Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. Her books have sold over 37 million copies worldwide, been translated into over 35 different languages, and has achieved the rate feat of having three separate series adapted for television: HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight Texas, and Aurora Teagarden on Hallmark’s Movies & Mysteries.

She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.

Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and the International Crime Writers Association. She is a past member of the boards of Sisters in Crime and MWA, and she has served as president of the MWA. She is also a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America, just to make sure she’s covered.

Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She is mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.

Find Harris on her website, or follow her on Twitter @RealCharlaine.

Bibliography

  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead Until Dark (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Living Dead in Dallas (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Club Dead (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead to the World (#4)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead as a Doornail (#5)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Definitely Dead (#6)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    All Together Dead (#7)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    From Dead to Worse (#8)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead and Gone (#9)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    A Touch of Dead
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead in the Family (#10)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead Reckoning (#11)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Deadlocked (#12)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead Ever After (#13)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
    Charlaine Harris
  • Gunnie Rose Series
    An Easy Death (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Gunnie Rose Series
    A Longer Fall (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • FORTH
    Gunnie Rose Series
    The Russian Cage (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    Real Murders (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    A Bone to Pick (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    The Julius House (#4)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    Dead Over Heels (#5)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    A Fool and his Honey (#6)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    Last Scene Alive (#7)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    Poppy Done to Death (#8)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    All the Little Liars (#9)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
    Sleep Like a Baby (#10)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Standalone
    A Secret Rage & Sweet and Deadly Omnibus
    Charlaine Harris
  • Standalone
    A Secret Rage
    Charlaine Harris
  • Standalone
    Sweet and Deadly
    Charlaine Harris
  • Collections
    Small Kingdoms and Other Stories
    Charlaine Harris
  • Anthologies
    Games Creatures Play
    Charlaine Harris
  • Anthologies
    An Apple for the Creature
    Charlaine Harris
  • Anthologies
    Home Improvement: Undead Edition
    Charlaine Harris
  • Anthologies
    Death’s Excellent Vacation
    Charlaine Harris
  • Anthologies
    Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
    Charlaine Harris
  • Anthologies
    Many Bloody Returns
    Charlaine Harris
  • Novellas
    Layla Steps Up
    Charlaine Harris
  • Novellas
    Dancers in the Dark & Layla Steps Up Omnibus
    Charlaine Harris
  • Novellas
    Dancers in the Dark
    Charlaine Harris
  • Midnight, Texas Series
    Midnight Crossroad (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Midnight, Texas Series
    Day Shift (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Midnight, Texas Series
    Night Shift (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Lily Bard Mysteries
    Shakespeare’s Landlord (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Lily Bard Mysteries
    Shakespeare’s Champion (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Lily Bard Mysteries
    Shakespeare’s Christmas (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Lily Bard Mysteries
    Shakespeare’s Trollop (#4)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Lily Bard Mysteries
    Shakespeare’s Counselor (#5)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Cemetery Girl Graphic Novels
    Pretenders (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Cemetery Girl Graphic Novels
    Inheritance (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Cemetery Girl Graphic Novels
    Haunted (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Harper Connelly Mysteries
    Grave Sight (#1)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Harper Connelly Mysteries
    Grave Surprise (#2)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Harper Connelly Mysteries
    An Ice Cold Grave (#3)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Harper Connelly Mysteries
    Grave Secret (#4)
    Charlaine Harris
  • Harper Connelly Mysteries
    Grave Sight: A Graphic Novel
    Charlaine Harris
  • Harper Connelly Mysteries
    Grave Surprise: A Graphic Novel
    Charlaine Harris
     

Reviews

Sookie Stackhouse Series

Dead Until Dark (#1)
“The goofy charm of Harris’ world, with its humor and occasional terror, is what makes DEAD UNTIL DARK so delightful.”

The Denver Post

“Fang-tastic — one to savour.”

The Sun (UK)

“An absorbing mix of romance, mystery and the supernatural. Harris weaves humor with an edginess that makes for taut reading. Best of all, she’s created an uniquely down-to-earth heroine in Sookie and an otherworldly charmer in Sookie’s beau, Bill. Perhaps you’ll never meet a more unlikely couple, but you won’t forget them either!”

RT Book Reviews

“This book’s intelligent mixture of painful, pleasurable, serious, skeptical and unexpected moments in a relationship where neither hero nor heroine can merge with the local norm, recalls the best kinds of magical realism. And it’s one of the best vampire novels I’ve read in quite a while.”

Locus

“Read more than a few pages and you’ll find yourself hooked. This is the best tongue-in-cheek vampire story I have ever read.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“Rural America finally has a vampire story to call its own […] Charlaine Harris delivers both horror and humor as seen from the unique perspective of rural America. You’ve got to love a book where a vampire addresses a Civil War society called the Descendants of the Glorious Dead.”

Tanya Huff, bestselling author of BLOOD PRICE

“Highly original, extraordinarily riveting, erotic and exotic. In DEAD UNTIL DARK, Charlaine Harris weaves storytelling magic in a tale of vampires and small town Louisiana.”

Lynn Hightower, Shamus Award-winning author of EYESHOT

Living Dead in Dallas (#2)
“Delightful. Harris playfully mixes several genres to make a new one that is her own bright creation.”

Denver Post

“Highly entertaining […] It’s great fun, a light-hearted small-town variation of the same sort of vampire thrills that make Laureel K. Hamilton’s ‘Anita Blake’ novels so popular.”

Locus

“One terrific read. Harris has created a charming and winning character in Sookie Stackhouse […] Wonderful characters, an inventive plot, and terrific situations. She has a real feel for the world she has created and allows the willing suspension of disbelief to do its job. Reminiscent of Laurell Hamilton and her Anita Blake series, it also reminds a reader of Tanya Huff’s work and has the same light touch. There is a joy and an innocence about the work that make it very appealing.”

Kliatt

“Harris certainly proves her creativity in a story with an excellent pretext.”

VOYA

“Harris has created an entertaining and inventive series of fantasy-horror thrillers that deserve to be read […] There’s plenty of intrigue in the well-handled plot.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“Harris brings off this blend of mystery and vampires better than most.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“You don’t want to miss a single paragraph of this 'Southern Vampire' series. It’s all delivered in well-written fast-paced Southern twang that will keep you turning the pages.”

