Sookie, but they’ll be so intrigued by the denizens of Midnight they won’t have time to mourn.”

A Knife and A Quill

“An excellent start to what looks to be an intriguing and very entertaining series, MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a small-town American crime novel with a light brush of the supernatural. In a wonderful, captivating voice, Charlaine Harris introduces us to the town and its residents, and sets the scene for what is to follow. Deeply strange, but with enough outside influence to ground the story in reality, MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD feels, on the surface, like a light, jaunty read, but it grips like a thriller and unsettles like the finest horror novel.”

Reader Dad


“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is an unforgettable kick-start to a fresh and very exciting new series. Harris is at her best writing small town mysteries and this one slides into that bracket nicely… I think I’d rather like to stay a little while longer in the alluring Midnight – I can’t wait for my next visit!”

Fiction Fascination

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD did not disappoint…If you enjoy mysterious character driven stories with a paranormal twist then this is for you.”


“There is something comforting about Charlaine Harris’s writing style and that bleeds through into her characters…Harris succeeds in bringing her comforting style, her love of the supernatural together with her skills as a mystery writer to make a Midnight Crossroad into a pleasurable and enjoyable read…I can’t honestly wait for my my next visit to Midnight.”

Gav Reads

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD has a writing style unlike anything I have ever read before…This is a great start to a new series. It is full of unique characters; all with a story to tell. If you are looking for a book that is slightly different from the normal summer reads, then this is the book for you.”

Elder Park Reviews

“A great introduction to the town and its residents and a great story that kept me gripped until the very end.”

An Awful Lot of Reading

I was blown away by MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD. It’s a wholly immersive, stunningly written adventure that I couldn’t put down. The characters are spot on and unforgettable, the plot is exciting.”

Writing from the Tub

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is another compelling book by Charlaine Harris. I love her storytelling style and the wonderful characters she creates…[T]his might be a mystery at heart but there’s also a supernatural slant that we have come to expect and love from Harris’s work.”

Following the Nerd

“I can see many nights being lost to the wonder of Midnight.”

Backwards Compatible

“The book is entertaining and turns quite a serious subject matter into a light read with a supernatural touch…the audiobook is worth listening to…delightfully playful.”

Cult Hub

“Harris is back with a vengeance!…This is a great read from Charlaine Harris and a fantastic start to a new series – don’t hesitate, jump in with both feet and let the storytelling begin.”

Tangled Web

“This is a really fun intriguing read, and sets the series up nicely…I am eagerly anticipating the next one!”

Escapades of a Bookworm

“The characters are fascinating, the world she created is very intriguing and there is SO MUCH mystery … so much, in fast, that you just HAVE to relocate from Bon Temps to Midnight, Texas.”

Portrait of a Woman

“A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story.”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD reminded me why I fell in love with Charlaine Harris’s writing originally. As I read this novel, I felt the same connection I had when I read Dead Until Dark all those years ago…Harris has a skill for portraying the small-town dynamic in a real, honest, and engaging way.”

Vampire Book Club

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a fascinating novel with unusual characters. It’s a book that will challenge readers…Charlaine Harris’ new book is a little bit mystery, a little bit horror novel, a little bit paranormal. And, it’s a terrific story.”

Lesa’s Book Critiques

“Midnight is definitely a town with enough secrets and intriguing residents to fill a (long-awaited!) new series from Charlaine Harris…‘Midnight, Texas’ feels like a hark back to the cozy mysteries she excelled at writing early on…A favourite book of 2014, for sure.”

Alpha Reader

“If you’re looking for a light and fun read with a bit of paranormal mystery thrown in, you’re looking in the right place. MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD has a little bit of everything – murder, mayhem, vampires, psychics, witches and who knows what else. Wrapped up neatly with a healthy dose of Ms. Harris’ southern charm and sharp wit, it’s a package worth opening and devouring immediately.”

San Francisco Review of Books
(originally published at Long and Short Reviews)

“The book is a quick read and it’s fun, a page turner that you’ll romp through in no time.”

–Jan Edwards


“Superstar Harris is back with the second installment of her fresh new series that explores the mysteries of Midnight, Texas. Harris excels at building a rich cast of characters who are like icebergs, with much lying beneath the surface. Having secondary characters from the Sookie-verse pop in just adds to the intriguing vibe!”

—RT Book Reviews
4 stars!

“Outsiders swarm the sleepy streets of Midnight, Tex., as supernatural superstar Harris returns with another practiced out-of-the-ordinary mystery…Harris continues to open up her setting, layering in more secrets as well as revealing some answers, and, in a nod to her fans, dropping the S-bomb to link this series with her famous Southern Vampire Mysteries series.”

Publishers Weekly

“The reigning master of ‘‘rural fantasy’’ returns to the tiny village of Midnight, Texas (familiar from Midnight Crossroad) with a new story of magic and mystery, with local psychic Man­fred Bernardo embroiled in a murder case that brings unwelcome publicity to the town. Harris’s customary warmth and humor shines throughout.”

New and Notable

“Sookie Stackhouse is nowhere to be found in the pages of Charlaine Harris’ DAY SHIFT but everything that made [True Blood] ground-breaking remains intact and then some…DAY SHIFT is wondrously gothic, exchanging a clever, dark elegance for Sookie’s more blood-soaked adventures. A tour de force of both form and function.”

