Written by Charlaine Harris. Illustrated by Lisa Desimini. First edition, May 2011. Berkley Publishing Group, an imprint of Penguin Group.
Welcome to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Sookie Stackhouse, smart, pretty, part-fairy, and telepathic (a demon rather than fairy gift), and the official Area Five investigator, Bill, set out to solve the murder of a dead girl found in Eric Northman's front yard, an inconvenient situation when the vampire King of Louisiana is in town.
This is #12 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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