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
    The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
    Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse Series
    Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse
    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

“Light-hearted and appealing, LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is a real charmer. The mystery is puzzling, and it’s easy to see why Sookie is so taken with undead Bill!”

Romantic Times

“A delightful mix of the supernatural, romance and mystery genres that create a new and unique work of fun reading.”

Midwest Book Review

“LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is a fast-paced read that hurtles through one hair-raising adventure after another.”

The Romance Reader

“LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS is […] an entertaining read. The book is fast-paced, and the story line is intriguing. Harris has given her readers a lively romp through a fantasy land that’s grounded in the real world.”

The News-Star

“Her writing style and gift for irony are a cut above most of those trying to find something original in vampire fiction.”

Rocky Mountain News

“Harris is having fun with a mix of horror and humor.”

The Poisoned Pen

“This book is hot! A rousing, hilarious, romantic read!”

Romantic Times Clubhouse

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)

“A third in the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris is as deliciously wonderful as the previous two. You don’t want to miss this winning series starting with DEAD UNTIL DARK.”

Mystery Scene

“Fast-paced, exciting narratives […] make the series an easy and pleasurable read.”

Total SciFi Online

“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

“Once again Harris has created both a witty and entertaining adventure to snare her readers with.”

SF Site

“Nifty […] As fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer know, a sense of humor helps when dealing with the supernatural.”

The Orlando Sentinel

“As with the other three books in the series, DEAD TO THE WORLD is great fun. It’s light and fast-paced — just action from start to finish. Harris strikes a style that’s much more fun than Anne Rice […] She tells the story with a down-home flavor that’s not often found in the horror or fantasy sections of the bookstore. If you haven’t checked out Harris’ Southern Vampire series yet, you should. It’s great fun.”

The News-Star

“The book is pure fun. Harris offers […] plenty of entertainment.”

Sunday Advocate

“With absolute assurance–and an audacious wink of her eye–Harris creates a world that is both a weird possibility and a wild ride […] Harris sends us careening on an outrageously goofy ride that she works awfully hard to help us enjoy. And enjoy it we do, because she cares so inordinately about making us believe in this “other-world” of her own ingenious creation.”

The Anniston Star

“An earthy, tough and irrepressible lead […] one of the most readable books you’ll ever pick up.”

January Magazine

“If you’ve been following this series, DEAD TO THE WORLD is another fun read. If not, and you find this sort of thing appetizing […] you’ve now got four books you can sink your teeth into.”

SFRevu

“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

“A very good mystery […] A very entertaining story. The previous four volumes in the series are all worth your time.”

Chronicle

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

“The plot line is a bit more complex then most, interweaving a number of threads containing a wide variety of characters. And while there is plenty of action, and adventure, Sookie is never going to be a stereotypical action heroine.”

SFRevu.com

“This series has deservedly become immensely popular amongst supernatural romance fans.”

SFRevu (UK)

“Harris ties together murder mystery, horror and fantasy genres with a beguiling blend of wit and humor that make for a rapid paced romp in this sixth installment of the “Stackhouse” series. This will leave readers wondering how long they have to wait before the next Stackhouse adventure.”

Monsters & Critics

“Harris expertly and deftly moves Sookie along life’s road […] It packs in heaps that would take other writers twice as long to get over. It also emotionally engages the reader with a heroine who isn’t a superwoman but has an edge over us mere mortals.”

SFcrowsnest (UK)

“I really wish I’d read all of the first five before I got my hands on DEFINITELY DEAD. Now I’ll have to hunt them down and start from the beginning.”

Reviewingtheevidence.com

“Darker, but just as much fun, is Charlaine Harris’ series of novels about Sookie Stackhouse. Wildly popular. It’s impossible not to love the wry, sexy, often earnest, ordinary-if-it-wasn’t-for-the-whole-mind-reading-thing Sookie, surely one of the most winning heroines to guide us through the dark side in a long time. Maybe ever.”

Bookpage.com

“These books are always fun. Vampires seem more human in Ms. Harris’ books, without losing their otherworldliness. If you have missed this series until now, go back to Book One and treat yourself to them all. I’d love to sit down with Charlaine Harris and Tanya Huff, and listen to them riff about the supernatural. Harris writes woo-woo and mystery with the best of them.”

Eternalnight.co.uk

“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

“[An] exciting new addition to the Southern Vampire series. The action is lively and the pace quick enough to keep the reader engaged to the last page. The climax […] Is satisfying. This is a great addition to one of the more entertaining series in the paranormal genre.”

Monsters & Critics

“Harris has marked off her own little plot of the literary landscape and the ground has so far proved consistently fertile. I think the reason I enjoy this series so much is that Harris manages to instill her stories with the same tension and complexity as the best of the Anita Blake novels without getting so caught up in the angst of conflicting desires and motivations. She has a lighter touch without being lightweight.”

Critical Mass

“We eagerly await the next volume of the saga. Another Sookie Stackhouse adventure is worth waiting for. If you haven’t read the Southern Vampire series yet, start with DEAD UNTIL DARK and enjoy it from the beginning.”

SFRevu

“Harris proves that it is indeed possible to keep a series entertaining indefinitely.”

Crimespree Magazine

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

Mystery News

“She keeps you amused and chilled and offers mysteries that keep the tension thrumming. And while Harris has more than a few serious thoughts on her mind, she’s loath to bash you over the head with them. ALL TOGETHER DEAD is a delightful kitchen sink novel that, while it lacks a kitchen sink, offers so much more.”

The Agony Column

“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

“More twists than a tornado […] enough to entertain any series fan.”

BookLoons

Dead and Gone (#9)
“The ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is one of the best. Librarians, be warned: buy multiple copies.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“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

“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

“Brilliant. These charismatic vamps put Edward Cullen to shame.”