Providence Journal

“DAY SHIFT is the sort of book I want to revisit, again and again, as the town of Midnight has so many hidden layers. Charlaine Harris is a master at incorporating southern charm and sheer zaniness together and making it quite believable. I can’t wait to see what is in store next for the residents of Midnight, Texas!”

Fresh Fiction

“I adore the quirky way all of the characters compliment each other…DAY SHIFT was a strong second book in this trilogy and definitely sets us up with plenty of questions for the last book. I’m looking forward to seeing how things wrap up.”

Not Yet Read

“Harris is a very strong mystery writer and I love how her unique, quirky voice comes through in all her books, and this is why I continue to read her books. She thinks outside the box and always manages to construct a rich super natural world.”

The Lit Bitch

“Harris has created a southwestern town with a personality all its own. I’m looking forward to getting to know the citizens who live there. Look for characters you’re sure to remember from the Sookie Stackhouse series in Harris’ ever growing fictional world.”


“Ms. Harris’ Midnight, Texas series is a fun and engaging paranormal mystery romp.”

San Francisco Review of Books
(originally published in Long and Short Reviews)


“Harris if truly a gifted storyteller who delivers unique and fascinating characters. . .Great as always!”

RT Book Reviews

“Bestseller Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse books) brings a real sense of community to the characters she introduced in Midnight Crossroad and Day Shift, deepening the reader’s connection to an irresistible assortment of phone psychics and cowpunching vampires.”

Publishers Weekly

“I have never been let down by Harris’s writing abilities, and this book is no different. I’ve loved all the books I’ve read by her, and this trilogy somehow makes an odd, small town really interesting to me. . .I have really enjoyed reading these books and getting to know the characters as their personalities are carefully revealed throughout the course of all three books. I highly recommend this trilogy! 5/5 Stars.”

Shelf Quest

“NIGHT SHIFT is just as powerful, and even more entertaining, than previous books in this series. Despite the deaths and the uncovered secrets, the fear and the violence, there are moments of humor. The stories are intense, dramatic ones, building to remarkable climaxes. And, the unusual residents truly care for each other and the community they created. Charlaine Harris combines intricate plots and remarkable characters in a world she has built in Midnight, Texas. This is slightly creepy and world-building at its best.”

Lesa’s Book Critiques

“It’s fun and entertaining, and feels like you’re visiting old friends who always happen to be up to some new shenanigans. . .I’ll admit, when it comes to Charlaine Harris, I’m biased. I could read her stuff ALL day. And I would. If I weren’t now officially out of new Charlaine Harris novels to read.”

Mad Book Love

“Things are definitely getting interesting in Midnight, Texas and it’s SO fun to go along for the ride! I’m really loving this series and the whole ensemble cast. Add in danger, romance, some new arrivals, finding out a few of the town’s secrets…yeah, NIGHT SHIFT upped the game and, damn, it was a blast!”

Herding Cats & Burning Soup

“It feels like a blend of Bewitched, Tarantino’s From Dawn to Dusk and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Crime Review


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 “This…anthology of 13 new vampire stories proves that heavy-weight contributors can give some substance.”

Publishers Weekly

“Experienced genre hands ensure the high quality of 13 stories about birthdays and vampires.”


“[An] amusing original anthology. For fans of the series represented here, this is an entertaining birthday party well worth checking out.”


“13 talented writers have found clever ways to intertwine two seemingly disparate themes. Some stories are better than others, but all are entertaining and worth reading. This excellent collection will appeal to the growing legion of paranormal fans.”

Library Journal

“Like visiting old friends. Each of the authors lend their unique perspectives ranging from humorous to melancholy, fiendish to hopeful making for a thoroughly enjoyable take on vampires and birthdays. Editors Toni L.P. Kelner and Charlaine Harris have done a fine job of cooking up a toothsome collection of birthday treats you will not want to miss.”

Monsters & Critics

“These inspired short stories will keep you enthralled.”


“A carefully crafted anthology that envelopes readers in the dark and often humorous world of the paranormal. A fabulously fun visit with the characters, both old and new, of some of the best paranormal fiction authors in print today.”

Darque Reviews

“Some of the best paranormal writers in the business, each featuring their superstar characters. If you are a fan of these authors, it is well worth the time. Such a long list of literary luminaries is hard to pass up and with a unique theme such as birthdays for the undead it makes for a fine read.”

Book Fetish

“An anthology no paranormal fan should miss. Each story is entertaining and engaging. I guarantee that this anthology is the perfect book to read.”

Romance Reviews Today

“A fabulous collection of short stories ranging from funny to heart-breaking. There’s something for everyone in MANY BLOODY RETURNS and you just might discover a new favorite vampire author.”

Vampire Genre

“If you are a fan of these authors, it is well worth the time. Such a long list of literary luminaries is hard to pass up and with a unique theme such as birthdays for the undead, it makes for a fine read. I do suggest reading them over a few days, or even weeks…that’s a lot of birthday cake in one sitting!”



“The expertise of 15 wolfishly inspired authors is dished up into a combination of stories that run the gamut from funny to downright creepy. There’s a little something for every taste — literally!”

