Dead to the World (#4)

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Psychic Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with an amnesiac vampire in the fourth seductive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist…


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

The Denver Post

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

The Dallas Morning News

“Gripping and spicy.”


“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

“Atmospheric and edgy [...] 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

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

SF Site

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

The Orlando Sentinel

“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

“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.”


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

Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of THE WAITING GAME

Awards & Accolades


#22 New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on NYT Extended Bestseller List)


#1 Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Bestseller List


Winner 2004 Sapphire Award: “Best SF Romance”


2004 Pearl Award Finalist