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.

November 11th 2011 interview with Laurell K Hamilton

The paperback of Laurell K Hamilton's latest Anita Blake novel, Hit List, was released on 10th November, which sees Anita make her 20th outing as a demon battling, zombie raising, were-animal loving supernatural consultant.The series has sold over 6 million books, has been a New York T [...]

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Laurell K Hamilton reviews

The Laughing Corpse

Anita Blake: Book 2 written by Laurell K Hamilton

'The older the zombie, the bigger the death needed to raise it.' After a few centuries, the only death 'big enough' is a human sacrifice. I know because I&# [...]

Published: 2009

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


Hit List

Anita Blake: Book 20 written by Laurell K Hamilton

A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect "monsters" are involved, and have [...]

Published: 2011

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


A Kiss of Shadows

Meredith Gentry: Book 1 written by Laurell K Hamilton

A Los Angeles private investigator with a strange speciality - supernatural crime, Merry has an even stranger secret: she's a Faerie princess in hiding, and on the run [...]

Published: 2000

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews