Definitely Dead (#6)

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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, supernaturally gifted waitress Sookie Stackhouse is pitted against the legacy of her own undead bloodline in that most haunted of cities, New Orleans…

Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one—even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. Hadley’s left everything she had to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don’t want her looking too deeply into Hadley’s past or Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her…


“Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that’s more fun than a barrel of beignets.”

Publishers Weekly

“With more twists and turns for Sookie, including complications in her unconventional love life, this sixth book in Harris’s 'Southern Vampire' series offers a grand blend of mystery-cum-fantasy with dollops of romance and humor.”

Library Journal

“Life is never easy for Sookie, which is bad for her but great for readers [...] Sookie is a richly drawn and complex character, and rooting for her is a joy. Harris makes combining suspense, the paranormal and romance look easy.”

RT Book Reviews

“[DEFINITELY DEAD] finds Harris at the top of her game—she’s one of the rare authors who understands the close relationship between humor and horror, and one of the even rarer writers who can effectively exploit it [...] Harris’ heroine easily captures both the hearts and minds of her audience.”

Mystery Scene

“The plot line is a bit more complex then most, interweaving a number of threads containing a wide variety of characters. And while there is plenty of action, and adventure, Sookie is never going to be a stereotypical action heroine.”

“This series has deservedly become immensely popular amongst supernatural romance fans.”

SFRevu (UK)

“Harris ties together murder mystery, horror and fantasy genres with a beguiling blend of wit and humor that make for a rapid paced romp in this sixth installment of the “Stackhouse” series. This will leave readers wondering how long they have to wait before the next Stackhouse adventure.”

Monsters & Critics

“Harris expertly and deftly moves Sookie along life’s road […] It packs in heaps that would take other writers twice as long to get over. It also emotionally engages the reader with a heroine who isn’t a superwoman but has an edge over us mere mortals.”

SFcrowsnest (UK)

“I really wish I’d read all of the first five before I got my hands on DEFINITELY DEAD. Now I’ll have to hunt them down and start from the beginning.”

“Darker, but just as much fun, is Charlaine Harris’ series of novels about Sookie Stackhouse. Wildly popular. It’s impossible not to love the wry, sexy, often earnest, ordinary-if-it-wasn’t-for-the-whole-mind-reading-thing Sookie, surely one of the most winning heroines to guide us through the dark side in a long time. Maybe ever.”

“These books are always fun. Vampires seem more human in Ms. Harris’ books, without losing their otherworldliness. If you have missed this series until now, go back to Book One and treat yourself to them all. I’d love to sit down with Charlaine Harris and Tanya Huff, and listen to them riff about the supernatural. Harris writes woo-woo and mystery with the best of them.”

“Charlaine Harris has created her own sub-genre with tongue in cheek (or should I say fang) humor that pops up the oddest times yet is used brilliantly as a tension reliever during the height of intense action scenes. Readers will thoroughly enjoy this special one of a kind series and after reading this book, will definitely want to obtain the backlist of books in this wonderful series.”

Harriet Klausner

Awards & Accolades


#8 New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)


#2 Locus Bestseller List


#3 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List


#4 Wall Street Journal Bestseller List


#7 Publishers Weekly Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)