Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0441014003
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse heads for New Orleans, where she is forced to contend with her own family's dark legacy and a variety of potentially lethal characters.

Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101128794
Available:
Release: 2006-05-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Supernaturally gifted waitress Sookie Stackhouse is pitted against the legacy of her own undead bloodline in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one—even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. Hadley’s left everything she had to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don’t want her looking too deeply into Hadley’s past or Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her...

Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0425262316
Available:
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Ace Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse heads for New Orleans, where she is forced to contend with her own family's dark legacy and a variety of potentially lethal characters.

Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Lois Winston
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781940795102
Available:
Release: 2014-06-30
Editor: Lois Winston
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An homage to Dashell Hammet’s Thin Man movies with a modern day spin on Nick and Nora Charles. When her career is outsourced to Asia, fledgling romance author and empty-nester Gracie Elliott wants a job that will allow her time to write. So she opens Relatively Speaking, becoming a wing woman to the senior set. Since her clients need several hours each morning to find their teeth, lube their creaky joints, and deal with lower GI necessities, and they always turn in after the early bird specials, she has plenty of time to pen her future bestsellers. Gracie deliberately avoids mentioning her new business venture to husband Blake until after she signs her first client. Blake joins the company as a not-so-silent partner, tagging along to make sure Gracie doesn’t cause a septuagenarian uprising. When Client #13 is found murdered in the parking lot behind the Moose Lodge, Gracie knows, no matter how much Blake protests otherwise, she can’t wait around for the police to find the killer if she wants to save her livelihood. Keywords: murder mystery, amateur sleuth, female protagonist, humorous, contemporary, romance, dating, comedy

Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Kate Bendelow
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781504069519
Available:
Release: 2021-05-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can you always trust the evidence? Maya Barton has just embarked on her dream job as a scene of crime officer. When she attends her first death the post-mortem deems it to be non-suspicious and the case is closed. But despite the lack of evidence, she suspects a crime has been committed. Meanwhile, the police force focus on a mission to bring a criminal gang to justice. When Maya is called to another apparent sudden death her reservations resurface. She is convinced a killer is on the loose; a killer who has evaded suspicion until now, but Maya's series of mistakes alienate those around her. As she and her colleagues are drawn further into their investigations, they end up putting themselves in grave danger. Can Maya catch a killer and escape from her troubled past, or will the skeletons from her closet come back to haunt her? Who can Maya really trust? And who will make it out alive…

A Touch of Dead

A Touch of Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101145067
Available:
Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Sookie Stackhouse short story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. Together in one edition, five stories from Harris’s supernatural Louisiana town of Bon Temps, featuring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. In “Fairy Dust,” Sookie must use her talents to help fairies in danger. In “One Word Answer,” Sookie comes face to face with some unpleasant family secrets. Sookie gets an unexpected—though not unpleasant—present while celebrating the Prince of Darkness’s birthday in “Dracula Night.” Sookie’s witchy friend Amelia helps Sookie on a case in “Lucky.” And in “Giftwrap,” Sookie fights to overcome holiday blues until she has a surprising chance encounter.

Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101146316
Available:
Release: 2001-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sink your teeth into the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the books that gave life to the Dead and inspired the HBO® original series True Blood. Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life... But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.

Dead as a Doornail

Dead as a Doornail
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 295
ISBN: 0441012795
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse turns sleuth to investigate a mysterious sniper who has set his sights on the local changeling population, especially when her own brother Jason, a newly transformed were-panther, becomes the prime suspect in the deadly series of attacks. By the author of Dead Until Dark.

Dead to the World

Dead to the World
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101134030
Available:
Release: 2005-05-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Psychic Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with an amnesiac vampire in the fourth seductive novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101514382
Available:
Release: 2011-05-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, psychic Sookie Stackhouse learns that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. With her knack for being in trouble’s way, 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. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot—which is much more complicated than she knows...

Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 342
ISBN: 0606121552
Available:
Release: 2007-03
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the sixth Sookie Stackhouse novel, the supernaturally gifted cocktail waitress heads for New Orleans, where she is forced to contend with her own family's dark legacy and a variety of potentially lethal characters

The Real CSI

The Real CSI
Author: Kate Bendelow
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780719822292
Available:
Release: 2017-08-31
Editor: The Crowood Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who is allowed access to a crime scene? What happens when a body is discovered? Will a blood transfusion alter DNA? How can the distribution of gunshot residue inform your plot? The Real CIS - A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers answers these questions and more in a unique and exclusive insight into crime scene investigation. Using real-life examples and case studies, experienced CSI Kate Bendelow shines a light behind the yellow tape and debunks the myths popularized by the 'CSI Effect'. Each chapter explores the latest procedures in contemporary practice including: Crime Scene access and preservation; fingerprints and DNA profiling; footwear; trace evidence; fire scenes; drugs and toxicology and, finally, firearms. Packed with insider knowledge, handy tips and compelling storylines, this is the definitive guide for all crime writers who wish to write with authenticity and authority."Every crime writer should have a copy of this book on their desk." Lynda La Plante. Illustrated with 59 colour images.

Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780441009237
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Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a vampire enlists the aid of cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic talents to find a missing vampire in Dallas, she agrees to the deal if the vampires promise to behave and to let the humans go unharmed. Original.

Club Dead

Club Dead
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780441010516
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When her boyfriend Bill, a vampire who has been rather distracted of late, disappears, Sookie Stackhouse journeys to Jackson, Mississippi, to find her beloved, who has gotten himself caught in a dangerous web of murder and betrayal at Club Dead, an elite underground society. Original.

Four Dead Queens

Four Dead Queens
Author: Astrid Scholte
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780525513933
Available:
Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four dead queens. Three days to catch a killer. Two forbidden romances. One shocking twist you won’t see coming. Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead. With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens. An enthralling fast-paced mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.

Cinderella Is Dead

Cinderella Is Dead
Author: Kalynn Bayron
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781547603886
Available:
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that's perfect for fans of A Curse So Dark and Lonely. It's 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl's display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again. Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella's mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all--and in the process, they learn that there's more to Cinderella's story than they ever knew . . . This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they've been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.

From Dead to Worse

From Dead to Worse
Author: Charlaine Harris
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781440631818
Available:
Release: 2008-05-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Psychic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds herself in the middle of big trouble of the supernatural kind in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death...and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered...

Dead to Her

Dead to Her
Author: Sarah Pinborough
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062856852
Available:
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“‘Big Little Lies’ meets ‘Rebecca’ in Sarah Pinborough’s ‘Dead to Her,’ a saucy novel about insecure second wives dragged down by secrets [and] jealousies…” —Washington Post For fans of Liane Moriarty, Liv Constantine and Lisa Jewell, a twisty psychological thriller about a savvy second wife who will do almost anything to come out on top from the New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes. Marriage can be murder… SOMETHING OLD Marcie’s affair with Jason Maddox catapulted her into the world of the elite. Old money, old ties, old secrets. Marcie may have married into this world— but she’ll never be part of it. SOMETHING NEW Then Jason’s boss brings back a new wife from his trip to London. Young, attractive, reckless—nobody can take their eyes off Keisha. Including Marcie’s husband. SOMETHING YOU CAN NEVER, EVER UNDO… Some people would kill for the life Marcie has—what will she do to keep it?

When the Polls Lie

When the Polls Lie
Author: Andrew Arring
Pages: 44
ISBN: 5458872444
Available:
Release: 2013-04
Editor: Lennex
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Definitely Dead." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Dead Season

The Dead Season
Author: Tessa Wegert
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593097922
Available:
Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Senior Investigator Shana Merchant has spent years running from her past. But she never imagined a murder case would drive her to the most dangerous place of all—home. After leaving the NYPD following her abduction by serial killer Blake Bram, Shana Merchant hoped for a fresh start in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. Her former tormentor has other plans. Shana and Bram share more than just a hometown, and he won’t let her forget it. When the decades-old skeleton of Shana's estranged uncle is uncovered, Bram issues a challenge: Return home to Vermont and solve the cold case, or the blood he spills next will be on her hands. As Shana interviews members of her family and the community, mining for secrets that could help her solve her uncle's murder, she begins to realize how little she remembers of her childhood. And when Bram grows impatient and kidnaps again, leaving a trail of clues Shana alone can understand, she knows his new victim will only survive if she wins the psychopath’s twisted game. In order to solve one mystery, Shana must wade into her murky past to unravel another.