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Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  169,579 Ratings  ·  3,599 Reviews
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 the ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Ace Books (first published 2006)
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Beth F.
This series is one of the most mind-numbingly stupid things I’ve ever read. And believe it or not, I mean that to be a highly complimentary statement. Weird, I know.

Before starting book number six, track down a copy of the short story titled “One Word Answer” that appears in the anthology Bite. Randomly, (and I say randomly because it’s been sitting in my house for about two years now and since I really don’t like anthologies, had very little desire to even crack the cover) so I spent the extra
Mar 19, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it
Ack...these books are so terrible, yet so entertaining. I can't stop reading them, even though I'm mortified to admit that I like them. I was also terribly confused when I started reading this book, and even had to check to make sure that I didn't miss a book in the series somehow. Somehow Sookie's cousin, who has been turned into a vampire by her lover, the Queen of Louisiana, is murdered, but all this happens before the book starts, leaving me a bit confused. Some random thoughts on my part--I ...more
Feb 05, 2009 Tracy rated it really liked it
I am so pleased to see Harris getting back on track! I particularly liked Eric socially assassinating Bill at the hospital! Say goodbye to your dating life, Bill...

Yes, I am firmly in the Eric camp.
Geraldine O'Hagan
Oct 17, 2011 Geraldine O'Hagan rated it did not like it
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Let me just say, right off the bat, that I had a love/hate relationship with this installment of Sookie's life.

This one was another good read, story-wise, but it frustrated the hell out of me. We're steadily learning more and more about Sookie, and her life and love(s), and not all of those things are good.

This book completely engrossed me, even while I was getting more and more upset with it. At times I felt myself winding up the old throwin' arm to chuck the damn thing at the wall, but that
Richard Derus
May 07, 2013 Richard Derus rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.1* of five

The Publisher Says: As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking, Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past—or for
Apr 04, 2008 Wendy rated it liked it
I did not enjoy this book quite as much as the others in the series. I don't like the path that Sookie and Bill's relationship has taken, I don't think she should be so angry. I like Quinn some but even he does not seem to be the guy for Sookie and I hate the habit he has of calling her 'Babe'. The storyline was okay although it just barely touched upon some unanswered questions from previous books. It did leave us with some interesting new people for future books. I still look forward to more i ...more
Jul 02, 2016 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely Dead is the sixth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. As Sookie waits for word she can claim the legacy from her now definitely dead cousin Hadley, she encounters a surfeit of happy couples, including some of her exes, and there are several weddings being planned. Her own interest is piqued by a rather handsome were-tiger, Quinn, who confirms the attraction is mutual. But together, they seem to draw the wrong sort of attention. When Sooki ...more
Another installment in the Sookie Stackhouse soap opera and I am still enjoying these books far more than I would ever have believed that I would! The whole set-up is ridiculous, but it is so much fun.

No one ever gives Sookie credit for her ideas, but she comes up with more solutions than all of the supposedly ancient vampires put together. And more often than not, it is just like when women pitch ideas in a meeting—the men ignore the ideas and then pitch the same ideas themselves later and cong
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
Okay, so I am reading a book a day. I really need to get a life.

So, I loved Bill, I am now pretty much over Bill--so 5 minutes ago. Eric can be the biggest ass and still make me swoon. Underneath all the big-scary-vampire-muscles, he is a real charmer and I am convinced he is a good guy. He has to be tough--he is the sheriff. Quinn--holy crap, how does she get so lucky? So many men and so little time.

In this book, we finally find out the secret behind Sookie's allure. I was wondering how plain
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I gave this one 3 stars because I'm really convinced it's the weakest link in the series. That said, Southern Vampire Mysteries really is my favorite series of all times.

Quinn is far from my favorite character in the series, he actually goes right in the basket with Tanya and Arlene. At first I couldn't figure out why, I tought I was just blinded by Eric and my never ending adoration for him, but no, Quinn is obnoxious all by himself.

