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Dead and Gone : Sookie Stackhouse Series : Book 9 - Charlaine Harris

Dead and Gone

Sookie Stackhouse Series : Book 9


Published: 1st January 2009
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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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revealing dose of Sookie


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  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Original Story
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Dead and Gone:

    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?

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    Charlaine Harris

    Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

    Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.

    Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.

    When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The southern vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.

    In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability. Harper Connelly, lightning-struck and strange, can find corpses . . . and that’s how she makes her living.

    In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her “spare” time reading, watching her daughter play sports, travelling, and going to the movies.

    Visit Charlaine Harris's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781407238692
    ISBN-10: 1407238698
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: 1st January 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11  x 1.8