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Charlaine Harris has four running series: The Southern Vampire Series featuring Sookie Stackhouse, The Aurora Teagarden Mystery Series, the Shakespeare Mystery Series featuring Lily Bard, and the Grave Mystery Series featuring Harper Connelly. Thankfully, all of her mysteries are back in print thanks to the popularity of her vampire series.
SOOKIE STACKHOUSE SERIES. This is a lighter flavor of vampire--definitely not hard core violent, but not truly paranormal romance. Sookie is a telepath living in a world where Vampires have come "out of the closet" with the invention of synthetic blood. Includes: (1) Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1) (2) Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 2) (3) Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 3) (4) Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 4) the anthology Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (OOP, but available for Kindle) includes a short story with Sookie, the anthology Night's Edge: Dancers in the Dark\Her Best Enemy\Someone Else's Shadow (back in print!) a short story set in Sookie's world but doesn't feature her, the anthology Bite short story featuring Sookie (5) Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 5) (6) Definitely Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 6) (7) All Together Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 7) (8) From Dead to Worse (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 8) (9) Dead And Gone: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories) a collection of all the Sookie Stackhouse stories in one volume. (10) Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 10) The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) (11) Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 11) HBO has adapted the series for television called, True Blood: Season 1, which in turn was adapted into a comic/graphic novel: True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now AURORA TEAGARDEN SERIES. A series of Southern "cozy" mysteries set in a small town, reminiscent of Mrs. Fletcher from Murder She Wrote. Quick, enjoyable reading. The first few books are very simple, but the main character is endearing and the mysteries improve greatly. Thanks to the Sookie books popularity, this series is coming back into print! There are eight novels in this series so far: (1) Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 1) (2) A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 2) (3) Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 3) (4) The Julius House (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 4) (5) Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 5) (6) A Fool and His Honey (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, No. 6) (7) Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, No. 7) (8) Poppy Done to Death (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 8) LILY BARD SERIES. Southern mysteries with a darker edge. The main character is the survivor of a brutal attack. Five books so far: (1) Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1) (2) Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 2) (3) Shakespeare's Christmas (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 3) (4) Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard, Book 4) (5) Shakespeare's Counselor (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 5) HARPER CONNELLY SERIES. The main character has a special ability--she can locate dead bodies: (1) Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1) (2) Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 2) (3) An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mysteries, No. 3) (4) Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 4) STAND ALONEs Sweet and Deadly A Secret Rage Short Stories/Editor for the following anthologies: My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Many Bloody Returns Wolfsbane and Mistletoe Blood Lite: An Anthology of Humorous Horror Stories Presented by the Horror Writers Association Must Love Hellhounds Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side Home Improvement: Undead Edition Vampires: The Recent Undead
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