RT Book Reviews

“I didn’t think they could top Many Bloody Returns, but WOLFSBANE just might have raised the bar… an excellent volume, not a bad story in the bunch.”


“Fifteen exceptional authors are brought together to make WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE a captivating collection. From stories of urban fantasy to those edged in horror, this anthology offers a fun and sometimes gory variety. Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner, WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE offers up the Christmas spirit in a wonderfully wicked way. Each story is written as a stand-alone, but among them readers will find entertaining additions to some of the most followed series.”

Darque Reviews

“I can easily recommend this to fans of the paranormal.”

BookSpot Central

“A wonderful anthology … a good companion for Many Bloody Returns … enjoy!”

–Reviewing the Evidence


 “An excellent way to spend your time at the beach. Satisfaction is guaranteed in 13 fantastical stories by some of the genre’s most talented and inventive writers.”

RT Book Reviews

Readers will find this collection a great sampler for discovering authors they’ll want to follow.”

Publishers Weekly

“An interesting collection that is a quick read … rabid True Blood and Night Huntress fans will likely drive circulation of this new title.”


A fun quick read in which you can revisit favorite characters or find new authors.”

–Night Owl Reviews

“If readers are in the mood for variety, then DEATH’S EXCELLENT VACATION is for them … this anthology will keep readers entertained until the last page.”


“A rare mix of both fun and exciting, and comical and serious stories …. No two stories are alike, and there’s a story for just about every reader.”

–Speculative Book Review

“A great book to bring along on your own vacation.”

–Fantasy Literature


“14 authors hit the nail on the head with these truly DIY nightmares. With literal skeletons in the closet or portals in the attic, the stories range from the chilling to the offbeat.”

RT Book Reviews

“This collection is a treat. The stories are strong and most reward the readers with a pleasing plot twist.”

Monsters & Critics

A consistently entertaining selection of stories with some nice variety.”


“A good, strong mix of stories … you’re sure to find more than one that will make the book worthwhile.”


“Definitely one of the most fun books you will read this summer.”

San Francisco Review of Books

Delightful, entertaining and chilling stories.”

Fresh Fiction

“Entertaining and atmospheric, ranging from scary to whimsical.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer


“Kelner and Harris have once again brought together a bevy of talented authors to explore 13 entertaining stories of education of the most unnatural kind.”

–RT Book Reviews

“School is back in session with this mostly delightful collection of tales…AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE is a great fall read.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“This is a fun book for the Halloween season filled with a lot of our favorites like Charlaine Harris, Amber Benson (Buffy fame), Illona Andrews, Rhys Bowen & many more! …I love this book”

Kings River Life Magazine

“AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE is a great read. With such a vast array of authors from different genres, readers are sure to find at least one story that they can enjoy…I only wish some of the stories were longer!”

Fresh Fiction

“While most anthologies tend to have a few strong stories sprinkled amongst an assortment of weaker offerings. This is an exception because nearly all are fresh, inventive and downright entertaining with several including nice comeuppances or clever tweaks that are good fun. Short stories are too often overlooked and that is a shame because as this collection shows, they can be delightful treats.”

Monsters & Critics


“I know many will love every single story in the book. So if a shock, a scare a little fright, something to get the pulse racing is what you enjoy…well this is the anthology for you.”

Parmenion Books

“Harris’s story is a Sookie Stackhouse tale, nestled closely into the True Blood universe and its existing characters and mythos. It works nicely as a stand alone, whilst enticing a captured reader deeper into the bigger picture.”

It Puts the Blog in the Basket

“Its fun, has some cracking play on games and how the “creatures” unwind and all round gives the reader a short stories that they can dive into during journeys or lunch breaks to get away from the real world. As usual the talent within is top notch and when edited by two top notch names in the genre, all round gives it a seal of quality that you can’t ignore. Great stuff.”

Falcata Times


“Unseen adventures that give Sookie’s world a little more complexity and depth… They’re entertaining and sometimes revelatory. In some ways, this feels like a farewell tour of the series, involving a jam session with top-notch musicians.”

Publishers Weekly

“Wildly entertaining…Fifteen stories, cleverly and humorously written, shed light on several secondary characters who are as diverse as can be, from witches to werewolves, to Sookie’s own grandmother. Crisp storytelling, sharp dialogue and great pacing are the highlights of what, for Sookie fans, will be an anthology to die for.”

—RT Book Reviews

“This new compilation with stories featuring Sookie’s world is a must-read…The stories are a proper addition to Sookie’s world of make believe as her character is always standing in the background, always on the fringe of each and every story as it’s told. A great mix of funny and dark, this anthology will have readers and fans beyond excited.”

—Suspense Magazine

Anyone who loves Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse characters will love these fantastic short stories…. Truly, reading this book brought some of these characters into a new light. Absolutely awesome book.”

Night Owl Reviews

“Many of these stories are outstanding—providing a new look at minor characters or adding depth to the backstories of major characters…it’s a nice collection and a great premise.”

Fangtastic Fiction

“DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN is the perfect book for anyone who loves the Sookie Stackhouse series. Edited by Charlaine Harris, the tales allow insight into what has been happening to characters from the series, either while the spotlight was on Sookie’s adventures or after the spotlight faded…If you’re a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series and not quite ready to let the end be the end, DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN is a must-read.”

