The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #2)

The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #2)

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The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton, Kimberly Alexis

The novels of New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton take readers into the dangerous life of Anita Blake, animator and vampire hunter—a woman as good at raising the dead as she is at slaying the undead. Now, a creature from beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St. Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried—and some people better off dead...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143145127
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/20/2009
Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series , #2
Edition description: Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and mother. Her bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels include Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Blue Moon, Burnt Offerings, The Killing Dance, Bloody Bones, The Lunatic Café, Circus of the Damned, The Laughing Corpse, and Guilty Pleasures. She is also the author of A Kiss of Shadows and A Caress of Twilight. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1963

Place of Birth:

Heber Springs, Arkansas


B.A., Marion College

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The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1087 reviews.
Cris_Thinks More than 1 year ago
I actually liked this one. After reading the first I got to say I was up in the air about continuing. I feel like I've gotten to know a little more about our main character Anita Blake. The character development is really what I feel was lacking in the first book and I'm glad I got a better understanding of her. Do I think it can be elaborated more? Yes, especially her relationship with Jean Claude. I think her descriptions of the murder scenes are fantastic I really could envision all the gore. I read another review that stated that her character shouldn't have done what she did in the end and I have to full disagree. Given the circumstances I feel it was the lesser of two evils and a necessary act of power for both the people plotting against her and the bystander watching. I would borrow not buy this one if possible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book first in the series, I was hooked, I knew when I went to the bookstore the next day and got two more in the series. Though heavy on the gore, which really didn't bother me, it's got a good storyline and plot. One of the boys are in this, Jean-Claude only makes a couple apprearences, at the end saying Anita scares him a little. So if you like reading supernatural vampire stuff or werewolf stuff, go get it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author has no pproblem keping me interested. I can't wait to read more about Anita!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As all anita blake books its awesome!
yahaira87 More than 1 year ago
I love the anita blake series, you learn more about the characters in every book as they continue to grow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this series because it had it all-action, romance and the supernatural. While the story lines are interesting, I stopped after book 3 because the "romance" was leading in too many directions. First, the character loved this guy; then, she fell for this guy and now let's add another male to the mix. I am a one-guy woman with a little side sexual tension thrown in.. Anita Blake seems wishy-washy and that doesn't make for a strong heroine. I became frustrated with Stephanie Plum and Sookie Stackhouse novels because no one can commit, similar attitudes here. You CAN have steamy sex and good writing in a supernatural novel, just ask Karen Marie Moning and Christina Dodd and Christina Feehan.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I love this set of books.I have read them about 5 times all the way through .
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Kahlira More than 1 year ago
Great Author! Even greater series! The characters have depth and pop! The storyline drags you in and leaves you breathless!
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I found I was liking this a little more than the first one. I liked the first one, but with the second, I started liking Anita more, same with some of the other characters. She was likable so that was nice. Plus the plot was the main focus. Only two books in, but I'm liking the series. So far anyway. Hopefully the rest of the series is just as good.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This series is slowly progressing as readers move through each book. While I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, I decided to try again because the series has had rave reviews. The second book progresses more. We learn more about the characters and the action is jam packed throughout the novel. Looking forward to book #3. Hoping it keeps getting better and better.
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MrRayne77 More than 1 year ago
The first novel I have managed to read in tis series. But it will not be be my last!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading AB books for almost 12 years now. My sister started reqding them in highschool and i would steal them from her when she was through with them. It always frustrated me that the books didnt have a listing of the order of the titles. I hage figured out the story line and had to piece things together along the way, but each book is impossible to put down! I am going back now and reqding them in order since i have found a title listing. This is one title i do not recall reading and it has made some of the puzzle pieces click for me. Reading the series out of order is doable, but i highly suggest saving yourself the headache, and reading them in order!
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Walkd in
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Dont leave. And im not trying to change the subject..
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Quick interesting read! I will definitely read the rest of the series.
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