Review of “Definitely Dead” by Charlaine Harris

This review does not have spoilers, but the book itself (sixth in the Sookie Stackhouse romance-mystery-vampire series) definitely does: it is full of revelations about the characters and events taking place in the previous five books.


Sookie Stackhouse, the hottie waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, finds herself still without a beau. Bill, the vampire who is her ex-boyfriend, is dating someone else. Alcid, the werewolf who claimed to love her, is now also dating someone else. Eric, the powerful ex-Viking vampire, is not speaking to her. At least Quinn, the powerful weretiger, seems very interested, although Sookie no longer trusts her instincts when it comes to males.

Meanwhile, the vampire queen of Louisiana is about to make a political marriage with the vampire king of Arkansas, and Sookie is involved, since it turns out that her dead cousin Hadley had become a vampire and had a relationship with the queen. And as usual, someone is trying to kill Sookie, and she doesn’t know who or why.

Evaluation: This book is a must-read for fans of the series, since the truth comes out about all sorts of aspects of the plot. As Hamlet said to Horatio, “”There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
 Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” And this is the volume in which you’ll find out about them! The book even starts with a vignette in which Harris pokes fun at romance novels in general. She’s a witty, clever writer, no doubt about it!

Rating: 3.9/5

Published by Ace, 2006

Husband Report: True recapitulation of conversation: Jim: What! Vampires AGAIN?!!! … Are you getting enough protein?


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8 Responses to Review of “Definitely Dead” by Charlaine Harris

  1. Staci says:

    I have no fear at all!! You are putting me to shame with how many of these you’ve gotten done!! I might have to read these during my Christmas break!! The best part is that they’re still getting 3 or above from you…whew!! Carry on Jill!!! 🙂

  2. bermudaonion says:

    I’m not sure I’ll stick with this series since the first one was just okay for me. I’m going to try the second one for sure though. I’ll try to keep in mind that things come together in book six.

  3. softdrink says:

    Are you going to be able to go back to your serious law/history books after this? Or are we going to have to come up with a vampire reading list for you?

  4. So – what’s the answer on the protein question? Maybe he needs to take you out for a big steak dinner.

  5. Toni Gomez says:

    Sounds good. I can’t wait to find time for this series…

  6. Bookjourney says:

    You are flying through these books and I have yet to get started LOL

  7. Jenners says:

    I’ve been steadily collecting these and plan to embark on the series soon. I think I might treat myself to them for December when the last of my “challenge” reading is over!

  8. Pingback: 2010: #32 – Definitely Dead (Charlaine Harris) | Confessions of a Bibliophile

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