Dark Matter Zine

“If you’re a fan of Sookie or any of the other people in her universe, you might want to pick up this book. It’s a great extension to the series that extends their stories without messing around with any of the canon.”

Reading Through Life

” a celebration of the world loved by the writers, and their joy at stepping into Harris’ prodigious shoes is palpable….If you’re looking to spend a few more hours in Sookie’s world, I think this is a great little collection.”

Liberty Falls Down

“What a delicious blend there is. Not only do we get to see the world through the eyes of some of the big players in Sookie Stackhouse’s world; Alcide, Eric Northman, Pam – but we get welcomed into the lives of the smaller players too – and this is where the magic occurs…Each story is fantastically written as well as woven seductively around the other main characters in Bon Temps and Shreveport. Overall I am giving DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 5 out of 5 stars.”

Rachel Tsoumbakos,
author of Emeline and the Mutants

Short Stories


“Those who like violence conveyed with a light touch will be most satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly

“Remember Buffy, the schoolgirl who killed vampires? Some say the bloodsuckers were metaphors for the horrors of high school. Now there’s a new protector in the teen jungle: Anne DeWitt, principal of a North Carolina high school, hiding from an earlier life as combat instructor in a shadowy commando outfit. In the first of these four, compulsively readable stories, she’s every picked-on kid’s fantasy. The bully encounters something in the night and will never bully anyone again. While we’re dreaming how nice it is to have such a guardian angel, we confront suspected child abuse, and things turn sinister. We’re in the moral terrain of the Corleones and the Sopranos, which Buffy never faced. They’re funny, charming – and evil. The pleasure in watching the baddies get theirs is tempered by the willies as we see people slaughtered simply because they’re in the way. Anne is like the vampires in Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series: they prefer to fang baddies, but you probably shouldn be nearby when they get hungry. These arefine stories, their troubling aspects a central part of their quality.
— Don Crinklaw
YA: Yes, these stories can be grisly, but that won’t stop teens from wolfing them down. DC.”


“Collected together for the first time in SMALL KINGDOMS AND OTHER STORIES, “Small Kingdoms,” “Sarah Smiles,” “Small Chances,” and “Small Signs” are sure to delight fans of Charlaine Harris.”

Wicked Reads

Gunnie Rose series


“In this fast-paced thriller fueled by magic and gunslinging, no one can be trusted. Harris’s vividly detailed story will leave readers enthralled with the fascinating setting and a heroine who’s sure to be a new fan favorite.”

Publishers Weekly
Starred review!

“Harris’s vividly detailed and bleak alternate history novel, set in a broken-up United States after Franklin Roosevelt is assassinated, stars a heroine who’s sure to be a new fan favorite.”

Publishers Weekly
“The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018”

“Narrator Lizbeth is a pragmatic young woman with an unshakeable work ethic who doesn’t let her gender define her and isn’t given to emotional outbursts, but there are just enough moments to remind readers that the loss of those she loves, and her desire to keep those she has left safe, is ultimately her driving force. Harris…populates her gritty, immersive new world with genuinely interesting characters, and chilling moments of horror—of both the human and supernatural kind—punctuate this relentlessly paced road trip. A refreshing and cinematic, weird Western starring a sharp-as-nails, can-do heroine. Harris’ many fans will surely follow Gunnie Rose anywhere.”


“It’s a thrill ride through a world transformed by magic and altered politics, with an excellent kick-ass guide in Gunnie Rose, making this a strong start to a new series.”


“Harris has a remarkable talent for world building…In all, this looks like another winning series from a sure-bet author.”


“AN EASY DEATH offers up a world worth exploring and a character you’ll want to explore it with.”

B&N’s Sci Fi and Fantasy Blog

“There’s lots of action in AN EASY DEATH, with guns blazing and magic slaying..I’ll definitely follow Gunnie Rose into Dixie in the sequel.”

Fantasy Literature

“Another great story from Charlaine with magical fun characters, an interesting premise and great storytelling. Gunnie is a character you root for and look forward to reading more adventures with.”

Red Carpet Crash

“This first installment is a well-paced adventure with plenty of action, mystery, and a bit of romance… I look forward to the next in this intriguing new series.”


“In a genre dominated by rags-to-riches stories of world dominance and great evils vanquished and old magics mastered, there’s more than enough room for a good story of normal people, just trying to stay alive.”



“[A] shoot’em-up, rollicking ride.”


“Lots of deception, a high body count, bunches of bigots, and at least one raving lunatic keep things exciting.”


“Harris’ imagination is on high alert as she takes chances with A LONGER FALL and her characters.”

Sun Sentinel

“Everything a reader wants or can expect is here. Mystery, magic, romance, adventure, action, and best of all, a fascinatingly imagined alternate America peopled with intriguing characters.”

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Winner of the Romantic Times Award for Career Achievement in Urban Fantasy, at the 2010 RT Convention

Awarded the ComicCon Inkpot for Achievement in Science Fiction and Fantasy at SDCC 2010

Winner of the Malice Domestic Agatha Award for Lifetime Achievement at Mystery Con 2017.

