I admit I am shallow. I checked this out solely for Diana Gabaldon's 'Lord John and the Plague of Zombies' as well as Patricia Briggs 'In Red with Pearls'. But it begins with a Charlaine Harris 'Sookie-world', story, 'Death by Dahlia' and I read that too.
The Lord John Grey story is superb as always. The Briggs story centers on a character I have always to read more of in the Mercy Thompson series, Warren Smith and did not disappoint.
Death by Dahlia has a vampire I don't remember from the other books, Dahlia, and the demon, Diantha, another favorite minor character of mine. Given how much of a let-down the latest Sookie books have been, this story was a treat.
I tried to read some of the others, but they just did not appeal. I told you I'm shallow.