It isn't just readers who love Murder by the Book bookstore; writers love it, too. Charlaine Harris, the author of The Southern Vampire Mysteries featuring Sookie Stackhouse, counts the store as one of her top two in the country. It's easy to see why. MBTB hosts several author appearances a week, all of which are well attended by the store's voracious readers (with so much experience, the staff routinely produces hiccup-free events). But it's the work the staff does between signings that wins authors' hearts. MBTB's knowledgeable crew is as well read as its customers and able to guide readers to exactly the right book to fit their interests, making both a sale and a new fan.