3. CLUB DEAD (Ace, 2003)
4. DEAD TO THE WORLD (Ace hardcover, 2004) — WINNER, 2004 SAPPHIRE AWARD!!
5. DEAD AS A DOORNAIL (Ace hardcover, May 2005) — NY TIMES BESTSELLER (#14)
6. DEFINITELY DEAD (Ace hardcover, May 2006) — NY TIMES BESTSELLER (#8)
7. ALL TOGETHER DEAD (Ace hardcover, May 2007) — NY TIMES BESTSELLER (#6)
8. FROM DEAD TO WORSE (Ace hardcover, May 2008) — NY TIMES BESTSELLER (#6)
9. DEAD AND GONE (Ace hardcover, May 2009) — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER!
10. DEAD IN THE FAMILY (Ace hardcover, May 2010) — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER! (For two weeks in a row!)
11. DEAD RECKONING (Ace hardcover, May 2011) — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER! (For four weeks in a row!)
12. DEADLOCKED (Ace hardcover, May 2012) — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER!
A. A TOUCH OF DEAD (Ace hardcover, Oct 2009) — NY TIMES BESTSELLER (#2)


  • In September 2009, nine Sookie novels appeared at once on the NY Times bestseller lists — a record showing!
  • Bk #1 named one of the “Best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Last Decade” by Barnes & Noble!
  • Bk #1 multiple award finalist: Agatha Award, Dilys Award, Compton Crook Award, in addition to winning Anthony Award.
  • Bk #1 in 37th US mm printing, tie-in in 19th mm printing; 7th hc printing; 14th tp printing
  • Bk #1 was #1 for 2002 on Independent Mystery Bookseller’s Association bestseller list
  • Bk #1 named 1 of 100 “Audible Essential” audiobooks
  • Bk #1 on BookRiot’s 100 Must Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
  • Bks #1-2 WINNER LesRomantiques Award for BEST HEROINE (France)
  • Bks #1 & 3 each “Best Horror Novels of the Year” – SF Chronicle
  • Bk #2 in its 33rd US mm printing; 5rd hc printing; 6th tp printing; 4th tie-in mm printing
  • Bk #2 was #2 on Amazon f/sf bestseller list, #8 on Locus list
  • Bk #2 WINNER – Best Amateur Sleuth — Romantic Times Awards; finalist for Sapphire (SF Romance) and Pearl (Paranormal Romance) Awards
  • Bk #3 in its 34th US mm printing, 4rd tp
  • Bk #3 two months at #1 on Independent Mystery Bookseller’s Association bestseller list; #6 on BookSense.com; #82 on USA Today; #44 on B&N; #3 on both B&N/Dalton and Borders/Walden sf lists; #2 on Locus bestseller list (2 months on list)
  • Bk #4 in 7th hc printing; 21st mm printing; 5th tp printing; 3 weeks on NY Times extended bestseller list w/ peak at #22; #1 sf title at B&N
  • Bk #4 WINNER – Sapphire Award for best SF ROMANCE
  • Bks #4-5, Pearl Award finalists
  • Bk #5 — reached #14 on the NY Times bestseller list; #7 on Locus paperback list; #10 on B&N paperback list; in 5th hc; 23rd mm; 4th tp printing
  • Bk #6 — reached #8 on NY Times bestseller list; 3 weeks on list. #4 on Wall St. Journal bestseller list; #7 and three weeks on PW bestseller list; #2 on Locus bestseller list; #2 on B&N list and hardcover #3/paperback #9 on Borders. In its 6th hardcover printing; 21st mm printing; 5th tp printing
  • Bk #7 — debuted at #6 on NY Times bestseller list; 3 weeks on list. Also on PW, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal lists and more. #5 on Locus hardcover list. #5 on B&N and #4 on Borders hardcover lists. In its 7th hardcover printing. 100k first mass market printing! Now in 18th mm printing; 4th tp printing
  • Bk #8 — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER (in mm paperback). Hardcover debuted at #6 on NY Times bestseller list. In its 8th hardcover printing; 10th mm printing; 6th tp printing. Finalist in the 2008 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, finalist for the Pearl Award
  • Bk #9 — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER (hardcover). In its 7th hc printing, 3rd mm printing. Nominated for Romantic Times Award for Best Urban Fantasy. 760K first mass market printing!
  • Bk #10 — #1 NY TIMES BESTSELLER (hc) for two weeks in a row! Also topped all major bestseller lists in Australia and the Sunday Times list in the UK, and first in series to hit Der Spiegel bestseller list in Germany. The #5 bestselling adult hardcover for 2010. In its 6th hc printing, 2nd mm printing.
  • Bk #10 — Voted Best Paranormal Novel of 2010 by Goodreads.com
  • Bk #11 — #1 New York Times bestseller for four straight weeks, #1 Sunday Times of London bestseller, #1 Sydney Morning Herald bestseller
