Dead as a Doornail
Author Charlaine Harris
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date May 2003
Pages 320
ISBN ISBN 978-0-441-01333-3
Previous book "Dead to the World"
Next book "Definitely Dead"

"Dead as a Doornail" is the fifth book in "The Southern Vampire Mysteries", a series of books by New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris.

—First Line

Plot SummaryEdit

Dead as a Doornail puts vampires, were-creatures, shifters and one fairy godmother against a sniper with an apparent aversion to nonhumans. As if trying to discover who's behind the shootings isn't enough, the telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has to cope with a few other distractions: her sexy "Were" friend, Alcide Herveaux, needs her help in his father's bid to become the next leader of the local werewolf pack; her boss, Sam Merlotte (a collie in his spare time), gets shot; her house partly burns down; and what's she to do about the handsome vampire bartender who dresses as a pirate at Sam's place?


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