Dead Ever After(The End of the Sookie Stackhouse Series) by Charlaine Harris

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Release date: May 7, 2013 | Series: Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood (Book 13)
THE FINAL SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVEL
There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart….

Sookie Stackhouse  finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.
Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.
But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough…
Review –
This has always been a favorite series of mine and I hate to see it end but truthfully I think the author took the stories as far as they could go, so it is over and I applaud Ms Harris for ending the series on a good note and tying up a few loose ends.

Real Murders(Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris

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Release date: 2007 | Series: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (Book 1)
Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It’s a harmless pastime-until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal “copycat” killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims.

–This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

Review –
I have read all of the Sookie Stackhouse  books by Charlaine Harris but I had no idea that she had written another series, so when I heard of the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries I had to give them a try.
Real Murders is the first book in the series and I can tell that I will be reading the others in order very soon. It’s the kind of cozy mystery that you can read anytime and not have your brain hurt from trying to keep all the characters or events in order. It’s a simple pleasant read and I recommend this series if you want to spend a few hours relaxing with your feet up.

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris

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Publication Date: May 1, 2012 | Series: Sookie Stackhouse (Book 12)
It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart…
Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.
There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
Review –
I have read every book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and some have fallen flat for me but not this one.
I found it fast paced and hard to put down.  There was not as much action and violence as in some of the others (and sometimes  even violence, if overdone, becomes boring) but he characters dominated the storyline.  Though I am not a fan of the faerie side of Sookie, I can see how the author has tied things together a bit more in this book and I’m glad because I would like to see more of Bill(who does appear more in this installment) and less of Eric(Yes, I’m Team Bill) and more about Tara and her new family and how that will completely change the dynamic of her character.
I can’t wait til the next book.

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Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

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With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows…
 
 
 
 
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Loved it and can’t wait for the next one.  Too bad authors can’t be cloned and write twice as fast.  Oh well, it just makes for more enjoyment.
 

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.

 

 

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

From Booklist

The Louisiana town of Bon Temps—along with the rest of the world—is about to be rocked with some big supernatural news: like the vampires before them, the Were people—humans with the ability to change into animals—are about to reveal themselves to humanity. Psychic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse is apprehensive about the revelation, given the way some people in the small town revile anyone with extraordinary powers, including Sookie herself. While the initial announcement seems to go over smoothly with most people, tragedy strikes when Sookie’s brother Jason’s estranged wife, a werepanther, is found murdered and nailed up on a cross. Jason is the prime suspect, but Sookie has even bigger problems to deal with when she learns that a vicious fairy prince is determined to kill her. Darker and more ominous than earlier entries in the series, Harris’ latest raises the stakes (pun intended) for lovable heroine Sookie and comes up a winner. With HBO’s True Blood, a series based on Sookie’s adventures, renewed for a second season, expect demand for this latest gripping installment. –Kristine Huntley –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
 
 
 
Review-
With Dead in the Family  released now I re-read Dead and Gone  to reaquaint my mind with the storyline.  I must say I found it more “bloody” this time around.  I guess I didn’t notice it so much the first time which was over a years ago.  Also there seemed to be too much going on all the time and I felt some scenes should have had more background.  Other than that I loved it again.