From the back cover: “I don’t date vampires. I kill them. My name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me the Executioner. What I call them isn’t repeatable. Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I’ve seen their victims. I carry the scars...But now a serial killer is murdering vampires and the most powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killer.”
Back in the day when Buffy was learning which end of the stake was pointy, and before Bella Swan was born, Anita Blake was out there hunting vampires. Twenty plus books later, Laurell K. Hamilton’s best-selling series “Anita Blake – Vampire Hunter” is still going strong.
A series of over twenty books can seem like a big commitment, but it’s worthwhile just to see the character development. Anita Blake from Guilty Pleasures (book 1) wouldn’t recognise the person she has become in the latest book (Dead Ice). “Dead Ice” Anita would most likely get staked by “Guilty Pleasures” Anita, confusing her for one of the monsters.
Like most vampire-type books, the series is filled with all the usual things that go bump in the night. It starts of fairly tame, but soon would make E.L James blush. Not for the faint hearted, but a good read nonetheless.