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The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 4) (original 1996; edition 2002)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Title:The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 4)
Authors:Laurell K. Hamilton
Info:Jove (2002), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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UGH! And the issues with Richard begin... ( )
  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
Always fun to read an Anita Blake story! ( )
  kmmsb459 | Jan 24, 2016 |
I liked this one. It was grittier than the ones before it but decent. Although, I'm having a growing hatred for Richard and his flip-flopping and just, I don't know, he is starting to piss me off. Anita is very demanding in this book as well. I do like how she always has a gun in her hand. ( )
  rosetyper9 | Nov 12, 2015 |
Vampire hunter, Anita Blake, is dating werewolf Richard. While they try to sort out their relationship, Anita is called to alpha werewolf, Marcus, to help find out about some missing werewolves.

I am really enjoying this series (at least for now – I know that will change later). It does remind me a lot of Sookie Stackhouse (though I know Anita Blake actually came first). This book didn't seem as dark (that is, gory) as the others have been (to be honest, I don't remember them real well, but I took a look back at my reviews for a reminder), but there was plenty of action (especially at the end) and I am enjoying Anita and Richard trying to figure out where they are going. ( )
1 vote LibraryCin | May 11, 2015 |
This one is heavy on the world of the lycanthropes. A romance with Richard and more than one jealous vampire add to the story as Anita starts learning about lycanthrope politics as a number of them have gone missing and she’s been asked to discover what’s happened. Edward is back, this time hired to kill two lycanthropes that created a snuff film with his client’s daughter. And he’s hoping Anita can recognize them. Anita’s experiences are definitely expanding.

Plenty of emotion, along with tension and action are provided as Anita faces a number of life threatening challenges. And the romance angle is tearing her up as Richard makes his feelings known while Jean-Claude wants his own chance with her.

Anita is also now dealing with prejudice and we’re seeing for the first time how she’s viewed by police officers that have never worked with her.

I love the world she’s created, making the characters so lifelike that you wouldn’t be shocked to discover they were real. The horrors in this one don’t have as much impact on me as The Laughing Corpse. Somehow I find it easier to accept fighting lycanthropes and vampires much easier than zombies whose parts just never stop coming after you. ( )
  dearheart | Nov 2, 2014 |
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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 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 lycanthropes--that's 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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The zombie-raising business gets slow in December, so Anita Blake is starting to see some oddball cases. She's got a neatly typed list of eight missing lycanthropes given to her by Marcus, the leader of the local werewolf pack, who wants her to find them. The trouble is, Anita's occasionally furry boyfriend Richard is locked in a power struggle with Marcus. Jean-Claude, master vampire of the city and Anita's other love interest, is getting jealous as well. To top it off, Anita has to solve some horrific murders and keep her bounty-hunting friend Edward from killing Richard and Jean-Claude. Hamilton alternates between funny and fearsome in this larky series about a monster hunter with a few dark secrets.

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The local pack of werewolves comes to supernatural expert Anita Baker for help --probably because she is dating the leader of the pack--after a number of their pack comes up missing. Anita has survived a lot, from jealous vampires to killer zombies, but this love thing may kill her yet.… (more)

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