Dead As A Doornail (Gollancz S.F.)
by Charlaine Harris
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575080430
Date: 08 November 2007 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Charlaine Harris has developed a likeable series of supernatural thriller novels featuring her protagonists Sookie Stackhouse. Gollancz release the mass market edition of Dead as a Doornail, which is, I think, the fifth title in the series. Check out Gayle's review from our May 2005 issue.
"Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in a little bar in a small town deep in Louisiana. She's funny and pretty and well-mannered, but she doesn't have that many close friends - mind you, that's not so surprising when you consider how few people can appreciate her abilities as a mind-reader. It's not a quality that has the guys beating down her door - well, unless they're vampires or werewolves or the like ...but they're not just supernatural freaks, some of them are friends, even family ...And much as Sookie might want a quiet life, when she's around, things just seem to happen ...like her brother, who appears to be changing into a were-panther. He's not that bothered, but someone doesn't like it - someone's trying to wipe him out, as well as the rest of the shape-changing population, and that mean's Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead, and stop the fiend."