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Charlaine Harris

(Charlaine Harris Schulz)
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Charlaine Harris is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. Born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area, she is the author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, which are the basis for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Aurora Teagarden original movies; the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, which was the basis for the HBO show True Blood; the Midnight, Texas series, which is the basis for the NBC show of the same name; the Shakespeare mysteries; the Harper Connelly mysteries; and the Cemetery Girl mysteries. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Romance, Romance
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Short stories
If I Had a Hammer (2011)

Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1990) : Real Murders
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2001) : Dead Until Dark
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original winner (2002) : Dead Until Dark
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2002) : Dead Until Dark

Charlaine Harris recommends
Night Blooming (2002)
(Saint-Germain, book 15)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Saint-Germain is just as fresh as the day Chelsea Quinn Yarbro introduced him to the world...Yarbro reminds us that there are things on this earth far more evil than vampires."
Shop Till You Drop (2003)
(Dead-End Job, book 1)
Elaine Viets
"I loved this book. With a stubborn and intelligent heroine, a wonderful South Florida setting, and a cast of more-or-less lethal bimbos, SHOP TILL YOU DROP provides tons of fun. Six-toed cats, expensive clothes, sexy guys on motorcycles--this book has it all."
The Becoming (2004)
(Anna Strong Chronicles, book 1)
Jeanne C Stein
"A really, really good book... I think most of my readers would have a great time with The Becoming."
The Good Girl's Guide to Murder (2004)
(Debutante Dropout, book 2)
Susan McBride
"I'll read anything by Susan McBride."
Matters of the Blood (2005)
(Blood Lines, book 1)
Maria Lima
"...full of more interesting surprises than a candy store."
Carpe Demon (2005)
(Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom , book 1)
Julie Kenner
"Shows you what would happen if Buffy got married and kept her past a secret."
The Belen Hitch (2005)
(Sasha Solomon, book 2)
Pari Noskin Taichert
"Taichert's lively, erratic protagonist, Sasha Solomon, pursues murders and public relation accounts with equal ardor, and her intelligent appreciation of her fellow humans adds to the fun of the chase."
The Chocolate Bridal Bash (2006)
(Chocoholic Mysteries, book 6)
JoAnna Carl
"I'm proud to stand up and say "My name is Charlaine and I'm a Chocoholic!""
Greywalker (2006)
(Greywalker, book 1)
Kat Richardson
"Non stop action with an intriguing premise, a great heroine, and enough paranormal complications to keep you on the edge of your seat."
The Taste of Night (2007)
(Sign of the Zodiac, book 2)
Vicki Pettersson
"The forces of Light and Datk battle over Las Vegas in this very exciting series... Read at your own risk - it'll keep you up past your bedtime."
The Man With The Golden Torc (2007)
(Secret Histories, book 1)
Simon R Green
"[Green] combines…imagination with non-stop action adventure and a dash of romance."
Dead Easy (2007)
(Halflife Chronicles, book 4)
Wm Mark Simmons
"Mark Simmons, who never met a wisecrack, pun, or pop culture reference he didn't like, explores different degrees of deadness in his latest Christopher Cjesthe novel. Poor Chris . . . if he's not being made unwilling ruler of the vampires, he's discorporated and floating through walls. Lupe the Werewolf, Suki the cat/vampire, the voluptuous Deidre, and, oh yes, Teresa's head . . . all are back for this lates event-packed romp through a vivid world that leaps into existence every time we open a Simmons book."
Howling At the Moon (2008)
(Tales of an Urban Werewolf, book 1)
Karen MacInerney
"A swift-paced, fun romp."
The Sweet Scent of Blood (2008)
(, book 1)
Suzanne McLeod
"The Sweet Scent of Blood is one of my favorite reads of the past month. The fast pace of the plot and the fascinating cast of characters will give you a happy little vacation between two covers."
Red-headed Stepchild (2009)
(Sabina Kane, book 1)
Jaye Wells
"Fast-paced and fun."
Trick of the Light (2009)
(Trickster, book 1)
Rob Thurman
"Fast-paced adventure, a touch of sensuality, and a surprise twist that'll make you blink."
Dead Matter (2010)
(Simon Canderous, book 3)
Anton Strout
"Following Simon's adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it's well worth the wear and tear."
Brains (2010)
Robin Becker
"A witty and unexpected take on the zombie genre; I had a great time."
Moon Sworn (2010)
(Riley Jenson Guardian, book 9)
Keri Arthur
"Keri Arthur's imagination and energy infuse everything she writes with zest."
Dragon Soul (2010)
(Havemercy, book 3)
Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
"I've read and reread this series. I think it's great."
Path of the Sun (2010)
(Dhulyn and Parno, book 4)
Violette Malan
"Malan's written a classic fantasy novel that manages to be fresh and compelling."
Wanted Undead or Alive (2010)
Janice Gable Bashman and Jonathan Maberry
"Fascinating and thought-provoking."
Kill the Dead (2010)
(Sandman Slim, book 2)
Richard Kadrey
"Violent, vivid, nonstop action of the supernatural kind."
