Charlaine Harris


United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: Represented in these territories on behalf of Jabberwocky Literary Agency.

It has taken twenty-five years of hard work for Charlaine Harris to become an overnight success. She has written all sorts from poetry and plays to novels in many genres – mysteries, crime, romance – but it is her supernatural stories that have turned her into a true global superstar. The hugely popular Sookie Stackhouse series about a “telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures” has been published in Japan, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia as well as here and, of course in the US and this list of territories continues to expand.

In 2008, Alan Ball (creator of Six Feet Under) produced True Blood a TV series for HBO based on Charlaine’s Southern Vampire Mysteries (starring Oscar winner Anna Paquin as the heroine) and the huge success of the series has catapulted the author to a whole new level. More recently, Charlaine’s Aurora Teagarden and Midnight Texas series have also been developed for television.

Charlaine is also the author of eight Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, five Lily Bard Mysteries, four Harper Connelly thrillers; and two stand-alone thrillers, SWEET AND DEADLY and A SECRET RAGE – all of which have been reissued in 2013 by Gollancz, in the UK.

Harris knows how to keep her plots bubbling along nicely, but also brings plenty of colour to her evocation of the Deep South, and keeps the supernatural side of the story on a believable level. The sexy, enjoyable relationships never overwhelm the story, and the whole mixture is helped by a main character who’s humane, flawed, and genuine fun to be around. Harris has also learned the most important trick of this style of mystery series. If you’re in the mood for some genuinely entertaining page-turners, with a dash of blood-red horror … give Sookie Stackhouse a try. She’s slowly gathering a cult following, so be prepared to hear more of her…” — SFX

titles



Midnight Texas Series

  1. MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD
  2. DAY SHIFT
  3. NIGHT SHIFT

Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood Series

  1. DEAD UNTIL DARK
  2. LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS
  3. CLUB DEAD
  4. DEAD TO THE WORLD
  5. DEAD AS A DOORNAIL
  6. DEFINITELY DEAD
  7. ALL TOGETHER DEAD
  8. FROM DEAD TO WORSE
  9. DEAD AND GONE
  10. DEAD IN THE FAMILY
  11. DEAD RECKONING
  12. DEADLOCKED
  13. DEAD EVER AFTER
  14. AFTER DEAD

Lily Bard Mysteries

  1. SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD
  2. SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION
  3. SHAKESPEARE’S CHRISTMAS
  4. SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP
  5. SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries

  1. REAL MURDER
  2. A BONE TO PICK
  3. THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE
  4. THE JULIUS HOUSE
  5. DEAD OVER HEELS
  6. A FOOL AND HIS HONEY
  7. LAST SCENE ALIVE
  8. POPPY DONE TO DEATH
  9. ALL THE LITTLE LIARS
  10. SLEEP LIKE A BABY

Cemetery Girl Series (w. Christopher Golden)

  1. THE PRETENDERS
  2. INHERITANCE
  3. HAUNTED

Anthologies (w. Toni S.L. Kelner)

  1. WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE
  2. MANY BLOODY RETURNS
  3. DEATH’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
  4. CRIMES BY MOONLIGHT
  5. HOME IMPROVEMENT
  6. AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE
  7. GAMES CREATURES PLAY
  8. DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

covers

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  • Midnight, Texas Series (Gollancz)
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (Gollancz)
  • Aurora Teagarden Omnibus Editions (Gollancz)
  • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (Piatkus)
  • Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood Series
  • DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (Audio)
  • Harper Connelly Series
  • Lily Bard Mysteries
  • SWEET AND DEADLY and A SECRET RAGE (2013 Gollancz Omnibus Edition)
  • Cemetery Girl Series (w. Christopher Golden)
  • Anthologies, edited w. Toni L.P. Kelner (Gollancz)
  • Anthologies, edited w. Toni L.P. Kelner (Jo Fletcher Books)

reviews

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    • SLEEP LIKE A BABY
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      ‘Harris’s engrossing 10th Aurora Teagarden novel… Harris smoothly weaves together several seemingly unrelated threads to create a richly layered tale of how the bad choices people make in life can come back to haunt them.’  —  Publishers Weekly

