Charlaine Harris Books

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 Aurora Teagarden Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Real Murders 1990 Description / Buy
2 A Bone to Pick 1992 Description / Buy
3 Three Bedrooms, One Corpse 1994 Description / Buy
4 The Julius House 1995 Description / Buy
5 Dead Over Heels 1996 Description / Buy
6 A Fool and His Honey 1999 Description / Buy
7 Last Scene Alive 2002 Description / Buy
8 Poppy Done to Death 2003 Description / Buy
9 All the Little Liars 2016 Description / Buy
10 Sleep Like a Baby 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Lily Bard Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Shakespeare's Landlord 1996 Description / Buy
2 Shakespeare's Champion 1997 Description / Buy
3 Shakespeare's Christmas 1998 Description / Buy
4 Shakespeare's Trollop 2000 Description / Buy
5 Shakespeare's Counselor 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Sookie Stackhouse Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dead Until Dark 2001 Description / Buy
2 Living Dead in Dallas 2002 Description / Buy
3 Club Dead 2003 Description / Buy
4 Dead to the World 2004 Description / Buy
5 Dead as a Doornail 2005 Description / Buy
6 Definitely Dead 2006 Description / Buy
7 All Together Dead 2007 Description / Buy
8 From Dead to Worse 2008 Description / Buy
9 Dead and Gone 2009 Description / Buy
10 A Touch of Dead 2009 Description / Buy
11 Dead in the Family 2010 Description / Buy
12 Dead Reckoning 2011 Description / Buy
13 Deadlocked 2012 Description / Buy
14 Dancers in the Dark (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
15 Dead Ever After 2013 Description / Buy
16 After Dead 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Sookie Stackhouse Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Sookie Stackhouse Anthologies with Toni L.P. Kelner

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dead But Not Forgotten ( With: Toni L.P. Kelner) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Harper Connelly Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Grave Sight 2005 Description / Buy
2 Grave Surprise 2006 Description / Buy
3 An Ice Cold Grave 2007 Description / Buy
4 Grave Secret 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Harper Connelly/Grave Sight Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Part 1 2011 Description / Buy
2 Part 2 2011 Description / Buy
3 Part 3 2012 Description / Buy
4 Part 4 2014 Description / Buy
5 Part 5 2014 Description / Buy
6 Part 6 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Midnight, Texas Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Midnight Crossroad 2014 Description / Buy
2 Day Shift 2015 Description / Buy
3 Night Shift 2016 Description / Buy

Order of The Cemetery Girl Trilogy Series with Christopher Golden

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Pretenders (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
2 Inheritance (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
3 Haunted 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Gunnie Rose Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 An Easy Death 2018 Description / Buy
2 A Longer Fall 2020 Description / Buy
3 The Russian Cage 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Charlaine Harris Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Sweet and Deadly 1981 Description / Buy
2 A Secret Rage 1984 Description / Buy

Order of Charlaine Harris Short Stories/Novellas

# Read Title Published Details
1 Layla Steps Up 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Charlaine Harris Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Small Kingdoms and Other Stories (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Harper Connelly Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Charlaine Harris' Grave Surprise (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Indigo Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Indigo 2017 Description / Buy

Charlaine Harris Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Murder, They Wrote 1997 Description / Buy
2 Night's Edge 2004 Description / Buy
3 Powers of Detection 2004 Description / Buy
4 Bite 2004 Description / Buy
5 Unusual Suspects 2008 Description / Buy
6 Blood Lite 2008 Description / Buy
7 Strange Brew 2009 Description / Buy
8 Must Love Hellhounds 2009 Description / Buy
9 Delta Blues 2009 Description / Buy
10 Death's Excellent Vacation 2010 Description / Buy
11 Home Improvement 2011 Description / Buy
12 Inherit the Dead 2013 Description / Buy
13 Weird Detectives 2013 Description / Buy
14 The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 2014 Description / Buy
15 Dark Duets 2014 Description / Buy
16 Seize the Night 2015 Description / Buy
17 Urban Allies 2016 Description / Buy
18 MatchUp 2017 Description / Buy
19 Don't Go Alone 2017 Description / Buy
20 Shattering Glass 2020 Description / Buy
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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.


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.


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”.


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.

When Does The Next Charlaine Harris book come out?

The next book by Charlaine Harris is The Russian Cage and will be released on February, 23rd 2021. It is the newest book in the Gunnie Rose Series.