M-Teen Magazine

“DEAD AND GONE takes a delightful step up from the last installment […] Harris is a master at taking several paranormal worlds and plunging them into our reality with humor.”

Tulsa World

“Harris’ best offering in a while […] takes the story back to its origins and settles in with lots of action and Southern charm.”

Sacramento Book Review

“Sookie must uncover the threats, beat back the danger and find love, perhaps in all the wrong places. Of course, that is why we come back to the series year after year: To root for Sookie. She’s the oddball who lurks in us all.”

Houston Chronicle

“Harris […] ratchets up both the Harlequin moments — and the blood content — for DEAD AND GONE, her ninth novel […] whether she can keep this up is hard to tell — but, in DEAD AND GONE, she holds it together and very well, thank you.”

Star-News (Wilmington, NC)

“Harris’ books address how different groups connect — or don’t — in an interesting way. And […] they’re consistently laugh-out-loud funny.”

New Orleans Times-Picayune

“The pace is cracking and Harris obviously knows her heroine well.”

South Coast Register (Australia)

“As always, Harris has given us another smooth, engrossing book that seems almost effortless. Harris is still the leader in the current wave of paranormal fantasy/horror writers.”

Critical Mass

“Ms. Harris packs this story with action, suspense, and the supernatural elements that play a leading role. A fabulous addition to the series […] fans of the series should thoroughly enjoy this new release and be eagerly awaiting the next exciting supernatural adventure.”

Darque Reviews

“DEAD AND GONE completely grabbed my attention and I’m loving the Sookie Stackhouse series even more. Fans of the sereis are going to love it and if you haven’t started it yet, then you really need to.”

Literary Escapism

“DEAD AND GONE is a great addition to the Sookie Stackhouse series and this installment of rural (rather than urban) fantasy is recommended reading for vampire, mystery, and fantasy fans alike.”

Love Vampires

“I’ve followed the series for years now and continue to love the series as much as I did in the beginning. Harris’ characters continue to be realistic in showing both their strengths and faults and Sookie consistently amazes me […] DEAD AND GONE is an engaging novel filled with lots of action; and even though I found it a bit darker than previous Sookie books, I have no doubt that longtime fans of the series will devour this book in no time at all.”

Paranormal Romance

“The story moves at a ripping pace, with the author skillfully building her plot brick by careful brick and everything coming together so well that I stayed up far past my bedtime finishing it.”

All About Romance

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

“Arkansas native Harris brings humor and a straightforward writing style to her unique twist on the paranormal romance genre, blending fantasy, science fiction and a healthy dash of sexual tension.”

Tulsa World

“For fans of Sookie Stackhouse, A TOUCH OF DEAD is the perfect companion.”

The Daily Iowan

“These are not new stories but they’re great fun all the same, especially with the nice introduction by Harris.”

Monsters and Critics

“Keeps the reader fully locked in the jaws of this highly addictive series […] a gripping read.”

Sci Fi Now

“A great rip-roaring read.”

ConNotations

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

“Harris remains my favorite.”

Critical Mass

“If you’re one of Charlaine Harris’ readers you will not be disappointed. Old friends abound, characters deepen, and you’ll hope the next book is not too far away.”

SFRevu

“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)

“I continue to enjoy Harris’ series, and look forward to each book to see what will happen to Sookie next. Here’s hoping there’s many more adventures for Sookie in the future.”

Parkerburg (WV) News and Sentinel

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

The West Australian

“It took two reads for me to reflect, analyze, and evaluate the book beyond an inchoate awe at what registered to me at the time as a perfectly rendered narrative. My second time through provided some necessary distance, but it did not dim my appreciation of DEAD IN THE FAMILY as one of the most powerful and thematically coherent novels in the series […] The genius of this book, in my opinion, is the way it so deftly ties together the sometimes seemingly disconnected pieces of earlier books.”

Dear Author

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)

“You won’t want to miss this installment.”

BookLoons

“Surprises, page-ripping action, and twists enough to leave fans anxiously awaiting more.”

Monsters & Critics

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

“For the Sookie Stackhouse series fan, this book is an absolute must.”

Parkersburg (WV) News & Sentinel

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

Tulsa (OK) World

“A must have for Harris readers. Plan to have fun whether you thumb through the pages or sit down for a long read.”

Bookloons

“A well put together package that will be enjoyed by Sookie fans of the literary and television variety.”

SciFi Bulletin (UK)

“A fun and interesting book […] gives fans of the series and tv show a look behind the curtain.”

Fresh Fiction

“Whether you are a long-time fan, new reader, or just curious about the series, the Sookie Stackhouse Companion is a fun and enjoyable way to spend an after-noon and learn what makes these novels so popular and unique.”

Romance Reviews Today

“If you praise yourself to be a Sookie Stackhouse fan then this book should already be devoured by you.”

Love Vampires

“If you can’t get enough of Sookie Stackhouse then this book will attract you […] plenty for the Sookie fans to get their teeth into.”

SFcrowsnest

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

“4 out of 5 stars. These books are always great for a fun, easy read.”

Grown in Southern Ground

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

“Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries offer a complex and believable universe and a modicum of down-home common sense […] Twilight fans may find Harris too prosaic, too sensible and ultimately too honest for their tastes. Harris fans will concur, happily.”

Brisbane Times

“I feel that with this book the series ultimately stayed true to its initial vision and focus […] DEAD EVER AFTER satisfied me intellectually and emotionally, to a surprisingly high degree.”

Dear Author

“The conclusion met with my expectations and I came away happy for her choice of partners […] Kudos for Harris for producing a successful series.”

The News Star

“Overall I really enjoyed this book […] I liked how things were wrapped up and nothing was left unanswered at the end.”

