Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow, the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling, and Sam’s brother’s marriage is about to take place …or will it? The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods; now Sookie is about to come face-to-face with one of her more distant relatives …

Review –

 

My cold is still raging so this will be very brief.

 

This was #10 in the Sookie Stackhouse series and I loved it and look forward to number eleven. 

If you’re a fan of the HBO series TrueBlood  and haven’t read any of Charlaine Harris’s books in the Sookie Stackhouse series  you need to start – NOW.

 

 

Gone by Jonathan Kellerman

From Publishers Weekly

In bestseller Kellerman’s pulse-pounding 20th Alex Delaware novel (after 2005’s Rage), the Los Angeles psychologist looks into the murder of attractive 23-year-old Michaela Brand, an aspiring actress. Soon after Michaela and a fellow acting student, 24-year-old Dylan Meserve, achieve their 15 minutes of fame by staging their abduction, their hoax is exposed and Michaela turns up dead in circumstances reminiscent of her faked assault. Delaware joins forces with his sometimes official partner in crime, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and together they pursue an investigative trail littered with corpses leading to an unconventional acting school and the family of the eccentric woman who runs it. While the murderer’s identity may not be that surprising, the author’s ability to convey the unrelenting sadness of his characters’ lives and his deep psychological insights will satisfy those looking for more than mere thrills. (On sale Mar. 28)Correction:In the Q&A with Alice Quinn that ran in our Feb. 20 issue, the photo credit should have read Robert Falcetti.
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Review –
I have a horribly cold so this will be short and sweet.
 
I love the character of Alex Delaware and this is another great story of crime,twisted families,hope of fame and weird hobbies and I recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good crime mystery.