Charlaine Harris

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta area, Charlaine Harris began writing novels over thirty years ago. She is the author the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden mystery series as well as the darker Shakespeare mysteries which feature karate student/house cleaner, Lily Bard. Harris is also the creator of the wildly popular Sookie Stackhouse fantasy series about a telepathic waitress. The first book, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery. In 2005, she began a new mystery series featuring the main character, Harper Connelly who can determine anybody’s cause of death.

Charlaine Harris lives in a small town in southern Arkansas with her family and several rescue dogs.

Book List in Order: 67 titles

  • #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charlaine Harris is at her best in this alternate history of the United States where magic is an acknowledged but despised power in this third installment of the Gunnie Rose series. Picking up rig...


  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with the second of the Gunnie Rose series, in which Lizbeth is hired onto a new crew, transporting a crate into Dixie, the self-exiled southeast territory of the former United States. What...


  • A new collection of linked short stories from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse books, the basis for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad series, the inspiration for Midnight, Texas on NBC.P...


  • The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBC’s Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thriller -- the first in the Gunn...


  • In Sleep Like a Baby, the latest installment of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series, Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe...


  • Apparently, she can speak to the dead… In this short story from the thrilling anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Andrew Gross -- along with their popular series characters Harper Connelly and Ty Hauck -- team up for the ...


  • Two to TangoFeaturing characters who also appeared in All Together Dead, this exclusive double issue includes two novellas by #1 bestselling author, Charlaine Harris: Dancers in the Dark, and her brand new novella, Layla Steps Up.In Dancers in the Da...


  • in Malice Domestic 12: Murder Most Historical

    The Malice Domestic cozy anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition -- 29 original tales with historical settings! Included are: The Blackness Before Me, by Mindy Quigley Honest John Finds a Way, by Michael...


  • The official graphic novel adaptation of Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris, the author of The Southern Vampire Mysteries! Harper Connelly, a psychic capable of finding dead people and reading their last thoughts, discovers a grave in Memphis with t...






  • #1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris finally returns to her fan-favorite Aurora Teagarden series with All the Little Liars, a fabulously fun new mystery. Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her s...


  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day... At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves ...


  • Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else… There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where...


  • From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale--populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it... Welcome to Midnight, ...


  • in Games Creatures Play

    Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this collection of the most peculiar plays ever made—including a story featuring ...


  • "Dead Ever After" marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels--a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show "True Blood." It also stoked a hunger that will never die...a hunger to know what happened next. Wit...


  • THE FINAL SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVEL There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie -- and could destroy her heart.... Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when...


  • in An Apple for the Creature

    Includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story! What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Yo...


  • It's vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie's heart... Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now th...


  • Harper Connelly finds dead people for a living, and helps friends and family gain closure by letting them finally put their loved ones to rest. Harper and her step-brother, Tolliver Lang, have just completed a job in Sarne, Arkansas, but that doesn'...


  • in Down These Strange Streets

    All new strange cases of death and magic in the city by some of the biggest names in urban fantasy. In this all-new collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end o...


  • Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional, and otherworldly, life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now take a closer look at Sookie and her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and -- of ...


  • in Home Improvement: Undead Edition

    There's nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet or otherwordly portals in the attic. Now, for any homeowner who's ever wondered, "What's that creaking sound?" or fans of "how to" television who'd like a little unreality mixed...


  • With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie Stackhouse witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie sus...


  • in Death's Excellent Vacation

    The editors of Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns deliver a new collection-including a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story. New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister, Jeaniene Frost-plus Lilith S...


  • After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scr...


  • in Crimes by Moonlight

    An all-new mystery anthology edited and featuring a new story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris edits and contributes...


  • Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible chil...


  • in Must Love Hellhounds

    From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Nalini Singh and national bestselling authors Ilona Andrews and Meljean Brook, tales of man's worst friend... In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes... and everything bites. F...


  • in Strange Brew

    Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic! In Charlaine Harris' "Bacon," a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line...






  • Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps -- and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life...


  • in Unusual Suspects

    All-new from the top names in mystery and fantasy? including a never-beforepublished Sookie Stackhouse story from Charlaine Harris! This follow-up to Powers of Detection showcases bestselling and award-winning names from Simon Green to Laurie King...


  • in Blood Lite

    BLOOD LITE ...a collection of entertaining tales that puts the fun back into dark fiction, with ironic twists and tongue-in-cheek wit to temper the jagged edge. Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green, when a quartet of die-hard env...


  • in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

    The editors of Many Bloody Returns deliver the perfect howl-iday gift, with new tales from Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and many more. New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, and Carrie Vaughn--along w...


  • After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing. And things ...


  • The voices of the dead become inescapable clues for lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly in this tale of murder -- and beyond -- from New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris... Harper Connelly heads to Doraville, North Carolina, to fin...


  • in Many Bloody Returns

    Never-before-published vampire stories by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and many others. Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous-these all-new stories will ensure that readers never think of vampires (or bir...


  • Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the sha...


  • When I was fifteen, I was struck by lightning. I recovered, mostly. I have a strange spiderweb pattern of red on my torso and right leg. I have headaches. I have many fears. And I can find dead people. That was the part that interested the professor....


  • in My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding

    Werewolves, vampires, witches, voodoo, Elvis---and weddings An "ordinary" wedding can get crazy enough, so can you imagine what happens when otherworldly creatures are involved? Nine of the hottest authors of paranormal fiction answer that questi...


