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Definitely Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #6 | [Charlaine Harris]

Definitely Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #6

Wedding fever has come to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Unfortunately, buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie is not the bride-to-be, so she takes the opportunity to travel to New Orleans on family business. As heir to the estate of her newly dead cousin Hadley, Sookie unearths a big secret. Soon it becomes clear that more than a few people will do anything to stop Sookie from looking into Hadley's past.
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Publisher's Summary

With a rabid fan base that grows larger each day, the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Sookie Stackhouse mysteries by acclaimed author Charlaine Harris are not to be missed. Along with their phenomenal popularity, the books have also captivated critics and earned such prestigious honors as an Anthony Award.

Wedding fever has come to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Unfortunately, buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie is not the bride-to-be, so she takes the opportunity to travel to New Orleans on family business. As heir to the estate of her newly dead cousin Hadley, Sookie unearths a big secret. Soon it becomes clear that more than a few people will do anything to stop Sookie from looking into Hadley's past. Fresh, fashionable, and a little bit frightening, Definitely Dead is the best entry yet in an endlessly entertaining series.

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What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2007

"Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that's more fun than a barrel of beignets." (Publishers Weekly)

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    cmclien Illinois 11-11-08
    cmclien Illinois 11-11-08 Member Since 2015
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    "More is revealed"

    Another great Sookie Stackhouse book. Some interesting things are revealed in this book pertaining to Sookie's relationship with Bill and Eric. The first part of the book was a little slow but it made up for it in the second half which was non-stop suspense and intrigue. Quinn has grown on me some in this book and Sookie is getting tougher.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Connie Shawnee, KS, United States 02-02-09
    Connie Shawnee, KS, United States 02-02-09 Member Since 2015
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    "A Series You Can't Miss"

    Sookie Stackhouse Series is a MUST read! I have listened/read all of the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, 1 - 8. I enjoyed every single one of them. The writing is good, clear, suspenseful and humorous. The narrator, Johanna Parker, does some of the best narrating I have heard...exactly the way I would presume Sookie Stackhouse would sound. You can't go wrong with this series. I CAN'T WAIT until installment NINE!!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Oxnard, CA, USA 01-16-08
    Victoria Oxnard, CA, USA 01-16-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Thank you Ms Parker"

    I've read & loved this series from the beginning & have enjoyed the development of Sookie from a fairly naive barmaid to a more street-savvy person. In this book, her smarts are quite apparent but so is her wide-eyed, small-town persona.

    Johanna Parker's rendition of Sookie in this story as well as "Dead as a Doornail" is absolutely perfect. It is exactly as I imagined her to sound when I read the previous books. Ms Parker's voices for the other characters are also very good.

    For me, this was thoroughly enjoyable translation from paper to voice. I look forward to listening to the next one.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Trainer, PA, United States 04-06-10
    Robert Trainer, PA, United States 04-06-10 Listener Since 2001
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    "Just a fun adventure"

    I enjoyed True Blood on HBO so while listening to this book I can see the characters in my mind. Its a fun ( very dark at times ) adventure of Sookie and her strange friends. A+. I am a Man over 40 and a Fan of Dark Shadows. If you like DS you will like this.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Back To Usual Quality"

    The Famous Sookie Accent is back, tho Eric is hit&miss! Good story, if predictable as far as mystery; I was way ahead all through.. Quin was a real plus!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Knoxville, TN, United States 05-05-14
    Linda Knoxville, TN, United States 05-05-14
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    "Finally"

    well really #5 was good as well. the horrible fake southern accent is gone. there is still one which fits the setting perfectly but it is now toned down to normal.

    Story wise. I actually enjoyed this one the most, you get a more in depth look at vampire politics, and the shifter community. I also adore Quinn so seeing him get more face time is great. Sookie gets more feisty in this one and you can really see the backbone that is hinted at in the other books. She is becoming less whinny, its even acknowledged in the story itself by the character but seeing it actually play out makes me happy. You also get a good introduction to a lot of the other supernaturals in the world in this story.

    So far I would say this is one of the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Chicago, IL, United States 08-13-09
    Lynn Chicago, IL, United States 08-13-09
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    "least favorite sookie book so far"

    Kind of lame. Kept my attention but not as much fun as previous 5 books. But I'm hooked, on to book 7, can't stop now!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    brandi 06-29-15
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    "I love this series!"

    I can't get enough! I thought I might lose interest after the first couple books (that's what normally happens) but not with this story!

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    your real estate solutions 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Always entertaining"

    Follow Sookie on another adventure, meet some new characters and learn more about old ones. How could you go wrong?

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    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 06-20-14
    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I Love Sookie Stackhouse!!!"

    I waited to write a review until I listened to all 12 books. I loved them all. Sookie is a breath of fresh air small town girl who has had problems in the past with romance because she has the gift of reading minds. Imagine going on a date and hearing everything the guy was thinking... Not good. With vampires out of the closet, she finds she can't read vampire minds. Finally she can have true romance. There is also Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem and more supernatural creatures to be revealed!
    I loved all the characters and how the story unfolded through all the books. It was bitter sweet that it had to come to an end. I was going to watch True Blood on HBO until friends told me it wasn't nearly as good as the books and had way too much porn!! I will leave the same review for all twelve books. Sookie just wouldn't be Sookie without Johanna Parker, I loved her voice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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