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Ranking Author Charlaine Harris’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

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“What are Charlaine Harris’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Harris’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Charlaine Harris and looked at her Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Book’s Of Charlaine Harris



41 ) After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse

 After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 41
  • Amazon: 41
  • LibraryThing: 41

Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next. With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens. This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…

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40 ) Dead Ever After

 Dead Ever After Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 39
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 38

Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance…and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.

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38 ) Blood Lite

 Blood Lite Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 36
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 39

Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green, when a quartet of die-hard environmentalists hosts a fundraiser with a gory twist in An Evening with Al Gore…

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38 ) Sweet and Deadly

 Sweet and Deadly Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 40
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 40

Catherine Linton came home to Lowfield, Mississippi convinced that the untimely deaths of her parents in a car accident was no accident — but nobody believed her. So she stayed, taking a job at the local paper, to try to both convince the sheriff that she was right-and maybe convince herself she was wrong. After all, her father had been the town doctor, loved (she always thought) by all. To think he was killed was to think that one of her friends or neighbors has harbored some deep resentment toward him. Then she finds the dead body of the women who had been her father’s nurse for many years. Obviously murdered. Now Catherine knows that she was not wrong about her parent’s death. Someone in Lowfield has a terrible secret, a secret worth killing for. Not once, not twice, but — when another body is found — three times. And the killer won’t hesitate to add more victims to the list, as Catherine gets closer and closer to the truth.

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37 ) Deadlocked

 Deadlocked Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 35

Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on that there are things she’d rather not know. An now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see–like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.

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36 ) A Secret Rage

 A Secret Rage Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 37
  • Amazon: 30
  • LibraryThing: 36

Former New York City model Nickie Callahan is looking forward to the easy life when she moves to the sleepy college town of Knolls, Tennessee. But the women of Knolls are not safe. And as Nickie gets swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she must take matters of justice into her own hands.

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35 ) Real Murders

 Real Murders Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 33
  • Amazon: 26
  • LibraryThing: 37

Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It’s a harmless pastime—until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal “copycat” killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims.

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34 ) Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

 Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 38
  • Amazon: 26
  • LibraryThing: 29

Charlaine Harris’ smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories.

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33 ) A Fool And His Honey

 A Fool And His Honey Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 31
  • LibraryThing: 33

Sleepless nights, a cross-country chase and a temporary stint at motherhood all turn newlywed Aurora Teagarden’s life upside down. When her husband’s niece, Regina, shows up unannounced on their doorstep with a baby and a secret, Aurora’s perpetual curiosity leaps into overdrive — especially when the body of the girl’s husband is found axe-murdered in her own backyard! But Aurora’s curiosity may get the best of her this time, as she walks right into the middle of Regina’s dangerous secrets.

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32 ) Dead Reckoning

 Dead Reckoning Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 28
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 26

With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows…

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30 ) Midnight Crossroad

 Midnight Crossroad Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 33
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 32

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it…Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

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30 ) A Bone to Pick

 A Bone to Pick Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 31
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 34

Going to two weddings—one of a former lover—and a funeral for a member of her disbanded crime study club keeps Aurora “Roe” Teagarden quite busy for a few months. Unfortunately, her personal life seems to be at a standstill—until her fortunes unexpectedly change. After the funeral, Roe learns that Jane Engle, the deceased, has named her as heir to a rather substantial estate, which includes money, jewelry, and a house complete with a skull hidden in a window seat. Knowing Jane, Roe concludes that the elderly woman has purposely left her a murder to solve. So she must identify the victim and figure out which one of Jane’s ordinary-seeming neighbors is a murderer—without putting herself in deadly danger…

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29 ) All the Little Liars

 All the Little Liars Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 29
  • Amazon: 26
  • LibraryThing: 27

Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book featuring the small-town Southern librarian. Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there’s an even worse discovery—at the kids’ last known destination, a dead body. While the local police and sheriff’s department comb the county for the missing kids and interview everyone even remotely involved, Aurora and her new husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe, begin their own investigation. Could the death and kidnappings have anything to do with a group of bullies at the middle school? Is Phillip’s disappearance related to Aurora’s father’s gambling debts? Or is Phillip himself, new to town and an unknown quantity, responsible for taking the other children? But regardless of the reason, as the days go by, the most important questions remain. Are the kids still alive? Who could be concealing them? Where could they be? With Christmas approaching, Aurora is determined to find her brother…if he’s still alive. After more than a decade, #1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris finally returns to her fan-favorite Aurora Teagarden series with All the Little Liars, a fabulously fun new mystery.

