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Charlaine Harris


(Charlaine Harris Schulz)
USA (1951 - )

Charlaine Harris a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight books in her series about a Georgia librarian. In 1996, she released the first in 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.
 
Series
Real MurdersA Bone to PickThree Bedrooms, One CorpseThe Julius House
Dead Over HeelsA Fool and His HoneyLast Scene AlivePoppy Done to Death
The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Omnibus 1The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Omnibus 2The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Series 1-4More Aurora Teagarden Mysteries
The Dawn of Aurora Teagarden
 
Shakespeare's LandlordShakespeare's ChampionShakespeare's ChristmasShakespeare's Trollop
Shakespeare's CounselorThe Lily Bard Mysteries Omnibus
 
Dead Until DarkLiving Dead in DallasClub DeadDead to the World
Dead as a DoornailDefinitely DeadAll Together DeadFrom Dead to Worse
Dead and GoneDead in the FamilyDead ReckoningDeadlocked
Dead Ever AfterAfter Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie StackhouseA Touch of DeadThe Sookie Stackhouse Companion: A Complete Guide to the True Blood Mystery Series
Playing Possum
 
Dead in DixieDead By DayTrue Blood: Dead Until Dark / Living Dead in Dallas / Club DeadSookie Stackhouse 7-copy Box Set
Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed SetCrimes by MoonlightSookie Stackhouse 3 Volume Boxed SetTrue Blood Omnibus 2: Dead to the World / Dead as a Doornail / Definitely Dead
True Blood Boxed Set 2True Blood Omnibus III: All Together Dead / From Dead to Worse / Dead and GoneThe First Sookie CollectionTrue Blood Boxed Set 3
 
Grave SightGrave SurpriseAn Ice Cold GraveGrave Secret
Harper Connelly Mysteries QuartetThe Harper Connelly Collection
 
Cemetery Girl Trilogy (with Christopher Golden)
1. The Pretenders (2014)
2. Inheritance (2015)
The Pretenders
 
Midnight, Texas
1. Midnight Crossroad (2014)
2. The Day Shift (2015)
Midnight Crossroad
 