Apart from that, the book just ties some loose ends from the
Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
This is a book I've read a couple times in the past and realized I never actually wrote a review for it. If I'm remembering correctly, this is the Quinn book. He's a pretty hot weretiger. Of course, he's not as hot as Eric Northman, but I did like him more than book Alcide.

I remember enjoying this one, but not enough Eric. I do like the Queen. She is an interesting character in this world. I don't remember too many specifics from this honestly, so this is just a generic review. I am not sure if
I knew it would only be a matter of time before Sookie began to annoy me a little, and this book marked the beginning of it. To be fair, though, I'm not sure it if was her so much as her interaction with Quinn that didn't sit that well with me. After the previous book, it was kind of a no-brainer that Quinn would become the next addition to Sookie's growing parade of suitors. I didn't really care for him or his relationship with Sookie. The whole "I shall compliment you at any given moment, and ...more
Jun 30, 2015 Jilly rated it it was ok
How irritating is it when you read the next book in a series, and then you realize that the story was dependent upon some short story that came in-between and you didn't read it??

i have no idea what's happening photo: I have no idea whats going on. towelie.jpg
No, I don't want to read the crappy short story that came before this! You're not the boss of me!

Plus, Sookie is now getting involved with Quinn, whom she met once and then is thinking about sleeping with him. It's weird. She was a nice girl, virgin, until the age of 26, and now she's sleeping around with every superna
Nov 30, 2009 Santi rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
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Jan 07, 2013 Kat rated it did not like it
Never come across a book series that makes me hate reading so much until this one. I have an OCD-ish habit of having to read every book I buy, and for some reason I bought three more of these damn things. Yikes.

My biggest issue is how come an idiot girl with vampires, werewolves/tigers/panthers/(any other random animal) in her life can be so unbelievably boring. The book is full of people telling Sookie she's wonderful, special, they love her, no less than three men/vamps/weres/whatever go all
Jul 30, 2010 Julie rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, werewolves
I don't know who's 'definitely dead', but it's not Bill. Alas. Oh, wait, is that a spoiler? Yea, Bill lives. Or unlives. Whatever.

In this book, Sookie ditches all the other guys after her to take up with the weretiger she met in the last book. She even manages to have sex this time. Well, mostly. No actual disrobing took place. At least, not in that scene.

You may also remember this book as -- the one in which Sookie gets her period which will probably play a small role in the climax of the book
Not much to add to the other reviews. The story goes on very well. No new paranormal creatures, but we do get a murder mystery inside a couple of others that makes for a complicated mess. I wasn't terribly happy with Harris letting Sookie find out information & purposely leaving us in the dark for so long. It seemed like a cheap way to draw out the suspense. The book is told in the first person, after all. I think it would have been a stronger story if we'd known what she did.

Parker again di
Jan 17, 2009 Nymphsin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Nymphsin by: Hunter's Haven
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May 10, 2016 Fabian rated it liked it
The title refers to the death of the undead... or: dead forever.

Sookie's cousin was a vampire that got killed for having a strong affiliation with the Vampire Queen of Louisiana (I know, I know!). This was mentioned in a book before, but now the issue comes to the forefront as does the plot of book 1, which started it all. We can now fit pieces of the puzzle together, and it makes more sense to visit the past than to keep on adding characters and intersecting storylines. Mrs. Harris obviously kn
Mar 07, 2010 gina rated it liked it
So far I'm a little frustrated with a fact that had me pleased in previous books. In previous books Harris was weaving multiple story lines in and out of Sookies life without confusing or frustrating the reader with "too much" going on. But in this one I'm getting frustrated with so many different stories and people causing Sookie trouble. It's a little hard to keep up and it's starting to make me wonder if I want to keep up. Where I flew through the first books I've found myself in the last two ...more
Sarah E.
Jun 29, 2016 Sarah E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

So here's the thing about Sookie...she can be so insufferable at times. I don't hate her all the time and her voice doesn't grate my nerves to read, but sometimes I wish I could shake her. Also the word of the day calendar is old already.

It was also quite irritating that suddenly Hadley is dead and Waldo is whodunit and we missed out on that because it's part of an anthology somewhere else.

