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The Killing Dance

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In the sixth adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Anita Blake's unique skills make her a wanted woman--by vampire, by werewolf, and by a hit man... Though she's dating a vampire and a werewolf, Anita is keeping them at arm's length. Which isn't easy considering that Jean-Claude is the master vampire of St. Louis and Richard Zeeman is the sexiest junior high school teacher she's ever seen.

Just to complicate Anita's already messy life, someone has put a price on her head. Love cannot save her this time, so she turns to Edward, hit man extraordinaire for help. But finding the person behind it won't be easy, because she's made a lot of enemies--human and otherwise.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 108 x 165 x 25mm | 181g
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0515134511
  • 9780515134513
  • 79,743

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The first hit man came after me at home, which should be against the rules. Then there was a second, and a third. Eventually, I found out that the word on the street was that Anita Blake, preternatural expert and vampire killer extraordinaire, was worth half a million dollars. Dead, not alive. So what's a girl to do but turn to the men in her life for help? Which in my case, means an alpha werewolf and a master vampire. With professional killers on your trail, it's not a bad idea to have as much protection as possible, human or otherwise.

But I'm beginning to wonder if two monsters are better than one...
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Review Text

Praise for the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series

"With a heroine as sharp as a stake and slick as a silver bullet, Laurell K. Hamilton sucks you into her fascinating world like a vampire's kiss."-J. D. Robb

"Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field."-Charlaine Harris

"I've never read a writer with a more fertile imagination."-Diana Gabaldon

"A sex-positive, kick-ass female protagonist."-Starburst

"Monstrously entertaining."-Publishers Weekly

"Hamilton just keeps getting better and better."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"If you've never read this series, I highly recommend/strongly suggest having the Anita Blake experience. Vampires, zombies, and shifters, oh my! And trust me, these are not your daughter's vampires."-Literati Book Reviews
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Review quote

Praise for the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series "With a heroine as sharp as a stake and slick as a silver bullet, Laurell K. Hamilton sucks you into her fascinating world like a vampire's kiss."--J. D. Robb

"Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field."--Charlaine Harris

"I've never read a writer with a more fertile imagination."--Diana Gabaldon

"A sex-positive, kick-ass female protagonist."--Starburst

"Monstrously entertaining."--Publishers Weekly

"Hamilton just keeps getting better and better."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"If you've never read this series, I highly recommend/strongly suggest having the Anita Blake experience. Vampires, zombies, and shifters, oh my! And trust me, these are not your daughter's vampires."--Literati Book Reviews
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About Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
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Rating details

60,450 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 42% (25,333)
4 34% (20,519)
3 19% (11,702)
2 4% (2,315)
1 1% (581)

Our customer reviews

It took me awhile to get back into the series. I don't know if it was because I had enough of Richard Zeeman and his puppy dog complex towards Anita or the fact that there was too much zombies and detective work for me to cope with. Well, that doesn't matter anymore. I'm back to reading the series and I'm glad to say that I missed it. I forgot how page-turning Hamilton's writing is. She always keeps you going. There is always something really exciting happening, something like people getting shot, murdered, or Anita gets in trouble and Jean-Claude or Richard comes in and tries to save her. For those of you who don't know, Anita is a necromancer and human (sort of). She is almost like a detective and helps the police force to figure out paranormal related crimes. During this installment, its more about Anita's life outside of detective work and more of her love life and people who wants her dead. Jean-Claude is a vampire who happens to be the Master of the City, while Richard Zeeman is an alpha werewolf (Nothing new there, I know). And when you put them all together, they're the magical trio! Haha (I found that part in the book hilarious). I enjoyed everything about this book BUT the parts with Richard. He was overwhelmingly annoying. He was overprotective, hurtful and judgmental. I don't like him at all. He made my whole experience with this book a living hell. I really hope he disappears, so Anita and Jean-Claude can enjoy their love without him interrupting and messing with Anita's head. Finally, after five books, Anita sleeps with one of them. I'm not going to tell you who, but she does. It could be Richard who she loves to death or it could be Jean-Claude, who she somewhat loves but not as much as Richard. Confusing, I know. To sum it all up, its good to be back in Anita Blake's world. It's refreshing coming back to something I've always loved. The book was wonderful, Hamilton writes with great quality and rhythm which keeps the reader satisfied. Perhaps, only until they reach the tenth book in the series and realize the book is getting repetitive. Right now, all six books I've read have not be repetitive so far and I applaud Laurell K. Hamilton for making it so!show more
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