Charlain Harris Schulz who simply goes by Charlaine Schulz is an American novelist. She was born in the Mississippi River Delta in 1951, and has been writing mystery novels for over three decades. She began writing while she was in college in Memphis, though most of her early work was plays and poems mostly of ghosts, and later on in the theme of teenage angst. She published her first novel titled “Sweet and Deadly” in 1981, and has been writing ever since. Schulz’s novels are best classified as urban fantasy fiction.
Order of Sookie Stackhouse Series
|1||Dead Until Dark||2001|
|2||Living Dead in Dallas||2002|
|4||Dead to the World||2004|
|5||Dead as a Doornail||2005|
|7||All Together Dead||2007|
|8||From Dead to Worse||2008|
|9||Dead and Gone||2009|
|10||A Touch of Dead||2009|
|11||Dead in the Family||2010|
|14||Dead Ever After||2013|
|16||Dead But Not Forgotten||2014|
Order of Sookie Stackhouse Companion Series
|1||Dead of Night||2004|
|3||The Sookie Stackhouse Companion||2011|
|4||Dancers in the Dark||2012|
Order of Harper Connelly Series
|3||An Ice Cold Grave||2007|
Order of Grave Sight Graphic Novels
|1||Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 1||2011|
|2||Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 2||2011|
|3||Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight Part 3||2012|
Order of Aurora Teagarden Series
|2||A Bone to Pick||1992|
|3||Three Bedrooms, One Corpse||1994|
|4||The Julius House||1995|
|5||Dead Over Heels||1997|
|6||A Fool and His Honey||1999|
|7||Last Scene Alive||2002|
|8||Poppy Done to Death||2003|
|9||All the Little Liars||2016|
|10||Sleep Like a Baby||2017|
Order of Lily Bard Series
Order of Aisling Grey Series
|1||Death's Excellent Vacation||2010|
Order of Midnight, Texas Series
Order of Charlaine Harris Standalone Novels
|1||Inherit the Dead||2013|
Charlain Schulz most popular work is the Sookie Stackhouse series otherwise known as the Southern Vampire Mystery series of novels. The first novel in the series is the 2001 published “Dead Until Dark,” which was, followed 12 other titles. The Southern Vampire series is one of the most popular urban fantasy series of novels and it is not surprising that it was adapted into a dramatic series “True Blood” produced by HBO.
CHARLAIN SCHULZ AWARDS
In 2002, “Dead Until Dark” the first novel of the Southern Vampire Mystery series won the Best Paperback Original of the Anthony Award and a nomination for best novel of the Agatha Awards, and was a finalist for the 2002 Dily Award. The 1990 published Real Murders won a nomination for the 1990 Agatha Award for Best Novel.
CHARLAIN SCHULZ BOOKS INTO TV/MOVIES
The Southern Vampire Mystery series proved so popular that it was adapted by HBO into a TV series known as True Blood, which premiered on the cable network in 2008. A critical and financial success, the Alan Ball produced series ran on the network for seven seasons. In 2010, it was announced that the Harper Connelly series would be adapted into a TV series that would go by the name “Grave Sight”. In 2015, Real Murders was adapted into a big screen picture known as “Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery”.
BEST CHARLAIN SCHULZ BOOKS
The prolific Charlain Schulz has written many excellent novels over her 30-year long career. However three of her most highly regarded titles are:
Dead Until Dark: The debut novel in the Sookie Stackhouse Mystery series, the novel is one of the best Charlain ever wrote. Sookie Stackhouse The chief protagonist in the novel is a small time cocktail waitress in a backwater town in Louisiana. While she is very pretty, she is a loner and does not go out much. She has a weird gift that makes it difficult for her to date – she can read minds. But everything changes when she meets the tall dark and handsome Bill, whose mind she cannot read – just the type of guy she has been waiting to meet. But Bill is not your ordinary handsome guy, he happens to a vampire with quite the reputation. His friends are all creepy types, suspected of some of the most vile murders in town. The plot thickens when one of Sookie’s work colleagues turns up dead and she fears that she just may be next.
Dead to the World: The fourth novel of the Sookie Stackhouse series is a novel full of intrigue. Sookie is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Her only options for a date are limited to vampires and the undead, whose minds she cannot read. Given her limited choices, it is just natural that she would be incredibly drawn to a naked vampire she spots lying on the side of the road. Stopping to help the sexy, scary stranger who seems to have lost his sense of identity, Sookie believes that she may just have found her soul mate. Scary though he may be, being the undead, his amnesia makes him vulnerable, sweet, and very dependent on Sookie, which is just perfect for the lovesick waitress.
All Together Dead: The seventh novel of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels is one full of hair-raising twists and turns. Sookie Stackhouse finds herself dealing with all manner of paranormal and undead creatures you could ever imagine. After her long time vampire lover deserted her, she now has to face up to the demands of a new relationship with her new love, Quinn the shape shifter, and deal with the trepidation of attending a vampire convention. The summit is quite a dangerous affair with the vampire queen’s base decimated by hurricane damage to her home city of New Orleans. With all out catastrophe and anarchy looming, Sookie may have to make a choice between the clutch of vampires out for chaos and those with the vampire queen trying to rebuild her base.