March in Country (2011)
(Vampire Earth, book 9)
E E Knight
"E. E. Knight is one of the most consistently interesting writers in the milatary science fiction field. I wouldn't miss a book of his Vampire Earth series. They're great."
Rivers of London (2011)
(Rivers of London, book 1)
Ben Aaronovitch
"Fresh, original, and a wonderful read. I loved it."
Graveminder (2011)
(Graveminder, book 1)
Melissa Marr
"No one builds worlds like Melissa Marr."
Circle of Enemies (2011)
(Twenty Palaces, book 3)
Harry Connolly
"Ray Lilly is one of the most interesting characters I've read lately, and Harry Connolly's vision is amazing."
Those Across the River (2011)
Christopher Buehlman
"One of the best first novels I've ever read."
The Wild Ways (2011)
(Enchantment Emporium, book 2)
Tanya Huff
"The Gales are an amazing family, the aunts will strike fear into your heart, and the characters Allie meets are both charming and terrifying."
Death Warmed Over (2012)
(Dan Shamble, Zombie PI, book 1)
Kevin J Anderson
"A dead detective, a wimpy vampire, and other interesting characters from the supernatural side of the street make DEATH WARMED OVER an unpredictable walk on the weird side. Prepare to be entertained."
Biting Bad (2013)
(Chicagoland Vampires, book 8)
Chloe Neill
"If you are looking for a vampiric role model, you couldn't go any better than Merit... Chicago is lucky to have her."
King of Hell (2014)
(Peter Octavian / Shadow Saga, book 7)
Christopher Golden
"Startling Original."
A Shiver of Light (2014)
(Merry Gentry, book 9)
Laurell K Hamilton
"Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field."
The Skeleton Takes a Bow (2014)
(Family Skeleton Mystery, book 2)
Leigh Perry
"You'll love the adventures of this unexpected mystery-solving duo."
Low Midnight (2014)
(Kitty Norville, book 13)
Carrie Vaughn
"I relished this book, Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos, and victory to satisfy any reader."
Lowcountry Boneyard (2014)
(Liz Talbot Mystery, book 3)
Susan M Boyer
"Has everything you could want in a traditional mystery...I enjoyed every minute of it."
Pack (2015)
Jeaniene Frost
"I always open a Frost book with happy anticipation!."
Borderline (2016)
(Arcadia Project, book 1)
Mishell Baker
"Borderline is worldbuilding at its most original... I loved this book."
Fire Touched (2016)
(Mercy Thompson, book 9)
Patricia Briggs
"I love these books."
Every Heart a Doorway (2016)
(Wayward Children, book 1)
Seanan McGuire
"Seanan McGuire has long been one of the smartest writers around...We know this story isn't true."
Crowned and Dangerous (2016)
(Royal Spyness, book 10)
Rhys Bowen
"Wonderful characters...A delight."
Darkest Journey (2016)
(Krewe of Hunters, book 20)
Heather Graham
"This talented writer can cast her stories in any genre."
The House of Memory (2017)
(Pluto's Snitch, book 2)
Carolyn Haines
"Carolyn Haines is a writer full of surprises."
The Spawn of Lilith (2017)
(Lilith , book 1)
Dana Fredsti
"A great story: Vivid settings, interesting characters, and action galore."
The Waking Land (2017)
(Waking Land, book 1)
Callie Bates
"The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully."
On the Chase (2017)
(Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, book 2)
Katie Ruggle
"Vivid and Charming."
Deep State (2017)
(Nathaniel Cade)
Christopher Farnsworth
"Cade continues to be one of the modern literature's most frightening vampires."
In Prior's Wood (2018)
(Max Tudor, book 7)
G M Malliet
"The Father Max Tudor books are just excellent, G.M. Malliet has crafted the English village of our dreams..."
Trail of Lightning (2018)
(Sixth World, book 1)
Rebecca Roanhorse
"An excitingly novel tale."
Bad Twins (2018)
Rebecca Chance
"Rebecca Chance is a fabulous storyteller. These novels will keep you reading long after you should have turned off your light."
Phoenix Unbound (2018)
(Fallen Empire , book 1)
Grace Draven
"Grace Draven's exciting romantic fantasy features characters who are fresh and original. Their problems and triumphs will keep you reading into the night."
Rewind (2019)
Catherine Ryan Howard
"Compelling and suspenseful...A satisfying thriller."
Ninth House (2019)
(Alex Stern, book 1)
Leigh Bardugo
"In this mesmerizing novel, Leigh Bardugo introduces us to Alex, a high-school dropout who gets a free ride to Yale because of a unique talent. Bardugo's New Haven is plausible and frightening, and I was one rapt reader."
The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020)
TJ Klune
"The House in The Cerulean Sea is a modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It's a beautiful book."
American Demon (2020)
(Rachel Morgan / Hollows, book 14)
Kim Harrison
"I wouldn't miss a Kim Harrison book for anything."
Broken Genius (2020)
(Will Parker, book 1)
Drew Murray
"Will Parker, a genius with considerable baggage and even more wealth, works for the FBI. There's a lot of excitement in this debut novel, and you'll be running along with Will the whole way."
Ink & Sigil (2020)
(Ink & Sigil, book 1)
Kevin Hearne
"If you like drawing, ink, Edinburgh, magic, or Kevin Hearne, you are in for a treat. Ink & Sigil is escape reading, and I loved every word."
Quiet Neighbours (2020)
Catriona McPherson
"I stayed up late reading it because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next!."
The Final Girl Support Group (2021)
Grady Hendrix
"The Final Girl Support Group sizzles with action, originality, and a gleaming concept sharp as a scalpel."

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