Chapter 1 - APRIL Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14
Ace Books by Charlaine Harris The Sookie Stackhouse Novels DEAD UNTIL DARK LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS CLUB DEAD
DEAD TO THE WORLD DEAD AS A DOORNAIL
DEFINITELY DEADALL TOGETHER DEAD FROM DEAD TO WORSE DEAD AND GONE DEAD IN THE FAMILY
MANY BLOODY RETURNS edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner A TOUCH OF DEAD: SOOKIE STACKHOUSE, THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES
Berkley Prime Crime Books by Charlaine Harris SWEET AND DEADLY A SECRET RAGE
The Harper Connelly Mysteries GRAVESIGHT GRAVE SURPRISE AN ICE COLD GRAVE GRAVE SECRET
The Lily Bard Mysteries SHAKESPEARE’S LANDLORD SHAKESPEARE’S CHAMPION SHAKESPEARE’S CHRISTMAS SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR
The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries REAL MURDERS A BONE TO PICK THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE THE JULIUS HOUSE DEAD OVER HEELS A FOOL AND HIS HONEY LAST SCENE ALIVE POPPY DONE TO DEATH
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Harris, Charlaine. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-18731-9 1. Vampires—Fiction. 2. Werewolves—Fiction. 3. Louisiana—Fiction. I. Title.PS3558.A6427D4257 2010 813'.54—dc22 2009053982
This book is dedicated to our son Patrick, who has not only met our hopes, dreams, and expectations for him, but exceeded them.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am only the first step in the creation of this book. Many other people helped in different capacities along the way: Anastasia Luettecke, who taught me about Roman names;Dr. Ed Uthman, who helps me with medical stuff; Victoria and Debi, my continuity mavens; Toni L. P. Kelner and Dana Cameron, whose gentle comments after their first reading keep me from committing many an error; Paula Woldan, whose help and friendship keep me going; Lisa Desimini, the cover artist; Jodi Rosoff, my wonderful publicist; Ginjer Buchanan, my long-suffering editor; and my Mod Squad:...