Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Where you can find Sookie short stories

Short stories can be found in these anthologies:

Unusual Suspects (contains short story, “Lucky”)
Ace, December 2008, ISBN-10: 0-441-01637-5;

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (contains short story, “Gift Wrap”) A Must Read! Read after Book 8.
Ace, October 7, 2008, ISBN-10: 0-441-01633-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01633-4

Many Bloody Returns (contains short story, “Dracula Night”) Cute story, about Sookie & Eric, but not crucial to the plot lines like some of the others.
Ace 2007, ISBN-10: 0-441-01522-0; ISBN13: 978-0-441-01522-1

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (contains short story "Tacky") Sookie-universe story but no Sookie. St. Martin's Griffin 2006, ISBN 0-312-34360-4

Bite [contains short story "One Word Answer"] A Must Read! Suggested read before Book 6.
Jove 2005, ISBN 0-515-13970-X

Night's Edge (novella) [a Sookie-universe story, although Sookie herself does not appear in it] OUT OF PRINT Harlequin, Oct. 2004, ISBN 0-373-77010-3

Powers of Detection (contains short story, “Fairy Dust”) OUT OF PRINT A Must Read!
Ace 2004, ISBN 0-441-01197-7

Some of the Sookie-verse characters and their associated back stories appear in short stories. Here are some guidelines for finding out more....

  • Readers of 'Fairy Dust' from Powers of Detection (Dana Stabenow ~ editor) will find out more about the fairy triplets. Sookie is also featured in this short story.
  • 'Dancers In The Dark' from the Night's Edge Anthology (Maggie Shane) features a romance/thriller set in the fictional city of Rhodes. While Sookie is not featured, the world is part of the 'Sookieverse' and the two main characters from this short story reappear in All Together Dead, in the city of Rhodes.
  • 'One Word Answer' is from the Bite Anthology, usually found under Laurel K. Hamilton as author. Some backstory on cousin Hadley is provided in this short story
  • 'Dracula Night' from the Many Blood Returns anthology (Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner ~ editors) finds Sookie as the only human invited to Fangtasia's annual gala celebration of Dracula's birth.

Special thanks to Sonofnorway for compiling this list.