Written by Charlaine Harris. First edition, May 2006. Ace Books, Berkely Publishing Group, an imprint of Penguin Publishing.
Welcome to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Sookie Stackhouse, smart, pretty, part-fairy, and telepathic (a demon rather than fairy gift), mourns the loss of one of her only living (in a manner of speaking) relatives, cousin Hadley, who bequeathed her his estate, and the dangers that apparently lurk there, judging from deadly efforts to prevent her from delving too deeply into his past or possessions.
This is #6 in the Southern Vampire Mysteries, a.k.a. True Blood Novels (based on the title of the 2008-2014 HBO series):
Charlaine Harris (1951 - ) was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, and now lives in Texas. She's been a prolific writer, best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries, featuring Sookie Stackhouse, which was adapted as the HBO TV series True Blood, Aurora Teagarden, and Harper Connelly. She has won many awards for her work, including the Anthony Award and the Inkpot Award.
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