The Southern Vampire Mysteries

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Name: The Southern Vampire Mysteries
The True Blood Novels
The Sookie Stackhouse Novels
Abbreviation(s): TSVM, SVM
Creator: Charlaine Harris
Date(s): 2001-2014
Medium: books
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia
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The Southern Vampire Mysteries is a series of books written by Charlaine Harris. The first book in the series serves the basis for the HBO TV series True Blood (2008–2014), which differs from the book series.


The series is narrated in first person perspective by Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress and a telepath in the fictional town of Bon Temps in northwestern Louisiana set two years after vampires revealed themselves to the world.

The chronological series order:

  • Dead Until Dark (2001)
  • Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
  • Club Dead (2003)
  • Dead to the World (2004)
    • “Fairy Dust” (2004)
    • “Dracula Night” (2007)
  • Dead as a Doornail (2005)
    • “One Word Answer” (2004)
  • Definitely Dead (2006)
  • All Together Dead (2007)
    • “Lucky” (2008)
  • From Dead to Worse (2008)
    • “Gift Wrap” (2008)
  • Dead and Gone (2009)
    • “Two Blondes” (2010)
  • Dead in the Family (2010)
    • Small-Town Wedding (2011)
  • Dead Reckoning (2011)
  • Deadlocked (2012)
  • Dead Ever After (2013)
    • “If I Had a Hammer” (2011)
    • “Playing Possum” (2012)


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The SVM fandom was fairly large and most of its fans migrated to the True Blood fandom once the series was announced/aired. Thus many of the fannish communities such as online forums, LiveJournal communities, archives and fansites are mixed with True Blood.



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