Definitely DeadCharlaine Harris
fantasy > urban fantasy, romance > paranormal romance
Sookie doesn't have that many relations, so she hated to lose one – but of all the people to do, she didn't expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans' vampire queen – after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and she's left Sookie an inheritance – one that comes with a bit of a risk – not least because someone doesn't want Sookie digging too deep into Hadley's past – or her possessions.
Sookie's life is once again on the line, and this time the suspects range from the rogue werres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to her first love, the vampire Bill. Sookie's got a lot to do if she's going to keep herself alive...
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
The Southern Vampire Mysteries :: Series
Also known as the Sookie Stackhouse series.