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"skillfully mixed paranormal, humor, mystery and romance"

Ms Harris shows why she is a best seller in this action packed seventh installment of the Southern Vampire Series. We start out with Sookie doing some everyday things around Bon Temps and meeting with some old friends. She gets invited to a wedding shower which is a major social success for her. Has a run in with Arlene, who is now a member of the fast growing Fellowship of the Sun. Goes to her brother's impromptu wedding and shows that Hotshot knows how to throw a party! Gets to find out what it is like to make love to a warm blooded male (Quinn) and decides that she might be falling in love with him.

While getting ready for the vampire summit, everyone is telling her that it is a bad idea to go. But Sookie has gotten used to the extra padding in her bank account that working for the vampires has provided and she already made the commitment to work it. Besides working for the Queen with her special talent, she is to be the main witness for Sophie Anne's trial for murdering her new husband (Definitely Dead).

Louisiana will not be sending as many vampires as normal to the summit due to the damage hurricane Katrina did, their funds are depleted plus many did not survive. Eric, Pam, Andre and Bill are a few of the vampires going and even Quinn is going in a working capacity. Barry the Bellboy is also at the summit working in the same capacity as Sookie, but for the vampires of Texas.

As with any political summit there are goings on behind the scenes, secret alliances and backroom deals. Will Sookie have what it takes to survive the summit? With several murders to solve, sexual tension between Erik, Quinn & Sookie, and new supernatural group to figure out, will Sookie be able to come out of this one intact? And what is the Fellowship of the Sun up to?

I absolutely loved this book! With this series Ms Harris has taken a simple southern bar maid and we have watched her grow with each book, and this one is no exception. In All Together Dead, Sookie's eyes are opened much more and she becomes aware of dangers to her not only from the vampires and the other supernatural beings but from the human population as well. With the introduction of the Britlingens, it makes me wonder what else is out there for Sookie to find out. As with all the books in this series Ms Harris has skillfully mixed paranormal, humor, mystery and romance; if you are a fan of those genres and have not read any of the Sookie books you definitely need to go out and get them. If you have read them, then you know that you MUST get All Together Dead; you will not be disappointed, as this is the best one yet!

Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted June 23, 2007

SUMMARY

A Southern Vampire Mystery

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the shapeshifter Quinn-but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.

The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she'll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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All Together Dead
(Sookie Stackhouse: Book 7)
by Charlaine Harris

Ace Books
May 1, 2007
Available: May 1, 2007
ISBN #0441014941
EAN #9780441014941
336 pages
Hardcover
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Charlaine Harris

Down These Strange Streets
Home Improvement: Undead Edition
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
Dead Reckoning
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Dead in the Family
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A Touch of Dead
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Must Love Hellhounds
Night's Edge
Strange Brew
Dead and Gone
Unusual Suspects
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Blood Lite
From Dead to Worse
An Ice Cold Grave
Many Bloody Returns
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
Grave Surprise
Definitely Dead
Grave Sight
Dead As A Doornail
Bite
Night's Edge
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy
Dead to the World
Poppy Done to Death
Club Dead
Last Scene Alive
Living Dead In Dallas
Shakespeare's Counselor
Dead Until Dark
Shakespeare's Trollop
A Fool and His Honey
Shakespeare's Christmas
Shakespeare's Champion
Shakespeare's Landlord
Dead Over Heels
The Julius House
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
A Bone to Pick
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