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Laurell K. Hamilton is a contemporary author, whose best known works are the novels featuring Anita Blake, a Vampire Hunter and undead Animator. This series mixes horror, fantasy and mystery equally well, and Anita Blake is one of the strongest, most self-sufficient heroines in modern literature. Set in St. Louis, Anita's job involves reanimating the dead to solve disputes among the living, and hunting down the undead who have crossed the line into illegal behavior. Another prominent element that is popular in the Anita Blake novels is Romance -- Anita has on-again/off-again relationships with Jean Claude, the leader of the local Vampire population, and Richard, the leader of the local Werewolf clan. Over the course of the series, the romantic elements have gone from "steamy" to "highly erotic", a move that has annoyed some readers and made other readers into new fans.
In addition to the Anita Blake series, Laurell K. Hamilton has also launched another contemporary fantasy/mystery series, with a somewhat darker tone. Set in Los Angeles, the series features Merry Gentry, a half-fairy/half-human investigator who specializes in cases involving the paranormal. This series delves much more deeply into the mythology of the world of faerie, and is also much more erotic than even the recent Anita Blake books. Both the Anita Blake books and the Merry Gentry books are dark in tone, but appeal to a broad cross-section of readers.
Hamilton's deft mixing of contemporary culture and ancient mythologies of the paranormal, with snappy dialog and a hip sensibility has allowed the Anita Blake series to cross over from the fantasy shelves of the genre ghetto into mainstream fiction. The following authors' series have been successful in following Hamilton's lead to establish their own popular fan followings. The titles owned by the Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our catalog, so that you may check on the availability of books immediately. Those titles not hotlinked to our catalog as listed here to provide complete series entries. If you are interested in reading any of the books not in our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.
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