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The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Book 4)

The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Laurell K. Hamilton
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The fantastically addictive fourth instalment in the Anita Blake series

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A mesmerising Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel

‘You don’t volunteer for slugfests with vampires. It shortens your life expectancy.’

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 name is Anita Blake. 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 lycanthrops – 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755355326
  • Publisher: Headline (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037472DY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,851 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Laurell K. Hamilton is the bestselling author of the acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She lives near St Louis with her husband, her daughter, two dogs and an ever-fluctuating number of fish.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Anita Blake and the Lunatic Cafe 24 Dec. 2009
Anita Blake is an Animator, an animator is not someone who draws cartoons but rather a person who has the innate ability to raise the dead. Anita and those she works with raise zombies to settle will disputes, have abused people resolve their feelings and other things -- all for a reasonable fee. On the side of this most prolific of professions Anita is a vampire hunter -- she's nicknamed 'the Executioner' by the vampires and (obviously) isn't too keen on them. The Lunatic Cafe wasn't as good as the Circus of the Damned but was a very enjoyable romp nonetheless!

Anita Blake has problems. Aside from the usual she's facing a very jealous master vampire as she attempts to date her werewolf beau Richard. There's trouble in paradise as Anita is drawn into Were-pack politics -- eight shapeshifters have gone missing and she needs to discover the whys and the wherefores as soon as possible. As well as this; Edward shows up uninvited with a case of his own that may well tie into the missing shapeshifters.

I found myself really liking Richard in this book. But I'm already kind of bored of the brewing love triangle between Anita, Jean-Claude and Richard. I don't actually care who she dates and enjoy her friendship with Edward a lot more than any other dynamic (romantic or otherwise) in the book. There was a lot of time spent on the love triangle; probably too much. I found it quite jarring because the books have been so mercifully lacking in romance so far (a sign of things to come sadly). The plot mysteries are always good in these books, with that great hard-boiled noir tinge to them -- and I loved this one too. We learn a little more about Anita's world and are introduced to some new preternatural inhabitance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Anita Blake Vampire Hunter" series book 4 6 Feb. 2011
By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER
Anita Blake is back with a vengeance in this gory urban fantasy series. She's got her usual problems; namely her relationships with werewolf Richard and his love rival master vampire Jean-Claude plus she's trying to track down missing shape shifters and deal with a growing number of dead bodies.

The shape shifting world is delved into in this book as Anita runs about wielding her gun and shooting down her enemies. She does come across as far more ruthless in this book, but she's still got her cuddly penguins and a unique code of honour she's determined not to break.

Expect the usual from this author; plenty of action, a variety of twisting subplots that almost magically weaves together during the final chapters and an interesting love story as Anita tries to accept that the two men she loves are both monsters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good read 19 Jun. 2014
By Mandie
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As with all Anita Blake books as long as the 'I love me who do you love' attitude of Anita doesn't wind you up too much then its a great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab read 13 April 2014
By georgie
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Great books would highly recommend can't put them down, great story line and even better characters can't wait to get started on the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars We love Anita blake 29 Mar. 2014
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Great series first read in paperback but my eyesight is going so buying in effort. If you like this series read gentry series just as good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend this book 2 Sept. 2013
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Really enjoyed this book. Started reading the Anita Blake series and was addicted. Lots of vampire and zombie action. As vampires go, just love Jean Claude's character
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 28 Aug. 2013
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as usual a good story line and plenty of action to keep you reading well worth the time it took to read it
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5.0 out of 5 stars good as usual 14 Aug. 2013
By Becky
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like the other Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series, this one is just as gripping and is totally worth reading :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good series.
Published 6 months ago by Miss M Lay
5.0 out of 5 stars Read The first book and was hooked
Great books , i will definitely be buying more in the series , a relaxing read and a different take on the usual vampire based stories
Published 17 months ago by Anne Hughes
3.0 out of 5 stars Fell flat and I didn't like the love triangle
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"I've survived a lot - from jealous vampires to killer zombies - but this love thing may kill me yet,"
Anita Blake, The... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Frances
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series
Keep Anita coming please, love this series. I had started buying the books but have splurged and am now buying them all for my kindle.
Published 20 months ago by Maxine
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I Adore all the Anita Blake books, you ust never know what she is going to get up to or with whom. Always entertaining.
Published 22 months ago by S Sugar
5.0 out of 5 stars Anita Blake - a kick-ass heroine who stands up to vampires
This is a fast paced novel, with plenty of supernatural components: vampires and were animals. Anita is not afraid to stand up to any authority figure - from the police to the... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Bella-talk
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive reading
Laurell k. Hamilton writes in a style quite unusal to most vampire writers around at the moment I find, she's very direct and cynical about the world and this book is no different... Read more
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