My first Charlaine Harris book was the first Gunny Rose. I have since read all the series and most of the stand alone books and all the anthologies I could get my hands on. Midnight Texas is my favorite though I had to go back and reread the series after I read Harper Connolly so I could get appreciate Manfred more fully. Then I reread Midnight Texas after I read Lily Bard so I could appreciate Bobo. I read Aurora Teagarden but failed to figure out that the same Authur Smith was in Midnight until the fourth time I was enjoying “Day Shift” and some line sent me back to “Real Murders.” Took awhile to find the anthology where Sookie meets Manfred, but well worth the effort. Great stuff.