Charlaine Harris
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Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris (born November 25, 1951 in Tunica, Mississippi) is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over twenty years. She was raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she wrote plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later.
After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched a lighthearted series "starring" Georgia librarian Aurora Teagarden, with Real Murders, a Best Novel nominee for the 1990 Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight Aurora titles. In 1996, she released the first of the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Shakespeare's Counselor, the fifth--and last-- was printed in fall 2001.
After Shakespeare, Harris created The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series about a telepathic waitress who works in a bar in the fictional Northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The first of these, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie as she tries to solve mysteries involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series, which now numbers nine titles, has been released worldwide.
Sookie Stackhouse proved to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, announced he would undertake the production of a new show for HBO based upon the books. He wrote and directed the pilot episode for that series, True Blood, which premiered in September of 2008. It was an instant success and was quickly picked up for a second season.
In October 2005, Harris's new mystery series about a young woman named Harper Connelly debuted with the release of Grave Sight. Harper has the ability to determine the cause of death of any body. There are now three Harper titles (GRAVE SIGHT, GRAVE SURPRISE, AN ICE COLD GRAVE) with a 4th (GRAVE SECRET) to be released in 2009.
Harris has also co-edited three very popular anthologies with her friend Toni L.P. Kelner. The anthologies feature stories with an element of the supernatural, and the submissions come from a rare mixture of mystery and urban fantasy writers.
Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is a member of the board of Sisters in Crime, and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. Personally, Harris is married and the mother of three. She lives in a small town in Southern Arkansas and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously!

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Best Sellers

    • Dead Until Dark

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9,783
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,178

    Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That Vampire Said ....

    • By Pamela on 07-24-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Living Dead in Dallas

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #2
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,705

    After an unfortunate incident, Sookie finds herself beholden to a group of Louisiana vampires....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get voice

    • By Vi on 12-01-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Club Dead

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

    Sookie, the gorgeous and feisty telepath, hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Fantastic

    • By Pamela M on 03-13-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Dead to the World

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500

    Driving home from work, barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse discovers vampire and area sheriff Eric on the side of the road missing his shirt, his shoes and his memories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oooooooooh Booooooooy!

    • By Brandon on 04-30-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Definitely Dead

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #6
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,778
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,987
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982

    Wedding fever has come to Bon Temps, Louisiana....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More is revealed

    • By CindiL on 11-11-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Dead as a Doornail

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery # 5
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won an Anthony Award for her one-of-a-kind Sookie Stackhouse mystery series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Telepathic barmaid, shapeshifters, vampires!

    • By Anne on 05-31-05

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Midnight Crossroad

    • A Novel of Midnight Texas
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740

    From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rocky Start but Good Mystery

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 06-20-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #9

    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,692

    In her ninth adventure, Sookie has just tied on her cocktail waitress apron for a night's work when a special report comes on the television. The time has come....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • High expectations not met

    • By Anne in State College on 05-11-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Dead In the Family

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #10
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816

    Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds ....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • As much as I love Sookie

    • By C. A. Gelsinger on 05-28-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • From Dead to Worse

    • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #8
    • By: Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,631

    Sookie is reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month's vampire summit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seven books in Seven Days

    • By Irenehope on 10-19-08

    Regular price: $20.72

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