Mass Market Paperbound
352 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.81 in
March 26, 2013
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425256383
ISBN - 13: 9780425256381
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Chapter TwoFairies. Never simple. My grandmother, Adele, would definitely have agreed. She’d had a long affair with Dermot’s fraternal twin Fintan, and my aunt Linda and my father Corbett (both dead for years, now) had been the results.“Maybe it’s time for some plain speaking,” I said, trying to look confident. “Niall, maybe you could tell us why you’re pretending Dermot isn’t standing right here. And why you put that crazy spell on him.” Dr. Phil to the fae –– that was me.Or not. Niall gave me his most lordly look.“This one defied me,” he said, tilting his head at his son.Dermot bowed his head. I didn’t know if he was keeping his eyes down so he wouldn’t provoke Niall, or if he was concealing rage, or if he just couldn’t think of where to begin.Being related to Niall, even at two removes, was not easy. I couldn’t imagine having a closer tie. If Niall’s beauty and power had been united with a coherent course of action and a nobleness of purpose, he would have been very like an angel.This conviction could not have popped into my head at a more inconvenient moment.“You’re looking at me strangely,” Niall said. “What’s wrong, dearest one?”“In the time he’s spent here,” I said, “my great–uncle has been kind, hard–working, and smart. The only thing that’s been wrong with Dermot is a bit of mental fragility, a direct result from being made crazy for years. So, why’d you do that? ’He defied me’ isn’t really an answer.”“You haven’t got the right to question me,” Niall said, in his mos
From the Publisher
Felipe de Castro, the vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series and her Harper Connelly Prime Crime mystery series. She has lived in the South her entire life.
“Suspenseful…Worlds collide, setting up the perfect stage for Charlaine Harris’s final words and her ultimate plans for the future of dear Sookie.”—New York Journal of Books
“Plenty of southern wit, humor and no small amount of grace on Sookie’s part…Harris has a few more surprises up her sleeve.”—Monsters and Critics
“As loyalties realign and betrayals are unmasked, Harris ably sets the stage for the ensemble’s last hurrah.”—Publishers Weekly
“Vampire politics and nefarious plots run amok…Harris has taken both Sookie and readers on an unforgettable ride with biting humor, treachery, and blood-soaked violence. Deadlocked features all the elements that have made this series such a pleasure. Get ready to roll!”—RT Book Reviews