Cemetery Dance

Club Dead (#3)
“With some droll touches–Elvis, now a vampire, is Sookie’s faithful guard–CLUB DEAD is ideal for readers who like their vampire fiction light, humorous, and fast-paced.”

Booklist

“New revelations about vampire politics, plenty of eccentric characters, and a daring rescue combine to provide plenty of fun.”

Locus

“These books are intended to be fun–and they are. Quite a lot of fun, in fact […] It’s just as lively and entertaining as the first two. If you’re looking for a fun supernatural romp across a Southern landscape, you won’t do much better than Harris’ books.”

News-Star

“The third adventure maintains the high standards of its predecessors.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“There’s plenty of action in this one, with fights, stakings, deaths and many ruined outfits. Kinda funny, kinda sexy, this book is for those who like their horror light.”

Fangoria

“Harris knows how to keep her plots bubbling along nicely, but also brings plenty of colour to her evocation of the Deep South, and keeps the supernatural side of the story on a believable level. The sexy, enjoyable relationships never overwhelm the story, and the whole mixture is helped by a main character who’s humane, flawed, and genuine fun to be around. [...] If you’re in the mood for some genuinely entertaining page-turners, with a dash of blood-red horror […] give Sookie Stackhouse a try. She’s slowly gathering a cult following, so be prepared to hear more of her…”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“Charlaine Harris blends elements from the horror, mystery and romance genres to create a novel that is refreshingly unique. CLUB DEAD is a real live treat.”

Harriet Klausner

Dead to the World (#4)
“[A] delightful series. [Harris] makes Sookie so real we can accept her world of vampires and mind reading as normal also.”

The Denver Post

“An increasingly riotous series […] Ms. Harris has never been in better form.”

The Dallas Morning News

“Gripping and spicy.”

Booklist

“Fans of Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake looking for a lighter version should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse. Consistent, well-built characters and a strong action-packed plot that will keep readers guessing to the end distinguish this frothy blend of romance, mystery and fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly

“Atmospheric and edgy [...] This steamy yarn is one fans of supernatural romance and Southern mysteries will also relish.”

RT Book Reviews

“Another fun installment in a consistently amusing mystery series.”

Locus

“Best in the series so far.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“I’m a fan! Whenever a new book in this terrific series arrives in bookstores, I’m the first in line to buy it [...] Harris writes with style, wit, and warmth.”

Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of THE WAITING GAME

Dead as a Doornail (#5)
“Harris does an admirable job of creating a heroine who’s not only interesting but completely believable in a world of the strange and the different. Natural and humorous dialogue and a nicely paced plot that doesn’t dwell so much on Sookie’s old boyfriends help make this entry the best yet in the series.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Harris’ southern vampire series remains one of the best of the breed, concocted out of just the right mixture of humor, intrigue, and excitement. Its latest entry does not disappoint.”

Booklist

“Plot twists and fascinating characters abound in this welcome addition to Harris’s Anthony Award-winning 'Southern Vampire' series.”

Library Journal

“Harris’ latest paranormal adventure is every bit as entertaining, suspenseful and romantic as previous installments. It’s an evocative blend of romance, suspense and alternate-Earth fantasy, with a stand-alone mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Sookie’s wry commentary and expert characterization make this one stand out from the crowd.”

RT Book Reviews

“Fun […] thoroughly engaging series.”

Locus

Definitely Dead (#6)
“Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that’s more fun than a barrel of beignets.”

Publishers Weekly

“With more twists and turns for Sookie, including complications in her unconventional love life, this sixth book in Harris’s 'Southern Vampire' series offers a grand blend of mystery-cum-fantasy with dollops of romance and humor.”

Library Journal

“Life is never easy for Sookie, which is bad for her but great for readers [...] Sookie is a richly drawn and complex character, and rooting for her is a joy. Harris makes combining suspense, the paranormal and romance look easy.”

RT Book Reviews

“[DEFINITELY DEAD] finds Harris at the top of her game—she’s one of the rare authors who understands the close relationship between humor and horror, and one of the even rarer writers who can effectively exploit it [...] Harris’ heroine easily captures both the hearts and minds of her audience.”

Mystery Scene

“Charlaine Harris has created her own sub-genre with tongue in cheek (or should I say fang) humor that pops up the oddest times yet is used brilliantly as a tension reliever during the height of intense action scenes. Readers will thoroughly enjoy this special one of a kind series and after reading this book, will definitely want to obtain the backlist of books in this wonderful series.”

Harriet Klausner

All Together Dead (#7)
“Harris juggles a large cast, including several romantic contenders for Sookie’s heart, with effortless exuberance […] Addictive.”

Publishers Weekly

“[T]he series remains thoroughly entertaining, with some unexpected horrors and surprises.”

Locus

“This book may be the best in the series so far […] Read it and enjoy the rollercoaster ride.”

Mystery News

“A must-read for those who like vampires and southern belles with brains and spunk.”

Green Man Review

From Dead to Worse (#8)
“The series continues to be inventive and funny with an engaging, smart and sexy heroine. There are are almost monthly variations of supernatural characters in our midst, and Harris is the gold standard of the genre.”

The Denver Post

“Harris outdoes herself [...] packing the story full of romantic tension and supernatural action.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Sookie fans will love this addition to the series.”

Library Journal

“The non-stop revelations, interspersed with plenty of action, should keep series fans enthralled.”

Locus

Dead and Gone (#9)
“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.”

Booklist

“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.”

Locus

A Touch of Dead
“A lipsmacking dessert once you’ve devoured all the other Sookie books […] Fun, funky and interesting — the perfect stocking-filler.”

SFRevu

Dead in the Family (#10)
“Lively and funny, DEAD IN THE FAMILY has genuine heart.”

The Los Angeles Times

“Hits a new level of excellence!”

RT Book Reviews

“One of the reasons Charlaine Harris has been able to maintain the series so successfully is that she varies her pace between the novels, rather than bring on successively more massive (and ultimately more ridiculous) enemies and events. Fans who love the series because of the characters will welcome the chance to see Sookie and co in a less action packed story.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“Sookie moves through all the crazy stuff with trademark wit and her late grandmother’s wisdom and charm.”

