Harris, Charlaine. Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) Ace, 2001. ISBN 978-0441008537 292 pp. $
Sookie Stackhouse is a mind-reading waitress in Bon Temps, LA who falls for a tall dark and handsome newcomer … who turns out to be a vampire.
I am not a mystery fan, but spurred on by True Blood on HBO, I devoured this book in one setting and went on to finish the series. Funny, sexy, thought-provoking, great characterizations.