Saturday, December 30, 2006

Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

As a person with few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley - a consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley's estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk.

Someone doesn't want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley's past - or for that matter, Hadley's possessions. And they're prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. But who? The range of suspects runs from the rogue weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to the vampire queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject - Sookie's first love, Bill.

Whoever it is, they're definitely dangerous - and Sookie's life is definitely on the line...

Read it, liked it. Will that do as a review?

This is the sixth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, after Dead as a Doornail and I liked that there seemed to be some closure on a couple of Sookie's relationships. It was getting a bit ridiculous that every paranormal bloke in town was hot for her, although I did find it interesting that this attraction was explained a little in this book.

I liked Quinn...a lot! And I liked the way that the relationship was building up between the two of them.

Once again Sookie was badly injured, but I suppose that it is to be expected really. She does get tied in with some seriously unpleasant business with the Queen of Louisiana that I am sure will be explored a bit more in future books.

Can't wait for the next Sookie book to come out in May I think! You can read the first chapter of All Together Dead here.

Rating 4/5 (Finished reading this book on 4 December 2006)


  1. Good morning, Marg. The Southern Vampire series is one of my favorites and I think the series gets better and better with each new book. :-) I am glad you enjoyed Dead as a Doornail. Great review!

  2. I love the Sookie Stackhouse books, but I've only read the 1st 4 so far. They're a lot of fun to read. :)



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