Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Charlaine Harris Sets End Date For Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries Series

A little more than ten years ago, Sookie Stackhouse first appeared as the narrator and protagonist of a Charlaine Harris book called Dead Until Dark. After pretty solid sales, she returned a year later in Living Dead In Dallas. Then another book followed and then another until a new yearly entry in her Southern Vampire Mysteries was an expected, regular and high-selling guarantee. In the fall of 2008, writer/ producer Alan Ball adapted the series into the HBO phenomenon True Blood, and since, the Charlaine Harris novels have exploded in popularity. In theory, they could have gone on forever, but the author announced a definitive end date earlier this week.

Speaking to Popcorn Biz, Harris said she's committed to writing a thirteenth book but has already made plans to give Sookie and her vampiric friends definitive closure. Whether that means she'll be killed off or an apocalyptic showdown between humans and the undead will occur is all speculation at this point, but don't expect her to change her mind. Charlaine Harris was very clear on that in the interview.

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