The West Australian

Dead Reckoning (#11)
“Charlaine Harris is a master of storytelling with this crafty and wildly popular series.”

Portland Book Review

“[The series] has always drawn fans across genres, and this fastpaced and fun entry will be no exception. […] Sookie mania shows no sign of abating any time soon, and with nicely timed released dates for the latest book and the new season of the TV series, the feeding frenzy is sure to continue.”

Booklist

“Solid [11]th installment […] Harris throws in the usual vampire fight-to-the-death, introduces a new supernatural creature and, most importantly, lays the groundwork for future plot twists.”

Publishers Weekly

“Multitalented Harris wraps up some previous plot threads and lawys out clues to the series’ next intriguing direction. Things are never dull in Bon Temps!”

RT Book Reviews

“This remains one of my favorite urban fantasy series.”

Locus

“Charlaine Harris is a phenomenon. She layers plotlines brilliantly, delivering convincing emotional storylines as well as plenty of action.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
“Features a story that adds dimension to Harris’ wider fictional world while remaining squarely focused on two of her longer-running characters, and it serves as a nice spotlight for Sam and his family.”

Kirkus

“Consider the COMPANION a fun addition to your Sookie library.”

Tor.com

“Harris has whipped up a companion piece spiced nicely for a variety of palates, sprinkled deliciously with her trademark humor.”

Scene

“A lot of fun […] As these sort of books go, this is one of the best. There’s enough of the new and the unusual to make it a book that fans with knowledge will keep dipping into, but also might tempt those who have heard of the books/TV programme and have yet to take the next step.”

SFFWorld

#2 New York Times Bestseller

Deadlocked (#12)
“As loyalties realign and betrayals are unmasked, Harris ably sets the stage for the ensemble’s last hurrah.”

Publishers Weekly

“Harris has taken both Sookie and readers on an unforgettable ride with biting humor, treachery and blood-soaked violence. DEADLOCKED features all the elements that have made this series such a pleasure. Get ready to roll!”

RT Book Reviews

“Sookie Stackhouse has come full circle […] Fans of the series will definitely enjoy this volume.”

SFRevu

Dead Ever After (#13)
“Harris’ fans will be gratified to learn that Dead Ever After does not hold any unpleasant surprises […] And here, she’s saved the best until last.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“Dead Ever After wraps up Sookie’s journey in a highly satisfying fashion […] Consider this an endorsement of the whole series.”

Salon

“The absolutely perfect way to conclude the series [which] almost single-handedly changed the genre fiction landscape.”

Barnes & Noble's Book Blog

“The superbly talented Harris closes out her story in a spine-tingling manner that also brings back many familiar characters for a final bow [...] Thank you, Ms. Harris, for a wild and wonderful ride!”

RT Book Reviews

Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse
“Unseen adventures that give Sookie’s world a little more complexity and depth […] They’re entertaining and sometimes revelatory. In some ways, this feels like a farewell tour of the series, involving a jam session with top-notch musicians.”

Publishers Weekly

“Wildly entertaining […] Fifteen stories, cleverly and humorously written, shed light on several secondary characters who are as diverse as can be, from witches to werewolves, to Sookie’s own grandmother. Crisp storytelling, sharp dialogue and great pacing are the highlights of what, for Sookie fans, will be an anthology to die for.”

RT Book Reviews

“This new compilation with stories featuring Sookie’s world is a must-read […] The stories are a proper addition to Sookie’s world of make believe as her character is always standing in the background, always on the fringe of each and every story as it’s told. A great mix of funny and dark, this anthology will have readers and fans beyond excited.”

Suspense Magazine

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
“If you are unaware of Harris’ supernatural novels and like the idea of vampires and werewolves living amongst us, this is a good place to begin.”

SFcrowsnest

“[Y]ou’ll find the same solid storytelling you’ve come to expect from Harris [...] You can binge-read the volume, but it’s better to savor one story at a time. Recommended for fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, as well as serving as an introduction to new readers who might want to sample Harris’ writing before committing to whole novels.”

Galaxy’s Edge

Gunnie Rose Series

An Easy Death (#1)
“In this fast-paced thriller fueled by magic and gunslinging, no one can be trusted. Harris’s vividly detailed story will leave readers enthralled with the fascinating setting and a heroine who’s sure to be a new fan favorite.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Harris […] populates her gritty, immersive new world with genuinely interesting characters, and chilling moments of horror—of both the human and supernatural kind—punctuate this relentlessly paced road trip. A refreshing and cinematic, weird Western starring a sharp-as-nails, can-do heroine. Harris’ many fans will surely follow Gunnie Rose anywhere.”

Kirkus

“Harris has a remarkable talent for world building […] In all, this looks like another winning series from a sure-bet author.”

Booklist

“It’s a thrill ride through a world transformed by magic and altered politics, with an excellent kick-ass guide in Gunnie Rose, making this a strong start to a new series.”

Locus

“AN EASY DEATH offers up a world worth exploring and a character you’ll want to explore it with.”

Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“When a master of her craft offers to tell you a story, let her. The results are dazzling.”

Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series.

“Immersive, involving, suspenseful, and intriguing, with a main character you’ll love.”

Lee Child, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels

“A gripping, twisty-turny, thrill ride of a read.”

Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her

A Longer Fall (#2)
“[A] shoot’em-up, rollicking ride.”

Kirkus

“Everything a reader wants or can expect is here. Mystery, magic, romance, adventure, action, and best of all, a fascinatingly imagined alternate America peopled with intriguing characters.”

Writing Pages

“Harris’ imagination is on high alert as she takes chances with A LONGER FALL and her characters.”

Sun Sentinel

“Left me wanting more”

Locus

The Russian Cage (#3)
"An entertaining addition to a consistently fun series."

Kirkus

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

Real Murders (#1)
“Clever pacing along with ample red herrings and judiciously placed clues keep the story moving briskly. Let’s hope for another fast-paced mystery featuring Aurora and her friends.”

School Library Journal

“Harris has a knack for writing a compelling mystery […] Written in a snappy, gripping and humour-filled style, REAL MURDERS is a real page turner and the most addicted we’ve been to a book in ages.”

