Book Review: Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead

Charlaine Harris  
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

March 27, 2007

Sookie’s vamp cousin Hadley has died, for the second time, and Sookie must travel to New Orleans to collect her possessions and take care of her affairs.  This proves to be a much more dangerous task than it should be after the Queen of Louisiana’s personal messenger is murdered in Sookie’s yard and she and Quinn, her latest gorgeous pursuer, are attacked by newly turned Weres. 

When she finally gets to Louisiana and begins to pack up her cousin’s things, she quickly realizes that the circumstances surrounding Hadley’s death are much more complicated than she thought after finding a gruesome surprise in the closet.  With the help of Hadley’s landlord, who is also a witch, they perform a powerful spell to try to piece together the last hours of the deceased’s life before more people are killed.

Not only does Sookie have to deal with solving the Hadley mystery and trying to save the newly married Queen of Louisiana from a dangerous plot, the Pelts are still hounding her for information about their daughter Debbie’s death.  And to top it all, Sookie finds out a shocking little secret about her heritage that suddenly makes things a whole lot more clear.

Another great Sookie Stackhouse book!  Although, through the first half of it I kept thinking I had accidentally skipped a book because of the way Hadley’s death was referred to.  It was as if I should already know all about it when I was completely in the dark.  That was a little distracting but I got over it soon enough when Quinn, the Were-tiger, entered the picture and things started to heat up.  The plot, that is! 

Eric and Bill were still around, although their roles were fairly small in this book.  I loved the parts when Sookie was at the Queen’s mansion interacting with her entourage (including a set of Saxon twins who never quite assimilated into the modern era).  After the last book in the series, which was predominantly about Weres and shifters, it was nice to finally be surrounded by vampire characters again. 

What can I say about this book besides I love the whole series!  They’re so much fun to read and Sookie is a wonderful character.  I can’t wait to read All Together Dead and see what’s been going on in Bon Temps lately.


1 Comment »

  1. Rachel Said:

    This is one of my all-time favourite series! It is just so much fun to read! I am holding a discussion right now on what Sookie book is people’s favourite and why. I am interested to see if there is a stand out fav! Come join in if you wish 🙂

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