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28 ) Shakespeare’s Landlord

 Shakespeare's Landlord Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 29
  • Amazon: 26
  • LibraryThing: 24

Welcome to Shakespeare, Arkansas. Lily Bard came to the small town of Shakespeare to escape her dark and violent past. Other than the day-to-day workings of her cleaning and errand-running service, she pays little attention to the town around her. So when she spots a dead body being dumped in the town green, she’s inclined to stay well away. But she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and despite her best efforts, she’s dragged into the murder case. Lily doesn’t care who did it, but when the police and local community start pointing fingers in her direction, she realizes that proving her innocence will depend on finding the real killer in quiet, secretive Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s Landlord is the first book in Charlaine Harris’s Lily Bard mysterious series.

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26 ) Sleep Like a Baby

 Sleep Like a Baby Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 7

In the latest installment of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series, Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe’s mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. Virginia proves to be especially helpful when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe’s brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside… but it isn’t Virginia’s. Now, not only does she have a newborn to care for and a vulnerable new marriage to nurture, Roe also has to contend with a new puzzle – who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? This heart-pounding and exciting next installment of the Aurora Teagarden series will leave fans happy and hungry for more.

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26 ) Grave Sight

 Grave Sight Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 31
  • LibraryThing: 22

Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1) Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living – but she’s used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she’s become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it’s always urgent – even if the dead can wait forever.

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25 ) Dead Over Heels

 Dead Over Heels Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 25

What’s the world coming to – when you can’t relax with an ice-cold beverage in your own backyard without a body falling from the sky and landing in your garden? Part-time librarian and frequent amateur investigator Roe Teagarden has good reason to ask herself this question when the remains of one of the Lawrenceton, Georgia police department’s finest catapults into her flower bed one beautiful sunny morning. Roe’s friend and bodyguard, the long-legged, bikini-clad Angel Youngblood, is mowing the grass and Roe is reclining on a lounger when a small red-and-white plane flies low overhead and drops its unlikely debris more or less at Roe’s feet. Roe’s husband of two years, wealthy businessman Martin Bartell, immediately wonders if the killer chose his dumping place to send some kind of message to Roe. And the mystery deepens when two federal agents arrive in town to investigate the murder. It’s only when Madeleine the cat provides a clue that Roe and Martin realize Roe herself may be in danger and that using Roe’s yard as a temporary landfill for dead bodies was no accident.

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23 ) Dead in the Family

 Dead in the Family Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 33
  • LibraryThing: 16

It’s all about family … Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric’s vampire sire, an ancient being who arrives with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie’s tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton. In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War.

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23 ) Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

 Three Bedrooms, One Corpse Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 27

Deciding if she wants to go into real estate becomes a life-or-death choice for Aurora “Roe” Teagarden. A naked corpse is discovered at her first house showing. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate-and maybe too much about Roe.

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22 ) Shakespeare’s Champion

 Shakespeare's Champion Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 20

There’s something rotten in Shakespeare… — Lily Bard was running from shattering memories when she moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas. Now cleaning houses pays her bills. Working out helps her heal. Still protecting her scars, she hides a hard body and impressive skill at martial arts under baggy sweats. And nobody knows how strong she is until racial violence has her looking behind closed doors for a killer — doors to which a housecleaner might have the key. When Lily uses her training in goju to help a black man jumped by white teens, she does it for justice…only to hear he’s been abducted and beaten to death a few weeks later. Then a bodybuilder is killed at her gym. Both incidents jar Lily’s need for security and refuge. Looking into closets, sweeping under rugs, she soon uncovers enough dirt to confirm that something sinister is growing in her adopted town. Getting involved could endanger her life. But Lily is seeing a new man and dreaming new dreams. And no one can make this strong woman run again.

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21 ) Living Dead in Dallas

 Living Dead in Dallas Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 38
  • LibraryThing: 14

The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favor, she obliges – and soon Sookie’s in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans go unharmed. But that’s easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly….

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20 ) Last Scene Alive

 Last Scene Alive Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 31

Aurora Teagarden has never forgotten her first case: a serial killer who terrorized suburban Lawrencetown. Now that story is about to hit the small screen. Even if she wanted to, Aurora can’t help getting involved. Her ex, Robin, wrote the TV movie’s screenplay and her stepson, Barrett, has a starring role. Then there’s Celia–the catty actress portraying Roe–who, by the way, also happens to be Robin’s latest squeeze. But when Celia is murdered and Barrett is accused, the real-life script takes a deadly turn. Between threatening letters, deranged fans and renewed feelings for Robin, Aurora has one goal: catch a killer and make it to the final scene alive.