Book Nympho

“At the end of the day I loved the series. The fact that I am so passionate about this ending is a sign of how much it sucked me in. Well done Charlaine Harris. Well done.”

Finding Alisa

Harris did a brilliant job in wrapping up her Southern Vampire Mysteries series […] I thoroughly recommend this series to any vampire fan.”

The Flutterby Room

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

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

“Anyone who loves Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse characters will love these fantastic short stories […] Truly, reading this book brought some of these characters into a new light. Absolutely awesome book.”

Night Owl Reviews

“Many of these stories are outstanding—providing a new look at minor characters or adding depth to the backstories of major characters […] it’s a nice collection and a great premise.”

Fang-tastic Fiction

“DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN is the perfect book for anyone who loves the Sookie Stackhouse series. Edited by Charlaine Harris, the tales allow insight into what has been happening to characters from the series, either while the spotlight was on Sookie’s adventures or after the spotlight faded […] If you’re a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series and not quite ready to let the end be the end, DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN is a must-read.”

Dark Matter Zine

“If you’re a fan of Sookie or any of the other people in her universe, you might want to pick up this book. It’s a great extension to the series that extends their stories without messing around with any of the canon.”

Reading Through Life

”A celebration of the world loved by the writers, and their joy at stepping into Harris’ prodigious shoes is palpable […] If you’re looking to spend a few more hours in Sookie’s world, I think this is a great little collection.”

Liberty Falls Down

“What a delicious blend there is. Not only do we get to see the world through the eyes of some of the big players in Sookie Stackhouse’s world; Alcide, Eric Northman, Pam – but we get welcomed into the lives of the smaller players too – and this is where the magic occurs […] Each story is fantastically written as well as woven seductively around the other main characters in Bon Temps and Shreveport. Overall I am giving DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 5 out of 5 stars.”

Rachel Tsoumbakos, author of Emeline and the Mutants

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

“There’s lots of action in AN EASY DEATH, with guns blazing and magic slaying [...] I’ll definitely follow Gunnie Rose into Dixie in the sequel.”

Fantasy Literature

“Another great story from Charlaine with magical fun characters, an interesting premise and great storytelling. Gunnie is a character you root for and look forward to reading more adventures with.”

Red Carpet Crash

“In a genre dominated by rags-to-riches stories of world dominance and great evils vanquished and old magics mastered, there’s more than enough room for a good story of normal people, just trying to stay alive.”

BookPage

“This first installment is a well-paced adventure with plenty of action, mystery, and a bit of romance […] I look forward to the next in this intriguing new series.”

SciFiChick

“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)
"Mixing in tidbits of real history with her own fictitious saga, the imaginative Harris creates an absorbing modern fantasy steeped in thoughtful action in THE RUSSIAN CAGE."

Sun Sentinel

"An entertaining addition to a consistently fun series."

Kirkus

"Rarely a dull moment. Fans of Harris’s daring heroine will be pleased to accompany her on her latest adventure."

Publishers Weekly

"A fun adventure...a series worth reading."

Fantasy Literature

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

“An excellent story.”

The Chattanooga Times

“First in what I hope will be a long series of adventures starring Roe Teagarden.”

Pen & Dagger

“Teagarden is a quirky but likeable character. Enjoyable from beginning to end.”

Critical Mass

“REAL MURDERS is light and frothy […] Entertaining and unpretentious, Charlaine Harris’s first Aurora Teagarden mystery is a pleasant little diversion from everything else that is going on in the world.”

Bookloons

“This is a fun, quick read. I think one of Charlaine’s greatest talents as a writer is her ability to create a realistic cast of people and places, a great balance to the improbable events that happen […] With summer coming, this is a great beach book.”

Bea’s Book Nook

“A solid, intelligent read!”

Chick Loves Lit

“REAL MURDERS is an exciting who-done-it […] Aurora Teagarden is a special one of a kind heroine who amateur sleuth fans adore.”

The Best Reviews

“REAL MURDERS is a fast paced link between fiction and true crime. Aurora is a heroine more capable than even she knows […] This page turning novel kept me guessing who the killer was right up until the end. REAL MURDERS will keep even the most avid Mystery reader guessing.”

Cozy Book Reviews

“The book was a quick read, fast paced – the murders beginning within the first couple chapters, and unique […] it was a pleasant (in terms of gory details and chilling encounters) introduction into the realm of murder mysteries.”

Reading Runner Girl

“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

“With sharp details of characterization and a realistic small-town setting, REAL MURDERS is a suspenseful, entertaining mystery.”

Dick Langford

“With her customary Southern wit and intelligence, Charlaine Harris returns with a superb third novel. Readers (like me) who adored Harris’ first two novels will find REAL MURDERS well worth the wait. The first of a new series, REAL MURDERS offers a bright, funny, and appealing heroine, and a chilling, compulsively readable plot. A hearty “welcome back!” to Charlaine Harris.”

Dean James

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

“I enjoyed the character even more as the author reveals more details about her personality.”

Critical Mass

“It’s a very good cozy […] Roe Teagarden is a well-rounded character with dilemmas that are believable and interesting. The plot works and the setting works. A BONE TO PICK is a well-written cozy by a writer with lots of talent.”

Reviewing the Evidence

“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

“Recommended. A briskly paced, entertaining story with a bright heroine.”

Deadly Pleasures

“If you thought the world of real estate was cutthroat, wait till you read this! […] I think you’ll join me in liking Roe and in wanting to tell her to be careful – it’s murder out there!”

Meritorious Mysteries

“Quite good.”

Critical Mass

“THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE is an enjoyable story and it’s lovely to read a reissue of an old series.”

Reviewing the Evidence

“This is a good cozy series […] I enjoy this series, and they are entertaining to listen to. It’s definitely one I will continue.”

