Anita Blake is a set of urban fantasy books, comic books and short stories written by a best-selling American author of fantasy and romance books Laurell. Hamilton. The series is told from the first person perspective of Anita Blake working in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a professional vampire executioner, a zombie raiser and a consultant for the police department. The early novels in the series mainly focus on action and crime solving and the next one focus on Anita’s sexual and personal powers and relationships.
Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series
|1||Guilty Pleasures||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||The Laughing Corpse||1994||Description / Buy|
|3||Circus of the Damned||1995||Description / Buy|
|4||The Lunatic Cafe||1996||Description / Buy|
|5||Bloody Bones||1996||Description / Buy|
|6||The Killing Dance||1997||Description / Buy|
|7||Burnt Offerings||1998||Description / Buy|
|8||Blue Moon||1998||Description / Buy|
|9||Obsidian Butterfly||2000||Description / Buy|
|10||Narcissus in Chains||2001||Description / Buy|
|11||Cerulean Sins||2003||Description / Buy|
|12||Incubus Dreams||2004||Description / Buy|
|13||Micah||2006||Description / Buy|
|14||Danse Macabre||2006||Description / Buy|
|15||The Harlequin||2007||Description / Buy|
|16||Blood Noir||2007||Description / Buy|
|17||Skin Trade||2009||Description / Buy|
|18||Flirt||2009||Description / Buy|
|19||Bullet||2010||Description / Buy|
|20||Hit List||2011||Description / Buy|
|21||Beauty (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|22||Kiss the Dead||2012||Description / Buy|
|23||Affliction||2013||Description / Buy|
|24||Dancing (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|25||Jason||2014||Description / Buy|
|26||Dead Ice||2015||Description / Buy|
|27||Crimson Death||2016||Description / Buy|
|28||Wounded (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse Series
Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned Series
|1||The Charmer||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||The Ingenue||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||The Scoundrel||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Graphic Novels Series
|1||The First Death||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Guilty Pleasures||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||The Laughing Corpse||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collections Series
|1||Strange Candy||2006||Description / Buy|
The series takes place in a parallel universe where powers and supernatural creatures are real, and their presence is known to the public. Being a supernatural being, you are considered to have more rights than the ordinary humans. These books follow a licensed vampire hunter Anita confronting with the supernatural beings as she tries to solve various mysteries, discovers her abilities, and navigates complex puzzles of political and romantic relationship. As the series deepens Anita’s view on the supernatural being changes; at first she see’s supernatural beings as monsters with intentions of harming people, but she later grows to accept them and sees them as good being which should be protected.
ANITA BLAKE BOOKS INTO MOVIES
In 2006, Dabel Brothers Productions and Marvel Comics began the development on a graphic book adaptation of three novels starting with Guilty Pleasures. The author worked with Stacie Ritchie on the scripts and Brett Booth illustrated the series up to year 2008. The first adaptation received positive acclaims with The Laughing Corpse listed on New York Times list in the graphic novel category. Unfortunately, the interest in this series decline but Marvel finalized its agreement for the first three adaptations in 2012.
In 2009, news sources cited that the author had agreed on a contract with IFC to adapt the books into a movie and also a potential tv show. Shortly later Hamilton confirmed that the rumors were true and that the books had officially been considered for adaptation. However, despite extensive planning, the author confirmed that the intentions for the television series were cancelled.
BEST ANITA BLAKE BOOKS
These are two best books written by Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures and The Laughing Corpse.
Guilty Pleasures: This is the first novel in Anita Blake, series; it is an engaging series opener. If you love Kinsey Millhone, V.I Warshawski and other female gumshoes and you also fancy some fantasy; you will definitely love this series. There is a rational world, an ordinary woman and there are vampires, and other supernatural creatures and some have rights to live and coexist with humans more or less peacefully.
The main character is a 5’2” necromancer, and her day job is raising the dead for a company that specializes in raising the dead so that queries such as wills can be settled peacefully once and for all. She is also a vampire hunter, and this makes her a federal marshal, and at this point, she views the monsters as bad while the humans are real. But that view about the monsters will later transform how Anita sees the monsters and the humans. What happens when monsters make an effort to rescue you from people who want to kill you? Then what would you expect when the scariest thing in your world is a human and not a monster? What would happen when a monster asks you for a date because he/she thinks you are kind of cute?
The Laughing Corpse: Book two in Anita Blake series, Vampire Hunter series. In this installment, Anita receives an offer to bring back to life a 280-year-old Zombie. However, such a bring back to life would require a human sacrifice and instead Anita does not accept the offer. Dolph then summons her to a scene of a grisly crime- the remains of a family, and now Anita must find the serial killer before anyone else dies.
OTHER BOOK SERIES YOU MAY LIKE
If you like Anita Blake series you will find “Crimson Moon” Series by L.A Banks a good ideal series for you. The series combines fantasy, horror and passion and some bits of paranormals which the government would like to keep a secret. “Blue Bloods” written by Melissa de la Cruz is also an ideal series for you. The series is a spin-off of Wolf Pact and Witches of East End.