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
'I was enthralled by a departure from the usual type of vampire tale...' -- Andre Norton
'Supernatural bad guys beware, nightprowling Anita Blake is savvy, sassy and tough' -- P N Elrod, author of THE VAMPIRE FILES
'This fastpaced, toughedged supernatural thriller is mesmerizing reading indeed' -- LOCUS