Confessions of a Bibliophile

“THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE was quite entertaining […] Charlaine Harris is a very talented author [and] she has a very smooth writing style that allows you to be amused and informed at the same time. The plot moves quickly and there are several subplots that keep the reader involved with the characters.”

All Readers Reviews

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

“Roe is so charming you will want to go back and read the first three in the series. I did.”

Mostly Murder

“If you like your mysteries with romance and Southern ambiance, you’ll like this one.”

Snoop Sisters Newsletter

“Fourth in this warm, endearing series […] Rose looks forward to investigating the mystery, decorating her new home, and enjoying married life. Then everything begins to unravel. Roe wonders about Martin’s secrets, distrusts the couple he installs in the garage apartment, and finds herself under siege, afraid she may share the fate of the Julius family.”

Grounds for Murder

“Refreshing […] Harris has a mastery of the difficult balance between lighthearted humor and serious concerns […] I, for one, can’t wait to see what Harris cooks up next.”

Arkansas Democrat & Gazette

“Told with a sense of humor and a light touch, this latest Aurora Teagarden mystery is quite a bit of fun.”

The Armchair Detective

“As with the her other books, Charlaine Harris offers the reader a host of interesting supporting characters, many amusing details about the mystery and a fun, fast read for those who enjoy this type of genre.”

All Readers Review

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

“You are in for a treat […] Harris is a first-rate writer, and the tongue-in-cheek humor, together with the heroine’s captivating personality, make these stories very, very enjoyable.”

Pen & Dagger

“Harris’ love of life, mysteries, most things Southern and the inevitable and saving humor found in everyday life and not so everyday events colors another welcome adventure in this delightful mystery series.”

Mostly Murder

“A good old down-home Southern style mystery.”

The Pilot

“A thrilling and colorful American cozy.”

Ed’s Internet Book Review

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

“An enjoyable read that gives us a chance to catch up with old friends. Ms. Harris skillfully captures small-town life, giving the story added realism.”

RT Book Reviews

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

“Harris, the über-prolific author of six other series, possesses stellar storytelling skills. Throughout the Aurora Teagarden books, she threads the needle between cozy and edgy, but in this fast-paced tale, she pushes it further toward the latter.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch

“You’ll be so entrenched that you’ll be shocked to find you’ve finished the book when you’ve only just started.”

Mad Book Love

“A good cozy mystery and a must-read for Aurora Teagarden fans.”

Criminal Element

“New readers will enjoy the novel as a standalone, but it’s even better if you have read the previous eight books so that you have full knowledge about the strange events and quirky characters from Roe’s past adventures.”

Fang-tastic Fiction

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

“After reading SLEEP LIKE A BABY, I have a renewed appreciation of the author’s writing skills, as well as a reminder of how much I enjoyed this series in the past. I am hoping the author treats us to more of Roe’s adventures in the future.”

Smitten by Books

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

“Powerful […] Without polemic, Harris gives us survivors, women who find a strength alone and together, to stop the violence and rebuild their lives. A SECRET RAGE is a very special, very real statement as well as an excellent novel of suspense.”

Wilson Library Journal

“Absorbing tension is maintained throughout leading up to a dramatic climax. Effective crime fiction with keen insight into the crime of rape from the victim’s vantage point.”

Booklist

“Treats of rape in a sensitive, deeply felt way, and offers fine suspense as well.”

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

“An exciting novel that you won’t want to put down until you’ve finished.”

Lexington Herald-Leader

“COMPELLING.”

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Gripping reading.”

Pen & Dagger

“The depiction of rape and its aftereffects rings with unmistakable authenticity, and the bones of great plotting and compelling character work, which she has honed to perfection in her recent novels, shine through in this engaging mystery. If Harris ever wanted to return to her roots, Nickie and friends could be the basis of a great Southern-set cozy series.”

RT Book Reviews

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

“A home run the first time out.”

Birmingham News

“As much novel as mystery as it explores the complex character and secrets of a small Southern town.”

Wichita Eagle-Beacon

“Charlaine Harris is a name to remember, not only because she has written an engrossing first novel about multiple murders but also because she has set that mystery in a small Southern town that Southern readers will find familiar and credible.”

Macon Telegraph and News

“SWEET AND DEADLY combines astute depiction of a Southern town with a crackling good mystery plot […] It has a little of everything: rich regional authenticity, good dialogue, interesting characters instead of stereotypes and taut suspense. Charlaine Harris has a great future as a writer.”

Savannah News-Press

“It grabbed me […\ as much a novel as a mystery. It is simply a well-written good read.”

Mystery News

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

“Delightful, entertaining and chilling stories.”

Fresh Fiction

“Entertaining and atmospheric, ranging from scary to whimsical.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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

“A fun quick read in which you can revisit favorite characters or find new authors.”

Night Owl Reviews

“If readers are in the mood for variety, then DEATH’S EXCELLENT VACATION is for them […] this anthology will keep readers entertained until the last page.”

Examiner.com

“A great book to bring along on your own vacation.”

Fantasy Literature

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

“I can easily recommend this to fans of the paranormal.”

BookSpot Central

“A wonderful anthology […] a good companion for Many Bloody Returns […] enjoy!”

Reviewing the Evidence

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

“Like visiting old friends. Each of the authors lend their unique perspectives ranging from humorous to melancholy, fiendish to hopeful making for a thoroughly enjoyable take on vampires and birthdays. Editors Toni L.P. Kelner and Charlaine Harris have done a fine job of cooking up a toothsome collection of birthday treats you will not want to miss.”

Monsters & Critics

“These inspired short stories will keep you enthralled.”

SFRevu

“A carefully crafted anthology that envelopes readers in the dark and often humorous world of the paranormal. A fabulously fun visit with the characters, both old and new, of some of the best paranormal fiction authors in print today.”

