Dead in the Family (#10)

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In the tenth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Sookie Stackhouse learns that not even her psychic abilities can help her solve all the problems in Bon Temps, Louisiana…

After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new vampire king because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the shifters’ coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. Also, unknown to her, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side—and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.


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

The Los Angeles Times

“Hits a new level of excellence!”

RT Book Reviews

“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 (UK)

“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

Awards & Accolades


#1 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List for 2 weeks in a row


Topped all major bestseller lists in Australia

United Kingdom

#1 Sunday Times List in the UK


Der Spiegel Bestseller List


Goodreads: 2010 “Best Paranormal Novel”