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19 ) Poppy Done to Death

 Poppy Done to Death Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 30

Aurora Teagarden, mild-mannered librarian, has spent her entire life in the same small Georgia town. Along with her sister-in-law Poppy, Roe has finally earned a coveted spot in the Uppity Women, an exclusive group that does more than flower arranging. But Poppy is a no-show on their induction day. Roe stops by Poppy’s house to find out why and is shocked to discover Poppy dead on the kitchen floor, and it’s not by accident. There’s no lack of suspects, since both Poppy and her husband were unfaithful. Even the detective in charge of the case, Roe’s former lover Arthur Smith, has a past with Poppy. As if that weren’t enough, Roe has rekindled a relationship with another old flame and things are moving fast, with plans to meet his mother at Thanksgiving. She’s also acquired an unexpected house guest: her half-brother, who’s run away from his parents’ home in California. Balancing her personal life while looking into Poppy’s murder isn’t easy, but Roe is determined to give it — and Poppy — her best effort. And when Roe discovers that the crime scene has been ransacked, she knows someone is desperate to hide a secret. Roe will have to dig through Poppy’s life to uncover the truth and bring the killer to justice. Poppy Done to Death is the engaging eighth installment of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. The series has been adapted into film for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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18 ) The Julius House

 The Julius House Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 20

Love at first sight turns into newlywed bliss for former librarian Aurora Teagarden- until violence cuts the honeymoon short.Wealthy businessman Martin Bartell gives Roe exactly what she wants for their wedding: Julius House. But both the house and Martin come with murky pasts. And when Roe is attacked by an ax-wielding maniac, she realizes that the secrets inside her four walls-and her brand-new marriage-could destroy her.

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17 ) Shakespeare’s Trollop

 Shakespeare's Trollop Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 22

Welcome back to Shakespeare — a charming Arkansas town with endless back roads, an eclectic mix of residents, and a dollop of noir. Featuring cleaning woman/karate expert Lily Bard, Charlaine Harris’s series puts a unique spin on the traditional cozy to create mysteries that “work on every level”. — In the latest installment, Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area outside town. Determined not to get involved, Lily wants to leave the police work to Sheriff Marta Schuster and her team of deputies, and concentrate on cleaning, high kicks, and her boyfriend Jack’s impending visit. But when Deedra’s notoriously promiscuous lifestyle provides an extensive list of suspects but very few clues, Lily has no choice but to resume the roll of amateur detective and join the investigation.

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15 ) An Ice Cold Grave

 An Ice Cold Grave Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 12

Hired to find a boy gene missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver head there, only to discover that the boy was the only one left of several who had disappeared over the previous five years. All of them teenagers. All unlikely runaways. All calling for Harper. Harper soon finds them—eight victims, buried in the half-frozen ground, all come to an unspeakable end. Afterward, what she most wants to do is collect her fee and get out of town ahead of the media storm that’s soon to descend. But when she’s attacked and prevented from leaving, she reluctantly becomes a part of the investigation as she learns more than she cares to about the dark mysteries and long-hidden secrets of Doraville—knowledge that makes her the next person likely to rest in an ice-cold grave.

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15 ) Shakespeare’s Counselor

 Shakespeare's Counselor Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 18

Welcome back to the sleepy little town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, where secrets come to hide. Cleaning woman and karate expert Lily Bard is a woman with a complicated past. Trying her best to cope with her terrifying memories and horrible nightmares, she decides to join a weekly group therapy session in her hometown of Shakespeare, Arkansas. At first, Lily can hardly believe the number of her fellow Shakespeareans that share her life experiences. As it turns out, the group members’ feelings aren’t the only things that need sorting out — they assemble for a session and find a woman dead, killed in bone-chilling fashion and deliberately left on display to send a twisted message. Who would commit such horrendous crime, and who is the intended recipient of the message? Before long, Lily becomes embroiled in this disturbing murder and its aftermath, one in which the brutal killer’s motives are entirely unclear. The truth is, the situation has dredged up more than a few of her own terrible secrets, and she may not be able to rest until she can untangle the who and why of this terrible crime. But can she accomplish this before the killer strikes again, and before her nightmares send her over the edge?

