UPDATE: Latest On The Status of Charlaine Harris and “Deadlocked”

For today’s (Day 20) fangalicious Fang-A-Thon 2012 post, I figured I’d focus on the books once more, because Charlaine Harris updated her status on Facebook (with a special message for you), and we have an update on where “Deadlocked” is sitting on the New York Times Bestseller List!

First, we’ll share with you Charlaine’s Facebook status:

Thanks to all of you for letting me know you enjoyed the book. I’m hard at work on the last one. I put up a new Book & Blog on my website (www.charlaineharris.com). Got the advanced readering copies for “An Apple for the Creature,” the next anthology I co-edited with Toni L.P. Kelner.

Now let’s see where “Deadlocked” stacks up on the New York Times Bestseller List! A version of this list appears in the June 3, 2012 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 19, 2012.

Below, are the Top 5 Books under Hardcover Fiction, which represents new or just released books and doesn’t take into account ebooks, etc.

This Week Last Week Hardcover Fiction Weeks
on List
1 STOLEN PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $27.95.) When a Minnesota family is murdered, the Minneapolis investigator Lucas Davenport believes a Mexican drug gang is involved. 1
2 1 11TH HOUR, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer. 2
3 2 DEADLOCKED, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $27.95.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates a murder that has more to do with her than she imagines. 3
4 THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR, by Steve Berry. (Ballantine, $27.) The daughter of a disgraced journalist is held by a man who wants to force her father to help him discover a secret left by Columbus. 1
5 7 CALICO JOE, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $24.95.) A pitcher beans a promising rookie, ending both their careers; years later, the pitcher’s son brings them together.

If you’re worried and/or are disappointed that “Deadlocked” is slipping in the rankings…don’t be. It’s perfectly understandable. I’m sure many of us have read it by now or have at least purchased it, even if you haven’t read it yet.  It’s okay, #3 isn’t bad either, especially because the book has only been on the shelves for 3 weeks.

If you read Charlaine’s Book & Blog, you might find what she says about some of the books she’s reading interesting and she also talks about Memorial Day and what it means for her. You should definitely check it out!

Thoughts? Please share ’em below!

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9 comments on “UPDATE: Latest On The Status of Charlaine Harris and “Deadlocked”

  1. I think that’s too high, the book wasn’t that great in my opinion. I was bored througout the whole thing and actually thought Dead Reckoning was better.

    • There were parts in the book, I could’ve done without. Like all the Were stuff, and there was too much “every day” kind of stuff, like running errands. But overall, I liked Sookie much better in this book than in DR. And I liked the murder mystery better too. Although, I really did enjoy the killing of Victor. He needed to GTFO. LOL

      • I liked some of the book, but overall, I just haven’t been that excited over them lately. It doesn’t look like they’re going to end well.

  2. I still think that it is quite a achievement the book Deadlocked is on the list at no.3 . i love the books .Geat job Ms. Harris still in the top 10 since the book came out . despite i think book 4 was my favorite of all . i wish season 4 went more like that . again congrats to her .

    • I think book 4 was a favorite to most of us, that’s why the 4th season was such a disappointment.

  3. I enjoyed Deadlocked. Not as much as book four (Dead to the World), which is a favorite of a lot of ours. I think everyone is disappointed in the books because True Blood has been a big disappointment. All us Eric and Sookie lovers are disappointed that TB is not like the books, and it has turned us off to the books, ( and the show). I could be wrong but I don’t think so. If we don’t care so much, it won’t hurt so much when we don’t get what we want in the end. Just my opinion.

    • That’s why I’ve stopped caring, that way I won’t get my hopes up when it doesn’t end well.

  4. Thats pretty good going even at #3, so well done CH.

    I loved Deadlocked. Taking the series as a whole, I thought DL sat nicely in the top 5: it ramped up the angst tenfold, it shone a spotlight on the key relationships in Sookie’s life, its tied up some dangling story threads (though I felt this was where it may have fallen down slightly) and CH has gotten her ducks in a row for the big finale. I think because of it being the penultimate book, it had a lot more to do than say DTTW or ATD. What can I say? I loved it…

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