Charlaine Harris Books

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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

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

Order of Lily Bard Series

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

Order of Sookie Stackhouse Series

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

Order of Sookie Stackhouse Collections

1The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories 2017Description / Buy

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

1Dead But Not Forgotten ( With: Toni L.P. Kelner) 2014Description / Buy

Order of Harper Connelly Series

1Grave Sight 2005Description / Buy
2Grave Surprise 2006Description / Buy
3An Ice Cold Grave 2007Description / Buy
4Grave Secret 2009Description / Buy

Order of Harper Connelly/Grave Sight Graphic Novels

1Part 1 2011Description / Buy
2Part 2 2011Description / Buy
3Part 3 2012Description / Buy
4Part 4 2014Description / Buy
5Part 5 2014Description / Buy
6Part 6 2014Description / Buy

Order of Midnight, Texas Series

1Midnight Crossroad 2014Description / Buy
2Day Shift 2015Description / Buy
3Night Shift 2016Description / Buy

Order of The Cemetery Girl Trilogy Series with Christopher Golden

1The Pretenders (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy
2Inheritance (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy
3Haunted 2018Description / Buy

Order of Gunnie Rose Series

1An Easy Death 2018Description / Buy
2A Longer Fall 2020Description / Buy
3The Russian Cage 2021Description / Buy

Order of Charlaine Harris Standalone Novels

1Sweet and Deadly 1981Description / Buy
2A Secret Rage 1984Description / Buy

Order of Charlaine Harris Short Stories/Novellas

1Layla Steps Up 2017Description / Buy

Order of Charlaine Harris Short Story Collections

1Small Kingdoms and Other Stories (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Harper Connelly Graphic Novels Series

1Charlaine Harris' Grave Surprise (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Vampire Files Series

1Lifeblood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1990Description / Buy
2Bloodlist ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1990Description / Buy
3Bloodcircle ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1990Description / Buy
4Art in the Blood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1991Description / Buy
5Fire in the Blood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1991Description / Buy
6Blood on the Water ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1992Description / Buy
7A Chill in the Blood ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1998Description / Buy
8The Dark Sleep ( By: P.N. Elrod) 1999Description / Buy
9Lady Crymsyn ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2000Description / Buy
10Cold Streets ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2003Description / Buy
11Song in the Dark ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2005Description / Buy
12Many Bloody Returns ( With: Jim Butcher, Carolyn Haines, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Crider, Sandra Burr, , , Elaine Viets, Rachel Caine, Toni L.P. Kelner, Christopher Golden, Jeanne C. Stein, Tanya Huff, P.N. Elrod) 2007Description / Buy
13The Devil You Know (Short Story) ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2009Description / Buy
14Dark Road Rising ( By: P.N. Elrod) 2009Description / Buy

Order of Unfettered Series

1Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy ( With: Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Brooks, Naomi Novik, David Farland, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, , Bradley P. Beaulieu, Michael J. Sullivan, Django Wexler, , Shawn Speakman, Mark Lawrence, Anthony Ryan, Sarah Beth Durst) 2016Description / Buy
2Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy ( By: Megan Lindholm, Carrie Vaughn, Tad Williams, Brandon Sanderson, Brian Herbert, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, , Naomi Novik, Kevin J. Anderson, Delilah S. Dawson, Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, , , Lev Grossman, , Shawn Speakman, John Gwynne, , Mark Lawrence, , , Anna Smith Spark, Katherine Arden) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Smart Pop Series

1Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show ( With: Scott Westerfeld, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Christie Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Lawrence Watt-Evans, David Brin, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Laura Resnick, Sarah Zettel, Nancy Kilpatrick, Michelle West, , , , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Jennifer Crusie) 2003Description / Buy
2Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix ( By: David Gerrold) 2003Description / Buy
3Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire ( By: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, , Laura Anne Gilman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Holder, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Josepha Sherman, Laura Resnick, Michelle Sagara West, Candace Havens, , Steven Harper, , , Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, , Jennifer Crusie) 2004Description / Buy
4What Would Sipowicz Do? Race, Rights and Redemption in NYPD Blue ( By:) 2004Description / Buy
5The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( By: Stephen Baxter, John Shirley, , Lawrence Watt-Evans, Adam Roberts, Susan Sizemore, , Jacqueline Carey, Vox Day, Cory Doctorow, A.M. Dellamonica, , , , Maria Alexander) 2005Description / Buy
6Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials ( By:) 2005Description / Buy
7The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
8James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 ( By:) 2006Description / Buy
9Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time ( By:) 2007Description / Buy
10Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle ( By:) 2008Description / Buy
11Secrets of the Dragon Riders: Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: Completely Unauthorized ( By:) 2008Description / Buy

Charlaine Harris Anthologies

1 Murder, They Wrote1997Description / Buy
2 Night's Edge2004Description / Buy
3 Powers of Detection2004Description / Buy
4 Bite2004Description / Buy
5 Unusual Suspects2008Description / Buy
6 Blood Lite2008Description / Buy
7 Strange Brew2009Description / Buy
8 Delta Blues2009Description / Buy
9 Death's Excellent Vacation2010Description / Buy
10 Home Improvement: Undead Edition2011Description / Buy
11 Weird Detectives2013Description / Buy
12 Inherit the Dead2013Description / Buy
13 The Best American Mystery Stories 20142014Description / Buy
14 Dark Duets2014Description / Buy
15 Seize the Night2015Description / Buy
16 Urban Allies2016Description / Buy
17 MatchUp2017Description / Buy
18 Don\'t Go Alone2017Description / Buy
19 Shattering Glass2020Description / 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?

Charlaine Harris doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Russian Cage and was released on February, 23rd 2021. It is the newest book in the Gunnie Rose Series.

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