Definitely Dead: Southern Vampire Mysteries
Ace, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
ookie Stackhouse, the mind-reading barmaid in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is back with a new adventure and a new boyfriend. Sookie is called to New Orleans by the Queen of the Vampires and while she's there she plans to clean out her cousin Hadley's apartment. Hadley, a new vampire and the queen's lover, was recently murdered. Now that she is
, Sookie is her heir.
he queen is anxious for Sookie to go through Hadley's things. Others will do anything to prevent it, including killing the messenger, a young demon, who goes to Bon Temps to request Sookie's visit.
arris decides it's time for Sookie to have a best friend with a gift of her own. Amelia, who owns the classy apartment building where Hadley resided, is a gifted young witch who sometimes oversteps her budding powers. Amelia has all the characteristics required to make an entertaining side-kick for future
ookie Stackhouse fans should also be on the lookout for a TV pilot based on the series later this year. It will be written and directed by Alan Ball, the creator of HBO's
Six Feet Under
and should be a hoot.
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