Dead Until Dark
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Dead Until Dark


Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome--and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life....

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of--big surprise--murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next....

Title:Dead Until Dark
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:292 pages

    Dead Until Dark Reviews

  • Vanessa
    Dec 14, 2008

    After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trash...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 18, 2009

    The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I confess - I picked this up at the bookstore for a few reasons:1. The cover was sparkly and I liked the art. 2. Vampires! Having spent a huge chunk of ...

  • Emily May
    Dec 09, 2010

    I started reading this series because I was currently watching True Blood and had developed a slight obsession with Eric. Since then, the books have become an absolute guilty pleasure of mine. They ar...

  • Trin
    Sep 04, 2008

    Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that I’ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series...

  • Fabian
    Nov 11, 2008

    Stephenie Meyer has nuthin' on this woman (understatement). Harris has in one pinky all the talent of the aforementioned hack, and her huge fan base must take note. "Dead Until Dark" is a loud middle ...

  • ?? Sarah ?? (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Oct 08, 2014

    December 2014 buddy read with Shelly, Carole, Evgeny, Karly, Jess, Allison, Catherine & Monty Cupcake.DNF at 50% Sookie, Sookie, Sookie. Because of you most of my friends either hate me or think I'm a...

  • Demo
    Sep 19, 2011

    Some people have asked me why I never read Adult Paranormal Romance books.Well, TrueBlood is the reason why. Read on, if you feel like snorting with pity-laughter.Damn. I wish I could explain why I ha...

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    Apr 16, 2008

    I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in ...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jan 17, 2014

    The television show True Blood was better than this in every sense; it completely transcended it. Well, at least, before the fourth season hit and the writing went down the toilet. But that’s a sepa...

  • Mary Beth
    Jan 14, 2017

    3.5 stars This is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series and I did enjoy it but I don't think I will be continuing with this series. It just did not really excite me so much. I guess the main ...

About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris

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 wr