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Charlaine Harris - Author

About the Author

Charlaine Harris is the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series, adapted for HBO as True Blood, as well as three other exceptional series - The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, The Lily Bard Mysteries, and the Harper Connelly Series. She is married, with children, and lives in Central Texas.

 

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Featured books by Charlaine Harris

Midnight Crossroad

Midnight Crossroad

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/10/2014

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it? Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth ...

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Dead Ever After A True Blood Novel

Dead Ever After A True Blood Novel

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief...and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time. But with life comes new trials...The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after?

After Dead What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse

After Dead What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

It also stoked a hunger that will never die...A hunger to know what happened next. With characters arranged alphabetically - from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli - bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favourite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You'll learn how Michele and Jason's marriage fared, what happened to Sookie's cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB's twins grew up to be solid citizens. This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions - including details of Sookie's own happily-ever-after...The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, colour endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.

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Midnight Crossroad

Midnight Crossroad

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it? Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth ...

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Shakespeare's Landlord A Lily Bard Mystery

Shakespeare's Landlord A Lily Bard Mystery

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

A Lily Bard Mystery: 1. Welcome to Shakespeare, Arkansas. Lily Bard came to the small town of Shakespeare to escape her dark and violent past. So when she spots a dead body being dumped in the town green, she's inclined to stay well away. But she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and despite her best efforts, she's dragged into the murder case. Lily doesn't care who did it, but when the police and local community start pointing fingers in her direction, she realises that if she doesn't unmask the killer, her new life will not simply crumble. It will end.

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Real Murders An Aurora Teagarden Novel

Real Murders An Aurora Teagarden Novel

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Aurora Teagarden: 1Real Murders is a crime club. A great opportunity for the people of Lawrenceton to get together, drink wine, eat chocolate and talk at length about grisly killings. It's a strange but harmless pastime. That is, until the murders begin...One night, librarian Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden finds a dead body. Killed in a manner eerily similar to a famous case they were about to discuss. And as more brutal copycat crimes follow, Roe must find the perpetrator. Quickly. Before she becomes the next suspect...or the next victim.

Dead Ever After A True Blood Novel

Dead Ever After A True Blood Novel

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2013

Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief...and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time. But with life comes new trials...

Deadlocked A True Blood Novel

Deadlocked A True Blood Novel

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2013

Why had Sookie been asked to come to the fateful party a few minutes early - just to catch Eric in the act? And why had the victim spiked her blood before approaching Eric? Was it simply because she wanted to be irresistible, or was it something more sinister? Sookie will have to find out...but it's the worst moment to investigate, as her Fae family are having troubles of their own and Sookie is, inevitably, drawn in. And there is one last complication. The cluviel dor her grandmother left her. It will grant her one wish, which could fulfil Sookie's heart's desire. The only problem is, she still doesn't know what - or who - her heart truly desires...

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Shakespeare's Champion

Shakespeare's Champion

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/1970

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Other books by Charlaine Harris

A Longer Fall

A Longer Fall

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with the second of the Gunnie Rose series, in which Lizbeth is hired onto a new crew, transporting a crate into Dixie, the self-exiled southeast territory of the former United States. What the crate contains is something so powerful, that forces from across three territories want to possess it. In this second thrilling installment of the Gunnie Rose series, Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what's inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time. #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries and Midnight, Texas trilogy) is at her best here, building the world of this alternate history of the United States, where magic is an acknowledged but despised power.

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

For the first time together in one volume, the complete Sookie Stackhouse short stories - with new introductions from Charlaine Harris New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore, while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodelling Tara's house to attending a wedding with her shapeshifting boss Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world. Gather round the bar at Bon Temps' favourite watering hole and hear stories that will make you wish that Sookie never left, including: 'Fairy Dust' 'One Word Answer' 'Dracula Night' 'Lucky' 'Gift Wrap' 'Two Blondes' 'If I Had a Hammer' 'Small-Town Wedding' 'Playing Possum' 'In the Blue Hereafter' This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite! 'Charlaine Harris is a phenomenon' SFX

