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Definitely Dead

(Sookie Stackhouse #6)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  198,981 ratings  ·  4,197 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, 324 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Ace Books (first published April 17th 2006)
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Margie I completely agree with Courtney, you need to read them in order to make sense of them. The author will refer to the plot in the previous book and it …moreI completely agree with Courtney, you need to read them in order to make sense of them. The author will refer to the plot in the previous book and it will not make sense to the reader. I have not been able to get book #3 from the library, but have read book, 4,5,6, and reading 7 and still reference to book #3 are tossed in. The only reason I continue to read series is cause I saw the HBO series and the first two books followed the same plot lines.(less)

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(B) 75% | More than Satisfactory
Notes: New characters are winning and the atmosphere is fun, but the story is too simple and it can't stand on charm alone.
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 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
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Loved the New Orleans setting and all the excitement of the intertwining storylines. I also adore Quinn as a character and hated to find out that he isn't in the show. Im excited to read more about the Queen, she's fascinating! ...more
Geraldine O'Hagan
Oct 12, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
2.5 Leave-It-a-Mystery Stars

I knew better…. I knew it and I did it anyways! It’s my own fault!

At first glimpse Harris’ love interests always seem like a good idea, and the hinting descriptions of Quinn in book #5 had me panting, begging for more. I mean he sounds like a taller Vin Diesel (ugh, curse you google I did not want to know he was only 5’9”. And don’t get me wrong there is nothing WRONG with being 5’9” – that’s the exact height that CQ lies to himself that he is – I just always pictured
Jan 24, 2009 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.
Wanda Pedersen
2019 Re-Read

You know, I have library books that I can’t renew and that I should be reading. My kitchen is in chaos and I had cornflakes for supper last night. My to-do list is as long as my arm. And yet, I’m re-reading this series instead of doing any of that. Je ne regrette rien.

This is the heart-break volume, when Sookie finds out that she’s based a lot of ideas about her life on shifting sands—and doesn’t know what is exactly true any more.
“I’d been blindsided with the most painful knowledge:
2.5 Stars

This book was all over the place. I don't think I could describe the plot of this book if you gave me 1 million dollars.

It had something to do with Sookie's dead cousin.

A vampire meeting

Sookie got yet another love interest

And Bill is still THE WORST!
Dec 12, 2008 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
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
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Hmm. Not my favorite in the series, but still a quick, fun read. I just don't really "get" Quinn (nor do I trust him...?), and also, I miss seeing more of Eric. 😂 ...more
Richard Derus
May 07, 2013 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
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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
Katie Gallagher
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!
Jun 03, 2015 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 supe
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was the imp of hell trying to bring you under his spell?
Since he was a man with a powerful protective urge, he stepped ahead of me, in front of me.
So of course, we were attacked from behind.

-Do you like what you see?
-You look better than a Happy Meal to a three-year-old.

I loved it but it ain't as good as the previous ones. Quinn isn't really interesting and Sookie is planning on dating every supernatural being in town. i mean this bitch has a different BF in every book. what an ico
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sookie found yet another supe to shack up with, weretiger Quinn. Pretty soon she'll have been with every supernatural being in the area. But somebody seems to be trying to keep them apart, so of course Sookie's in danger again. Add to this her cousin Hadley having given everything to Sookie posthumously, and Sookie finds herself in the middle of a vampire feud with queen Sophie-Ann. This book felt a little flat. I didn't care as much for Quinn as I did for the other men in this series. Though So ...more
Brittany McCann
QUINN!!!!!! Need I say more????

This book loses a star for not as much Quinn as any reader could want... I like the Hadley angle though. A good new subplot line to follow with the queen.

4 stars. Still fun to come back to.
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 25, 2016 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
Pam Nelson
❤ 4 Definitely Dead Stars ❤

I thought I would like this book more. :(

I guess I am not very sympathetic to Hadley, Sookie’s cousin and ok it was a nice change of scenery being as this was set in New Orleans.

But I don’t know I just didn’t love it thought that one scene with Quinn.. Fans face.. That was hella hot.

I did like the interaction that Sookie had with the Vampire Queen.

And I love the Erik came to save the day. :) But overall still gotta say book 4 is my favorite.

*You don't have to like m
April Kennedy
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok, so it took me quite sometime to make it through this one. I think it's because it's the most diffrent from the show. We get a lot of new characters and creatures in this one, and some take getting used too. I am not mad at it, but I wasn't wild about it either. But as always, I am looking forward to the next Sookie Stackhouse book. ...more
Apr 04, 2008 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
Oh my goodness. How many times must Miss Sookie Stackhouse be beaten, bitten, kidnapped, and threatened before she just walks away?

...The limit does not exist...

I enjoyed this installment because I love Quinn and getting to see some new elements from the Vampire and Were community--and Amelia is a fun new addition, but the formulaic plot is getting a bit tedious now. I am committed to my re-read, but goodness gracious I forgot how repetitive it is...
Oct 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Aug 01, 2012 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
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
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
True Blood book No. 6:
Having lost her cousin to the vampire Queen of Louisiana, Sookie inherits her legacy... which stirs up forces trying to stop her looking too deep into her cousins past. In addition Jason has girlfriend trouble and The Queen wants Sookie to work for her. Another good Southern vampire reality read.

Definitely Dead
4 Stars

Sookie must travel to New Orleans at the Queen of Louisiana's behest to finalize her deceased cousin Hadley's estate. But someone doesn't want her arriving in one piece, and the suspects range from rogue weres to treacherous vampires to Sookie's former lover, Bill Compton. Can Sookie stay alive long enough to find out what's going on?

Series note: Hadley's demise is recounted in the very short novella One Word Answer, but it is not necessary to read it to follow the events i
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an

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  • Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
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  • All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
  • From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
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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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