  • Bk #11 — Finalist for Goodreads.com’s Best Novel of 2011 & Best Paranormal of 2011
  • Bk #11 is in its 2nd mm printing
  • Bk #12 — #1 New York Times bestseller
  • Bk #13 — #1 New York Times & USA Today bestseller
  • Bk #13 –#1 Toronto Star bestseller (Canada)
  • Bk #13 — named a Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2013
  • Bk #13 — named a 2013 “Summer Reading Pick” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Bk #13 — semifinalist for the 2013 GoodReads Choice Awards in the Paranormal Fantasy category
  • Bk #13 is in its 3rd mm printing
  • Bk #A — debuted at #2 on NY Times, Publishers Weekly, all other major bestseller lists; peaked at #18 on UK Bookscan Hardcover Fiction chart, in 4th hardcover printing, #2 bestseller in France
  • Entire series — won the 2018 Lord Ruthven Award for Fiction!
  • Entire series to SF Book Club; used by several other Bookspan clubs; #7 a Main Selection of SFBC
  • Large print rights to Thorndike (#1-3, #5-8) and Large Print Book Comp. (#4)
  • Audio rights for entire series to Recorded Books
  • Audio rights for the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION novella to Recorded Books
  • Bk #1 Leatherbound Limited Edition rights to Easton Press
  • Arabic rights, Bks #1-3, to Sama Publishing
  • Australian book club rights to Doubleday Australia
  • Bulgarian rights, Bks #1-5, to Hermes***
  • Brazilian rights, Bk #1, to Ediouro Publicacoes***
  • Brazilian rights, Bks #2-6, A, to Saraiva
  • Chinese rights (Mainland), Bks #1-2, to Shanghai 99***
  • Chinese rights (Mainland), Bks #3-9, to Shanghai 99
  • Chinese rights (Taiwan), Bks #1-3, to Fantasy Foundation***
  • Chinese rights (Taiwan), Bks #4-13, #A, #B, to Fantasy Foundation
  • Croatian rights, Bks #1-3, to Algoritam***
  • Croatian rights, Bks #4-5, to Algoritam
  • Czech rights, Bks #1-2 to Baronet***
  • Czech rights, Bks #3-13, A to Baronet
  • Danish rights, Bk #1-13, to Lindhardt & Ringhof
  • Dutch rights, Bks #1-10 to Luitingh-Sijthoff
  • Estonian rights, Bks #1-5, to Keskus
  • Finnish rights, Bks #1-13, to Gummerus
  • French rights, Bks #1-13, #A, #B, #C to J’ai Lu
  • French Canadian omnibus rights, Bks #1-6, to Pygmalion
  • French Canadian rights, Bks #1-13, to Flamarrion Ltee
  • German rights to Feder & Schwert (#1-3)*** and DTV (#4-13, #A, #B)
  • German audio rights, Bks #1-3, to Audible
  • Greek rights, Bks #1-13, to Fantastikos Kosmos
  • Hebrew rights, Bks #1-3, to Sial/Kidmat
  • Hungarian rights, Bks #1-13, to Ulpius***
  • Hungarian rights, #1, A
  • Icelandic rights, Bks #1-2, to Forlagid
  • Indonesian rights, Bk #1, #A to Kantera
  • Indonesian rights, Bks #2-9 to Erlangga
  • Italian rights, Bks #1-13 to Fazi
  • Japanese rights, Bks #1-13 to Softbank (#1 originally with Shueisha)
  • Korean rights, Bks #1-13 & A to Open Books
  • Latvian rights, Bks #1-2 to Zvaigzne ABC
  • Lithuanian rights, Bk #1-13, A, B to Media Incognito
  • Norwegian rights, bks #1-3 to Cappelen Damm***
  • Norweigan rights, bks #4-13, to Cappelen Damm
  • Norweigan audio rights, bks #1-13 to Cappelen Damm
  • Polish rights for entire series to MAG
  • Polish audio rights (#1-13) to Storytel
  • Portuguese rights (Portugal), Bks #1-13, A to Navalha
  • Romanian rights, Bks #1-11, B to Leda.
  • Russian rights, Bks #1-13 to AST***
  • Serbian rights, Bks #1-4, to Corobna Knjiga***
  • Slovakian rights, Bks #1-2, to Ikar***
  • Slovenian rights, Bk #1 to Mettis Bukvarna***
  • Spanish rights, Bk #1-3 to La Factoria***
  • Spanish rights, Bks #4-13 and #A to Suma de Letras (Santillana)
  • Spanish boxed set rights, #1-5 to Santillana
  • Swedish rights, Bks #1-13, to Bonniers
  • Swedish Audio rights, Bks #1-13, to Word Audio Sweden
  • Thai rights, Bks #1-6, to TDCM
  • Turkish rights, Bks #1-13, A to Alfa Group
  • UK rights for entire series to Gollancz
  • UK book club rights to BCA for F&SF Club, Mango & Bol.com
  • UK large print rights, Bks #1-3, to BBC Audio/Chivers
  • Vietnamese rights, Bks #1-4, to Nha Nam
  • TV rights sold to HBO; TV series “True Blood” now on air, directed by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under).
  • WINNER! Golden Globe for Best Actress (drama) — Anna Paquin. Nominated for two Golden Globes (2009)!
  • Nominated for three Emmy Awards (2009)!
  • Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (2010)!

