Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse #2) by Charlaine Harris
Title: Living Dead In Dallas
Author: Charlaine Harris
Published: March 26, 2002
Review: ebook from library
When a vampire asks cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans that are involved to go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blond and one small mistake for things to turn deadly.
I am so glad my library has this in ebook it seems to be read so much faster by me rather than in paperback.
With that said I have to learn not to compare the books to the tv show it doesn't follow it all the way.
One of my favorite characters is killed off in this one way too early for my liking!
So I am not sure what is going on with Sookie in these books. She doesn't seem like the tough gal I pegged her for it is like she is okay with being Bill's human toy. She doesn't truly stand up for anything, well wait let me take that back she does want to find out who murdered her friend and she does uncover that but that is about it.
So Sookie is attacked by a maenad which has a message that needs to be sent to our lovely Eric, on top of that she will find herself in Dallas helping the vampires there find their missing member. This is where we are introduced to the church Fellowship to the Sun and Sookie will find the answers she needs. One thing I do like about Sookie is her ability to read minds. She knows when she shouldn't and when she should, I think a lot of people that had that power wouldn't be so cautions with it.
I do plan on reading book three as I want to see what else Sookie will find herself caught in the middle of!
Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.
Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.
When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.
In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability. Harper Connelly, lightning-struck and strange, can find corpses… and that’s how she makes her living.
In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her "spare" time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.