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14 ) Grave Secret

 Grave Secret Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 19

Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface…

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13 ) Grave Surprise

 Grave Surprise Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 13

Dr. Nunley doesn’t bother to hide his skepticism, especially when Harper stands atop a grave and senses two bodies beneath her – one of a centuries-dead man and the other of a young girl, recently deceased. When the grave is opened, Harper’s claim is proven true. The dead girl is Tabitha Morgenstern, an eleven-year-old abducted from Nashville two years previously – a child whom Harper had tried, and failed, to find. The coincidence raises suspicions about her among the police – so she and Tolliver undertake their own hunt to find the killer. They make a nocturnal visit to the cemetery, hoping that Harper can sense something further about the murder.

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12 ) Shakespeare’s Christmas

 Shakespeare's Christmas Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 17

Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murder. — Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid’s frills, Lily isn’t thrilled about attending her estranged sister’s wedding. She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for a living, trying to forget the violence that once nearly destroyed her. Now she’s heading back to home and hearth–just in time for murder.

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11 ) Dead Until Dark

 Dead Until Dark Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 15

Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out…. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

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10 ) Dead and Gone

 Dead and Gone Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 20
  • LibraryThing: 7

The vamps have been out for years, and now the weres and shifters have decided to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course – her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she’s friend to the local were pack, and Sam, her boss at Merlotte’s bar, is a shapeshifter.

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9 ) Delta Blues

 Delta Blues Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 3

This collection of short fiction captures both the art of the tale and the power of the blues, and is a nod at the human condition that often inspires musicians to write and sing the blues. These stories tell about bad men and bad women who sometimes do good–or sometimes follow their true nature. Some of these characters know all about the dangers of making a bargain with the devil. And some know the power of redemption. These are characters who would not be out of place in a Honeyboy Edwards tune, and would be right at home alongside the desolate wail of Clarksdale, Mississippi, native Son House.

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7 ) From Dead to Worse

 From Dead to Worse Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 6

After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everyone human and otherwise is stressed, including Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gone missing. It’s clear that things are changing whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie, Friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community is caught up in the changes. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death, and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.

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7 ) Definitely Dead

 Definitely Dead Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 7

Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one – even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of Louisiana. Hadley’s left everything she has to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don’t want her looking too deeply into Hadley’s past, or Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. Whoever it is, they’re definitely dangerous – and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line…

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6 ) Dead as a Doornail

 Dead as a Doornail Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 10

Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shapeshifters she knows. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…

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5 ) Club Dead

 Club Dead Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 11

Things between cocktail waitress Sookie and her vampire boyfriend Bill seem to be going excellently (apart from the small matter of him being undead) until he leaves town for a while. A long while. Bill’s sinister boss Eric has an idea of where to find him, whisking her off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. When she finally catches up with the errant vampire, he is in big trouble and caught in an act of serious betrayal. This raises serious doubts as to whether she should save him or start sharpening a few stakes of her own .

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4 ) Day Shift

 Day Shift Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 4

In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else….There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred’s regular — and very wealthy — clients dies during a reading.Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight…

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3 ) All Together Dead

 All Together Dead Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 5

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life—the shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.

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1 ) Night Shift

 Night Shift Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 1

At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place..

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1 ) Dead to the World

 Dead to the World Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 1

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as ever. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

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Charlaine Harris’s Best Books



Charlaine Harris Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
Night Shift 211 1
Dead to the World 121 1
All Together Dead 345 3
Day Shift 1024 4
Club Dead 4411 5
Dead as a Doornail 6410 6
From Dead to Worse 6126 7
Definitely Dead 5127 7
Delta Blues 17123 9
Dead and Gone 6207 10
Dead Until Dark 101215 11
Shakespeare’s Christmas 17417 12
Grave Surprise 151213 13
Grave Secret 121219 14
An Ice Cold Grave 122012 15
Shakespeare’s Counselor 141218 15
Shakespeare’s Trollop 19422 17
The Julius House 22420 18
Poppy Done to Death 20430 19
Last Scene Alive 23431 20
Living Dead in Dallas 93814 21
Shakespeare’s Champion 232020 22
Dead in the Family 163316 23
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse 261227 23
Dead Over Heels 252025 25
Sleep Like a Baby 32347 26
Grave Sight 203122 26
Shakespeare’s Landlord 292624 28
All the Little Liars 292627 29
Midnight Crossroad 332032 30
A Bone to Pick 312034 30
Dead Reckoning 283426 32
A Fool And His Honey 263133 33
Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse 382629 34
Real Murders 332637 35
A Secret Rage 373036 36
Deadlocked 353435 37
Blood Lite 363939 38
Sweet and Deadly 403440 38
Dead Ever After 393938 40
After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse 414141 41