|The book that started it all...|
The books are whodunit-type murder mysteries which just happen to be set in an alternate universe (known to fans as Sookieverse) peopled by a whole lot more than just vampires. They're Southern Gothic at its best, very easy reads, and un-put-downable.
I love the dollops of chick lit wit thrown in, one-liners like "These ladies knew how to throw a search party." and "Maybe he needed the bodyguards to protect him from the fashion police."
And there are many laugh out loud lines like: "I remembered my New Year’s Eve resolution: I wanted not to get beaten up. Note to self: I should have included 'shot'."
But the best thing about these books? The heroes. The reader's as spoilt for choice as Sookie is, with enough fantasy material to keep you drooling long after you've turned the last page.
Can it get better? Apparently, yes it can. I've been told Ms Harris' Grave series is a real treat. So if you don't see me around for a while ... you know where I am.