Charlaine Harris wrote the Sookie Stackhouse books, that became True Blood. I read them all, and I loved them, so I just presumed this would be some form of urban fantasy. I was completely and pleasantly wrong. This book is a series of four linked short stories, all centering around the same main character. The stories are clever and quietly hilarious, the characters are calculating and clever and fantastic. The only downside is because it's just four short stories, it was over far too soon.