Dead as A Doornail

Dead as A Doornail

Book - 2010
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"When small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees her brother Jason's eyes start to change, she knows he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason's new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks--unless the killer decides to find her first..."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2010, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780441012794
0441012795
9780441013333
9781937007607
Call Number: HARRIS
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Metamorphosis -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Vampires -- Fiction.
Stackhouse, Sookie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 26, 2016

Much romping around looking for clues to what is happening in the Were society, more interaction with Hotshot denizens, a new vampire at Sam's place, and someone killing shapeshifters. And Sookie is under investigation for the disappearance of Debbie Pelt. Lots of fun.

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abiery
Oct 13, 2011

Enjoyable but not one of the best Sookie books. Somewhat lacking in the romance department, which is one of the things I normally enjoy about the series, but a few good twists in the mysteries.

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springbank
Jul 04, 2011

The most enjoyable for me of the series. I mean Sookie is still a slut, but this was a very enjoyable read. Like others here, I look forward to more of Quinn (and Claudine for that matter) though I'm sure it won't be long for her to have his pants on the floor.

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LR_Seattle
Feb 06, 2011

Guilty pleasure.

Far from prize-winning writing, but easy, delicious reading.

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ampie
Dec 09, 2010

An enjoyable and quick read. Harris develops the world of the shapeshifters and the werewolves and introduces a new love interest for Sookie -

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redwallflower
Nov 24, 2010

While still a fun and quick read, I wasn't overly impressed with Dead as a Doornail. It felt like a filler novel to me. Despite the suspense of finding a sniper taking aim at the shifter population, all of the other action just seemed disjointed to me. Also, I counted six potential suitors for Sookie in this novel alone. Seriously? But, as I mentioned, it is a fun and quick read - perfect for my long bus ride home from work each day.

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WardenofMagick
Aug 26, 2010

Too much words, not enough story foe me. Can we just pick a storyline and expand on that one, please? Still worth reading if you "gotta read them all!" otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.

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rebel1
Apr 01, 2010

The book felt like a middle section to a larger story without any purpose for it on its own. There were many small stories, but none were given enough focus, such as Jason turning into a werepanther, the selection of a new packmaster, even the primary story of the shooter was resolved too quickly.
The characters are interesting, but if there was more time spent on a few, rather than having so many involved in the story, it might be a better story. Overall, the weakest of the stories so far.

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Eclectic1
Mar 10, 2010

Too much re-hash of characters and previous events and not enough ACTION!!!

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Bells
Feb 19, 2010

What can I say? Still reading...

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