***Update: A new television series based on the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries developed for HBO by Andrew Bell, creator of the series Six Feet Under, will air on Sundays starting September 7, 2008. The name of the series is True Blood and stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse.
Please note correction above on the airing of True Blood
Lily Bard in Shakespeare Mysteries Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1)We meet Lily Bard, who, because of tragedy in her past, is very much a loner and has chosen to become a cleaning lady to minimize her need for human interaction. Because of her past, she has left her home town to live in Shakespeare, Arkansas, where no one knows her. She sees someone dumping large garbage bags in a park, and finds the body of her former landlord. Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 2)Lily and an aquaintance find a fitness enthusiast crushed to death by a weight-bearing bar. Shakespeare's Christmas (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 3) Lily returns home for her sister's wedding, and helps her PI love interest, Jack Leeds, solve a series of murders. Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard, Book 4) While on her way home from a cleaning job, Lily comes across the body of one of her employers, Deedra Deane, known by the Shakespeare township as a promiscuous woman. In solving the mystery of Deedra's death, Lily must face some of the trauma of her own past. Shakespeare's Counselor (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 5)Still plagued by nightmares from the violence of her past, Lily joins a support group. When one of the group is found in the group director's office, Lily, now a professional detective working with Jack Leeds works to find the perpetrator of the crime.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 1) Southern librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is a member of a hobbyist group which meets to discuss real murders. When one of their number is found dead, however, Aurora becomes determined to solve the mystery, assisted by true crime writer Robin Crusoe. A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 2) When Roe inherits a house and a fortune from Jane Engle, a member of the former Real Murders group, she finds the inheritance a little more than she expected. The house itself has been ransacked, and she finds a human skull concealed inside a window seat. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 3)Roe helps her realtor mother to show a house, but encounters a nasty surprise when a dead body is found inside. The Julius House (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 4)Roe's new husband, Martin, purchases the Julius House for her as a surprise, which once belonged to a couple who went missing--never to be found again--leaving their only daughter as a survivor. Aurora is determined to solve the mystery, but finds that old mysteries can make for present dangers. Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 5)The body of Detective Seargent Burns, who viewed with suspicion Aurora's involvement in the murder cases which she has helped to solve, is dropped onto Aurora's lawn. In investigating the crime, she comes up against her husband's questionable and mysterious past. A Fool and His Honey (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 6)Aurora and her husband are surprised by the arrival of Martin's niece, Regina, and Regina's new baby. When Roe and Martin come back to the house one day to find Regina's husband dead, the baby hidden under a bed, and Regina missing, they set out to find out what has happened. Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 7)A film crew shows up in town to shoot a movie based upon Aurora's first case (Real Murders), and Robin Crusoe is among the crew. When the actress slated to play Aurora in the film winds up dead, Roe and Robin set out to find the culprit. Poppy Done to Death (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 8)Aurora finds her stepbrother's wife, Poppy, murdered. When she investigates the crime, she learns a great deal about the extramarital affairs of both husband and wife.
The Grave Series Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1)Introducing Harper Connelly, the former victim of a lightning strike, who as a result is able to tell both where bodies are buried, the identity of the deceased, and the manner of death, though not the identity of the killer in the case of murder victims. She is joined by her stepbrother Tolliver Lang, who serves as her manager and support. Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly Mysteries) A professor at a college contracts with Harper and Tolliver to test Harper's abilities against a cemetry, the records of which have just been found after being missing for hundreds of years. An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mysteries, No. 3) Harper is called in to find the bodies of runaway boys thought to be the victims of a serial killer. After locating eight of the bodies, she is forced to stay in town to help the investigation, and becomes a target herself.
Non-Series Books Sweet and Deadly A woman returns to her home town six months after the death of her parents. Out target practicing one morning, she finds the body of the nurse who worked for her doctor father in an abandoned building. Originally published in 1981. A Secret Rage A serial rapist targets a small town, but the victims gather together to catch him before he strikes again. Originally published in 1984.