Entertainment Focus

“Harris’ story alternately charms and chills, a difficult combination she manages with aplomb and brilliance.”

Carolyn G. Hart, winner of the Agatha Award for Best Novel

“REAL MURDERS has one of the most original premises I’ve ever come across in a mystery, and the whole book is great, bloody fun.”

Barbara Paul, author of the Marian Larch mysteries

A Bone to Pick (#2)
“Some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murderer’s identity […] supported by an appealing cast of Southern gothic characters.”

Publishers Weekly

“An enjoyable and intriguing cozy. Aurora is a delightful, realistic and funny character [and] the pacing is comfortable; it never races forward, but it never feels too slow either.”

RT Book Reviews

“A BONE TO PICK is just as good as, if not even better than, REAL MURDERS. By the end of the book you really feel that you’re ensconced in Aurora Teagarden’s world and what a quirky, murder-filled world she lives in. The unlikely heroine is a great character and we’re already chomping at the bit to continue on with the next book in the series. If you like your mysteries tightly woven and surprising then we can’t recommend the Aurora Teagarden series highly enough.”

Entertainment Focus

“Fabulous […] Harris’ unique writing style steers the story along at a fast rate, and there’s plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.”

Marianne Delcourt, author of the Tara Sharp novels

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (#3)
“Nicely done Southern small-town ambiance, a torrid affair sensitively handled, and breezy, unpretentious style.”

Kirkus

“Clearly focused plot, animated description of character and real estate, and sparkling prose commend this breath of fresh air to all collections.”

Library Journal

“Aurora has time to sleuth to her heart’s content in this high-spirited Southern cozy.”

Publishers Weekly

“THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE is another fine installment in the fantastic Aurora Teagarden series [and] a testament to what a skilled mystery writer Harris is. Weaving an intricate plot once again, and further expanding the always colourful world of Roe, Harris has crafted another winning mystery that is completely addictive.”

Entertainment Focus

The Julius House (#4)
“A witches’ brew of decorous old bones, whiffs of international intrigue and helpful wedding tips, interspersed with nightly bouts of tasteful, enthusiastic offscreen coupling. Hands down Roe’s most bizarre adventure to date.”

Kirkus

“The best of the series to date. The author’s brisk, upbeat style keeps tension simmering under the everyday surface.”

Publishers Weekly

“THE JULIUS HOUSE is a different installment in the Aurora Teagarden series in terms of tone but it’s definitely just as gripping […] Mixing drama, mystery and a little bit of horror, THE JULIUS HOUSE is a frighteningly good read that will hook you in and refuse to let you go until you turn the final pages.”

Entertainment Focus

Dead Over Heels (#5)
“Harris’ gossipy, just-between-us-girls style is as ingratiating as ever.”

Kirkus

“Infectious prose, engaging characters, crafty plotting; recommended.”

Library Journal

“A delightful book […] a thrilling and colorful American cozy. Charming secondary characters and homely sub-plots abound, making this and the preceding mysteries worth reading.”

The Midwest Book Review

“A rollicking whodunit.”

Buffalo News

A Fool and his Honey (#6)
“Gossipy, blithe, often funny — with a windup that’s fierce, shocking and poignant. A winner for Harris this time out.”

Kirkus, starred review

“Live-wire actions, small-town antics, unexpected plot ramifications, and a humorous tone make for fine reading. For all collections.”

Library Journal

“A gripping tale […] Harris mixes elements of a cozy and her darker themes with skill and panache.”

Publishers Weekly

Last Scene Alive (#7)
“Frothy and fastpaced with a wealth of witty descriptions.”

Publishers Weekly

“A delightful series.”

Library Journal

“The story line is fast-paced, well plotted, and exciting with enough twists and turns to keep readers on full alert.”

Midwest Book Review

Poppy Done to Death (#8)
“Well-established characters, family concerns, wry humor, and small-town busybodies solidify the plot of this delightful cozy. Essential for most collections.”

Library Journal

“Entertaining fare.”

Booklist

“Tightly written and gloriously twisted, the mystery delights and confounds with each added layer. Harris’ attention to detail and lively prose are thoroughly engaging.”

RT Book Reviews

“A lot of action in this delightful cozy […] POPPY DONE TO DEATH is a terrific cozy, one readers will want to put on their keeper shelves.”

Midwest Book Review

All the Little Liars (#9)
“The energetic, highly entertaining novel is like seeing a dear friend and picking up the relationship.”

The Daily Mail

“Harris weaves a complex tale of difficult family dynamics that highlights the horrors of being a teenager. Aurora, a smart and witty protagonist, possesses all the Southern charm necessary to carry this entertaining series.”

Publishers Weekly

“As she does so well, Harris deftly explores the human dynamics of a small town [...] Fans will be delighted to have intrepid Roe back on the case once again!”

RT Book Reviews

Sleep Like a Baby (#10)
“Harris smoothly weaves together several seemingly unrelated threads to create a richly layered tale of how the bad choices people make in life can come back to haunt them.”

Publishers Weekly

“This is Charlaine Harris, who is the equal of the legendary Shirley Jackson in conveying the sinister lurking beneath the everyday. Slyly, quietly, she keeps the suspense building.”

Booklist

“As always, Harris transports us not only into the summer heat of Georgia but plops us down in Roe and Robin’s living room in the middle of everything [...] Make room in the To Be Read Pile.”

Kings River Life Magazine

Standalone

A Secret Rage & Sweet and Deadly Omnibus
“Harris writes neatly and with assurance, and she avoids the goo that makes many equivalent books so sticky.”

The New York Times Book Review

“A first-rate mystery with [a] special character […] as convincing as it is surprising in its final resolution.”

Washington Post Book World

“Not many novels, and no mysteries, have shaken me as brutally as A SECRET RAGE […] Far more than the story of a crime, this is a scream of fury, of brutal humiliation […] It strips bare the latent rage concealed within the gentlest of exteriors.”

The Los Angeles Times

“A SECRET RAGE is a good mystery, well-written and compelling. I stayed up until 4:30 one morning in order to finish it […] But more than this, the book is a powerful study of rape and its consequences […] I don’t want to give anything away by describing the climax and ending of this book, but it is certainly a powerful vision of women fighting together against a common enemy.”

