Charlaine Harris

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.


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Edited Seregil of Rhiminee October 8, 2018
Books by Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #1) 7.58   436
Living Dead in Dallas (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #2) 7.50   346
Club Dead (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #3) 7.54   297
Night's Edge 6.50   2
Dead to the World (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #4) 8.12   270
Dead as a Doornail (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #5) 7.46   238
Grave Sight (Harper Connelly #1) 6.88   78
Bite 6.00   1
Definitely Dead (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #6) 7.64   224
Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly #2) 6.98   54
All Together Dead (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #7) 7.76   216
An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly #3) 7.26   40
Many Bloody Returns 6.00   2
From Dead to Worse (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #8) 7.52   198
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe 7.26   4
Dead and Gone (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #9) 7.60   186
Must Love Hellhounds 5.00   4
A Touch of Dead 6.54   13
Grave Secret (Harper Connelly #4) 6.90   28
Dead in the Family (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #10) 7.12   159
Dead Reckoning (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #11) 6.88   138
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion 7.00   2
Death's Excellent Vacation 6.00   1
Home Improvement: Undead Edition 6.66   3
Deadlocked (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #12) 6.92   127
An Apple for the Creature 6.50   2
Dead Ever After (The Southern Vampire Mysteries #13) 6.62   115
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse 4.50   4
The Pretenders (Cemetery Girl #1) N/A
Games Creatures Play 7.00   1
Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1) 6.00   5
Dead But Not Forgotten 6.00   1
Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) 6.00   1
Inheritance (Cemetery Girl #2) N/A
Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3) 5.00   1
Dancers in the Dark & Layla Steps Up: The Layla Collection N/A
The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories N/A
Haunted (Cemetery Girl #3) N/A
An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #1) 9.00   1
Small Kingdoms and Other Stories 7.00   1
A Longer Fall (Gunnie Rose #2) 7.34   3
The Russian Cage (Gunnie Rose #3) 8.50   2

Speculative Fiction Novels (27)

(Gunnie Rose #3)
2021 | fantasy, alternate history
(Gunnie Rose #2)
2020 | fantasy, alternate history
(Gunnie Rose #1)
2018 | fantasy, alternate history
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries)
2017 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance, short stories
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries)
2017 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance, short stories
(Midnight, Texas #3)
2016 | fantasy > urban fantasy, mystery
(Midnight, Texas #2)
2015 | fantasy > urban fantasy, mystery
(Midnight, Texas #1)
2014 | fantasy > urban fantasy, mystery
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries)
2013 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #13)
2013 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #12)
2012 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #11)
2011 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #10)
2010 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(Harper Connelly #4)
2009 | fantasy > urban fantasy, thriller
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries)
2009 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance, short stories
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #9)
2009 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #8)
2008 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #7)
2007 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(Harper Connelly #3)
2007 | fantasy > urban fantasy, thriller
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #6)
2006 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(Harper Connelly #2)
2006 | fantasy > urban fantasy, thriller
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #5)
2005 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(Harper Connelly #1)
2005 | fantasy > urban fantasy, thriller
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #4)
2004 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #3)
2003 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #2)
2002 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries #1)
2001 | fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance

Comics and Anthology (13)

(Cemetery Girl #3)
2018 | fantasy > urban fantasy, comics
(Cemetery Girl #2)
2015 | fantasy > urban fantasy, comics

2014 | fantasy > urban fantasy, anthology

2014 | fantasy, anthology
(Cemetery Girl #1)
2013 | fantasy > urban fantasy, comics

2012 | fantasy > urban fantasy, anthology

2011 | fantasy, anthology

2011 | fantasy, anthology

2009 | fantasy, anthology

2008 | fantasy, anthology

2007 | fantasy, anthology

2005 | fantasy, anthology

2004 | fantasy, horror, anthology

Others non-spefi books (2)


2019 | short stories, mystery
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries)
2011 | non-fiction