July 11, 2009

Sookie Stackhouse - Fairy Dust

Fairy Dust by Charlaine Harris

Lemons Are A Killer!

Fairy Dust is a short story in the Sookie Stackhouse universe that has been published in the book Powers of Detection. A book of short stories about fantasy and mystery from a number of different authors.

Sookie is at work, and not in a good mood. Something that is not helped by the newest customer to walk into the bar. Claudine. A six foot tall, long black haired, gorgeous fairy. And she's not come to socialise. She needs Sookie's help, something Sookie is none too pleased about, but lucky for Claudine, Sookie needs the money.

Sookie agrees to help and soon finds herself at the home of Claudine and her brother. There are also three other humans in the house, all are gagged and bound until Sookie is able to 'listen' to them. One of them is guilty of murder. A fairy is dead and Sookie must find out who the killer is, and she has precious little time to accomplish this.

I love fairies, I and really enjoyed the twist to the fairies in this short story. Six feet tall, a high allergy to citric fruits, and possibly enjoy eating humans? And when I say short story I mean short; sixteen pages in total.

A lot of story packed in to a few pages, but I recommend reading the first four Sookie Stackhouse novels before you read this. It will give you a better grasp of the characters, with Claudine being introduced in the fourth book, Dead To The World.
On sale: 01 January 2007
ISBN: 9780441014644
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Fairies
Re-read it: probably
Recommend: to those reading the series
Star rating: four out of five

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