1. GRAVE SIGHT (Berkley Prime Crime, 2005)
2. GRAVE SURPRISE (Berkley Prime Crime, 2006)
3. AN ICE COLD GRAVE (Berkley Prime Crime, 2007)
4. GRAVE SECRET (Berkeley Prime Crime, 2009)

  • Bk #1 was #24 on NY Times bestseller list; 47K 1st hc printing; 72K 1st mm printing, now in 10th mm printing
  • Bk #1 — FINALIST!! — Romantic Times Award, Best Amateur Sleuth Mystery
  • Bk #2 was #23 on NY Times bestseller list; three weeks on list; 46K 1st hc printing; in 10th mm printing
  • Bk #3 was two weeks at #25 on NY Times bestseller list, 2 hc printings, now in 8th mm printing
  • Bk #4 was #9 on NY Times hc bestseller list, mm was #23; in 3rd mm printing. Nominated for Romantic Times Award for Best Amateur Sleuth Mystery.
  • Television rights optioned to CBS, Kam Miller, and Scott Free Productions for development as a network TV show
  • Audio Rights (#1-4) to Recorded Books
  • Graphic Novel rights sold to Dynamic
  • Book Club Rights (#3) to Mystery Guild
  • Large Print Rights (#1-3) to Thorndike
  • Brazilian rights (#1-4) to Texto
  • Chinese rights, (Taiwan) (#1-4) to Fantasy Foundation
  • Czech rights (#1-4) to Baronet
  • Finnish rights (#1-4) to Gummerus
  • French rights (#1-4) to J’ai Lu
  • French-Canadian Rights (#1-4) to Flammarrion
  • German rights (ebook #1-2) to DTV
  • German rights (#3-4) to DTV
  • Hebrew rights (#1) to SIAL Logistics
  • Indonesian rights (#1-4) to Lentera Hati
  • Italian rights (#1-4) to DELOS
  • Korean rights (#1-2) to Bada Publishing
  • Polish rights (#1-4) to Fabryka Slow
  • Portuguese rights (#1-4) to Saida de Emergencia
  • Russian rights (#1-3) to EKSMO***
  • Spanish rights (#1-2) to El Anden
  • Thai rights (#1) to ARIP***
  • UK rights (#1-4) to Gollancz; Bk #2 in 2nd MM printing
  • UK Audio rights to W.F. Howes

1. THE PRETENDERS (Ace, 2014)
2. INHERITENCE (Ace, 2015)
3. HAUNTED (Dynamite, 2018)

  • Book #1 – A #1 New York Times (Graphic Novels List) Bestseller!
  • Book #1 – A Finalist for the British Fantasy Awards for Best Graphic Novel!
  • UK rights to Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books
  • Brazilian rights to Valentina
  • French rights (#1-3) to J’ai Lu
  • German rights (#1-3) to Panini
  • Audio rights (#1-3) to Cutting Corp.

1. REAL MURDERS (Walker, 1990)
2. A BONE TO PICK (Walker, 1992)
3. THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE (Scribner, 1994)
4. THE JULIUS HOUSE (Scribner, 1995)
5. DEAD OVER HEELS (Scribner, 1996)
6. A FOOL AND HIS HONEY (St. Martin’s, 1999)
7. LAST SCENE ALIVE (St. Martin’s, 2002)
8. POPPY DONE TO DEATH (St. Martin’s, 2003)
9. ALL THE LITTLE LIARS (Minotaur, 2016)
10. SLEEP LIKE A BABY (St. Martin’s, 2017)

  • REAL MURDERS an Agatha Award finalist!; now in its 9th mm printing
  • A FOOL AND HIS HONEY reprint #32 on NY Times Mass Market Fiction list!
  • ALL THE LITTLE LIARS reaches #19 on NY Times bestseller list!
  • ALL THE LITTLE LIARS #25 on PW hardcover bestseller list
  • ALL THE LITTLE LIARS #69 on USA Today bestseller list
  • THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE was a Mystery Guild alternate
  • Book #1 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 9th mm printing
  • Book #2 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 8th mm printing
  • Book #3 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 7th mm printing
  • Book #4 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 6th mm printing
  • Book #5 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 6th mm printing
  • Book #6 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 5th mm printing
  • Book #7 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 4th mm printing
  • Book #8 Berkley Prime Crime reprint in its 3rd mm printing
  • Berkley Prime Crime mass market reprints 2007-2009
  • Berkley Prime Crime hardcover reprints to come 2010-2013
  • Film/TV option to Muse / Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • FOOL AND HIS HONEY sold to Detective Book Club
  • Books #1-3 sold as omnibus by Mystery Guild Book Club
  • Audio rights (entire series) to Recorded Books
  • Estonian rights (#103) to Varrak
  • French rights (#1-8) to J’ai Lu
  • French Canadian rights (#1-8) to Flammarion
  • German rights (#1-8) to Feder & Schwert***
  • Italian rights (#1-5) to Delos***
  • Polish rights (#1-10) to Replika
  • Polish audio rights (#1-10) to Storytel
  • Russian rights (#1-2) to EKSMO***
  • Slovene rights (#1-3) to GIKS
  • Spanish rights (#1-8) to Santillana
  • US large print rights sold to CenterPoint (#1-4) & Thorndike (#5-8)
  • UK large print right sold to Chivers/BBC audio (#1; 7-8)***
  • UK rights (entire series) to Orion

1. SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD (St. Martin’s, 1996)
2. SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION (St. Martin’s, 1997)
3. SHAKESPEARE’S CHRISTMAS (St. Martin’s, 1998)
4. SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP (St. Martin’s, 2000)
5. SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR (St. Martin’s, 2001)

