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Club Dead – Review

Club Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 3)
Club Dead is the third installment of the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series by Charlaine Harris. This series is currently adapted into an HBO TV series called TrueBlood.

Unlike the Aurora Teagarden mysteries which I really did not like, the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries are more intricate and much more fun to read.

To recap:

Sookie works at a bar called Merlotte’s in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has this “disability” that enables her to hear people’s thoughts. Her boyfriend is a vampire named Bill who works for an underground organization of vampires. Vampire existence is widely acknowledged but not necessarily accepted.

In this third book, Sookie’s boyfriend Bill is kidnapped during a mission to Mississippi. Bill’s boss, Eric, sends Sookie into Mississippi to go retrieve her boyfriend, even though she recently found out that he had been cheating on her. With the help of a werewolf, Sookie goes into a deeper underground organization of vampires (she meets the King of Mississippi), to try and save her cheating boyfriend, all the while facing her own internal obstacles and becoming a stronger women.

I am hooked on the Sookie books. It took me a while to get through this book, but I’ve just been distracted from reading lately. This book is fun, its getting a little more dark (which is how I like my vampire books) and the characters are more developed, and interesting. The main characters from the first book are virtually non-existent in the second and third books, but I hope Harris brings them back for the future books.


Club Dead
by Charlaine Harris
ACE Fantasy/Mystery, 2003
ISBN 0441010516
292 pages


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