Laurell K Hamilton

Laurell K Hamilton is an American author best known for two series of fantasy novels, which centre on Anita Blake, a vampire killer and animator of the dead, and Meredith Gentry, a faerie princess and private investigator.

Born in Arkansas in 1963, Laurell has written eight Merry Gentry novels and 20 Anita Blake novels, with the latest due out in June 2011, as well as a range of other novels and an Anita Blake Marvel Comic series. Anita Blake novel Blood Noir, the 16th in the series, debuted in the number 1 slot of the New York Times bestseller list in 2008, and more than 6 million copies of this series have been printed.

Laurell's approach is to merge fantasy and horror themes with a contemporary setting, using strong female leads to battle vampires, zombies, werewolves, voodoo priestesses and a whole range of other ghouls and goblins, whilst also adding a strong dose of eroticism to the mix.

Laurell K Hamilton books reviewed

Bibliography

Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter

  1. Guilty Pleasures (1993)
  2. The Laughing Corpse (1994)
  3. Circus of the Damned (1995)
  4. The Lunatic Cafe (1996)
  5. Bloody Bones (1996)
  6. The Killing Dance (1997)
  7. Burnt Offerings (1998)
  8. Blue Moon (1998)
  9. Obsidian Butterfly (2000)
  10. Narcissus in Chains (2001)
  11. Cerulean Sins (2003)
  12. Incubus Dreams (2004)
  13. Micah (2006) (novella)
  14. Danse Macabre (2006)
  15. The Harlequin (2007)
  16. Blood Noir (2008)
  17. Skin Trade (2009)
  18. Flirt (2010) (novella)
  19. Bullet (2010)
  20. Hit List (June 2011)

Merry Gentry series

  1. A Kiss of Shadows (2000)
  2. A Caress of Twilight (2002)
  3. Seduced by Moonlight (2004)
  4. A Stroke of Midnight (2005)
  5. Mistral's Kiss (2006)
  6. A Lick of Frost (2007)
  7. Swallowing Darkness (2008)
  8. Divine Misdemeanors (2009)
  9. Marvel Comics series

Marvel Comics series

  1. Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death 1-2 (7 & 12/2007)
  2. Guilty Pleasures Handbook (2007)
  3. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures 1-12 (12/2006-8/2008)
  4. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse Animator 1-5 (10/2008-2/2009)
  5. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse Necromancer 1-5 (4/2009-9/2009)
  6. Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse Executioner 1-5 (9/2009-3/2010)
  7. Anita Blake: Circus of The Damned The Charmer 1-5 (5/2010-10/2010)
  8. Anita Blake: Circus of The Damned The Ingenue 1-5 (1/2011-Ongoing)

Others

  1. Nightseer (1992)
  2. Nightshade (1992) (Star Trek: The Next Generation authorized novel #24)
  3. Death of a Darklord (1995) (TSR's Ravenloft series)
  4. "A Clean Sweep" (first story in Superheroes, a 1995 anthology)
  5. Cravings (anthology, 2004)
  6. Bite (anthology, 2004)
  7. Strange Candy (14 published and unpublished short stories, released November 2006)
  8. Never After (anthology, 2009)
  9. Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series (2010)