Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Charlaine Harris: The Southern Vampire Mysteries / The Sookie Stackhouse Novels


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Dead Until Dark

Sookie is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She lives with her grandmother and has an older brother. Sookie falls in love with a Civil War veteran vampire, Bill Compton. Several murders occur in town, and Bill becomes a suspect...






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Living Dead in Dallas

Sookie co-worker is killed. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature which gives her a poisonous lashing. Vampires suck the poison, saving her life. One of the vampires asks for a favor: Sookie uses her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire in Dallas.





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Club Dead

Sookie vampire boyfriend, Bill, has been distant lately. Then Bill announces that he is going on a business trip. After a werewolf tries to abduct Sookie at work, Bill's boss, Eric, tells her that Bill has been kidnapped by a sexy vamp. Eric wants Sookie's help in getting Bill back.







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Dead to the World

Sookie takes care of vampire Eric after some witches erase his memory. She aids Eric in their struggle against a coven of witches seeking to take over control of his area.









Fairy Dust (A touch of dead)

Sookie investigates the murder of a local fairy named Claude. At Claude's home she finds three people bound up. Everyone involved is associated with Hooligans, an exotic dancing establishment where Claude dances. Using her telepathy, Sookie interviews each suspect to discover the guilty party...


Dracula Night (A touch of dead)

Charlaine Harris, Southern Vampire Mysteries, Vampire books, Vampire Narrative, Gothic fiction, Gothic novels, Dark fiction, Dark novels, Horror fiction, Horror novelsEric's vampire bar, Fangtasia, throws a party each year in honor of the Count Dracula. According to legend, the Count will choose one lucky party from all over the world to grace with his presence. Sookie Stackhouse is the only human at the party... 


One Word Answer (A touch of dead)

Sookie finds out the fate of her rarely mentioned cousin Hadley who ran away years ago and who Sookie has had no contact with. Sookie finally learns that Hadley, a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans, was murdered during a cemetery ritual.


Lucky (A touch of dead)

An insurance agent named asks Sookie to investigate a break-in at his office. He is worried that someone will discover that he uses magic spells to protect both his property and his clients. Sookie discovers that the break-in was just the insurance agent's daughter and her boyfriend, a recently-turned vampire. Sookie learns that two other agents in town have had break-ins...

Gift Wrap (A touch of dead)

Sookie, alone at Christmas, takes a walk through the woods. She comes upon a gravely injured werewolf. She opens her home to him and attempts to nurse him back to health. But he may actually be a wolf in sheep’s clothing... 


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Dead as a Doornail

When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther. A sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter.







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Definitely Dead

Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past...







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All Together Dead

Sookie attends an important central U.S. vamp summit on the shores of Lake Michigan as a "human geiger counter" for Sophie-Anne Leclerq, vampire queen of a Louisiana weakened by Katrina and who will be tried during the event for murdering her king. Sookie knows the queen is innocent, but she's hardly prepared for other shocking murders, not to mention protests by the Fellowship of the Sun, a right-wing antivampire movement.





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From Dead to Worse

After the Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everythig is changing. Sookie Stackhouse is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend, Quinn, has gone missing.








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Dead and Gone

The Louisiana town of Bon Temps is about to be rocked with some big supernatural news: like the vampires before them, the Were people —humans with the ability to change into animals— are about to reveal themselves to humanity.  






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Two Blondes (Death's excellent vacation)

Sookie and Pam go to Tunica, Mississippi for what Sookie had hoped to be a simple vacation but is unsurprised that they also have to perform an errand at the request of Victor. They need to see if Michael, a vampire owner of the strip club Blonde, would defect to serve Castro, the vampire king in charge of Sookie and Pam's area. But Pam is poisoned...  





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Dead in the Family

When Claudine's triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric's maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire.  






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Small-Town Wedding

Sookie accompanies her shapeshifting boss, Sam, to his brother’s wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away....


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Dead Reckoning

Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master.







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Deadlocked

A young girl has died at a vampire party - and it looks as though her lover, Eric, might be responsible...









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Playing Possum  (An apple for the creature)

Sookie brings enough birthday cupcakes for her nephew’s entire class but finds she’s one short when the angry ex-boyfriend of the school secretary shows up.









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If I Had A Hammer (Home improvement)

Quiana is working for Tara as her babysitter, since she has given birth to her twins Robbie and Sara. Quiana is a psychic. She sees visions via touch, has lost both her parents tragically, and as Sookie notices, Quiana saw the future for Tara’s twins yet kept it to herself when asked about it. 

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