Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

Discover the strange, supernatural residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, like never before in this collection of stories from the world of Sookie Stackhouse.

The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris spawned the hit TV show True Blood and captivated fans around the world—including other authors. Now this group of writers, specifically chosen by Charlaine, pays tribute to “the southern, mind-reading belle who gets mixed up in the world of vampires and magical creatures” (The Kansas City Star) with a collection of fifteen stories about your favorite residents of Bon Temps.

With contributions by Rachel Caine, Dana Cameron, Bill Crider, Mary Janice Davidson, Leigh Evans, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, Miranda James, Jonathan Maberry, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Seanan McGuire, Suzanne McLeod, Nicole Peeler, Leigh Perry, and Jeanne C. Stein.

Co-edited by Toni Kelner.


“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.”

Fang-tastic 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

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