An Easy Death: the Gunnie Rose series

An Easy Death: the Gunnie Rose series

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

'Immersive, involving, suspenseful, and intriguing, with a main character you'll love' Lee Child From the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series and the inspiration behind HBO's True Blood, comes an electrifying new thriller centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose. Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma, this is a world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico, gunslinger Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards. She may be young, but Gunnie Rose has acquired a fearsome reputation and the wizards are at a desperate crossroads, even if they won't admit it. They're searching frantically to locate the only man whose blood they believe can save their tsar's life. As the trio journey through an altered America, they're set upon by enemies. It's clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive. The Dark Tower meets True Blood in this gritty and wildly entertaining tale of Gunnie Rose. A woman fighting unimaginable odds to keep her people alive after the disintegration of America, this is a surefire hit for fans of The Walking Dead or Westworld. Praise for Charlaine Harris 'Harris has a remarkable talent for world building' Booklist 'Will leave readers enthralled. [A] fascinating setting and a heroine who's sure to be a new fan favorite'Publishers' Weekly 'A master of her craft . . . dazzling' Seanan McGuire, NYT Bestselling author 'A gritty, action-filled story with a touch of magic' Anne Bishop, NYT Bestselling author

Small Kingdoms and Other Stories

Small Kingdoms and Other Stories

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

An Easy Death: the Gunnie Rose series

An Easy Death: the Gunnie Rose series

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2018

'Immersive, involving, suspenseful, and intriguing, with a main character you'll love' LEE CHILD From the inspiration behind HBO's True Blood comes an electrifying new thriller centred on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose . . . Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma, this is a world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico, gunslinger Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards. She may be young, but Gunnie Rose has acquired a fearsome reputation and the wizards are at a desperate crossroads, even if they won't admit it. They're searching frantically to locate the only man whose blood they believe can save their tsar's life. As the trio journey through an altered America, they're set upon by enemies. It's clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive. Praise for Charlaine Harris 'Harris has a remarkable talent for world building' Booklist 'Will leave readers enthralled. [A] fascinating setting and a heroine who's sure to be a new fan favourite' Publishers' Weekly 'A refreshing and cinematic, weird Western starring a sharp-as-nails, can-do heroine' Kirkus Reviews on An Easy Death 'A master of her craft . . . dazzling' Seanan McGuire, NYT Bestselling author 'A gritty, action-filled story with a touch of magic' Anne Bishop, NYT Bestselling author

Dig Here

Dig Here

Author: Charlaine Harris, Andrew Gross Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between international bestsellers Charlaine Harris and Andrew Gross. What happens when a gritty Connecticut detective teams up with a young woman who can locate dead bodies by visualising their final memories? Find out in this unique short story set in Egypt, featuring Gross's Ty Hauck and Harris's Harper Connelly - a thrilling tale with a supernatural twist.For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

Layla Steps Up

Layla Steps Up

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2018

Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBCLayla LaRue LeMay suspects there's a lot she doesn't know about her new life...well, death. It's been a year since Layla became a vampire and she still hasn't tapped into the raw power of her transformation. It's a point of contention with some of the other, older vampire dancers at Blue Moon Entertainment. But there's only one vampire's opinion that matters...Sean O'Rourke, Layla's maker, protector, husband, and dance partner suddenly seems to be keeping secrets about her true nature...and their future as a couple. But when a sadistic ex-lover appears in Rhodes to reclaim possession of Sean, Layla must finally harness her supernatural gifts and prove her strength...or lose him forever.Layla Steps Up is a brand new novella from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series, as well as the Agatha Award-nominated Aurora Teagarden series.

Charlaine Harris Cemetery Girl Book Three: Haunted

Charlaine Harris Cemetery Girl Book Three: Haunted

Author: Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Geraldo Borges Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2018

They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think the Cemetery Girl is just a story. In some ways, that's true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn't know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her, dumped her body, and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out, afraid to seek out her true identity in fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her...a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa's past. Calexa has new secrets as well-including the fact that she was murdered...she did die, if only for a moment. And in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now-as her worst fears come true and there are killers on her trail-the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa's soul will change everything, and bring the Cemetery Girl trilogy to its shocking conclusion!

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2017

For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse - with new introductions from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the series, Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore, while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodelling Tara's house to attending a wedding with her shapeshifting boss Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world. Gather round the bar at Bon Temps' favourite watering hole and hear stories that will make you wish that Sookie never left, including: 'Fairy Dust' 'One Word Answer' 'Dracula Night' 'Lucky' 'Gift Wrap' 'Two Blondes' 'If I Had a Hammer' 'Small Town Wedding' 'Playing Possum' 'In the Blue Hereafter' This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite!

Sleep Like a Baby

Sleep Like a Baby

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/09/2017

One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia is nowhere to be found. Roe's brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside... but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does she have a newborn to care for, Roe also has to contend with a new puzzle -- who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?

