Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How Charlaine Harris sunk her teeth into 'True Blood'

Dipping into the dark side opened new worlds for Charlaine Harris. The soft-spoken native of Tunica, Miss., was already an established mystery writer when she began penning her Southern Vampire series, which in turn became the popular HBO drama True Blood.

Harris published her first mystery tome, Sweet and Deadly, way back in 1981 and soon after began turning out her Aurora Teagarden mystery series, about a small-town librarian sleuth. Her first Lily Bard mystery novels, Shakespeare’s Landlord, came out in 1996 and ran for five instalments.

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