Death's Excellent Vacation


  • Title: Death's Excellent Vacation
  • Author: Charlaine Harris Toni L.P. Kelner
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  • Page: 466
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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK TALES OF PARANORMAL R R BY JEFF ABBOTT L A BANKS JEANIENE FROST CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN CHRIS GRABENSTEIN CHARLAINE HARRIS TONI L P KELNER KATIE MacALISTER A LEE MARTINEZ SHARAN NEWMAN LILITH SAINTCROW SARAH SMITH DANIEL STASHOWER Because everyone and everything needs a break from the routine, ChaTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK TALES OF PARANORMAL R R BY JEFF ABBOTT L A BANKS JEANIENE FROST CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN CHRIS GRABENSTEIN CHARLAINE HARRIS TONI L P KELNER KATIE MacALISTER A LEE MARTINEZ SHARAN NEWMAN LILITH SAINTCROW SARAH SMITH DANIEL STASHOWER Because everyone and everything needs a break from the routine, Charlaine Harris and Toni L P Kelner offer postcards from the edge of the paranormal world It really can be an endless summer if you re immortal Though a vampire would be ill advised to take a cruise to Bermuda, the possibilities for getting away from it all and maybe snacking on some unsuspecting tourist are many With thirteen tales including a weekend getaway in Mississippi for Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire friend Pam Harris and Kelner bring together a stellar collection of tour guides who offer vacations frightening, funny, and touching for the fanged, the furry, the demonic, and the grotesque.

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    • Charlaine Harris Toni L.P. Kelner

      Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was writing poetry and plays After holding down some low level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand alones were published by Houghton Mifflin After a child producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she d always wanted to write Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn readers The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability Harper Connelly, lightning struck and strange, can find corpses and that s how she makes her living.In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.

    607 thoughts on “Death's Excellent Vacation

    • I am back to reading only the stories by the authors I know and like in anthologies, after my recent (yet again failed) attempt to read an anthology in its entirety. Thus the rating and review are for Charlaine Harris's story Two Blondes only.Pam suddenly invites Sookie on a weekend getaway to enjoy some gambling while running an "errand" for Eric - which, of course, means Sookie's telepathic powers will be put to use (Is it just me, but it seems Sookie is used by Eric left and right?) What foll [...]

    • Here are a few things that I did like about this anthology:1) Each author had a short introductory paragraph outlining their biography and their work. What a great idea. I now have a few authors to look into.2) The vacation theme was kind of fun. I liked all the different takes on vacation stories.3) There was a nice mix of authors. I recognized Jeaniene Frost, Charlaine Harris, and Katie MacAlister. The rest were new to me authors and some I will definitely look up.My favorite stories in this a [...]

    • Two Blondes is a short story in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Pam and Sookie go to Tunica on vacation. The plan is a bit of sightseeing, gambling, see a show…. Oh, and run a small errand for Eric. But in the course of said errand, the pair finds themselves tangled up in Vampire politics, the object of a plot that is bound to end in their deaths, via much unpleasantness. Of course, the two blondes are ever resourceful, escaping their fates with a gun [...]

    • I picked up this collection solely for the new Sookie Stackhouse story, but I found quite a few stories in here that I enjoyed.Recommended:Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris | The Sookie story; Sookie and Pam go to a strip club. As strippers.The Boys Go Fishing by Sarah Smith | Great story about aging superheros. Fabulous.Meanwhile, Far Across the Caspian Sea by Daniel Stashower | Researcher is recruited to shadow conspiracy. Good, but the ending falls a little flat.The Innsmouth Nook by A. Lee Mar [...]

    • Two Blondes - Charlaine Harris - (Sookie Stackhouse #10.1) - Sookie and Pam head off to the riverboat casinos to mix business with some fun. DNF - I can't go on with this charade anymore. Sookie annoys the crap outta me. Ms. Harris' writing is slow and tedious with innumerable mundane details about clothes, cleaning, and other bullshit I don't care about it. I just have no interest what even happens to these people anymore.The Boys Go Fishing - Sarah Smith - A crotchety old superhero's lonely ex [...]

    • Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris -4/5: Fun story with Sookie and my favorite character Pam. As soon as I knew Pam was going to be in story, knew I would like it. One character that is awesome in both the books and the TV show. "Somehow, I got the feeling you really didn't think enough of humans to want to claim one as a friend." (Sookie)"You're not as intolerable as most," Pam said LightlyThe Boys Go Fishing by Sarah Smith - 3/5: This one didn't do it for me. Found myself confused with what was g [...]

    • It's kind of sad that I judge an anthology as successful when I enjoyed 5/13 of the stories in it. I've had such rotten luck in the past with anthologies, that I usually lower my expectations going into the book. Favorite stories in this anthology for me:- Sookie story -- Two BlondesPam and Sookie take a vacation together. Quite a setup ;) I love Sookie Stackhouse and I was happy with this story. Plus, even though Eric isn't really in the story, we got plenty of Eric-love. Yay!- Bones/Cat story [...]

    • There were three good stories, a lot of mediocre ones, and one or two bad ones.C. Harris - This was her best short story so far. Normally I'm highly disappointed in her shorts, but this one was fun. Probably because Pam was involved. I would have loved to hear Eric's reaction to what Sookie and Pam did. S. Smith - I was bored.J. Frost - I love Cat and Bones and this was still good. The only problem, and it's the same that I have with every Bones book, was that it didn't keep going for thousands [...]

    • 3.5 starsThis review is only for "One for the Money" by Jeaniene FrostGosh, how I missed Cat and Bones. They only appeared as cameo in the two Night Huntress World books, so I totally welcome this novella. This time, Cat and Bones must postpone their vacation to help protecting a heiress, as a favor for Cat's uncle Don. There are also Cat's mom, Justina, and the ghost, Fabian, making appearance. I think the story is entertaining, funny at some point (especially in regards to Cat's behavior towar [...]

    • I enjoyed all of the stories, but I have to admit that the Bones and Cat story, "One for the Money", was such an incredible read. I felt like an addict getting my fix of Bones and Cat. It was fantabulous!!!!

    • Jeaniene Frost's short story "One For the Money" will feature Cat and Bones and is set after the events of "Destined For an Early Grave" in the Night Huntress series.

    • ok. this is an example of my ongoing love-hate relationship with these. multi-author short story collections. This one has a common theme: summer vacation 2010 with some fantastical beings. A couple of the stories were unimaginatively atrocious, but there was at least 1 gem -- enough to make the whole worthwhile. highlights:"Meanwhile, Far Across the Caspian Sea" by Daniel Stashower "The Innsmouth Nook " by A Lee Martinez "The Demon in the Dunes" by Chris Grabenstein "Home from America" by Shar [...]

    • This was my first collection of stories by different authors to read. I've read short stories in a collection all by the same author before, but never a book full of different styles. It was interesting. I found some new authors to try and some authors I will be staying far, far away from. I've also discovered that I am just a full novel girl. I need that story to keep going more than 30 pages. Oh hell, honestly I need that story to be one of many in a series. I'm a serious series addict, I've e [...]

    • Two Blondes is book 9.25 in the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris. In this story, Pam and Sookie are on vacation…sort of. (view spoiler)[Pam and Sookie are driving to Mississippi; gambling on the casino boats, taking in a show, seeing the sights, and running an errand for Eric. Turns out the errand is less for Eric and more an order from Victor. Victor wants to take over Mississippi and ordered Eric to send Pam to negotiate with a vampire in Russell’s territory to defect to Philli [...]

    • Most Excellent" mix of vacation themed shortsDeath's Excellent offers a variety of vacation themed shorts. I enjoyed the mix of stories - a few with a touch of romance and some with a touch of horror - and even found a couple of new authors on the way, but I have to say that some of these vacations make finding a new travel agent, or safer still, taking a 'staycation' at home seem like a really good idea. 1. Two Blondes - Charlaine Harris - A Sookie short - Sookie and Pam head off to the riverbo [...]

    • Overall I enjoyed this series of short stories. Apart from Charlaine Harris, I had not read any fo the other authors. Even with the Sookie Stackhouse series I was not up to date, s I can honestly say I was coming at this from a new reader's point of view. I love my paranormal mysteries and I'm slowly edging into paranormal romance. In general I liked most of the stories and I have ear-marked a few of the writers as ones to look into further (which I guess is the main aim for attracting new reade [...]

    • **2.5?**All stories considered, this anthology is probably one of the more balanced collections of its kind (that’s really not saying much). There are several taken from currently running series. Unfortunately, these were the least entertaining. Still, I was able to find a few authors I’d never heard of whose writing was intriguing enough for me to add them to the TBR.“Two Blondes” - A Sookie-verse story from Charlaine Harris. With Pam and Sookie as the main characters, this should have [...]

    • Two Blondes by Charlaine HarrisA short Sookie Stackhouse story; Sookie and Pam are on their way for a holiday weekend, mixing fun with some business. Their business part goes bad when they are visiting this strip-club and the manager has other things on his mind.The boys go fishing by Sarah SmithAn old superhero longs for death after he lost everyone around him, but he gets a visit from a bunch of “talented” kids, who are in need for some training/guiding.One for the money by Jeaniene FrostC [...]

    • This was my latest book to review for a magazine on young adult literature. It is an anthology of stories about supernatural creatures on vacation- vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters,etc. It was an uneven collection, of the 13 stories a third of them were predictable, the bulk were interesting if not exceptional and three excelled. The trio of outstanding stories are "Safe and Sound" by Jeff Abbott (about a missing college student in a tropical paradise who may not want to be found and the mani [...]

