Charlaine Harris has done it again with a fab favorite of mine series. I love well written mysteries, vampire stories, paranormal...and this series has all three. ATD is #7 in the Southern Vampire series, starring Sookie Stackhouse, everyone's favorite mind-reading bar server.
The series continues to grow in character and storyline, becoming darker with each book.
Sookie has been growing in importance to the paranormal world of vampires and weres, especially to the vampire Queen of Louisiana. This time Sookie has been hired to accompany the Q of L to the north to a summit where the Queen will stand trial for the murder of her husband, the King of Arkansas.
The characters all have 'normal' issues, along with the paranormal ones. Relationships gone awry, blooming romance, business dealings (shady and otherwise) along with dealing murder, terrorism.
I know all of this sounds awfully silly, but when you read any book of the series, it becomes worthy of attention.
This gets four beans.