The Boston Globe

“Packs a perennial punch. It offers a rarity in popular fiction: an unromanticized portrait of a Southern Girl.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

A Secret Rage
“Not many novels, and no mysteries, have shaken me as brutally as A SECRET RAGE […] Far more than the story of a crime, this is a scream of fury, of brutal humiliation […] It strips bare the latent rage concealed within the gentlest of exteriors.”

The Los Angeles Times

“A SECRET RAGE is a good mystery, well-written and compelling. I stayed up until 4:30 one morning in order to finish it […] But more than this, the book is a powerful study of rape and its consequences […] I don’t want to give anything away by describing the climax and ending of this book, but it is certainly a powerful vision of women fighting together against a common enemy.”

The Boston Globe

“Harris’ prime purpose [is] in exploring the relationship of women to men and women to each other when sexual violence turns their lives upside down. This is not to say she has neglected suspense. There’s plenty of it here but it is merely one element in a multi-layered, skillful and provocative novel.”

San Diego Union

“Extraordinary. Powerful.”

Library Journal

“Critics will undoubtedly echo the raves they heaped on Harris’ first novel, to describe this newest, a thriller built on a vital issue […] The riveting story fits an introductory note from Robert Frost’s poem: Someone had better be prepared for rage.”

Publishers Weekly

Sweet and Deadly
“Harris writes neatly and with assurance, and she avoids the goo that makes many equivalent books so sticky.”

The New York Times Book Review

“A first-rate mystery with [a] special character […] as convincing as it is surprising in its final resolution.”

Washington Post Book World

“Packs a perennial punch. It offers a rarity in popular fiction: an unromanticized portrait of a Southern Girl.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“Engaging. Harris’ style has a charm and ease that remind one of Anne Tyler […] Original and surprising. Traces of Gothic romance add to the book’s unusual flavor.”

The Christian Science Monitor

“SWEET AND DEADLY is billed as a Southern mystery, and it does have that slow, sittin-in-the-shade quality as it lazily rolls along toward a shocker ending.”

Des Moines Register

“Introducing an author of rare talents […] Harris artfully keeps the mask on the killer until the stunning conclusion.”

Publishers Weekly

Collections

Small Kingdoms and Other Stories
“Charlaine Harris displays her sly wit in SMALL KINGDOMS [...] Those who like violence conveyed with a light touch will be most satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly

“Compulsively readable [...] These are fine stories, their troubling aspects a central part of their quality.”

Booklist

“Collected together for the first time in SMALL KINGDOMS AND OTHER STORIES, “Small Kingdoms,” “Sarah Smiles,” “Small Chances,” and “Small Signs” are sure to delight fans of Charlaine Harris.”

Wicked Reads

Anthologies

Games Creatures Play
“I know many will love every single story in the book. So if a shock, a scare a little fright, something to get the pulse racing is what you enjoy […] well this is the anthology for you.”

Parmenion Books

“Its fun, has some cracking play on games and how the “creatures” unwind and all round gives the reader a short stories that they can dive into during journeys or lunch breaks to get away from the real world. As usual the talent within is top notch and when edited by two top notch names in the genre, all round gives it a seal of quality that you can’t ignore. Great stuff.”

Falcata Times

“Harris’s story is a Sookie Stackhouse tale, nestled closely into the True Blood universe and its existing characters and mythos. It works nicely as a stand alone, whilst enticing a captured reader deeper into the bigger picture.”

It Puts the Blog in the Basket

An Apple for the Creature
“Kelner and Harris have once again brought together a bevy of talented authors to explore 13 entertaining stories of education of the most unnatural kind.”

RT Book Reviews

“This is a fun book for the Halloween season filled with a lot of our favorites like Charlaine Harris, Amber Benson (Buffy fame), Illona Andrews, Rhys Bowen & many more! […] I love this book”

Kings River Life Magazine

“AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE is a great read. With such a vast array of authors from different genres, readers are sure to find at least one story that they can enjoy […] I only wish some of the stories were longer!”

Fresh Fiction

“School is back in session with this mostly delightful collection of tales […] AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE is a great fall read.”

San Francisco Book Review

“While most anthologies tend to have a few strong stories sprinkled amongst an assortment of weaker offerings. This is an exception because nearly all are fresh, inventive and downright entertaining with several including nice comeuppances or clever tweaks that are good fun. Short stories are too often overlooked and that is a shame because as this collection shows, they can be delightful treats.”

Monsters And Critics

Home Improvement: Undead Edition
“14 authors hit the nail on the head with these truly DIY nightmares. With literal skeletons in the closet or portals in the attic, the stories range from the chilling to the offbeat.”

RT Book Reviews

“A consistently entertaining selection of stories with some nice variety.”

Locus

“This collection is a treat. The stories are strong and most reward the readers with a pleasing plot twist.”

Monsters and Critics

“A good, strong mix of stories […] you’re sure to find more than one that will make the book worthwhile.”

SFRevu

“Definitely one of the most fun books you will read this summer.”

San Francisco Book Review

Death’s Excellent Vacation
“Readers will find this collection a great sampler for discovering authors they’ll want to follow.”

Publishers Weekly

“An interesting collection [and] a quick read […] Rabid True Blood and Night Huntress fans will likely drive circulation of this new title.”

VOYA

“An excellent way to spend your time at the beach. Satisfaction is guaranteed in 13 fantastical stories by some of the genre’s most talented and inventive writers.”

RT Book Reviews

“A rare mix of both fun and exciting, and comical and serious stories […] No two stories are alike, and there’s a story for just about every reader.”

Speculative Book Review

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
“The expertise of 15 wolfishly inspired authors is dished up into a combination of stories that run the gamut from funny to downright creepy. There’s a little something for every taste — literally!”

RT Book Reviews

“I didn’t think they could top MANY BLOODY RETURNS, but WOLFSBANE just might have raised the bar […] an excellent volume, not a bad story in the bunch.”

SFRevu

“Fifteen exceptional authors are brought together to make WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE a captivating collection. From stories of urban fantasy to those edged in horror, this anthology offers a fun and sometimes gory variety. Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner, WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE offers up the Christmas spirit in a wonderfully wicked way. Each story is written as a stand-alone, but among them readers will find entertaining additions to some of the most followed series.”