      ‘This is Charlaine Harris, who is the equal of the legendary Shirley Jackson in conveying the sinister lurking beneath the everyday. Slyly, quietly, she keeps the suspense building.’  —  Booklist

    • ALL THE LITTLE LIARS
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      ‘Harris weaves a complex tale of difficult family dynamics that highlights the horrors of being a teenager. Aurora, a smart and witty protagonist, possesses all the Southern charm necessary to carry this entertaining series.’Publishers Weekly

      ‘As she does so well, Harris deftly explores the human dynamics of a small town and incorporates the sadly common phenomenon of bullying. Fans will be delighted to have intrepid Roe back on the case once again!’ — RT Book Reviews

      ‘The energetic, highly entertaining novel is like seeing a dear friend and picking up the relationship.’ — The Daily Mail

      ‘Harris, the über-prolific author of six other series, possesses stellar storytelling skills. Throughout the Aurora Teagarden books, she threads the needle between cozy and edgy, but in this fast-paced tale, she pushes it further toward the latter.’ — Richmond Times Dispatch

    • MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD
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      ‘A gently paced mystery with a supernatural slant, populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters… Definitely recommend.’  —  Civilian Reader

      ‘I enjoy this kind of story, a mystery/crime/thriller/urban fantasy novel, there is something for everyone here and enough loose ends to keep you intrigued to find out what could happen next. If you have read anything by Charlaine Harris I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. If you haven’t read anything by Charlaine Harris, then MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD might be the book to get you started.’  —  Fantasy Book Review

      MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is a strong opener of the new series and often feels like a love letter from Charlaine to her faithful readers. This gentle mystery shows an author confident in her writing and perhaps heralds the arrival of the best stage of her work – one where she writes primarily because of the sheer love for writing. An excellent read.’  —  Upcoming4.Me

      ‘I can see many nights being lost to the wonder of Midnight. 4/5’  —  Backwards Compatible

      ‘A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story. 7/10’  —  SciFi Bulletin

      ‘Fans might be sad to say good-bye to Sookie, but they’ll be so intrigued by the denizens of Midnight they won’t have time to mourn.’  —  A Knife & A Quill

      MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is another compelling book by Charlaine Harris. I love her storytelling style and the wonderful characters she creates.’  —  Following the Nerd

      ‘I was blown away by Midnight Crossroad. It’s a wholly immersive, stunningly written adventure that I couldn’t put down. The characters are spot on and unforgettable, the plot is exciting – the only negative thing is that I have to (very impatiently) wait for book two!!!’  —  Carly Bennett

      ‘The inclusion of a mystery that starts simply and then winds out of control so that no one can be trusted makes this is a blast to read. Everyone is your friend in Midnight, but you don’t know everything about anyone. I can’t wait for Midnight to come again. Overall grade: A’  —  SciFi Pulse

    • DAY SHIFT
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      ‘Superstar Harris is back with the second installment of her fresh new series that explores the mysteries of Midnight, Texas. Harris excels at building a rich cast of characters who are like icebergs, with much lying beneath the surface. Having secondary characters from the Sookie-verse pop in just adds to the intriguing vibe!’  —  RT Book Reviews (4*)

      ‘Outsiders swarm the sleepy streets of Midnight, Tex., as supernatural superstar Harris returns with another practiced out-of-the-ordinary mystery…Harris continues to open up her setting, layering in more secrets as well as revealing some answers, and, in a nod to her fans, dropping the S-bomb to link this series with her famous Southern Vampire Mysteries series.’  —  Publishers Weekly

      ‘The reigning master of ‘‘rural fantasy’’ returns to the tiny village of Midnight, Texas (familiar from Midnight Crossroad) with a new story of magic and mystery, with local psychic Man­fred Bernardo embroiled in a murder case that brings unwelcome publicity to the town. Harris’s customary warmth and humor shines throughout.’  —  Locus

      ‘Fresh, innovative and damn good fun to read!’  —  Upcoming4Me

      ‘A rewarding read, a solid story with some great characters in one of the most promising urban fantasy series I’ve seen since the Dresden files.’  —  SF Book Reviews

      ‘Charlaine Harris has done it again, continuing to build a compelling world in this sequel into the lives of the townsfolk of Midnight, Texas… very fast paced and easy to read, in some ways it is like coming back to your favourite TV series after a hiatus, the characters you like are still there and you can’t wait to find out what will or won’t be revealed…’  —  Fantasy Book Review

