Dead Until Dark
  • Series Length:
    24 Books
  • First Book:
    May 2001
  • Latest Book:
    November 2013
  • Main Genres:
    Speculative Fiction, Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Werewolves / Shapeshifters
  • Rating:

The Southern Vampire Mystery / Sookie Stackhouse Series in Order (24 Books)

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Urban Fantasy / UF 4.5
2 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
3 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
4 Urban Fantasy / UF 4.5
4.33 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4
4.66 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4.5
5 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
5.5 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4
6 Urban Fantasy / UF 4.5

7 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
7.5 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4
8 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
8.5 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4
9 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
9.33 (ss) Fantasy / F 3.5
9.66 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4
10 Urban Fantasy / UF 5
10.5 Urban Fantasy / UF 4
11 Urban Fantasy / UF 4
11.5 (ss) Urban Fantasy / UF 4.5
12 Urban Fantasy / UF 4
12.5 (ss) Fantasy / F 4.5
13 Urban Fantasy / UF 4
13.5 Urban Fantasy / UF 3

Book Descriptions for series: A Southern Vampire Mystery / Sookie Stackhouse

  • Book - 1

    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...

  • Book - 2

    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...

  • Book - 3

    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...

  • Book - 4

    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...

  • in Powers of Detection
    Book - 4.33

    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 Many Bloody Returns
    Book - 4.66

    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...

  • Book - 5

    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
    Book - 5.5

    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...

  • Book - 6

    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...

  • Book - 7

    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...

  • in Unusual Suspects
    Book - 7.5

    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...

  • Book - 8

    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 ...

  • in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
    Book - 8.5

    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...

  • Book - 9

    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 Must Love Hellhounds
    Book - 9.33

    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 Death's Excellent Vacation
    Book - 9.66

    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...

  • Book - 10

    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...

  • Book - 10.5

    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 ...

  • Book - 11

    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 Home Improvement: Undead Edition
    Book - 11.5

    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...

  • Book - 12

    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...

  • in An Apple for the Creature
    Book - 12.5

    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...

  • Book - 13

    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...

  • Book - 13.5

    "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...


Club Dead
2005 Mississippi Authors Award -- Fiction
Dead and Gone
2009 Goodreads Choice Award -- Fantasy
Dead in the Family
2010 Goodreads Choice Award -- Paranormal Fantasy
Dead Until Dark
2002 Anthony Award -- Paperback Original
Definitely Dead
2006 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Amateur Sleuth
Living Dead in Dallas
2002 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Amateur Sleuth
Sookie Stackhouse Companion: Small-Town Wedding
2012 Anthony Award -- Critical Nonfiction
2012 Macavity Award -- Nonfiction