Dead and Gone (#9)

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In the ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, the werewolves and shifters come out of the closet and throw the small town of Bon Temps into a tailspin…

Except for cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps—and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle…


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

Library Journal, Starred Review

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

Chicago Sun-Times

“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

“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.”


“Harris pulls out all the stops in this dramatic and downright scary story [...] 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

“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

Awards & Accolades


#1 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List


Romantic Times Award Nominee: “Best Urban Fantasy”