Laurell K. Hamilton - book author
Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis with her family.
Laurell K. Hamilton is the author of books: Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1), Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3), The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #2), The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #4), Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #5), The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6), Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7), Blue Moon (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #8), Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #9), Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #10)
In The Laughing Corpse Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried-and some people better off dead...
When Branson, Missouri, is hit with a death wave-four unsolved murders-it doesn't take an expert to realize that all is not well. But luckily for the locals, Anita is an expert-in just the kinds of preternatural goings-on that have everyone spooked. And she's got an "in" with just the kind of creature who can make sense of the slayings: a sexy master vampire known as Jean Claude.
That's what I've always said. That's what I've always believed. But now I'm the one sharing a bed with the Master Vampire of the City. Me, Anita Blake. The woman the vampires call the Executioner. From part of the solution, I've become part of the problem. So it hits close to home when an arsonist begins to target vampire-owned businesses all over town -- an arsonist who seems to want to destroy more than just property. It's the monsters who are in danger now. And it's up the the Executioner to save them from the inferno...
In her ninth adventure, vampire hunter Anita Blake owes a favor to a friend-a man almost as dangerous as the ancient evil she's about to face.
Just returned to St. Louis after six months away, Anita is still no closer to choosing between her lovers—Jean-Claude, a vampire, and Richard, a werewolf. But she has to rely on both for help after two of the wereleopards that she has been watching are abducted at a seedy club called Narcissus in Chains.
Anita and her boyfriends rescue the wereleopards from the sinister people holding them, but Anita is wounded in the fight and put at risk of becoming a wereleopard herself. Richard angrily captures the wereleopard he believes is responsible and threatens to execute him.
Anita must now rescue that wereleopard from Richard and the werewolves he leads, even as she mourns the apparent end of her relationship with him. Then she realizes that those who kidnapped the first two wereleopards are targeting other lycanthropes. Maybe she will be next.
With plenty of steamy sex and graphic violence, this is engaging reading for vampire cultists.