Darque Reviews

“Some of the best paranormal writers in the business, each featuring their superstar characters. If you are a fan of these authors, it is well worth the time. Such a long list of literary luminaries is hard to pass up and with a unique theme such as birthdays for the undead it makes for a fine read.”

Book Fetish

“An anthology no paranormal fan should miss. Each story is entertaining and engaging. I guarantee that this anthology is the perfect book to read.”

Romance Reviews Today

“A fabulous collection of short stories ranging from funny to heart-breaking. There’s something for everyone in MANY BLOODY RETURNS and you just might discover a new favorite vampire author.”

Vampire Genre

“If you are a fan of these authors, it is well worth the time. Such a long list of literary luminaries is hard to pass up and with a unique theme such as birthdays for the undead, it makes for a fine read. I do suggest reading them over a few days, or even weeks […] that’s a lot of birthday cake in one sitting!”

BookFetish.org

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

“Charlaine Harris is an icon. She’s found success writing mysteries, gothic horror, and paranormal fantasy. But it’s MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, out today, that may very well be her best–and most important–work to date […] This novel will not only appeal to genre fiction fans but mainstream fiction readers as well. The blend of fiction, mystery, and supernatural fantasy is subtle and seamless. And because of the ensemble cast, the storyline is equally appealing to both male and female readers. The potential audience for this novel is mind-boggling […] [It has] an unforgettable cast of characters […] [and] extraordinary world building. Harris is a master at this.”

B&N Book Blog

“A good start to what may turn out to be another outstanding series by Charlaine Harris.”

SFRevu

“A gently-paced mystery, with a supernatural slant, and populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters.”

Civilian Reader

“I enjoy this kind of story, a mystery/crime/thriller/urban fantasy novel, there is something for everyone here and enough loose ends to keep you intrigued to find out what could happen next. If you have read anything by Charlaine Harris I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Charlaine is a master of leaving us wanting more.”

True Blood Net

“A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story.”

SciFi Bulletin

“At its heart MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a murder mystery, but done in such a way that begs for more to be explored about the characters and setting. It’s a pleasurable and enjoyable read, with Harris’ prose making the experience easy and simple. As a newcomer to her work I can safely say I’ll be back for more, and to see just what else is in store for Midnight, Texas.”

SFFWorld

“Part Twin Peaks, part Twilight, Charlaine has her established following of readers and this will not disappoint, it may well expand her readership.”

Swide Magazine

“This book is a study in character. The slow unfolding of what secrets people choose to hide and what makes them tick is a journey I found vastly clever and interesting […] This is Charlaine Harris’ magic, her ability to create interesting characters that live in a slightly un-normal world.”

Kazoo Books

“Harris has created a cast and setting that is richer than the arid Texas soil. The inclusion of a mystery that starts simply and then winds out of control so that no one can be trusted makes this is a blast to read. Everyone is your friend in Midnight, but you don’t know everything about anyone. I can’t wait for Midnight to come again […] Overall Grade: A+.”

SciFiPulse

“It’s clear from the start that this is an author at the peak of their ability […] MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a warm, comforting and entertaining read written by a master story-teller.”

SF Book Review

“A promising start to a new series […] once you’ve entered, you’ll never leave.”

Sci Fi Now

“Interesting, fairly diverse cast of characters […] easy to get into, didn’t bog down much; sets the stage for what could be a fun to read trilogy.”

SF Signal

There is a nice blend of human, not-so-human and supernatural characters […] Friendships are subtle and believable, and stories gradually told, but there are still enough secrets and hidden back stories to keep me wanting more […] And the breadcrumbs for the sequel’s mystery have already been dropped.

Crime Review

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is fast-paced and fun despite a rather grisly discovery that forms the central mystery of the novel. All of Harris’ trademarks are present – charm and wit, pacy storytelling and likeable characters.”

We Love This Book

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a strong opener of the new series and often feels like a love letter from Charlaine to her faithful readers. This gentle mystery shows an author confident in her writing and perhaps heralds the arrival of the best stage of her work – one where she writes primarily because of the sheer love for writing. An excellent read.”

Upcoming4.me

“I can see why she has sold more than three million books so far. MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD feels like the beginning of another very successful series.”

Crime Fiction Lover

“It takes some real magic to weave a story like [this] […] Fans might be sad to say good-bye to Sookie, but they’ll be so intrigued by the denizens of Midnight they won’t have time to mourn.”

A Knife and A Quill

“An excellent start to what looks to be an intriguing and very entertaining series, MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a small-town American crime novel with a light brush of the supernatural. In a wonderful, captivating voice, Charlaine Harris introduces us to the town and its residents, and sets the scene for what is to follow. Deeply strange, but with enough outside influence to ground the story in reality, MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD feels, on the surface, like a light, jaunty read, but it grips like a thriller and unsettles like the finest horror novel.”

Reader Dad

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is an unforgettable kick-start to a fresh and very exciting new series. Harris is at her best writing small town mysteries and this one slides into that bracket nicely […] I think I’d rather like to stay a little while longer in the alluring Midnight – I can’t wait for my next visit!”

Fiction Fascination

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD did not disappoint […] If you enjoy mysterious character driven stories with a paranormal twist then this is for you.”

Novelicious

“There is something comforting about Charlaine Harris’s writing style and that bleeds through into her characters […] Harris succeeds in bringing her comforting style, her love of the supernatural together with her skills as a mystery writer to make a Midnight Crossroad into a pleasurable and enjoyable read […] I can’t honestly wait for my my next visit to Midnight.”

Gav Reads

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD has a writing style unlike anything I have ever read before […] This is a great start to a new series. It is full of unique characters; all with a story to tell. If you are looking for a book that is slightly different from the normal summer reads, then this is the book for you.”

