Wednesday

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

In A Touch of Dead you get five Sookie Stackhouse short stories that Ms. Harris has written over the years and have finally been published together for the first time.

"Fairy Dust" takes place after Dead To The World.
There we meet Claudine and Claude who have asked Sookie for "special" help in order to solve a murder mystery.

"Dracula Night" takes place before Dead As A Doornail.
Eric is throwing a big bash at Fangtasia to celebrate the birthday of the one-and-only, you guessed it Dracula. And Sookie's got an invitation to the fun.

"One Word Answer" takes place after Dead As A Doornail.
Sookie finds out that her long lost cousin is dead and meets some well-known characters for the first time.

"Lucky" takes place after All Together Dead.
Sookie and Amelia are approached by local real estate agent to help him solve a mystery. But this mystery is much more complicated then the girls originally anticipated.

Gift Wrap" takes place before Dead And Gone.
Sookie is spending this Christmas on her own. But when when she finds a naked man on her property and an unexpected guest pays a visit, it just might be a Christmas that is unforgettable.

As a fan of Ms. Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels - this book is a needed addition to your collection. I don't know if you're like me, but there was a time or two where I would start one of the books and feel like.. huh? did I miss something? Now we know why. These short stories fill in some of those gaps no matter how small they were. THIS is what you were missing. I personally never went out to buy any of the books Ms. Harris and Sookie were featured in. With A Touch of Dead, you have them all in one volume and can read them as you are reading all the books or, like me, who is all caught up in the series, can read them all together.

This was a fun, quick read... with a special dose of the Sookie Stackhouse universe we have all come to love. This is a must-read for any fan of the series.

6 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I've never read these but definitely good to know :)

Vickie said...

I have this on my wishlist on RecordedBooks. I can't wait to hear these.

Dannie said...

I LOVE this series.

Kailana said...

Today is Charlaine Harris day. I have only read a few blogs so far and I have seen her mentioned on several of them all ready!

Cleverly Inked said...

I love love love this series. I have boughten and read all of this series including this one. I really enjoyed them I am glad you did too.

The1stdaughter said...

I love the Sookie series and this one was not a disappointment! I'm glad to hear someone else felt how I did about there seeming to be things missing occasionally. This was so nice to wrap everything together! Great review!

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