Sookie doesnt have that many relations, so she hated to lose one - but of all the people to go, she didnt expect it to be her cousin Hadley, a consort of New Orleans vampire queen - after all, Hadley was technically already dead. But she is gone, beyond recall, and shes left Sookie an inheritance - one that comes with a bit of a risk - not least because someone doesnt want Sookie digging too deep into Hadleys past - or her possessions. Sookies life is once again on the line, and this time the suspects range from the rogue werewolves who have rejected Sookie as a friend of the pack to her first love, the vampire Bill. Sookies got a lot to do if shes going to keep herself alive . . . The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night. The Golden Globe award-winning series, now showing on FX, the channel that brought us DEXTER. About The Author Charlaine Harris is the author of several NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series. She is married, with children, and lives in Arkansas.