I fear my wording on the other post was unintentionally misleading. A bomb (actually two) about Bill was planted in “One Word Answer”, but they were not exploded. One was eventually partially revealed (Bill being sent by the Queen, though this was alluded to in earlier books as well), but the other was, like most of Harris’s bombs, never exploded (unless DEA is going to be like one big Michael Bay movie or something).
“One Word Answer” was published about a year before Definitely Dead, which is the book where it is revealed that Bill was sent by the Queen to procure Sookie. In OWA, you can definitely see little hints of that scattered in the conversation between Bill and Cataliades/Waldo/Sophie-Anne.
Keep in mind that Cataliades is Sookie’s demon godfather, and is generally a friend to her (and this is one of the things I think CH may have actually planned, since he always was rather friendly and helpful to Sookie). He, knowing Waldo killed Hadley, deliberately steers the conversation so that Sookie would be able to figure it out and start asking questions to get Waldo to out himself. He also seems to do this, though much more subtly, in regards to Bill being sent to procure her. He doesn’t seem to care for Bill, as when Bill made his presence known (just as Sookie and Cataliades start talking about the Queen), a flash of displeasure crossed Cataliades’s face (they pretended not to know each other, but they HAD to have known each other, at the very least Cataliades had to know about him). Cataliades simply has a working relationship with vampires, but he’s neither overly fond of or intimidated by them, it’s just business. Sookie, however, is family. At one point, this happens (keep in mind Bill is trying to procure Sookie for Sophie-Anne at the time):
“Mr. Cataliades said, “The queen was pleased with Hadley’s enthusiasm and childlike ways. Hadley was only one of a series of favorites. Eventually, the queen’s favor would have fallen on someone else, and Hadley would have had to carve out another place in the queen’s entourage.”
Waldo looked quite pleased at that and nodded. “That’s the pattern.”
I couldn’t get why I was supposed to care, and Bill made a small movement that he instantly stilled. I caught it out of the corner of my eye, and I realized Bill didn’t want me to speak.”
Mr. Cataliades is alluding to what is currently happening to Sookie (she’s the Queen’s latest fixation), and Bill get uncomfortable. He doesn’t want her to ask questions about that particular thing. Shortly after that, this happens:
““Pretty girls glut the market,” Waldo said. “Stupid humans. They don’t know what our queen can do to them.”
“If she wants to,” Bill murmured. “If this Hadley had a knack for delighting the queen, if she had Sookie’s charm, then she might have been happy and favored for many years.””
Bill is deluding himself into thinking that Sookie, with all her charm and delightful personality, could be a happy, pampered pet of the Queen’s for years, and therefor he’s not doing anything bad by her. Or, alternately, his possessive side is acting up and he’s warning himself about what’s to come, that the Queen is going to steal his favorite toy.
At the end, after Sookie shows just how clever she can be, and reveals she can sense the blank spots of vampires (and therefor knew Sophie-Anne was in the backseat of the limo), Bill is kind of pissy with her in that understated way he can be, and touches her a lot (this is after he raped her in the back of the Lincoln). Sookie also comments on how creepy and unsettling he can be. But this was still back when CH used negative language when referring to Bill the Rapist.
But, the other bomb was the implication that Bill may have procured Hadley for the Queen as well. When Waldo is trying to goad somebody into killing him (so he would escape the Queen’s torture), he says this to Sookie:
““Your cousin [Hadley] was a bitch and a whore,” Waldo said, unexpectedly.”
Then four lines later, referring to Bill:
““Get your whoremonger to do it, he’s more than willing.”
Bill was looking more vampiric by the second, and he tugged the stake from my fingers.”
I don’t think the use of the title of ‘whoremonger’ for Bill had no meaning. If the ‘whore’ he mongered wasn’t Hadley, then Waldo was referring to Sookie and how to Queen is trying to procure her. Don’t forget Waldo was trying to get Bill to kill him, and threatening to reveal a secret as big as that would probably do it.
But, however way you cut it, this is important information that really should have gone into one of the main novels (it’s not like there wasn’t room for it at the beginning of Definitely Dead). But, well, it’s all about sales, innit?