Meet Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic cocktail waitress in the quiet rural town of Bon Temps, Lousiana : she's found a boyfriend and her life will never be the same again!
Now it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course - her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she's friend to the local Were pack and Sam, her boss at Merlotte's bar, is a shifter.
At first the great Were revelation seems to go well - then the horribly mutilated body of a were-panther is found outside Merlotte's. Though Sookie never cared that much for the victim, no one deserves such a horrible death, so she agrees to use her telepathic talent to track down the murderer.
But what Sookie doesn't realise is that there is a far greater danger than this killer threatening Bon Temps : a race of unhuman beings, older, more powerful and far more secretive than the vampires or the werewolves is preparing for war...
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is the author of several New York Times bestselling series. She is married, with children and lives in Arkansas.
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Dead and Gone is the ninth full-length novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. The weres have decided to come out to the world, and the supe community holds its breath, waiting for the reaction, which is mixed, but a lot less negative than might have been anticipated. There are incidents, of course: Sam's mother is shot and Jason's wife is brutally murdered, although whether this is a reaction to weres, or something more personal, is not clear.
The FBI turns up in Bon Temps to question Sookie, and she fears her life may change for the worse. But soon, Sookie is in danger from another quarter entirely, and has to call in promises of protection from the vamps and weres. She becomes a pawn in a brutal war, arming herself, to surprising effect, with just a garden trowel and a water pistol.
This instalment sees news of two pregnancies, Sookie wed through a trick, and a once good friend setting a nasty trap. Sookie learns more about her family's history, gets up close and personal with Eric (again) and is kidnapped and tortured. The fairies prove to be much nastier than Sookie had realised, and their departure will unlikely be mourned by many. After this revealing dose of Sookie, what's next for our telepathic cocktail waitress?
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st January 2009
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11 x 1.8