Elder Park Reviews

“A great introduction to the town and its residents and a great story that kept me gripped until the very end.”

An Awful Lot of Reading

“I was blown away by MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD. It’s a wholly immersive, stunningly written adventure that I couldn’t put down. The characters are spot on and unforgettable, the plot is exciting.”

Writing from the Tub

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is another compelling book by Charlaine Harris. I love her storytelling style and the wonderful characters she creates […] [T]his might be a mystery at heart but there’s also a supernatural slant that we have come to expect and love from Harris’s work.”

Following the Nerd

“I can see many nights being lost to the wonder of Midnight.”

Backwards Compatible

“The book is entertaining and turns quite a serious subject matter into a light read with a supernatural touch […] the audiobook is worth listening to […] delightfully playful.”

Cult Hub

“Harris is back with a vengeance! […] This is a great read from Charlaine Harris and a fantastic start to a new series – don’t hesitate, jump in with both feet and let the storytelling begin.”

Tangled Web

“This is a really fun intriguing read, and sets the series up nicely […] I am eagerly anticipating the next one!”

Escapades of a Bookworm

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a fascinating novel with unusual characters. It’s a book that will challenge readers […] Charlaine Harris’ new book is a little bit mystery, a little bit horror novel, a little bit paranormal. And, it’s a terrific story.”

Lesa’s Book Critiques

“The characters are fascinating, the world she created is very intriguing and there is SO MUCH mystery […] so much, in fast, that you just HAVE to relocate from Bon Temps to Midnight, Texas.”

Portrait of a Woman

“A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story.”

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD reminded me why I fell in love with Charlaine Harris’s writing originally. As I read this novel, I felt the same connection I had when I read Dead Until Dark all those years ago […] Harris has a skill for portraying the small-town dynamic in a real, honest, and engaging way.”

Vampire Book Club

“Midnight is definitely a town with enough secrets and intriguing residents to fill a (long-awaited!) new series from Charlaine Harris […] ‘Midnight, Texas’ feels like a hark back to the cozy mysteries she excelled at writing early on […] A favourite book of 2014, for sure.”

Alpha Reader

“The book is a quick read and it’s fun, a page turner that you’ll romp through in no time.”

Jan Edwards

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

“Superstar Harris is back with the second installment of her fresh new series that explores the mysteries of Midnight, Texas. Harris excels at building a rich cast of characters who are like icebergs, with much lying beneath the surface. Having secondary characters from the Sookie-verse pop in just adds to the intriguing vibe!”

RT Book Reviews

“DAY SHIFT is the sort of book I want to revisit, again and again, as the town of Midnight has so many hidden layers. Charlaine Harris is a master at incorporating southern charm and sheer zaniness together and making it quite believable. I can’t wait to see what is in store next for the residents of Midnight, Texas!”

Fresh Fiction

“I adore the quirky way all of the characters compliment each other […] DAY SHIFT was a strong second book in this trilogy and definitely sets us up with plenty of questions for the last book. I’m looking forward to seeing how things wrap up.”

Not Yet Read

“Harris is a very strong mystery writer and I love how her unique, quirky voice comes through in all her books, and this is why I continue to read her books. She thinks outside the box and always manages to construct a rich super natural world.”

The Lit Bitch

“Harris has created a southwestern town with a personality all its own. I’m looking forward to getting to know the citizens who live there. Look for characters you’re sure to remember from the Sookie Stackhouse series in Harris’ ever growing fictional world.”

BookLoons

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

“I have never been let down by Harris’s writing abilities, and this book is no different. I’ve loved all the books I’ve read by her, and this trilogy somehow makes an odd, small town really interesting to me [...] I have really enjoyed reading these books and getting to know the characters as their personalities are carefully revealed throughout the course of all three books. I highly recommend this trilogy! 5/5 Stars.”

Shelf Quest

“NIGHT SHIFT is just as powerful, and even more entertaining, than previous books in this series. Despite the deaths and the uncovered secrets, the fear and the violence, there are moments of humor. The stories are intense, dramatic ones, building to remarkable climaxes. And, the unusual residents truly care for each other and the community they created. Charlaine Harris combines intricate plots and remarkable characters in a world she has built in Midnight, Texas. This is slightly creepy and world-building at its best.”

Lesa’s Book Critiques

“It’s fun and entertaining, and feels like you’re visiting old friends who always happen to be up to some new shenanigans p[...] I’ll admit, when it comes to Charlaine Harris, I’m biased. I could read her stuff ALL day. And I would. If I weren’t now officially out of new Charlaine Harris novels to read.”

Mad Book Love

“Things are definitely getting interesting in Midnight, Texas and it’s SO fun to go along for the ride! I’m really loving this series and the whole ensemble cast. Add in danger, romance, some new arrivals, finding out a few of the town’s secrets […] yeah, NIGHT SHIFT upped the game and, damn, it was a blast!”

Herding Cats & Burning Soup

“It feels like a blend of Bewitched, Tarantino’s From Dawn to Dusk and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Crime Review

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

“Harris writes about Lily with a quiet compassion that is compelling. A fine writer has written her best book yet.”

The Dead Beat

“Low-key and entertaining […] exactly what you need from a mystery.”

Seventeen

“The story is riveting, and Lily’s triumphant progress from scarred loner to fierce fighter is very rewarding. Bravo, Ms. Harris!”

Pen & Dagger

“The charm of this book lies not in the plot but in its characters, particularly enigmatic Lily whose unfolding history will draw you in.”

The Poisoned Pen

“Lily is as human and likeable as her new town. This is a sparkling series debut.”

