A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #4.1, 4.3, 5.1, 7.1 & 8.1)
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Every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written--in one special volume--from the "New York Times" bestselling author.
"New York Times" bestselling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her "spunky" ("Tampa Tribune") Southern Vampire...more
The Publisher Says: New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her “spunky” (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written— together in one volume.
Stories include “Fairy Dust,” “One Word Answer,” “Dracula Night,” “Lucky,” and “Giftwrap.”
My Review: How fun. Sookie Stackhouse in s...more
The stories in A Touch of Dead fall in various places throughout the Sookie novels, and are thoughtfully put in chronological order in the collection. Some give us a little more back-stor...more
Fairy Dust: Not very illuminating. I guess Claudine was the only good one of those triplets. The mystery was pretty dim, including Sookie's eureka moment.
Dracula Night: I did not need to see Eric starring in "The Great Pumpkin". On top of that, why on earth would Eric worship Vlad Tepes, who died in 1476? He's half Eric's age. And claiming Tepes created a Golden Age for vampires seems ridiculous. Bullsh...more
This is a miniature mystery as Sookie is asked by her fairy godmother to investigate the death of her sister. Along the way we are...more
The library finally has 4 copies, at least, and I've dropped to #3 on the waiting list :):)
I've had the email
It's sitting waiting for me.
Just in time for the long weekend :) :)
Oh dear. It's too quick to read!
Read one before I went to sleep last night. Another one in the middle of the night when I was awake and bored. Arrrgggh.
If I let myself pick it up again I'll be finished it today!
Sigh. And so it was. Over quickly. Too quickly. and now there'll be this extende...more
Sono in tutto 5 racconti e devo ammettere che, soprattutto i primi due, li ho trovati assolutamente squisiti e geniali. Sookie è sempre la solita finta-svampita che, da apparentemente bionda/tonta, sfo...more
Annoyingly I took this out of the library a few weeks ago and checked online to see where the short stories fitted into the series chronologically. I then put the book down and...more
Fairy Dust - The fairies Claude and Claudine call Sookie in for a favor. Their sister Claudette has been murdered, and they need her to help find the killer.
Dracula Night - It's Dracula's birthdya, and Eric is Linus waiting for the Great Pumpking to show up. Sookie's invited to the party, which takes an unexpected turn.
One Word Answer - I had to flip back to the chapter to remember what it was about, and I just finished the b...more
Alle novellerne er faktisk rigtig gode, og Sookies univers gør sig godt på novelleform. Faktisk er det lidt ligesom med tv-serier: I noveller kommer jeg aldrig helt ind under huden på personerne, og meget af novellens tid går med at sætte scenen – det slipper...more
Fairy Dust takes place after Dead to the World and it's about the triplets Claude, Claudine and Claudette. Claudette has been murdered and Claudine gets Sookie to help her finding out the killer. In the end Claudine and Claude gets the ownership of the strip club.
In Dracula Night, Eric is in hero worship mode. Every year, Eric holds a party in Fangtasia on...more
Sookie looks into the death of Claudette, one of the fairy triplets. It seems to me that Claudine is the only fairy I like from all the books.
Eric is convinced that this time Dracula really will show up for his birthday celebration at Fantasia. Who is he kidding? Remember this is Shreveport, Louisiana and Eric is just a sheriff. I did love Eri...more
Visit our Sookie Stackhouse series feature page.
View our feature on Charlaine Harris’s *A Touch of Dead*.
Every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written—in one special volume—from the New York Times bestselling author.
New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her “spunky” (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever writt
A couple of the stories were extremely contrived, the font it was printed in was HUGE as if to convince you that you were getting more than was actually there, the stories spent way too much time recapping events from the novels and finally, it was not very well written and not much new or interesting was within the covers. The first story especially was merely Harris lecturing you about stuff you already knew from the novels.
The only story with any twist at all was the last one. So my recom...more
Punkt 1 meiner Enttäuschung: Das heißt ja das Buch ist wieder viel zu kurz!
Ok. 185 Seiten sind nicht viel und ich habe es innerhalb we...more
A Touch of Dead brings together five previously published short stories about Charlaine Harris' Louisiana barmaid Sookie Stackhouse: "Fairy Dust," "One Word Answer," "Dracula Night...more
Now, here's a little about the sto...more
Personally I didn't like "Fairy Dust" and "One Word Answer" all th...more
Fairy Dust –The Fairy twins Claudine and Claude need Sookie’s help to solve a mystery. I liked this one.
Dracula Night – The legend has it that on his birthday Dracula will grace one birthday party for him somewhere in the world and Eric prays it’s his party. It was fu...more
The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is because it is kind of required for a full understanding of the normal books, and that kind of thing kind of galls me. You couldn't have understood the Hadley story wit...more
I hadn't read any of Harris' books but figured there must be some fantastic writing for her to...more
The story arcs and timelines of the full length Sookie novels are pretty tight; as a result, the stories aren't a part of the timeline, and with one exception, don't contain information that's pertinent to the rest of the books. Some of the stories I definitely liked more than others; hell, in the introduction, Charlaine Harris tells us th...more
This is a collection of short stories previously published as one-offs that fall in line with the plots of the fourth through eighth books of the Sookie Stackhouse series. It reads like Sookie-lite (if that’s possible) or deleted scenes on a DVD. The stories are faster and fluffy than the series books.
There are some details of the Stackhouse world in these stories that help make some of the leaps of background information in the main series books mak...more
This story is about Claude and Claudine. I never knew they were actually 2 of a set of triplets. That's one of the joys of short stories slipped between novels in a series. You get little glimpses and facts that just aren't neccesary to canon, but are sure fun to read. My favorite line in the story is at the end when Claudine says "Fair is only part of Fairy as letters of the alphabet." It sounds so menacing, and since I picture Claudine as Liv Tyler in my head, I can just see her sayi...more
In "Lucky", we learn a bit more about...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more