Playing Possum: Sookie Stackhouse brings enough birthday cupcakes for her nephew's entire class but finds she's one short when the angry ex-boyfriend of the school secretary shows up. Dahlia Underground: Venerable vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers survives an attack by an anti-vampire terrorist group, only to show them they tried to blow up the wrong bloodsucker. Two Blondes: Harris dispatches Sookie Stackhouse on a weekend getaway with an errand to a strip club that involves more than Sookie bargained for. Death by Dahlia: Harris takes vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers to a lavish party that turns deadly. And with so many different creatures of the night in attendance, Dahlia will have a hard time identifying the most likely suspect. If I Had a Hammer: An original story featuring Sookie, JB, Tara and Sam Playing Possum was first published in the anthology An Apple for the Creature, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. Dahlia Underground was first published in the anthology Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side, edited by Charlaine Harris. Two Blondes was first published in the anthology Death's Excellent Vacation, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. Death By Dahlia was first published in the anthology Down These Strange Streets, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. If I Had a Hammer was first published in the anthology Home Improvement: Undead Edition, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.