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Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville Series #5)
     

Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville Series #5)

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by Carrie Vaughn
 

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS?


Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping fru-fru drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live TV, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters. Elsewhere on the Strip an

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS?


Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping fru-fru drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live TV, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters. Elsewhere on the Strip an old-school magician might be wielding the real thing; the vampire community is harboring a dark secret; and the irresistible star of a suspicious animal act is determined to seduce Kitty. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding, but her very life.

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Time BOOKreviews Magazine on Kitty and the Midnight Hour
"Vaughn's clever new take on the supernatural is edgy and irreverent . . . will have readers clamoring for the next installment."
VampireGenre.com on Kitty Goes to Washington
"Funny, heart-wrenching, and thought-provoking."
In this number of Carrie Vaughn's noir fantasy series, street-smart Kitty is on the road again. This time she's prowling the streets and back alleys of Las Vegas. When her boyfriend Ben vanishes, she realizes that it's much more serious than just being dumped….
From the Publisher
"Readers of Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." ---Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446199537
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Kitty Norville Series , #5
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
334,375
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 3.96(h) x 0.88(d)

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From the Publisher
"Readers of Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." —-Library Journal

Meet the Author

Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. The author of the bestselling Kitty Norville series, she has published over thirty short stories in science fiction and fantasy magazines. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career, and has over four hundred titles to her credit.

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Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
Debbie-J-1970 More than 1 year ago
Kitty and her fiance Ben go to Las Vegas, both to do those things that stay in Vegas and those that don't, since they're legally binding. (That's my oh-so-clever way of saying they plan to get hitched.) This also gives Kitty a chance to do a TV version of "The Midnight Hour" and plug her memoirs. The vacation turns out to be unrelaxing as both of them manage to get into trouble. For Kitty, it's the very odd local therianthrope community. I do admit she annoyed me a little with her pursuit of the animal troupe despite a number of people warning her that they were dangerous.
Paranormal77 More than 1 year ago
Carrie's story lines just get better and better. Kitty's witty remarks and constant involvement in trouble continue to keep me as a reader involved. It is not often that a character like Kitty runs into a cult that will stop at nothing to lure her into their lair. I mean a show that looks as intriguing as that of the cult is enough to pull in any radio show host. I cant wait to read about Kitty and Ben's next adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has just the right amount of romance with not going overboard. Very well written plot and mystery to keep you guessing who is the bad guy. this series has got me hooked. definately just as good as the others in the series just wish they were a little bit longer because i like to read alot. its a book you dont want to put down.
spitzlady More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I just love the Kitty series. This one was just as good as the others. I love how Kitty just can't stay out of trouble. I did miss Cormac, who's still in prison. If you haven't read any of the Kitty books, this book can stand alone.
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
Kitty's back - and getting married to her pack mate and lawyer in Vegas... if they can avoid being kidnapped by the mob, being shot at by supernatural bounty-hunters, and being sacrificed to an ancient god by feline lycanthropes. What a honeymoon! After the very clear story arc in the first four books, I always struggle a little bit with Dead Man's Hand (I think this is my third read). Not that the story isn't good; it is. It's just that I'm not sure where it's supposed to be going. I also wonder if the first thing a new werewolf alpha would really do after a takeover is leave pack and territory. However, this book does introduce one of my very favorite characters; Odysseus Grant. Grant is an old-style stage magician in Vegas, complete with top hat and tails and all the classic illusionist tricks like scarves and rings and rabbits in hats. But his real purpose in Vegas is a bit more interesting. Grant is a guardian, tracking old-style dark magic, like the cult of Tiamat and an old portal to a Lovecraftian realm. I would SO love some stories about Grant; he's mysterious and enigmatic and oh-so interesting. There have to be some good stories there. Vaughn writes a lot of short stories; I'll have to go scour her website to see if any of them have been about Grant. I also like the observations Kitty makes about her relationship with Ben. She describes that love "snuck up" on them; it didn't hit them like a massive explosion. Their wolves mated first, and then their human sides came later. I really like how Vaughn writes a realistic relationship for Kitty and Ben; they fight, they aren't attached at the hip, Ben's not an "alpha" male as we see in some books--he lets Kitty be herself and do her thing. They worry about each other, but they don't limit each other. It's a really refreshing take on relationships in popular culture. Overall, I like this book, but not quite as much as the first four. But that's okay, 'cause there are a lot more books to come. :) Purchased. Review courtesy of onebooktwo | one book, two reviews.
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PMS16 More than 1 year ago
Its about 273 pages but she writes so well that you feel it more.
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