Sleep Like a Baby

Sleep Like a Baby

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

In Sleep Like a Baby, the latest installment of Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden mystery series, Robin and Aurora's newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help the new parents for a few weeks when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does Roe have a baby to care for but a new puzzle to contend with - who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? 'A heroine as capable and complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' Publishers Weekly

Secret Rage & Sweet and Deadly Omnibus

Secret Rage & Sweet and Deadly Omnibus

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2017

In A Secret Rage, former New York City model Nickie Callahan moves back to the South-before quickly learning that Knolls, Tennessee isn't the quiet town she remembers from her youth. Someone is attacking women, and when the violence affects Nickie personally, she resolves to catch the assailant at any cost.In Sweet and Deadly, newspaper reporter Catherine Linton returns to the sleepy Southern town where she grew up after learning of her parents' deaths in a car accident. She soon stumbles on the startling revelation that it wasn't an accident at all-and that there are plenty of secrets hidden in places she least expects.Blending small-town Southern intrigue and harrowing suspense, these two crime novels will be sure to please fans of Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, which have been adapted by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and the Midnight, Texas series, recently adapted for television by NBC.

Charlaine Harris Presents Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical

Charlaine Harris Presents Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical

Author: Charlaine Harris, Elaine Viets Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2017

The Malice Domestic cozy anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition -- 30 original tales with historical settings! Included are: The Blackness Before Me, by Mindy QuigleyHonest John Finds a Way, by Michael DellSpirited Death, by Carole Nelson DouglasHome Front Homicide, by Liz MillironThe Unseen Opponent, by P. A. De VoeThe Black Hand, by Peter W. J. HayesThe Trial of Madame Pelletier, by Susanna CalkinsEating Crow, by Carla CoupeMr. Nakamura's Garden, by Valerie O. PattersonA Butler is Born, by Catriona McPhersonNight and Fog, by Marcia TalleyThe Seven, by Elaine VietsThe Lady's Maid Vanishes, by Susan DalyYou Always Hurt the One You Love, by Shawn Reilly SimmonsThe Hand of an Angry God, by K. B. IngleeThe Cottage, by Charles ToddThe Measured Chest, by Mark ThielmanHe Done Her Wrong, by Kathryn O'SullivanThe Corpse Candle, by Martin EdwardsDeath on the Dueling Grounds, by Verena RoseThe Barter, by Su KopilMistress Threadneedle's Quest, by Kathy Lynn EmersonA One-Pipe Problem, by John Gregory BetancourtThe Killing Game, by Victoria ThompsonThe Tredegar Murders, by Vivian LawrySummons for a Dead Girl, by K. B. OwenThe Velvet Slippers, by Keenan PowellThe Tragic Death of Mrs. Edna Fogg, by Edith MaxwellCrim Con, by Nancy HerrimanStrong Enough, by Georgia Ruth

Charlaine Harris Presents Malice Domestic 12 Mystery Most Historical

Charlaine Harris Presents Malice Domestic 12 Mystery Most Historical

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2017

Dancers in the Dark and Layla Steps Up

Dancers in the Dark and Layla Steps Up

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2017

Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBCTwo to Tango.Featuring characters who also appeared in All Together Dead, this exclusive double issue includes two novellas by #1 bestselling author, Charlaine Harris: Dancers in the Dark, and her brand new novella, Layla Steps Up.In Dancers in the Dark, a young woman on the run from a violent stalker finds protection--and temptation--in the arms of a brooding centuries-old vampire.In Layla Steps Up, a fragile new vampire must finally face and embrace her immortal powers in order to save her maker from an ex-lover with a taste for torture.Blending supernatural suspense and sizzling seduction, the two intertwined stories in this collection will be sure to please fans of Charlaine Harris's #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse vampire series and its HBO television adaptation, True Blood.

All the Little Liars

All the Little Liars

Author: Charlaine Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Sunday Times bestseller Charlaine Harris returns at last to her fan favourite Aurora Teagarden series with a brand new mystery Librarian Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small town: four children, including her fifteen-year-old brother, Philip, have vanished from the school football field. What's even more worrisome is the dead body found at their last known location. While the local police comb the county for the missing children, Aurora and her new husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe, begin their own investigation. Could the two incidents have something to do with a group of school bullies? Are Aurora's father's gambling debts related to the disappearance of her brother? Or could it be that Philip himself, new to town and relatively unknown, is the one responsible? With Christmas approaching, Aurora is determined to find her brother . . . if he's still alive. 'Aurora Teagarden is back! Newcomers to the series as well as rejoicing long-time readers should leap at the chance to catch up with Aurora.' G.M. Malliet, award-winning author of the St. Just and Max Tudor mysteries