One of my favorite parts about this book is that Sookie finally gets it about Bill.
Jun 27, 2010 Taylor rated it really liked it
It's funny because it's true...

"I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was waiting for that moment- you know the one I mean- the moment when your date suddenly confesses to something you just can't stomach: he reveals himself as a racist or homophobe, admits he'd never marry anyone but another Baptist (Southerner, brunette, marathon runner, whatever), tells you about his children by his first three wives, describes his fondness for being paddled, or relates his youthful experiences in blowi
Aug 06, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2015reads
I'm not really too sure what to say about this book. I liked it. It was okay. But it's a Sookie Stackhouse novel so it's still a favorite of mine. I wish there had been a bit more involvement with my favorite characters, but that's okay. Still a fun read!
Katie Michaels
Apr 29, 2011 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, sookie
If you managed to get through Club Dead without hate in your heart for Bill Compton, this book is designed to remedy that. Yes, yes, there is a lot going on in this sixth installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I will always think of it as the book where Bill became dead to me. (I'll come back to this later.)

Definitely Dead covers a lot of ground. In fact, the first half and the second half felt like they could have been two separate (albeit short) books. The first half doesn't have m
Feb 14, 2010 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
I didn't know whether to give this book a 4 or a 5.

Before I start, I want to say there is a short story that I have not read before reading Definitely Dead that seemed pretty significant to the book but it's not so bad that you'll be lost. It came with my ebook version (I have ebook as well as the book for those long moments I'm doing my hair) called "One Word Answer", I'm guessing that's it. I don't think it's necessary because like I said, you don't get too lost but you'll probably be more com
Dec 31, 2008 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Sookie travels to New Orleans to settle the affairs of her estranged cousin, Hadley. She recently learned that Hadley became a vampire and a favorite of Louisiana's Queen before her second death at the hands of a jealous rival.

If none of this sounds familiar, that's because it was revealed as part of that obnoxious trend of short stories that include plots important to a series. Harris recaps the necessary info, but it's obviously much less satisfying than reading about the situation first-hand
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
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Such a straightforward, enjoyable read after Dead as a Doornail. Charlaine Harris focussed this novel a lot more. You can't really expect great emotional depth from any of these novels, so it's nice when they don't pretend to be complex.

Speaking of emotion, the love interest was worthy of being a love interest for once. Neat character, interesting ability, and all around cool guy. I do wish Charlaine would bring the romance back around to the original cast of characters though. Everyone else s
Mar 18, 2015 Kandice rated it it was amazing
2015 - I maybe enjoying this books more on re-read than I did the first time around! They are just so much fun to read. I'm glad Sookie got to be clever in this one.

2008 - I don't care if these books are mind candy, I LOVE them. They are super quick, so I don't even have to feel guilty about wasting time.
It didn't feel like very much happened in this installment. More like a set up for a relationship between Quinn and Sookie. Bill, Bill, Bill... I also missed Eric, as he is my favorite Sookie Su
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr
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Other Books in the Series

Sookie Stackhouse (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
  • Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
  • Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
  • Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
  • Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
  • All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
  • From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
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  • Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
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“I have a big hole in my heart," I said. "But it'll close over."
I don't want to sound all Dr. Phil," she said. "But don't let the scab seal the pain in, okay?"
That's good advice," I said. "I hope I can manage it.”
“Though I was having a blissful moment of being happy and content, I had one of those stray ideas you get at odd moments. I thought,How nice it would be if Eric were here with me in the car. He'd look so good with the wind blowing his hair, and he'd enjoy the moment . Well, yeah, before he burned to a crisp.
But I realized I'd thought of Eric because it was the kind of day you wanted to share with the person you cared about, the person whose company you enjoyed the most. And that would be Eric as he'd been while he was cursed by a witch: the Eric who hadn't been hardened by centuries of vampire politics, the Eric who had no contempt for humans and their affairs, the Eric who was not in charge of many financial enterprises and responsible for the lives and incomes of quite a few humans and vampires. In other words, Eric as he would never be again.”
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