Dead in the Family
Author Charlaine Harris
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date May 2010
Pages 320
ISBN ISBN 978-0441018642
Previous book Dead and Gone
Next book Dead Reckoning

Dead in the Family is the tenth book in Charlaine Harris's series, "The Southern Vampire Mysteries". It was released May 4, 2010 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List on May 11.

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Plot SummaryEdit

Sookie Stackhouse has finally settled into a relationship with the Viking vampire Eric, and her errant brother Jason seems to have his life in order, too. But all the other people in Sookie’s life – Eric himself, her former lover Bill, her friend and boss Sam – are having family problems. Eric’s maker shows up with Eric’s ‘brother’ in tow and the ailing Bill can only be healed by a blood sibling. The furor raised by the coming out of the two-natured has yet to settle; some people are just not ready to sit down to dinner with a man who turns into a dog. And Sookie herself is still recovering from her last ordeal. She’s definitely improving, physically and mentally, but she’s always going to have some dark moments now. The werewolves tell her that there have been strange and ominous passers-by in the Stackhouse woods which are not exactly human. This book explores the family connections of all the main characters including Sookie, Jason, Eric, Bill and even Sam. Sookie especially becomes familiar with her fae relatives even though most of them are out of reach while Eric and Bill meet their vampire siblings.

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