  • paperback rights to Berkley Prime Crime, #s 1-2 & #4-5
  • CHAMPION, TROLLOP, & COUNSELOR large print rights to Thorndike
  • LANDLORD & CHAMPION Ten Best of the year by Mostly Murder
  • Bk #1: 2 SMP hc printing; 3 Dell &12 Prime Crime mm printings
  • Bk #2: 2nd hardcover printing; 10th Prime Crime mm printing
  • Bk #3: 3rd hardcover printing; 4th mass market printing; 7th Prime Crime printing
  • Bk #4: in its 11th Berkley Prime Crime pb printing
  • Bk #5: in its 10th Berkley Prime Crime pb printing
  • LANDLORD nominated for Best Novel of 1997; DorothyL On-Line
  • CHAMPION #8 on MWA bestseller list (1/98)
  • Audio rights (entire series) to Recorded Books
  • Brazilian Portuguese rights (#1-5) to Texto
  • Czech rights (#1) to Baronet***
  • French rights (#1-5) to J’ai Lu
  • French-Canadian rights (#1-5) to Flammarrion
  • German rights (bks #1, #4) to Sabine Groenewold***
  • Indonesian rights (#1) to Kantera
  • Polish rights (#1-5) to ZNAK
  • Russian rights (#1-2) to EKSMO***
  • Spanish rights (#1-2) to Santillana
  • UK rights (entire series) to Gollancz

2. DAY SHIFT (Ace, 2015)
3. NIGHT SHIFT (Ace, 2016)

  • Book #1–debuted at #12 on The New York Times bestseller list
  • Book #1 — named a “Summer Reading List: Top 10 Fantasy” Pick by Dolce & Gabbana’s Swide Magazine
  • Book # 1 — in its 3nd paperback printing!
  • Book # 2 — #15 New York Times bestseller on the hardcover list, #19 in ebook, #20 in print/ebook combined
  • Book #2 – A Locus New and Notable pick!
  • Book #3 – A #17 New York Times bestseller!
  • Book #3 – A Spring 2016 Rants of a Reading Addict pick!
  • Book #3 – A Top 10 of Spring pick by The Review Diaries
  • Book #3 – One of the Top 10 May Books We Can’t Wait to Get our Hands On by Book Trib
  • Book #3 – One of B&N’s Top Picks for May!
  • Book #3 – One of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2016
  • Film/TV rights to NBC
  • Season 1 of Midnight, Texas — won the 2018 Lord Ruthven Award for Media/Popular Culture!
  • Audio rights (#1-3) to Recorded
  • UK rights (#1-3) to Orion
  • French rights (#1-3) to J’ai Lu
  • French Canadian rights (#1-2) to Flammarion
  • German rights (#1-3) to Heyne
  • Hungarian rights (#1) to Muvelt Nep
  • Italian rights (#1-2) to Tre60
  • Polish rights (#1-3) to MAG
  • Polish audio rights (#1-3) to StorySide
  • Spanish rights (#1-2) to Ediciones B
  • Turkish rights (#1-3) to Artemis

1. MANY BLOODY RETURNS (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)
2. WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)
3. DEATH’S EXCELLENT VACATION (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)
4. HOME IMPROVEMENT: UNDEAD EDITION (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)
5. AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)
6. GAMES CREATURES PLAY (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)
7. DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner)

  • Anth #1: #30 on NYT bestseller list (hardcover), #29 on NYT trade paperback list; in 7th trade pb printing
  • Anth #2: #31 on NYT bestseller list; in 3rd hc printing
  • Anth #3: #8 on NYT bestseller list, in 4th hc printing
  • WOLFSBANE #10 on Locus bestseller list and B&N and Borders sf/fantasy lists, named as a finalist for the Pearl Award for Paranormal Anthology
  • Anth #1: Book Club rights to SFBC
  • Anth #1: Large Print rights to Thorndike
  • Anth #1: Polish rights to Fabryka Slow***
  • UK rights (#1-3) to Gollancz
  • UK rights (#4-6) to Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books
  • German rights (#1-4) to DTV
  • Russian rights #2 to AST***
  • Russian rights #3 to Family Leisure Club
  • Audio rights (#1-6) to Brilliance Audio
  • UK audio #4 to Audible UK


  • SWEET AND DEADLY now in 9th mm printing
  • A SECRET RAGE now in 3rd mm printing
  • Original hardcovers, Houghton Mifflin, 1981 & 1984
  • Original mass markets: Ballantine
  • Berkley Prime Crime Special Event mm reprintings in 2007.
  • Severn House hardcover reprints 2010/11
  • Audio rights (both) to Recorded Books
  • Rage to the Doubleday Book Club; Sweet to Center Point Large Print
  • UK rights (both) to Gollancz
  • French rights (both) to J’ai Lu
  • German rights (Rage) to Feder & Schwert***
  • Spanish rights (Rage) to Santillana

1. AN EASY DEATH (Saga, 2018)
2. A LONGER FALL (forthcoming from Saga in January 2020)

***Three asterisks (***) placed after the record of a foreign territory sale indicate that those rights have expired and are available for purchase in that market for that title(s).***

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