Tulsa World

“This book feels light and warm. It also has a full complement of the eminently realistic eccentric characters with whom Harris peoples her books. Reading a book by Charlaine Harris is like meeting with your favorite neighbor in a small Southern town over coffee and cookies in her kitchen and having a cozy chat with lots of juicy gossip. I look forward to reading other books in the series.”

Rhapsody in Books

“Harris’s writing is vivid but also easy going […] SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD is a fun cosy mystery. Harris weaves her writerly magic once again and has captured my imagination.”

Book Chick City

“This is a short, well-written mystery that will hook you on the Shakespeare/Lily Bard series, written so ably by Charlaine Harris […] I found the book to be quite humorous as Lily has a wry, dry sense of humor that is very appealing. I highly recommend this book to mystery buffs and for those who enjoyed any of Mrs. Harris’ other books.”

All Readers

“Charlaine Harris leads us expertly to the discovery of the murderer of Pardon Albee with a taut climax where Lily gains some scars and bruises to add to those she already has. Like Hansel and Gretel, Harris has carefully distributed breadcrumbs of suspense and intrigue throughout the narrative, titbits about the residents featured and vignettes of delight when interacting with Lily and these all serve to invite readers to return safely to Shakespeare and the adventures of its heroine, Lily Bard. And it won’t be long before this reader does.”

Rachel Deeming

Shakespeare’s Champion (#2)
“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

“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

“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

“Lily Bard gives as good as she gets. The reading is fast and the actions faster, proving that women really are the better half.”

Mostly Murder

“Harris does an excellent job with the Lily Bard character, neatly blending the vulnerability of someone who’s endured a truly horrific experience with the courage needed to continue. The supporting characters also captivate the reader […] Harris delivers murder with a distinct edge and an amateur sleuth training to move mountains while she cleans up the town. Lily’s on her way to becoming a contender.”

Mystery News

“A most terrific second mystery in the Lily bard series […] oh, how I love them! Lily Bard is Kinsey and V.I. multiplied by 10.”

Tulsa World

“SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION is a good cosy, small town mystery, but with the complex characters it’s also something more.”

Book Chick City

“I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries and/or tough female characters. Charlaine Harris’ characters are wonderful. They are quixotic combinations of practicality, spotenaity, weaknesses and strengths […] The plot was well drawn and, I must admit, the final chapter of the book was a surprise. If you enjoyed the first one, you will love the second one.”

All Readers

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 CHRISTMAS is without a doubt the best book in the Lily Bard series so far. The pace and story just felt much better than the previous two books and for the first time we found ourselves enjoying Lily’s adventures as much as we do Sookie Stackhouse and Aurora Teagarden.”

Entertainment Focus

“Harris writes her 214 page gem in a crisp, clean and taut style […] a nail-biter.”

Tulsa World

“Harris has a gift for depicting small-town Southern life with humor and candor. The Lily Bard series has a sharper, grittier edge than her Aurora Teagarden series […] if Lily flinches, it’s not for long, no matter how much it hurts. She just keeps getting stronger and better.”

Mostly Murder

“Well written, thought provoking and it’s a cracking read all in that I absolutely couldn’t put down. It really does show how far Charlaine has come on in these series and why she’s one of the biggest names in the Urban Fantasy genre today.”

Falcata Times

“I loved it […] Fast, fun holiday read that will have me looking for more Charlaine Harris books.”

Just One More Thing

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think Charlaine Harris should be congratulated for her fantastic characterization and plot pacing.”

All Readers Review

Shakespeare’s Trollop (#4)
“A neat surprise ending will reward Lily’s ardent fans.”

Kirkus

“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

“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

“Lily Bard has become one of my favorite fictional protagonists. This smart, gutsy woman is a terrific character. She is fearful but refuses to let it paralyze her. She throws her whole being into her martial arts classes and doesn’t back off when there are problems. Her relationship with her clients is fascinating, too. While the details of the mystery unfold, so does this complex and very human woman. It’s a great package.”

Contra Costa Times

“Those who enjoy Sue Grafton’s mysteries will love SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP. It is fast, straightforward, and well-plotted. Opening it is like diving into the water; it is shocking, chilling and fun.”

Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal

““It’s an efficient enough thriller, and Harris is good at painting the atmosphere of a small town where everyone knows everybody else’s business.”

The Independent (UK)

“Harris continues to inject her trademark humor into even her darker series, combining insights into the human psyche with gentle fun. I’ve never met a Harris book I didn’t find entertaining…a very fun way to spend the time.”

Rhapsody in Books

“Harris is very skillful at bringing in pertinent details without bogging the reader down in ancient history. Her ability to convey the insularity, the family histories and the gossipyness of a small Southern town without making it all sound stereotypically stupid is a testament to her skill as a writer and storyteller.”

Reviewing the Evidence

“Once again, a fabulous book from the superb author, Charlaine Harris […] I thought that the mystery plot this time was wonderful and had a nice little surprise twist at the end. For anyone who enjoys mysteries, I cannot recommend this series enough!”

All Readers Review

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

“An excellent exploration of the problems of women and violence […] This isn’t just a dark story. Harris comes through with her typical brand of understated humor…Have I said lately how much I love Charlaine Harris? Her books are quick reads, but always worth the time, in my opinion.”

Rhapsody in Books

“Absolutely riveting […] Charlaine Harris has created one of my absolute favorite mystery series in the Shakespeare/Lily Bard tales. Highly recommended for anyone and everyone!”

All Readers Review

“SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR is the best work in this fine series […] The vulnerable facet of Lily’s personality emerges turning her more likable and less of an object of pity. This strengthens a strong character and turns a wonderful series into a powerhouse.”

Harriet Klausner

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

“The Pretenders is a first-rate opening to this YA graphic trilogy. In a couple of places I found the language jarring, but I think this is because the writers are trying to let us know it’s set in the south, without giving us a specific town or state. The characters, the set-up and the suspenseful story carried me through.”