Darque Reviews

Many Bloody Returns
“This […] anthology of 13 new vampire stories proves that heavy-weight contributors can give some substance.”

Publishers Weekly

“13 talented writers have found clever ways to intertwine two seemingly disparate themes. Some stories are better than others, but all are entertaining and worth reading. This excellent collection will appeal to the growing legion of paranormal fans.”

Library Journal

“Experienced genre hands ensure the high quality of 13 stories about birthdays and vampires.”

Booklist

“[An] amusing original anthology. For fans of the series represented here, this is an entertaining birthday party well worth checking out.”

Locus

Novellas

Dancers in the Dark & Layla Steps Up Omnibus
“With these two thrilling novellas, Harris offers fans a fun, dance-filled return to the world of her Sookie Stackhouse series.”

Publishers Weekly

Midnight, Texas Series

Midnight Crossroad (#1)
“If you’re looking for a light and fun read with a bit of paranormal mystery thrown in, you’re looking in the right place. MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD has a little bit of everything – murder, mayhem, vampires, psychics, witches and who knows what else. Wrapped up neatly with a healthy dose of Ms. Harris’ southern charm and sharp wit, it’s a package worth opening and devouring immediately.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“Charlaine Harris is back, casting her comfortingly familiar folksy-freaky spell.”

Seattle Times

“An excellent new trilogy that captures the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and takes it to another level. No matter how unlikely or fantastic an element she might introduce into her pages it’s always down-home and believable. She’s the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed.”

Houston Chronicle

“I’m always thrilled when a favorite author, especially one with a great track record, starts a new series, so I’ve been anticipating Charlaine Harris’ next journey for a while […] I hope the Midnight series extends for more than three books.”

Kirkus

“As intimate and deep as the Stackhouse novels, but with a lighter load of gore and death, Harris’s latest displays her skills at interweaving the lives of her characters. Recommended for those who prefer a mystery that perhaps calls for accepting the unbelievable and fantastical.”

Library Journal

“Although it’s much lighter on the paranormal elements than Harris’ usual fare, this should still make the holds lists of readers who miss Sookie and company.”

Booklist

“This is a solid entry in Harris’s catalogue and will do very well with her fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“An unusual and highly entertaining new series […] Harris has delivered a supernatural mystery with a decidedly creepy edge.”

RT Book Reviews

Day Shift (#2)
“A fun and engaging paranormal mystery romp.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“Sookie Stackhouse is nowhere to be found in the pages of Charlaine Harris’ DAY SHIFT but everything that made [True Blood] ground-breaking remains intact and then some […] DAY SHIFT is wondrously gothic, exchanging a clever, dark elegance for Sookie’s more blood-soaked adventures. A tour de force of both form and function.”

Providence Journal

“Outsiders swarm the sleepy streets of Midnight, Tex., as supernatural superstar Harris returns with another practiced out-of-the-ordinary mystery […] Harris continues to open up her setting, layering in more secrets as well as revealing some answers, and, in a nod to her fans, dropping the S-bomb to link this series with her famous Southern Vampire Mysteries series.”

Publishers Weekly

“The reigning master of ‘rural fantasy’ returns to the tiny village of Midnight, Texas [...] with a new story of magic and mystery [...] Harris’s customary warmth and humor shines throughout.”

Locus

Night Shift (#3)
“Bestseller Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse books) brings a real sense of community to the characters she introduced in Midnight Crossroad and Day Shift, deepening the reader’s connection to an irresistible assortment of phone psychics and cowpunching vampires.”

Publishers Weekly

“Harris is truly a gifted storyteller who delivers unique and fascinating characters [...] Great as always!”

RT Book Reviews

Lily Bard Mysteries

Shakespeare’s Landlord (#1)
“Lily’s an ingratiating heroine, and the author’s easy style makes this one an engaging breeze.”

Kirkus

“Harris has created an intriguing new character in this solidly plotted story.”

Booklist

“Harris’ finely tuned, colorful and suspenseful tale, filled with vigorous and unique characters, will leave readers hoping it’s the start of a series.”

Publishers Weekly

“Charlaine Harris ventures into new, darker territory […] A memorable character, Lily brings new meaning to the term strong woman. She’s the equal of Kay Scarpetta, Kinsey Milhone and V. I. Warshawski even on a bad day.”

Library Journal

“Harris had done an incredible job launching her new character [...] A well-constructed psychological study that moves at a steady pace, SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD also takes a look at how society often views victims of violent crimes.”

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Gripping.”

Albuquerque Journal

“Harris has down pat the laid-back atmosphere, country friendliness and occasional sordid secrets of small-town South. SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD is a satisfying introduction to a fascinating, complex set of characters. Just keep ’em coming.”

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Shakespeare’s Champion (#2)
“As good and, in some ways, better than its predecessor, SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION embodies a first-rate mystery, but this time also includes a special relationship drama about two wounded soldiers who heal each other through their love for one another. Charlaine Harris’ newest entry deserves top ten consideration.”

Midwest Book Review

“Wheels within wheels in a suspense story packed with nasty characters, a few good guys, some graphic sex, and more exercise and karate lore than you ever wanted to know. Lily’s stubborn, moody, gutsy persona holds it all together, and most readers will be with her to the finish.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“Full of surprises, this second fast-paced and gripping Lily Bard adventure showcases the amateur sleuth’s strength, determination, and martial arts prowess […] An engaging puzzler that's propelled smoothly along by Lily’s easy no-frills narration.”

Publishers Weekly

“We love the heroine of this compelling mystery […] Lily is too cool.”

Seventeen

“Precise storytelling and original characterizations make SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION, Charlaine Harris’ second Lily Bard mystery, surpass last year’s debut.”

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Shakespeare’s Christmas (#3)
“Fresher, more unusual, than any other mystery I’ve read lately. This novel is the third in the series; the other two had better be waiting for me under the Christmas tree.”

Washington Post Sunday Book World

“A fascinating mystery […] Ms. Harris has written a wonderful novel that adds much to this top rate dark cozy series.”

