This is a review of the Sookie Stackhouse short story “One Word Answer” by Charlaine Harris. It can be found in the anthology “A Touch of Dead” by Charlaine Harris.
“One Word Answer” takes place before the events in “Definitely Dead“.
If you have read “Definitely Dead” before, you were probably sitting there scratching your head thinking:”Wait just a minute…have I missed a book?! What’s all this about Hadley??”. In fact in the “Sookie Stackhouse Companion” Charlaine Harris apologises for confusing her readers and says: “I promise I won’t put vital information in a short story again”.
Sookie is doing some night-time yard work with Bubba, when a mysterious limousine pulls into her driveway. From the strange car emerge two even stranger (and not exactly human) beings: Mr Cataliades and Waldo, an albino vampire.
They work with the vampire Queen of Louisiana, and have come to inform Sookie of her cousin Hadley’s (second) death, and that Hadley has left everything to Sookie. The circumstances surrounding Hadley’s death are a bit suspicious, and throughout the duration of their visit, Sookie pieces it all together.
A good read, and pretty vital to completely understand all the events in “Definitely Dead“.