Fantasy Literature

“It’s probably one of the best Urban Fantasy graphic novels that I’ve actually read […] Harris and Golden, with Kramer on artistic duties, have weaved a book that should appeal to pretty much every fantasy fan […] This is going to be a hit for sure.”

Founding Fields

“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

“For a first volume this was extremely well done. Quite promising, too […] I find myself eager for news of the next volume!”

The Bibliosanctum

“The plot was intriguing, compelling and fast paced, with some brilliant twists and turns that kept me hooked […] This is an enjoyable and eye catching book, which will convert any reader who has yet to understand the fascination with graphic novels. It is definitely a must for any fans of Charlaine Harris.”

Compelling Reads

“Very atmospheric […] Cemetery Girl #1 is a fun intro that promises a lot for the rest of this graphic novel trilogy!”

Nyx Book Reviews

“CEMETERY GIRL: THE PRETENDERS was a quite enjoyable experiment. This is a lovely story, not just suitable for adults but a YA audience too.”

A Fantastical Librarian

“A highly enjoyable and fast paces graphic novel that really raises the bar for future works, many readers of the Sookie Stackhouse series are bound to enjoy THE PRETENDERS […] highly recommended.”

The Book Plank

“Much more than I expected. I was impressed […] entertained but also quickly involved in the storyline.”

Book’d Out

“Vivid, eye-catching […] Readers will be confronted by a number of intriguing questions and mysterious goings-on […] but in the meantime, THE PRETENDERS is a great introduction.”

Civilian Reader

“THE PRETENDERS is a good introduction to a promising story […] it’s intriguing and presented gorgeously. I think that fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels will enjoy this new series of graphic novels, and I urge those who enjoy supernatural stories to check them out!”

Speculating on SpecFic

“This graphic novel debut gets a stamp of approval from me. “

Escape in a Book

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

Sci-Fi Bulletin

“Inheritance opens up a way full of possibilities. I am very curious to see how Calexa’s story will unfold. I hope to see more.”

The Book Plank

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

Upcoming4.Me Magazine

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

“The characters are lovely, three-dimensional, fully developed people. There’s depth to Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver. There’s history and background that feeds into their behavior and actions. As a reader you can believe them because their actions and thoughts are consistent with what we’d do in similar circumstances […] It’s a book you won’t want to put down. I’m looking forward to another Harper Connelly story.”

SFRevu

“GRAVE SURPRISE was a pure delight to read. The relationship between Tolliver and Harper is uniquely intriguing but never overshadows the rapid pace of the plot. GRAVE SURPRISE is a wonderful book with many layers and I can’t wait to read the next addition to this series.”

I Love a Mystery

“You go to Ms. Harris’ books for the rich detailing of Southern life, the many interesting background characters, and for getting to know an unusual group of people. I’m glad to meet Harper and her friends.”

Fiction Nation (XM Radio)

“A refreshing supernatural mystery series.”

Monsters & Critics

“A fast and furious read. As in all her work, Harris effortlessly takes her reader from the macabre to the sorrowful with humor and humanity. This writer has a certain something in her prose that no one else writing today can match.”

Crimespree Magazine

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

“Harris’ unadorned, visceral prose deftly describes her locales and her characters. The violence, while hard-hitting, never exceeds what’s called for to set up the scene. This satisfying whodunit is recommended for any mystery fan seeking an original female character operating in a vividly evoked provincial setting.”

Mystery Scene

“Harris always writes a good mystery. The usual twists and turns keep the reader turning the pages. An added bonus this time is that Harper’s relationship with Tolliver moves forward.”

BookLoons

“Harris lightens the darkness with hope. She combines great description with chases, violence, and even chit-chat to make a very enjoyable whole.”

SFcrowsnest

“This is the kind of small town, dark thriller that Stephen King excels at and Harris proves no slouch herself, crafting an atmosphere more chilling than an Arctic wind.”

Death Ray Magazine

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

“Harris has a wonderful skill with developing enjoyable, believable characters and is brave enough to address real life issues […] I think this is her best series and some of her best writing, and I will be sorry to say goodbye to her wonderful characters.”

Story Circle

“I was shocked and pleased by the way Charlaine Harris concluded some of the long going mysteries that were introduced way back in book one, Grave Sight. The character of Harper Connelly has come a long way in four books.”

Bitten By Books

“Fourth in the Harper Connelly Mystery series, this plumbs the darkest corners of family ties while maintaining tension throughout the assorted twists and turns […] This is another solid entry in what is proving to be one of the better paranormal mystery series.”

Mystery Book Reviews

“I think GRAVE SECRET is the strongest entry in the series.”

Daemon’s Books

“This is a short and sweet series about a young woman that can sense the dead after being struck by lightning. Grave Secret is a very solid conclusion to the Harper Connelly saga.”

Rex Robot

“If you enjoy mysteries with a good supernatural twist, this story is going to be one you will want to pick up. I have enjoyed the Harper Connelly stories since the beginning.”

Buried Under Books

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

“The art and adaptation make this story entertaining, true to the characters and their abilities. There’s some nice artwork to represent Harper in her working mode as opposed to daily life.”

SFRevu

“This graphic novel does a fine job of capturing the mood of Harris’s writing […] If you’re already a fan, I’m pretty sure you’ll get a kick out of seeing one artist’s impression of the movie you have running in your head when you’re reading the prose.

Fantasy and Science Fiction

“The illustrations are gorgeous […] Definitely a comic to pick up if you like murder mysteries and awesome female characters.”

Chicks with Crossbows

“I thoroughly enjoyed this well-paced and dramatic story. And the artwork fit the dark tone. I’d definitely pick up more in this series.”

SciFi Chick

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”

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
USA

#2 New York Times Bestseller

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“