    • I'm reading this out of order, because for some reason my netbook separated all of the stories in all of my anthologies. Home from America- Sharan Newman 3.5/5This ultimately was a hilarious bit of irony.The Innsmouth Nook-A. Lee Martinez 3/5This story is really really sluggish, but also reminds me of an old bugs bunny cartoon.Toni L. P. Kelner-Pirate Dave's Haunted Amusement Park 4.5/5 (May 23, 2017)This story was absolutely hilarious, and I enjoyed that this wasn't drawn out into a full length [...]

    • So rare for me to give any book a one-star rating! I could hardly stand any of the stories in this book. It's not that I don't like short stories ( I loved Weddings From Hell ) , I just found it irritating that some of these books were ".5 versions" of popular book series for one. And the short stories that weren't part of a series were not to my taste. I read three stories and mostly browsed through the rest. Even my beloved Jeaniene Frost was a little disappointing. I liked her short story, th [...]

    • Only reading Charlaine Harris' Two Blondes and Jeaniene Frost's One for the Money.* Two Blondes ~ 3 stars. It was ok. I enjoyed Sookie and Pam but it would've been much nicer with more Eric. The "mission" Sookie and Pam went on was a little hokey and I would never believe that Eric would send them on something like that without back up. But it is a short story and it is what it is.* One For the Money ~ 4.5 stars.Bloody Hell! that was some hot stuff but not enoughat's why it's not getting 5 stars [...]

    • This is the last hardcover volume like this I will ever buy, because I always end up hating 90% of the stories in here.The Sookie Stackhouse story is completely forgettable. If you are thinking about buying this book for just that, it's not worth it. Read it at the library or something. No Eric (except for a phone call).The Jeanine Frost story was GREAT. Cat and Bones are my second favorite series (behind Ward's BDB) and this story didn't disappoint. I wanted MORE as per usual. This story is the [...]

    • Basic Premise: Supernaturals on vacation!Not a bad little collection of stories. Nothing knocked my socks off, mostly 3-star stories that were enjoyable but forgettable, and a few 4 stars that made me smile, but weren't enough to pull up the total book rating. Thankfully, there were no 1 star stories, and the closest to a 2 star story was the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse offering. It seemed added as an afterthought since Harris was editing the volume. The best gem in the collection is clos [...]

    • I bought this book for the sole purpose of Jeaniene Frost's bookOne For The Money. A Short story of Cat and Bones. As Always Frost manage to give a story that satisfies her fans. Altough it was short you get a glimpse of the love and chemistry between the couple. I loved it!AhhhhLove me some Bones"Can't wait til Feb 22 for the next book!!!

    • Only read "One for the Money" to get my Cat and Bones fix which was awesome! I can never get enough of those two!Favorite Quote:"By the time Bones announced it was Tammy's turn, I'd fallen in love with him all over again. Flowers and jewelry worked for most girls as a romantic gesture, but here I was, misty-eyed at watching him show my mother how to stab the shit out of him."

    • "Two Blondes" by Charlaine Harris - Three stars. Sookie's not sure why Pam has invited her to come along for a girls' getaway, and why they're going to the land of casinos and strip clubs. Sure enough, their vacation is a pretense for yet more vampire politics. While the story was interesting, nothing new happened. It could have been titled "Yet Another Adventure in the Sookie Saga." Good enough to tide you over between novels but nothing you need to rush out for."The Boys Go Fishing" by Sarah S [...]

    • Even paranormal creatures need to get away from it all sometimes. In Death’s Excellent Vacation, editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner present a collection of thirteen stories tied together by the theme of “vacation.”The “headliners,” as evidenced by whose names are in big type above the title, are Harris, Katie MacAlister, and Jeaniene Frost. Each of these three authors contributes a vignette from one of her popular series: SOOKIE STACKHOUSE, AISLING GREY: GUARDIAN, and NIGHT [...]

    • Overall, a nice mix of stories. Harris and Kelner were successful editing this anthology, aside from the rather annoying continuity problems with Harris's own story.Two Blondes by Charlaine Harris: I wanted to like this story. I tried to like this story. And I actually did like it—parts of it made me smile and snicker quietly to myself—until, that is, I could no longer suspend my disbelief about both Pam's and Sookie's actions. I like that Harris's vampires are occasionally vulnerable, but P [...]

    • My review is for the Sookie short "Two Blondes" by Charlaine Harris ( when I read the Cat & Bones by Jeanine Frost, I will amend). This short makes no sense on so many levels, it's kinda of offensive to a long time loyal reader. For the casual reader - it'll probably be really cute. The point of anthologies is to hook new readers into buying the series. I'm willing to bet most people who decide to read the series after this - starting from book 1 & reads through until book 10 & then [...]

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