  • 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 New Orleans. Hadley's left everything she has to Sookie, but claiming that inherit...


  • I have what you might call a strange job: I find dead people. I can sense the final location of a person who's passed and share their very last moment. The way I see it, I'm providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living--b...


  • Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse had more than her share of experience with the supernatural--but now it's really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were...


  • in Bite

    FEEL THE TOUCH OF DARKNESS... Follow a vampire hunter who can be as deadly as her prey. Meet a down-home southern girl who's found out, much to her chagrin, that vampires are her type. Feel the euphoria of fear in the shadow of a reluctant Queen o...


  • in Powers of Detection

    Investigations of a Different Kind Conjured from the minds of today's most innovative authors, Powers of Detection features a dozen tales of mystery and fantasy, set in worlds where sleuths may wield wands instead of firearms--and criminals may be...


  • in Night's Edge

    Layla Rue Le May is no ordinary dancer -- her partner, Sean McClendon, is a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire. So when Layla Rue acquires a stalker, she's forced to face the music...and wonder if this will finally be her last dance....


  • It's not every day that you come across a naked man on the side of the road. That's why cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire--but now he...


  • PEACHES AND CREAMED Small-town Georgia librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden may be petite in stature, but her backbone is pure steel, and she knows what to do even in the most unnerving of situations...such as when she finds her stepsister-in-law dead...


  • There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and that's Bill. But recently he's been a little distant--in another state, distant. His sinister and sexy boss Eric has an idea where to find him. Next thing Sookie k...


  • MURDER: TAKE TWO The Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceton is the set of a TV movie about a serial killer who terrorized the town ten years earlier. Interestingly, it happened to be Aurora Teagarden's first mystery to solve. Moreover, Aurora's ex, true cr...






  • Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of bad luck. First, her coworker is murdered and no one seems to care. Then she's face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who gracious...


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  • ...and a sleepy little town where secrets come to hide. Cleaning lady Lily Bard is a pro when it comes to keeping the exteriors of Shakespeare, Arkansas, absolutely spotless. But it's the dirt below the surface that really keeps her busy. Even Lil...


  • Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She' s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. Its just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability". She can read minds...


  • Shakespeare, Arkansas, is home to endless back roads, historic buildings, colorful residents--and the occasional murder. It is also home to Lily Bard, the local karate expert/cleaning woman with a particular knack for finding skeletons in closets. ...


  • Uninvited Murder Sleepless nights, a cross-country chase and a temporary stint at motherhood turn Aurora Teagarden's life upside down. When her husband's niece Regina shows up unannounced on their doorstep with a baby and a secret, Aurora's perpet...


  • Lily Bard is going home for the holidays. More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid's frills, Lily isn't thrilled about attending her estranged sister's wedding. She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for ...


  • THERE'S SOMETHING ROTTEN IN SHAKESPEARE... Lily Bard was running from shattering memories when she moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas. Now cleaning houses pays her bills. Working out helps her heal. Still protecting her scars, she hides a hard body an...


  • IF THE SHOE FITS... A man's body plummets from a low-flying plane onto the freshly mowed lawn of Aurora "Roe" Teagarden. When the corpse embedded in her backyard is identified as Detective Jack Burns of the Lawrenceton, Georgia, police department,...


  • TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE To Lily Bard, the sleepy town of Shakespeare, Arkansas, was the perfect place to hide from the violence that nearly destroyed her life years before. Today Lily is strong, confident in the martial arts she studies, her looks di...


  • AS LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE... Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is busy planning her wedding to Martin Bartell, a successful businessman with a past he hasn't completely shared. His gift to her is a storybook house shrouded in mystery: its owners, the Ju...


  • A KILLING IN REAL ESTATE Armed with a hefty inheritance, Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is embarking on a new career in real estate. But her first showing is, well, murder...when the elegant master bedroom reveals the body of a real-estate broker. The ...


  • LAST REMAINS Had sweet, fragile, silver-haired Jane Engle, school librarian and churchgoer, murdered someone and put the victim's skull in her window seat? Did Aurora Teagarden, fellow librarian and astonished beneficiary of Jane's estate--includi...


  • THE "MURDER OF THE MONTH" SUDDENLY TOOK A VERY REAL, VERY VIOLENT TURN Every month, Real Murders, a society of crime buffs in Lawrenceton, Georgia, met to discuss a favorite infamous murder. Its members were an eccentric lot: Gifford Doakes, the m...


  • A successful New York model, Southerner Nickie Callahan has grown tired of city living. On a whim, she returns to Knolls, Tennessee, to live with her best friend, Mimi Houghton, and to resume her college education, But the peaceful Southern life Nic...


  • Six months ago, Catherine Linton's parents were killed in a car accident. Now, on a wilting hot day in the small town of Lowfield, Mississippi, Catherine finds the bloody body of her doctor-father's long-time nurse. Suddenly Catherine knows that h...


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    Acclaimed New York Times Bestselling author Charlaine Harris, the writer of the Sookie Stackhouse series, has joined the Dynamite Entertainment family with the first book of her hit Harper Connelly series, Grave Sight. For the past five years, reader...


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    Harper Connelly finds dead people for a living, but not everyone appreciates her special gift. In the stunning conclusion to this three-part series, Harper's step-brother, Tolliver Lang, finds himself in trouble with the law while Harper struggles to...