Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Book Details
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Paperback, 320 pages
2009, Ace Trade
ISBN: 0441018270
Series: Book 3 of Southern Vampire Mysteries

Sookie Stackhouse is having man trouble. Her vampire boyfriend, Bill, has been distant and inattentive lately. Then he announces that he is going on a business trip, which clearly is more than it seems. After a werewolf tries to abduct Sookie at work, Bill's boss, Eric, tells her that Bill fell under the sway of his--Bill's, that is--ex, a sexy vamp named Lorena, and has been kidnapped. Eric wants Sookie's help in getting Bill back, and despite her hurt over Bill's betrayal, Sookie agrees to go to Jackson, Mississippi, to find her wayward lover. Eric has persuaded Alcide, a dashing werewolf, to get Sookie access to Josephine's, aka Club Dead, the local hangout of Jackson's supernatural element. In between dodging kidnappers, the advances of amorous Eric, and her growing feelings for Alcide, Sookie has to find out who kidnapped Bill and figure out a way to rescue him.

Club Dead is the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series that hasn't been portrayed on the TV show True Blood, so it was the first book in the series that I was able to read without any preconceived notions of what it should be. This book is the embodiment of everything I hoped this series would be. More Eric, less Bill, interesting scenes with Bubba and the introduction of Alcide (who I hope to see more of) made Club Dead a fully satisfying read. I could not put this book down and loved every single moment. I cannot imagine how Charlaine Harris could top this book and can barely contain my excitement looking forward to the next in the series.


Charlaine Harris' website


  1. If you think this one deserves 5 shots.... you're going to have to come up with a 6 shot system for the next one :) Dead to the World is probably my favorite in the series. Can't wait to see what you think about it!

    Tara SG

  2. It seems now has been the new era for vampire.
    But this book is also interesting to read besides twilight saga.
    And that's a good review!

    thanks for following me too, btw!

  3. I love this series. Keep get more and more Eric. Yay!

  4. Glad you enjoyed it! I have to agree with you, Club Dead was the first book in the series that I'd read with no preconception because of True Blood. The next book is great as well!

  5. Your review really piqued my interest! I need to get back to this series.

  6. i'm excited for you reading book 4! it is great, and all about eric who i LOVE. can't wait to see what you think of it