Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire #3) Book Review

Club Dead

Book Review by Debbie Winkler

Series: Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series Book #3
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace Books (April 2003)
ISBN: 0441010512, EAN: 9780441010516
Page Count: 258 pages
Format: paperback

Target Age Group: adults
My Rating:4.5/5 stars, Fun & Sexy – A Must Read for Vampire Lovers!


Sookie Stackhouse had noticed a change in her boyfriend, Bill, a vampire. Instead of spending his evenings with her, he has been spending them alone in his home working on something that he refuses to share with Sookie. More than a little hurt that Bill doesn’t completely trust her after all she has done for him, Sookie is less than pleased to find out that Bill has disappeared while on his “business trip” to Jackson, MI and that he has supposedly reunited with his ex, the lovely vampire Lorena. Eric, Bill’s sexy and oh-so-interested-in-taking-Bill’s-place-in-Sookie’s-life vampire boss, arranges for Sookie to go to Jackson and find out what has happened to Bill. Knowing that he cannot go along to protect her himself, Eric sends the very attractive werewolf, Alcide, to act as her bodyguard.

When Sookie gets to Jackson, Alcide helps her get into Josephine’s, affectionately nicknamed “Club Dead” by regulars. The club attracts a unique mixture of vampires, were-creatures and other supernaturals who don’t always get along together. Of course, Sookie attracts some unwanted attention and makes some new friends and enemies right off the bat. She also finds out that Bill is in Jackson and that he is with Lorena. Sookie is unsure if she even wants to keep looking for him after that piece of news, but she knows that she has to get Bill back so that Eric can get whatever information out of him that he needs. So Sookie plunges into the fray and uses all of her considerable wiles to locate Bill, free him and then decide what she is going to do from there…


Club Dead is the third book in the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series series and it is a great continuation of the hilarious and sexy world of Sookie Stackhouse. The more books I read about Sookie, the more I like her. She is a wonderful character and Harris portrays her very well. She is much more complex than she seems and she always makes me laugh. The plot was a little more convoluted than it needed to be, but it was all in good fun and it was such a fast, fun read that the book was over long before I was ready for it to end anyway. Harris does leave the reader with a bit of a cliffhanger ending and so she leaves us panting for more and wondering what Sookie is going to do next! A must read for Harris or vampire lovers – you won’t be disappointed!


This book contains a lot of fantasy violence, death, kidnapping, imprisonment, torture, blood, sex and all kinds of other adult-themed stuff. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

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