Noelle edited the summary of Dead to the World Thursday, July 16, 2009.
Dead to the World is the fourth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. In this fourth quirky installment (after 2003's Club Dead), Sookie Stackhouse finds that her bad luck has taken a new turn for the worse. Sookie's love interest, Bill Compton, the vampire, runs off to Peru to do research. In his place, Sookie is stuck with Eric Northman, Bill's boss (and head vamp for the district), who appears out of thin air running down a Bon Temps county road shirtless and shoeless, with no memory of who he is or what he does. Coincidentally, Sookie's brother Jason goes missing. Less coincidentally, but more ominously, a coven of witches (who also happen to be shape-shifters and vampire blood addicts) comes rolling into the nearest big city, looking for trouble.