    • NIGHT SHIFT
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      ‘Harris if truly a gifted storyteller who delivers unique and fascinating characters… Great as always!’ — RT Book Reviews

      ‘Bestseller Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse books) brings a real sense of community to the characters she introduced in MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD and DAY SHIFT, deepening the reader’s connection to an irresistible assortment of phone psychics and cowpunching vampires.’ — Publishers Weekly

    • CEMETERY GIRL, Vol.1 - THE PRETENDERS
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      CEMETERY GIRL simply shines… It is impossible to put down and, in my opinion, even the newcomers to the graphic novels will find plenty to enjoy here. I will be eagerly anticipating the further adventures of Calexa Rose Dunhill.’  —  Upcoming4Me

      ‘[L]eft me wanting more… entertaining and highly recommended.’  —  Speculative Book Review

      ‘Jo Fletcher Books prove that they can do no wrong with their first graphic novel that they’ve published – Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden help make this book stand out as an incredibly strong first entry to the trilogy. I’ll certainly be sticking around for more.’  —  Founding Fields

      ‘The story is dark and mysterious and the art reflected this perfectly. It really succeeded in bringing across that dark, heavy mood, adding rainy and dark scenes in the cemetery that were beautifully detailed… the perfect break in between other books. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the rest of Calexa’s story, because we still don’t know who she is, where she came from and who wants to kill her. I’m a fan!’  —  Draumr Kopa Fantasy Book Blog

      CEMETERY GIRL has a power all of its own and Harris and Golden seem to have created their own version of James O’Barr’s The Crow and this is also a horror tale with a nice dose of mystery thrown in… reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series with its dark imagery and frank depictions of ghosts and spirits. This is sure to be a hit with comic fans…’  —  Fantasy Book Review

      ‘[R]eading CEMETERY GIRL: THE PRETENDERS was a quite enjoyable experiment. This is a lovely story, not just suitable for adults but a YA audience too. While the plot for this story is resolved, the main story arc very much isn’t and we’re left with plenty of questions. It a fast read, I read it in about an hour, but satisfying nonetheless. I look forward to seeing – literally in this case – what happens to Calexa next and what she discovers about her history.’  —  A Fantastical Librarian

      ‘An excellent first part in an original graphic novel trilogy by two New York Times bestselling authors… The artwork throughout is pretty good – it’s nothing particularly unique, but it is clean and clear; and overall the compositions enrich the story and realise it in a vivid, eye-catching manner. The story itself moves at a good clip: despite the relative slimness of the book, the story doesn’t feel rushed, but nor does it feel drawn out… The synopsis states that she avoids people, which is for the most part true, however, despite her sneaking about, there are a couple of people who learn of her existence and extend a helping hand (albeit clandestinely). For me, it was this part of the story – one of unexpected kindness and help – that stood out. No doubt, with parts two and three, the supernatural shenanigans and Calexa’s past will be unveiled. I’m certainly looking forward to finding out the true about what brought our protagonist to the cemetery in the first place, but in the meantime, The Pretenders is a great introduction to this setting. Recommended for all fans of Harris’s and Golden’s previous prose-fiction, but also Urban Fantasy as a whole and comics that dabble in similar territories (for example, the Buffy graphic novels, which Golden has also worked on).’  —  Civilian Reader

      ‘A case of talents multiplying rather than simply adding to each other, The Pretenders is a suitably spooky start for the series. Recommended.’  —  Sci-Fi Bulletin

      ‘This is my first read of a graphic novel and the medium offers much more than I expected. I was impressed, not only entertained but also quickly involved in the storyline and I am curious to know what will happen in Book Two: THE INHERITANCE.’  —  Book’d Out

      ‘[A] fun intro that promises a lot for the rest of this graphic novel trilogy!’  —  Nyx Book Reviews

      ‘Calexa is an interesting character and I’m curious to find out what her story is. The artwork in the book is beautiful and brings Calexa’s world to life. I really enjoyed this graphic novel and look forward to the next two installments.’  —  The Speed of Write

      THE PRETENDERS is a highly enjoyable and fast paces graphic novel that really raises the bar for future works…’  —  The Book Plank