This is a review of “Living Dead in Dallas” by Charlaine Harris. It is the 2nd book in The Southern Vampire Mysteries a.k.a The Sookie Stackhouse Series, and was the inspiration for Season 2 of HBO’s Trueblood. It follows on from “Dead Until Dark“.
Having a vampire for a boyfriend is not easy all of the time. But then again neither is being telepathic.
One of Sookie’s friends has been murdered, their body left in a car in the carpark of Merlotte’s Bar & Grill. No one knows who is responsible for his death. It seems to Sookie that no head way is being made at all. So she takes matters into her own hands.
But before she gets down to the business of investigating the murder, her and Bill’s presences are requested by Eric, Vampire Sheriff of their area. Bill’s boss if you like. On the way to their meeting, Sookie is attacked by a maenad as a message to Eric.
She still has to fulfill Eric’s request though. He wishes her to travel to Dallas to try and find out what she can (using her telepathy of course) about a missing vampire. She must infiltrate The Fellowship of the Sun (a creepy, over-zealous religious group of humans that HATE vampires) to find said missing vampire.
Full of romance, character development (especially Eric in this book), humour, lessons in morality and suspenseful mystery, this is a great book!