Dead and Gone (#9)

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In the ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, the werewolves and shifters come out of the closet and throw the small town of Bon Temps into a tailspin…

Except for cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps—and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle…


“Fans should devour the ninth novel in Harris’ series like a ravenous vampire let loose in a blood bank.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“The appeal of Harris’ Southern vampire series both predates and transcends the current popular obsession with bloodsucking romance. Her story-telling is absorbing and addictive, her humor is brilliant, and her characters are as believable as vampires, werewolves, and telepaths can be.”

Colorado Springs Independent

“The ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is one of the best. Librarians, be warned: buy multiple copies.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“Darker and more ominous than earlier entries in the series, Harris’ latest raises the stakes (pun intended) for lovable heroine Sookie and comes up with 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.”


“Harris pulls out all the stops in this dramatic and downright scary story [...] darker in tone and content than most of her previous chapters. This is a seminal book in the series–and one that won’t soon be forgotten. It’s marvelously addictive, and you better hang on tight!”

RT Book Reviews

“One of the most thrilling volumes in the series so far.”


Awards & Accolades


#1 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List


Romantic Times Award Nominee: “Best Urban Fantasy”