The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)

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And you don't fall in love with a werewolf. It interferes with your work. Especially when you're a preternatural expert, like me. My business brings me up close and personal with all shapes and sizes of monsters. And not ALL of them want to kill me.

Take, for instance, the local pack of lycanthropes - they're werewolves to you. A number of them are missing, and they've come to me for help. Maybe because I'm dating the leader of the pack. I've survived a lot - from jealous vampires to killer zombies - but this love thing may kill me yet.

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Falling in love gives you not only the problem of dealing with your lover, but of coping with their relatives. Vampire executioner Anita Blake's discovery that her new boyfriend, Richard, is a werewolf means that she has to cope with his pack and their elaborate politics of submission and domination. In The Lunatic Cafe Laurell Hamilton deals with werewolves with the same assurance that she brought to her charming, sinister vampires.

Anita still has emotional baggage from her relationship with Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the city, and he is not yet done with her, even if she no longer has the marks that would eventually have made her his human servant. Someone is making snuff movies--one of the more appalling features of the alternate world Anita inhabits is that someone will always find a horrid way to make the differences between that world and ours the subject of profit--and Anita is determined to put a stop to it. And werewolves and other shape-changers are disappearing--and Anita and her PI friend Veronica are keen to find out why. This is an excellent thriller as solidly imagined when it deals with ordinary policemen as when it deals with a fairy-tale prince enchanted into a swan. --Roz Kaveney

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You don't volunteer for slugfests with vampires. It shortens your life expectancy.' The fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series: sharp, sassy, sexy and bloody good fun.

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