Friday, May 7, 2010

Los Angeles to host bestselling author Charlaine Harris

Earlier this week, Penguin Group released Dead in the Family, the latest and highly-anticipated book in the Sookie Stackhouse Mystery Series by bestselling author Charlaine Harris, a successful mystery and fantasy novelist for over 25 years.

Fans of the hit HBO series True Blood, which is inspired by the Sookie Stackhouse books (AKA The Southern Vampire Series), may be surprised to learn that Harris’ latest book is actually the tenth book in the popular series that follows our favorite telepathic barmaid and amateur sleuth, Sookie Stackhouse, and her cast of vampire and shape-shifter friends through the drama and politics of everyday life in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where the supernatural is very real, very funny and extremely socially relevant.
For the LA Books Examiner, fan of the books and the TV show, it’s interesting to watch fellow reviewers attempt to squeeze these phenomenally successful books into a single genre or category. Are they paranormal mysteries, science fiction, fantasies, or vampire romances? The truth, however, is that these books are all of those things and more. In fact, for the LA Books Examiner, they’re guilt-free pleasures that anyone can sink their teeth into, whether Dead in the Family is your first taste or you’ve been following the entire series.

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