"Blends elements from the horror, mystery and romance genres"
On an alternate Earth, vampires came out of the closet when
synthetic was made readily available and at least in the
United States they receive the same rights as humans.
Sookie Stackhouse, a very powerful telepath, has been
dating Bill for over a year and is very happy with him, but
also has noticed her vampire lover has distanced himself
from her. He disappears one day, telling her he is going
to Seattle for business. Later she learns from Bill's boss
Eric that he was planning to dump her and go back to his
She finds out that the vampire king of Mississippi
kidnapped Bill to gain top secret knowledge from him.
Sookie goes to Jackson to infiltrate the vampire community
there. A werewolf who owes the vampires a favor takes her
to the CLUB DEAD where she is badly injured trying to save
a vampire about to be staked. She is taken to the King's
compound where Bill is held. She attempts a daring rescue
knowing if she fails she will be tortured and killed.
Charlaine Harris blends elements from the horror, mystery
and romance genres to create a novel that is refreshingly
unique. Readers will admire the heroine who goes through a
lot of pain, both physical and emotional, to try and save
her two-timing boyfriend. She meets a werewolf who she is
attracted to but they are both on the rebound so they agree
to wait awhile before they begin a new relationship.
Readers will not have a minuscule of sympathy towards Bill
who brought all his troubles upon himself. CLUB DEAD is a
real live treat.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 1, 2003