"Dead in the Family"
Book 10 of the Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries
by Charlaine Harris
Read by Johanna Parker
Produced by Recorded books
Approx 9.5 hours
In each of the books in the Southern Vampire Mysteries the title of the book will tell you what to expect in the story. This time around "Dead in the Family" hits the nail on the head. It seems as though every character major and minor ever mention in the series has a family problem in this one.
To sum up what has happened so fair; The Fairy war is over, Sookie's great-grandfather Niall (a powerful fairy) has closed most of the portals between the Fairy world and the human world. Sookie's cousin Claude (a fairy) chose to remain with the humans. The two natured (were-wolves, shape-shifters, et. al.) have revealed themselves to the world and it's not quite as positive a response as when the vampires did it. The government is trying to get the two-natured to register, even though they have been citizens and veterans all these years. Louisiana's Vampire territory has been taken over by the "King" of Nevada and Eric Northman Sheriff of area five of Louisiana, and Sookie's boyfriend is the last remaining member of the former Queen's "court."
With all this happening the future is pretty much unsure, the Shreveport, La. werewolf pack is under pressure from the government to get registered, and the government is just looking for a reason to lock up all two natureds. Alcide Herveaux, leader of the pack asks Sookie's permission to have the monthly pack run on her land since his is being watched. When the run is over Sookie is told that there have been fairies running around her land recently and a dead body. One of the fairies can be explained in that Sookie's cousin and full fairy, Claude has moved in with Sookie because he needs to be near someone like him, even if she's only 1/8th fairy. The dead body is that of Debbie Pelt, Alcide's former girlfriend, whom Sookie killed. The other fairy scent, needs to be explained.
Eric & Sookie's relationship seems to be building, at least until Eric's maker shows up with his latest progeny, Alexei Romanov, only son of the last Czar of Russia, who as an adolescent witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution, including the slaughter of his entire family. Alexei seems to be bordering on the brink of insanity (who could blame him?). Eric returns to Shreveport, but not before sending a tracker to find out who the other fairy may be.
This tracker discovers another body. This second body is new and has been buried on Sookie's land to frame her for murder. Who is this other body? Who killed them? Why is Sookie being Framed? All these questions get answered and but they don't solve anything. This just creates more turmoil in Sookie Stackhouse's life.
by Gil T. Wilson
August 1, 2006
"Dead in the Family" Book 10 of the Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries by Charlain Harris
September 18, 2010 12:06 PM UTCviews: 0 2 people recommend this comments: 4
"Dead in the Family"
Find more about: southern vampire series, vampire bill, vampires, eric northman, sookie stackhouse, charlaine harris, true blood, dead in the family, audio book, book review, books, recorded books, audiobook
Find Gather groups: Gather Books Essential, Completely Shameless Point Whoring, Get Your Points, Books I Liked, The Reader's Lounge, *~Happy Posting! Post to Your Heart's Content!~*, .....The Book Review....., Confused about which/what article to post where? Post it here!, Point Whores, Postaway, Brain Core Dump, Book Reviews by Commoners, Constructive Criticism, Get the point?, Gatherism, Points Galore - 1 Million Points, !!! Rating Resurrectionists !!!, !!! Breaking 3,000 !!!, Sci-Fi & Cyberpunk Writer's Group, I'M NOT HERE, EXCUSE ME...DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO SAY???, Gatherfluff the Group, Things You Should Know About, Book Lovers Club, !!! Post It, We're Not Picky !!!, Whatever!, OUR FAVORITE BOOKS, All About Books, Points The Way!, Book Review Central, POINTS MAKE PRIZES, Catch All Drawer, Point Whores R-US, Post Everything Here, Friends on Gather, Points Maximizer, Reading Corner, DragonSoul's Point Distribution Depot, Post It to Me, Energize Your Book Group, Big Time Points, Your Group, !!! GatherJournal !!!, ~Page Turners~, Book Contests, Give-aways and Reviews, Pop Fiction Books, Writeful, Bookin', Booklovers, Our Favorite Books, SF and Comic Fandom United, the whole kit and caboodle (anything goes), Good Reads, !!anything!!, Semi-Spoilers, Science Fiction, Daily Chit Chat & More ( any thing ), Insomniacs Annoymus, Any article, picture or comment...Oh My!, What's on your Mind, It All Goes Here, worldofbookclub, !!! BiblioPhoenix !!!, STAY UP ALL NIGHT READS, RANT ALL YOU WANT, Author Chats, Interviews, And Book Promotions, !!! ViewMasters !!!, WELL, HERE WE ALL ARE........NOW WHAT??, !!! Comment Speedway !!!, Go ahead ~ POST, POST, POST !, FantasyFan
Please provide details below to help Gather review this content. If it is found to be inappropriate and in violation of the Gather Terms of Service, action will be taken.
Books | Business | Celebs | Entertainment | Family | Food | Giveaways | Health | Money | Moms | News | Politics | Sports | Style | Technology | Travel | Writing