Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the fifth book in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. I enjoy the series enough I actually bought the books, and didn’t just get them from the library.

Published: 1996

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 370 pages

Setting: mostly Branson, Missouri, soon after the events of The Lunatic Cafe

Summary: As usual, Anita’s work, police job, and personal life get entangled. Anita is flown to Branson to possibly raise some very old zombies. While there, we see some monster killings. Anita brings in Jean-Claude to talk to the Master of the area, Seraphina, who makes a strong bid to kill Jean-Claude. We discover the fey Rawhead and Bloody Bones was responsible for some of the killing.

Major events of the book include: Anita is training Larry as a reanimator. Anita controls a vampire. Anita donates blood to Jean-Claude to save his life and begins to see him as something other than a monster.

Final thoughts: I love how Hamilton writes her stories. I’m drawn in to Anita’s life and have a hard time putting down the book once I start. We’re still mostly focusing on the police procedural aspect of the story, and haven’t added in the sex.

Title comes from: It was the name of one of the restaurants in the book, and part of the name of the bad guy killing monsters.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since this is a review of a book read in a previous year.

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