20 Apr Hamilton’s 17th Anita Blake novel draws the vampire hunter into a game of cat- and-mouse with a particularly monstrous vampire named Vittorio. Buy Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free . A vampire is on a murder spree in Sin City in this Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. When a.

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The Marmie Noir thing was just so odd.

Still, when a vampire serial killer sends her a head from Las Vegas, Anita has to warn Sin City’s local authorities what grade dealing with. It’s not one of my favorites. I know characters change throughout the series, but she has watered JC down so much that I’m almost wondering what purpose he serves. Geez, well, thanks for that. This is a feminist book!

Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton

Lsurell burst into my awareness with Guilty Pleasuresa book that introduced us to a world where vampires were legal citizens, raising the dead was a viable career, and small women who collected penguin-themed tchotchkes could nevertheless be respected police consultants. I see a mirror path in the way that she pulled away from Jean-Claude post-“Blue Moon”, then she returned to him in “Narcissus in Chains” ready to deepen their connection – marry the marks.

If Laurell is concerned about new readers being confused about past happenings, write a brief summary of the previous books and put it at the start of the book.


Lzurell was very amusing seeing Bamilton shake Anita up a bit. Anita is becoming less Executioner and more Advocate of the undead, the furry, the monsters. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Let me begin my review with the caveat that Laurell K. I especially enjoyed Anita’s conversations via phone with Jean-Claude and her interactions with Wicked and Truth. I feel sad because LKH’s stuff now sucks so bad that I would rather sit through a insert-your-least-favorite-actor’s-name-here film festival that read one of her books again. She pulled away again, but instead of being relived with the distance, she misses Jean-Claude and all his people.

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Skin Trade

Preferably in a derogatory way. Given trads this rtade an “out of town” book, with none of the primary male characters accompanying Anita to Las Vegas, I was expecting a stark police procedural, most similar to “Obsidian Butterfly”.

In Skin Trade there are some definitive improvements over the latest books; at first it almost seemed like we were back in one of the first books: So if that is the only reason for it I think we could have done without it. He laughed again, but this time it was lower, more attractive, more seductive. Jun 02, Pages.

Faythe is quite content to tell people to fuck off if they get in her way and keep her from doing what she wants.

She needs to resolve it.

Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, book 17) by Laurell K Hamilton

Anita is becoming much more practical about all things vampire and supernatural in her life. Why do you want to deal with that? Stroke of Midnight, A. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Edward, Olaf, and Bernardo: It is ridiculous and becoming an overused plot point for Hamilton.

It made me realize some things about the series, though. You’ll probably miss a …more The books do follow a story but the most important stuff she explains again in each book annoying when yamilton read them all. United States of America.

The other thing Hamilton relies to heavily on are her stock descriptions of people and places. And poor Anita Blake, she just can’t figure out what to do with this wacky, crazy life of hers. Given my personal preferences, I would have dropped a scene describing Anita packing her guns in favor laurelo her chatting with the new tigers, but that’s just me. So, Anita has to go to Nevada to give chase. Than the books could focus on that and her being a necromancer.

Once you tell someone certain things, like, say, you got mailed a human head in a box, they tend to think you’re crazy. We have seen them in almost every book where Anita has to interact with cops.