Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Laurell K. Hamilton: Anita Blake series

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Guilty Pleasures

Anita lives in St Louis, vampire capital of an America that had recognised vampires as legal beings. Anita Blake is an animator.  She raises zombies for a living and is also a court appointed vampire executioner. Vampires can not be kept in prison because they are uncontrollable, so once the vampire has been proven guilty it’s the death sentence for them. This is where Anita comes in.

Anita is a specialist consultant with the police.  The Regional Preternatural Investigation Team investigates crimes of a supernatural nature.  At the start of Guilty Pleasures Anita is asked to investigate a murder, which she establishes is a ghoul attack.  She has more problems than trying to find the ghouls responsible.  Nickolaos, the master vampire of the city, wants Anita to find out who has been killing vampires in the city...


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The Laughing Corpse

Harold Gaynor offers Anita Blake a million dollars to raise a 300-year-old zombie. Knowing it means a human sacrifice will be necessary, Anita turns him down. But when dead bodies start turning up, she realizes that someone else has raised Harold's zombie--and that the zombie is a killer. Anita pits her power against the zombie and the voodoo priestess who controls it. 





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Circus of the Damned

Anita Blake fights a rogue vampire, Alejandro, who wants her for his human servant. Anita is still resisting the advances of Jean-Claude, St. Louis's master vampire, but she does need him on her side, if not in her bed. Anita's reluctant involvement in the odd goings-on at the supernatural Circus of the Damned introduces her to Richard, the werewolf of her dreams, and Larry, her powerful but nervous partner in zombie-raising.

 


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The Lunatic Cafe

Marcus, the leader of the local werewolf pack, wants Anita to find eight missing lycanthropes. But Anita's boyfriend Richard is locked in a power struggle with Marcus. Jean-Claude, master vampire of the city, is getting jealous as well. Anita has to solve some horrific murders and keep her bounty-hunting friend Edward from killing Richard and Jean-Claude.





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Bloody Bones

Anita arrives in Branson, Missouri, to raise 300-year-old zombies from a field of jumbled bones just to settle a land dispute. But the job gets more interesting. A psychotic sword-wielding vampire starts committing multiple murders in the area...





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The Killing Dance

Anita becomes a wanted woman-by a vampire, a werewolf, and a creature far more terrifying: a man who puts a price on her head.







Burnt Offerings

Anita agrees to help track down a pyrokinetic arsonist. Anita finds herself embroiled in a dangerous and deadly game of undead politics in defense of Jean-Claude, her lover and the city's Master Vampire.

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Blue Moon

Anita's ex Richard is jailed in Tennessee, accused of rape. When Anita arrives, it's clear that something is rotten in Myerton. The local cops are corrupt, and the trolls Richard was studying are threatened. But if she sticks around to investigate, the local Master vampire will attack her and her friends. The local werewolf clan isn't rushing to welcome her either, and her self-control is going to the, um, wolves. 






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Obsidian Butterfly
Anita hunts monsters in New Mexico. Something is skinning and mutilating a few of its chosen victims, and dismembering others. Edward, Anita's mentor, has no idea what creature could be responsible for such crimes. Anita is surprised to find that this normally aggressive man has another life, and shocked by his ability to be entirely different from the stone cold killer she's known...






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Narcissus in Chains

Anita is still no closer to choosing between her lovers Jean-Claude, a vampire, and Richard, a werewolf. Plunged into the netherworld of a dominant/submissive bar, Narcissus in Chains, by the abduction of one of her inherited wereleopards, Blake finds herself deep into shapeshifter politics.






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Cerulean Sins

Having gained immense supernatural powers and become an important force in the vampiric and lycanthropic communities of St. Louis, Anita begins this adventure by raising the dead and ends it by tackling a murderous monster. When a sinister stranger tries to hire the magically potent Anita Blake to raise the dead, she finds herself embroiled in the search for a vicious, supernatural serial killer, and also in the clandestine international politics of the vampires.







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Incubus dreams

Regional Preternatural Crime Investigation Team seeks Anita assistance when a St. Louis stripper is murdered and the evidence points to a group of seven vampires.









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Danse macabre

Anita discovers she may be pregnant. There are six potential fathers...







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The Harlequin

Anita fights the extremely old and very strong vampire force named the Harlequin, that were planning to take over Jean-Claude's territory.









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Blood Noir

Marmee Noir forces Anita to have sex with two were-tigers. Anita also discovers that her anger and rage have been affecting those around her, specifically Richard.









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Skin Trade

Anita fights a particularly monstrous vampire named Vittorio. Aided by sadistic serial killer Otto Jefferies, convenient sociopath Edward Kemper and fanged escorts handpicked by her lover Jean-Claude, Anita offers her services to Las Vegas, now under siege from Vittorio's army of enthralled preternatural beings. Anita employs her insight into Vittorio's condition and weaponized libido as the decisive weapons in this struggle. 




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Flirt

Anita uses her powers in self-defense against Nicky, a were-lion that had kidnapped her to perform a zombie raising for his client.






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Bullet 

The Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire, wants to enter into a new human body...and the one she has in mind belongs to Anita Blake. Marmee Noir's spirit returns to attack Anita and the Vampire Council. Marmee Noir's plan was to have a powerful were-tiger impregnate Anita and then to possess the unborn infant, but her plans shift to her taking over Anita's body or kill her in the process.






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Hit List

Harlequin assist Marmee Noir in this task...








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Kiss the Dead

When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, Anita tries to find her. Anita faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people —kids, grandparents, soccer moms— all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master.

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