Midwest Book Review

“Lily Bard is one of the best-drawn and most compelling characters in contemporary mystery fiction – complex, smart, streetwise, tough. Add tight plotting and a smooth style, and its no surprise that Harris has reached a new high. Don’t miss it.”

Booklist

“Harris tells a forceful story with a complex, flawed heroine. The denizens of Bartley form a memorable gallery of secondary characters. Harris’ blend of cozy style with more hard-boiled elements isn’t always smooth, but it’s interesting to see her working toward a deeper complexity.”

Publishers Weekly

“Rural flavor, small-town wedding activities, and the psychological remnants of Lily’s long-ago ordeal temper an increasingly involving plot. For fans of this series as well as of Harris’ Aurora Teagarden books.”

Library Journal

“Harris blends a noirish atmosphere with a traditional mystery. Rather than just another amateur sleuth mystery, Harris conjures a seamless story that delves below the surface of small-town life.”

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Shakespeare’s Trollop (#4)
“Lily is a terrific character with dark shadings and stark fears, but learning strength and cleaving to it. A supporting cast of quirky characters fully rendered in quick strokes will hold readers as surely as the complex resolution in this cozy on the bleeding edge of noir.”

Booklist

“A neat surprise ending will reward Lily’s ardent fans.”

Kirkus

“Her latest engaging outing […] Indeed, Lily has such an engaging voice, full of pain and redemption, that the collecting of clues and the unfolding of the crime take a back seat to her personal story.”

Publishers Weekly

“Solid entertainment.”

Library Journal

“Lily Bard is an intriguing character, and readers will enjoy her attempts to make sense of human nature in general, and men in particular.”

RT Book Reviews

“SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP is without a doubt one of the best books in the Lily Bard series. [...] A fantastic read.”

Entertainment Focus`

Shakespeare’s Counselor (#5)
“The best work in this fine series […] Strengthens a strong character and turns a wonderful series into a powerhouse.”

Midwest Book Review

“Solid, clever and quick.”

Library Journal

“Exceptionally well-plotted […] An extremely compelling read.”

RT Book Reviews

“The best book in the Lily Bard series.”

Entertainment Focus

Cemetery Girl Graphic Novels

Pretenders (#1)
“A suitably spooky start for the series.”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“CEMETERY GIRL has a power all of its own […] a horror tale with a nice dose of mystery thrown in [and] reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series with its dark imagery and frank depictions of ghosts and spirits. This is sure to be a hit with comic fans in the New Year.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Harris and Golden make this first installment a gripping one […] CEMETERY GIRL is a promising start to what looks like it could be a promising series.”

Graeme's SFF

Inheritance (#2)
“A thoroughly entertaining continuation of Calexa’s story — hopefully the next part will arrive soon!”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“[A] wholly original premise that makes the whole thing tick [...] truly fantastic.”

Upcoming4.Me Magazine

Haunted (#3)

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Harper Connelly Mysteries

Grave Sight (#1)
“Prolific author Harris debuts a series that just might surpass all her others in popularity […] A strong debut that will have readers dying for more.”

Booklist

“Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters.”

Publishers Weekly

“Leave it to the incredibly talented Harris to come up with another unique, troubled and utterly compelling heroine. The suspense is dark, and the paranormal elements creepy in this highly original tale that launches a new series. Paranormal mystery at its best!”

RT Book Reviews

“This new series seems more mainstream and considerably darker in tone than Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse vampire mysteries, but still has a folksy edge, a spooky but sweet amateur detective mystery full of interesting characters.”

Locus

“GRAVE SIGHT is an interesting blend of fantasy and crime [...] Harris has a gift for deft description, entertaining characters and interactions, and convincing plotting. I’m looking forward to more.”

Analog

Grave Surprise (#2)
“[Harris] has a great gift for getting inside her characters and making them achingly real to the reader. Particularly poignant is the unique relationship between Harper and Tolliver.”

The Denver Post

“It’s a rare thing to run across mysteries as quirky and improbable as the Harper Connelly series and enjoy the way the author takes the frankly implausible and makes it seem perfectly believable. Harper and Tolliver are so earnest, savvy and likeable, they don’t take themselves too seriously, that readers can sit back with confidence that in GRAVE SURPRISE they’re in for a fun ride through a guaranteed page-turner.”

The Advocate

“Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy Harper’s search for the truth and her changing relationship with Tolliver.”

Kirkus

“[A] winning second supernatural caper […] Peppered with the author’s trademark deadpan wit, this book should help make Harper and Tolliver as popular as Sookie Stackhouse.”

Publishers Weekly

“The supernatural elements are integrated believably into the plot in this engrossing mystery.”

Booklist

“Begins with a bang […] Harris does an amazing job laying out this intriguing mystery while exploring Harper’s varying beliefs and skepticisms. When it comes to serving up the supernatural, Harris is unmatched.”

RT Book Reviews

An Ice Cold Grave (#3)
“Harris’s greatest strength is creating realistic, fully-rounded characters with just a sentence or two […] Fans of paranormal mysteries will snap this book up.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“Exciting […] Harris dependably delivers fear with charming down-home finesse.”

Publishers Weekly

“Harris’ series makes the most of its unusual premise, using the paranormal elements to good effect. She has also created a winning heroine.”

Booklist

“In the third installment of Harris’ eerie and mesmerizing series, big changes are afoot for plucky psychic heroine Harper Connelly [...] What more could you ask for than a creepy mystery and a chilling drama?”

RT Book Reviews

“This is the third in the series, and it just keeps getting better and better.”

SFRevu

Grave Secret (#4)
“The evolving relationship between Harper and stepbrother Tolliver continues to be the heart of a series that often is about the darkness of souls. It’s riveting from beginning to end.”

RT Book Reviews

“A gripping mystery.”

Locus

“Harper is an intriguing heroine. There are no leather pants or guns in sight […] The only evil in this series is human, and it is, perhaps, easy to relate to Harper and her problems because of this. This book is particularly satisfying.”

Horrorscope (Australia)

“Harris continues to write a series that supercedes itself with each book.”

Crimespree Magazine

“It grabs your heart and doesn’t let go. I’d be surprised if anyone can read it without shedding a few tears.”

