Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

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Title: Definitely Dead


Series: Sookie Stackhouse #6

- Dead Until Dark (2001)
- Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
- Club Dead (2003)
- Dead to the World (2004)
- Dead As a Doornail (2005)
- Definitely Dead (2006)
- All Together Dead (2007)
- From Dead to Worse (2008)
- Dead and Gone (2009)
- Dead in the Family (2010)
- Dead Reckoning (2011)
- Deadlocked (2012)
- Dead Ever After (2013)

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Goodreads Summary:

ince Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one - even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of Louisiana. Hadley's left everything she has to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don't want her looking too deeply into Hadley's past, or Hadley's possessions. And they're prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. Whoever it is, they're definitely dangerous - and Sookie's life is definitely on the line...

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  • Sookie is trying to pose for a romance novel cover for Claude but she hates it. She thinks about Quinn to take her mind off things.
  • Bill brings his new girlfriend, Selah, to the bar. He wants to go down to New Orleans with Sookie to help her claim her inheritance from Hadley.
  • A priest asks Sookie if she’ll speak to the Pelts about Debbie. Sookie refuses.
  • Quinn comes looking for Sookie. He wants to talk to her about the Queen’s request for Sookie to come to the vampire summit. Sookie is meant to be going as a guest of Eric’s. Quinn tells Sookie that she has to go as the Queen’s plus one and turn Eric down.
  • Pam tells Sookie Eric wants to see her on Friday. Sookie refuses because she has a dinner date with Quinn.
  • Andie and Halleigh become engaged at the bar.
  • Something is outside Sookie’s house and she doesn’t know what it is.
  • Sookie calls a doctor for Crystal, who has just had a miscarriage. Jason shows Doctor Ludwig into the house.
  • The priests show up again. Sookie realises that Debbie’s sister is a Were and that the two were adopted.
  • Cody goes missing.
  • Halleigh was looking after the kids when Cody forgot something and ran inside the school, then he disappeared. Sookie finds Cody in a trash can – the janitor shoved him in there when he slipped and hurt himself. The janitor was trying to avoid getting into trouble. Cody is taken to hospital.
  • Calvin tells Sookie that Crystal is okay, and she and Jason are getting married. Calvin asks Sookie why she doesn’t like him, she said she doesn’t want to marry a Were.
  • Eric knocks on Sookie’s door on Friday night just as Sookie is getting ready to meet Quinn. Eric is upset about the summit. Quinn arrives and takes Sookie on the dinner date.
  • After dinner, they head to a show. They get attacked in the car park by two Weres. Quinn fights them off, and then Quinn and Sookie are taken to the police station and questioned. They’re let go.
  • Quinn takes Sookie to a Were bar.
  • Bill and Selah are back in the bar when Sookie is working. Sookie becomes annoyed.
  • Felicia, the new Fangtasia vampire bartender, introduces herself to Sookie. Pam sent Felicia along as a joke. Felicia tells Sookie that the Queen is marrying the King of Arkansas, Peter Threadgill.
  • Arlene tells Sookie she has been attending the Fellowship of the Sun church.
  • Quinn and Sookie are at hers for another date and the Queen’s lawyer shows up. He helps Sookie search the woods and they find his niece, Gladiola’s body cut in half in the woods.
  • Sookie heads down to New Orleans with Mr Cataliades. He drops Sookie off at Hadley’s apartment.
  • Amelia, Hadley’s landlord, wakes Sookie up the next morning. Amelia is a which and says she put a spell on the apartment to preserve it after she found out Hadley was dead. Amelia says Hadley was killed by Waldo, another vampire who was into the Queen. Sookie tells the Queen this is what happened.
  • There’s a body in the cupboard. It’s a Were called Jake Purifoy. Sookie asks Amelia to call the Queen. Jake wakes up and attacks the women.
  • Sookie is sent to hospital for her injuries. Bill and Eric come to see her. Bill admits to getting to know Sookie because the Queen asked him to, and Sookie realises their whole relationship was fake. She asks them both to leave.
  • Sookie goes back to the apartment and falls asleep. Claudine shows up and says she’s trying to become an Angel and so she has to protect Sookie.
  • Amelia suggests getting a coven together to replay the night that Hadley and Jake died.
  • Sookie goes to see the Queen. Peter is there too. Sookie fills the Queen in on their plans, and the Queen agrees to spend some money to help out.
  • It is revealed that Jake was killed by a spell and Hadley wasn’t able to save him.
  • Quinn and Sookie start sorting through Hadley’s things. They’re attacked by Weres and shoved into a van. Sookie calls the Queen but is unsuccessful. Quinn and Sookie break free and run into the swamp.
  • Sookie finds out that the Pelts are behind all these Were attacks. Sookie heads into their little hut in the swamp and takes a guy out. Eric shows up and helps out.
  • Sookie and Eric talk about her fairy blood.
  • Sookie goes to the Queen’s party and returns Gladiola’s bracelet. She gives it to the Queen and one of the King’s servants attacks. Andrew kills the King.
  • Amelia says she turned her date into a cat and wants to come back to Bon Temps with Sookie. Sookie agrees this is a good idea.

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