Dead as a Doornail is the fifth book in Charlaine Harris’s series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Summary[edit]. It’s the first full moon since Jason was bitten by. Our reread of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series continues, with fifth book Dead as a Doornail. “I knew my brother would turn into a. Title: Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 5) Library Edition Author(s): Charlaine Harris ISBN: / (USA.

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The shadows hold extra meaning as you read the books. Book 5 of the Sookie Stackhouse mystery-romance-vampire series is a bit different from the preceding four books. Its contribution bokk literature aside, I do find these to be quite enjoyable. Someone tries to burn down Sookie’s house, but she is saved by her fairy godmother, Claudine. Anthony Carter doesn’t think he could ever Dead as a Doornail.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This series keeps taking the Sookie character in new directions but all of them seem to be logical extensions of where she’s come from. Eric sends their new bartender, Charles Twining.

Besides, why would Sookie want a guy who can bring home fleas and might get hair all over her furniture? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sam appears to be the only one who truly cares for Sookie’s needs and well-being, but does not appear to be the friends with benefits type. Not every book has to be a deep examination of the human hxrris. Granted, she has written A LOT and Chwrlaine can certainly understand confusing the details in that situation, but surely any decent editor would have caught these types of discrepancies Dead to the World is a hard act to follow, but Harris does an admirable job in Dead as a Doornail.


There’s a reckoning on the way. Dead as a Doornail [Feb 25, ]. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The Worse and worse. No way around it, bullets, fire, fights. Thinking that the problem has been solved, Sookie returns to work at Merlotte’s.

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It is clear that he wants Sookie as little more than a brood-mare and is not above using Jason as leverage. You take the good with the bad.

The payoff is not the identity of the whodidit or even the motive we can all agree that that isn’t even importantbut the strange couplings and even stranger liaisons between vamps, shapeshifters, Weres, fairies, etc. She has her house burned down and gets shot, but she should be used to this sort of thing by now. Perhaps this book is just a bit of literary cotton-candy. Alcide’s father throws his harrjs into the ring, and Alcide manipulates Sookie into helping his father by reading the minds of others in the pack.

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Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. You told me it was the best you’d ever charllaine Dracula Bram Stoker 9. Charles has the most lines in this book and even there, I don’t feel like he’s that much present.

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire – and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires!

Harris has clearly established that “any woman worth her salt” does sensible things, is tough, doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap, and can clean a mean house. Dharlaine article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. Peppered with familiar character The befuddled Bubba shows up at the back door to tell Sookie Eric has been trying to reach her, and adds he sent him over to tell Sookie that someone is a hit man.


The werewolves have their own problems.

Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was cuarlaine edited on 28 Marchat And get a job. Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges.

Somehow, not very clear neither to Sookie nor to the reader, she has sead a person of some influence in the paranormal community and that position comes with all the usual strings – perks and dangerous pitfalls. And will Bill ever come around and wise up? Three scenes weren’t nearly enough for the fun element that he brings into this series.

Dead As A Doornail by Charlaine Harris

For about two minutes, this might actually be fun. It’s the first full moon since Jason was bitten by the werepanther Felton Doognail in Dead to the World. Other books in the series. Known for dispensing their own kind of justice, the real shooter needs to be found before the werepanthers turn on Jason.

The Harper Connelly books were written concurrently with the Sookie novels.