Club Dead (#3)

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Bon Temps’s psychic waitress takes a dangerous road trip in the third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series…

There’s only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and it’s Bill Compton. But recently he’s been a little distant—in another state, distant. Then his sinister and sexy boss Eric Northman tells Sookie where she might find him. Next thing she knows, she’s off to Jackson, Mississippi, to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead, a dangerous little haunt where the elite of vampire society can go to chill out and suck down some Type-O. But when Sookie finally finds Bill—caught in an act of serious betrayal—she’s not sure whether to save him…or sharpen some stakes.


“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.”


“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 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. [...] 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)

“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

“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

Awards & Accolades


#1 Independent Mystery Bookseller's Association Bestseller List (two months)


#2 Locus Bestseller List


#3 Barnes & Noble/Dalton SF Bestseller Lists


#3 Borders/Walden SF Bestseller List


#44 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List


#82 USA Today Bestseller List


Science Fiction Chronicle: “Best Horror Novel of the Year”