SFRevu

Grave Sight: A Graphic Novel
“The art in this book is well done […] Fans of Charlaine Harris will appreciate this three-part adaptation.”

Kirkus

“Flashes of brilliance. [Artists] Denis Medri and Paolo Francescutto do an excellent job capturing human emotion and expression.”

IGN.com

Grave Surprise: A Graphic Novel
“Charlaine Harris really knows her way around a story […] I found myself hanging onto every word as the mystery unraveled.”

Outright Geekery

“The characters are lovely, three-dimensional, fully developed people […] The artwork makes each character stand out as an individual. Even more interesting is how the art carries the subtext of the storyline [...] Here the two mesh to make the sum even more powerful.”

SFRevu

Awards & Accolades

Sookie Stackhouse Series

Dead Until Dark (#1)
USA

Winner 2002 Anthony Award

France

Winner Les Romantique's Award: “Best Heroine”

USA

SF Chronicle: “Best Horror Novel of the Year”

USA

Agatha Award Finalist

USA

Dilys Award Finalist

USA

Compton Crook Award Finalist

USA

#1 Independent Mystery Bookseller's Association Bestseller List for 2002

USA

Barnes & Noble: “Best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Last Decade”

Living Dead in Dallas (#2)
France

Winner Les Romantique's Award: “Best Heroine”

USA

#2 Amazon SF/F Bestseller List

USA

#8 Locus Bestseller List

USA

Winner Romantic Times Award: “Best Amateur Sleuth Award”

USA

Sapphire Award Finalist: “SF/F Romance”

USA

Pearl Award Finalist: “Paranormal Romance”

Club Dead (#3)
USA

#1 Independent Mystery Bookseller's Association Bestseller List (two months)

USA

#2 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#3 Barnes & Noble/Dalton SF Bestseller Lists

USA

#3 Borders/Walden SF Bestseller List

USA

#44 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List

USA

#82 USA Today Bestseller List

USA

Science Fiction Chronicle: “Best Horror Novel of the Year”

Dead to the World (#4)
USA

#22 New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on NYT Extended Bestseller List)

USA

#1 Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Bestseller List

USA

Winner 2004 Sapphire Award: “Best SF Romance”

USA

2004 Pearl Award Finalist

Dead as a Doornail (#5)
USA

#14 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

#7 Locus Paperback Bestseller List

USA

#10 Barnes & Noble Paperback Bestseller List

USA

2004 Pearl Award Finalist

Definitely Dead (#6)
USA

#8 New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)

USA

#2 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#3 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List

USA

#4 Wall Street Journal Bestseller List

USA

#7 Publishers Weekly Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)

All Together Dead (#7)
USA

#6 debut New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)

USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#5 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List

USA

#4 Borders Bestseller List

USA

Washington Post Bestseller

USA

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

USA

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

From Dead to Worse (#8)
USA

#1 New York Times Mass Market Paperback Bestseller List

USA

#6 debut New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

USA

2008 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards Finalist

USA

2008 Pearl Award Finalist

Dead and Gone (#9)
USA

#1 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

USA

Romantic Times Award Nominee: “Best Urban Fantasy”

A Touch of Dead
USA

#2 debut New York Times Bestseller List

USA

#2 Publishers Weekly Bestseller List

France

#2 Bestseller in France

United Kingdom

#18 Bookscan Hardcover Fiction chart

USA

All Other Major Bestseller Lists

Dead in the Family (#10)
USA

#1 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List for 2 weeks in a row

Australia

Topped all major bestseller lists in Australia

United Kingdom

#1 Sunday Times List in the UK

Germany

Der Spiegel Bestseller List

USA

Goodreads: 2010 “Best Paranormal Novel”

Dead Reckoning (#11)
USA

#1 New York Times Bestseller (#1 for 4 straight weeks)

United Kingdom

#1 Sunday Times Bestseller List

Australia

#1 Sydney Morning Herald Bestseller List

USA

2011 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist: “Best Novel” and “Best Paranormal”

Deadlocked (#12)
USA

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Dead Ever After (#13)
USA

#1 New York Times Bestseller List

Canada

#1 Toronto Star Bestseller List

USA

2013 Goodreads Choice Awards: “Paranormal Fantasy”

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

Real Murders (#1)
USA

1991 Agatha Award Finalist

A Fool and his Honey (#6)
USA

#32 New York Times Mass Market Fiction Bestseller List

All the Little Liars (#9)
USA

#19 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

#69 USA Today Bestseller List

Standalone

Collections

Anthologies

Death’s Excellent Vacation
USA

#8 New York Times Bestseller List

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
USA

#31 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

#10 Locus Bestseller List

USA

Finalist, Pearl Award for Best Paranormal Anthology

Many Bloody Returns
USA

#30 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller

USA

#29 New York Times Paperback Bestseller

Novellas

Midnight, Texas Series

Midnight Crossroad (#1)
USA

#12 debut New York Times Bestseller List

USA

Dolce & Gabbana's Swide Magazine: “Summer Reading List: Top Ten Fantasy”

Day Shift (#2)
USA

#15 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

USA

#20 New York Times Bestseller Paperback/eBook List

Night Shift (#3)
USA

#17 New York Times Bestseller List

Lily Bard Mysteries

Shakespeare’s Landlord (#1)
USA

Mostly Murder: “Year's Best”

Shakespeare’s Champion (#2)
USA

#8 MWA Bestseller List

USA

Mostly Murder: “Year's Best”

Cemetery Girl Graphic Novels

Pretenders (#1)
USA

#1 New York Times Graphic Novels List Bestseller

USA

British Fantasy Award Finalist: “Best Graphic Novel”

Harper Connelly Mysteries

Grave Sight (#1)
USA

#24 New York Times Bestseller List

USA

2006 Romantic Times Award Finalist: “Best Amateur Sleuth Mystery”

Grave Surprise (#2)
USA

#23 New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)

An Ice Cold Grave (#3)
USA

#25 New York Times Bestseller List (2 weeks at #25)

Grave Secret (#4)
USA

#9 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

USA

#23 New York Times Mass Market Paperback Bestseller List

USA

Romantic Times Award Nominee: “Best Amateur Sleuth Mystery“