Charlaine Harris recommends
Night Blooming
Night Blooming (2002)
(Saint-Germain, book 15)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Saint-Germain is just as fresh as the day Chelsea Quinn Yarbro introduced him to the world...Yarbro reminds us that there are things on this earth far more evil than vampires."
Shop Till You Drop
Shop Till You Drop (2003)
(Dead-End Job, book 1)
Elaine Viets
"I loved this book. With a stubborn and intelligent heroine, a wonderful South Florida setting, and a cast of more-or-less lethal bimbos, SHOP TILL YOU DROP provides tons of fun. Six-toed cats, expensive clothes, sexy guys on motorcycles--this book has it all."
The Becoming
The Becoming (2004)
(Anna Strong Chronicles, book 1)
Jeanne C Stein
"A really, really good book... I think most of my readers would have a great time with The Becoming."
The Good Girl's Guide to Murder
The Good Girl's Guide to Murder (2004)
(Debutante Dropout)
Susan McBride
"I'll read anything by Susan McBride."
Matters of the Blood
Matters of the Blood (2005)
(Blood Lines, book 1)
Maria Lima
"...full of more interesting surprises than a candy store."
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-hunting Soccer Mom
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-hunting Soccer Mom (2005)
(Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom , book 1)
Julie Kenner
"Shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret."
The Belen Hitch
The Belen Hitch (2005)
(Sasha Solomon, book 2)
Pari Noskin Taichert
"Taichert's lively, erratic protagonist, Sasha Solomon, pursues murders and public relation accounts with equal ardor, and her intelligent appreciation of her fellow humans adds to the fun of the chase."
The Chocolate Bridal Bash
The Chocolate Bridal Bash (2006)
(Chocoholic Mysteries, book 6)
JoAnna Carl
"I'm proud to stand up and say "My name is Charlaine and I'm a Chocoholic!""
Greywalker
Greywalker (2006)
(Greywalker, book 1)
Kat Richardson
"Non stop action with an intriguing premise, a great heroine, and enough paranormal complications to keep you on the edge of your seat."
The Taste of Night
The Taste of Night (2007)
(Sign of the Zodiac, book 2)
Vicki Pettersson
"The forces of Light and Datk battle over Las Vegas in this very exciting series... Read at your own risk - it'll keep you up past your bedtime."
Dead Easy
Dead Easy (2007)
(Chris Csejthe, book 4)
Wm Mark Simmons
"Mark Simmons, who never met a wisecrack, pun, or pop culture reference he didn't like, explores different degrees of deadness in his latest Christopher Cjesthe novel. Poor Chris . . . if he's not being made unwilling ruler of the vampires, he's discorporated and floating through walls. Lupe the Werewolf, Suki the cat/vampire, the voluptuous Deidre, and, oh yes, Teresa's head . . . all are back for this lates event-packed romp through a vivid world that leaps into existence every time we open a Simmons book. "
The Sweet Scent of Blood
The Sweet Scent of Blood (2008)
(Spellcrackers.com, book 1)
Suzanne McLeod
"The Sweet Scent of Blood is one of my favorite reads of the past month. The fast pace of the plot and the fascinating cast of characters will give you a happy little vacation between two covers."
Howling At the Moon
Howling At the Moon (2008)
(Tales of an Urban Werewolf, book 1)
Karen MacInerney
"A swift-paced, fun romp."
Red-headed Stepchild
Red-headed Stepchild (2009)
(Sabina Kane, book 1)
Jaye Wells
"Fast-paced and fun."
Dead Matter
Dead Matter (2010)
(Simon Canderous, book 3)
Anton Strout
"Following Simon's adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it's well worth the wear and tear."
Brains: A Zombie Memoir
Brains: A Zombie Memoir (2010)
Robin Becker
"A witty and unexpected take on the zombie genre; I had a great time."
Moon Sworn
Moon Sworn (2010)
(Riley Jenson Guardian, book 9)
Keri Arthur
"Keri Arthur's imagination and energy infuse everything she writes with zest."
Dragon Soul
Dragon Soul (2010)
(Havemercy, book 3)
Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
"I've read and reread this series. I think it's great."
Path of the Sun
Path of the Sun (2010)
(Dhulyn and Parno, book 4)
Violette Malan
"Malan's written a classic fantasy novel that manages to be fresh and compelling."
Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil
Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil (2010)
Janice Gable Bashman and Jonathan Maberry
"Fascinating and thought-provoking."
Kill the Dead
Kill the Dead (2010)
(Sandman Slim, book 2)
Richard Kadrey
"Violent, vivid, nonstop action of the supernatural kind."
March in Country
March in Country (2011)
(Vampire Earth, book 9)
E E Knight
"E. E. Knight is one of the most consistently interesting writers in the milatary science fiction field. I wouldn't miss a book of his Vampire Earth series. They're great."
Rivers of London
Rivers of London (2011)
(Peter Grant, book 1)
Ben Aaronovitch
"Fresh, original, and a wonderful read. I loved it."
Graveminder
Graveminder (2011)
(Graveminder, book 1)
Melissa Marr
"No one builds worlds like Melissa Marr."
Circle of Enemies
Circle of Enemies (2011)
(Twenty Palaces, book 3)
Harry Connolly
"Ray Lilly is one of the most interesting characters I've read lately, and Harry Connolly's vision is amazing."
Those Across the River
Those Across the River (2011)
Christopher Buehlman
"One of the best first novels I've ever read."
The Wild Ways
The Wild Ways (2011)
(Enchantment Emporium, book 2)
Tanya Huff
"The Gales are an amazing family, the aunts will strike fear into your heart, and the characters Allie meets are both charming and terrifying."
Death Warmed over
Death Warmed over (2012)
(Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, book 1)
Kevin J Anderson
"A dead detective, a wimpy vampire, and other interesting characters from the supernatural side of the street make DEATH WARMED OVER an unpredictable walk on the weird side. Prepare to be entertained."
Biting Bad
Biting Bad (2013)
(Chicagoland Vampires, book 8)
Chloe Neill
"If you are looking for a vampiric role model, you couldn't go any better than Merit... Chicago is lucky to have her."
King of Hell
King of Hell (2014)
(Peter Octavian / Shadow Saga, book 7)
Christopher Golden
"Startling Original."
Pax Demonica
Pax Demonica (2014)
(Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom , book 6)
Julie Kenner
"[S]hows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret. It’s a hoot."
To Helen Back
To Helen Back (2014)
(River Road, book 1)
Susan McBride
"I'll read anything by Susan McBride."
A Shiver of Light
A Shiver of Light (2014)
(Merry Gentry, book 9)
Laurell K Hamilton
"Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field."
Revenant
Revenant (2014)
(Greywalker, book 9)
Kat Richardson
"A GREAT HEROINE."
The Skeleton Takes a Bow
The Skeleton Takes a Bow (2014)
(Family Skeleton Mystery, book 2)
Leigh Perry
"You'll love the adventures of this unexpected mystery-solving duo."
Very Bad Things
Very Bad Things (2014)
Susan McBride
"I'LL READ ANYTHING BY SUSAN MCBRIDE."
Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls (2014)
(Dark Angels, book 7)
Keri Arthur
"Keri Arthur's imagination and energy infuse everything she writes with zest."
Low Midnight
Low Midnight (2014)
(Kitty Norville, book 13)
Carrie Vaughn
"I relished this book, Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos, and victory to satisfy any reader."



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