|Kiss the Dead|
|Author||Laurell K. Hamilton|
|Series||Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter|
|Genre(s)||Horror, Mystery, Erotic novel|
|Publication date||June 5, 2012|
|Preceded by||Beauty (eShort)|
When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people—kids, grandparents, soccer moms—all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more…
But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them…
- Dolph Storr
- Clive Perry
- Brody Smith
- Larry Kirkland
- Tammy Reynolds
- Jessica Arnet
New Characters Edit
- Benjamin: a vampire who survived the death of his bloodline, and thinks the whole blood-oath thing is based on lies and meant to give the leaders more power by stealing it from their subjects.
- Human servant: Mr. Weiskopf
- Followers, who have taken the cause further than Benjamin ever meant it to go:
- Barney Wilcox
- Officer Taggart: member of RPIT, although might not be for long if he's having a crisis of faith
- Lieutenant Ray Billings
- Urlrich: uniformed officer, partner of Stevens.
- Stevens: uniformed officer, partner of Urlrich. Gets injured, but is expected to heal.
- Mulligan: uniformed officer, killed by vampires when checking on a location for a kidnapped girl. (Deceased)
- unnamed uniformed officer, killed by vampires when checking on a location for a kidnapped girl. (Deceased)
- Sergeant Greco: leader of a SWAT team
- Arlen Brice: federal marshal
- Katie Zerbrowski and the kids
- Dead Dave
- Angelica: daughter or Larry and Tammy, 2 years old
- There is some confusion whether the preternatural college league started the previous year already or is still something that is being set up. Chapter 20 leans to the former, chapter 24 to the latter direction. In either case Cynric is being scouted by coaches from some serious colleges. A professional league is still on the way, but there is likewise some confusion whether it's expected to happen in the coming months or is still a bit further away. Either way, it seems likely to happen for football at least.
- Anita says she's been dating Jean-Claude for about seven years. However, Anita is now 30, and she was 24 in Guilty Pleasures, and even if she is rounding up from six-and-something years, they didn't actually start dating back then yet, unless she's counting from when Jean-Claude started chasing her.
|Anita Blake Series|
|Novels||Guilty Pleasures • The Laughing Corpse • Circus of the Damned • The Lunatic Cafe • Bloody Bones • The Killing Dance • Burnt Offerings • Blue Moon • Obsidian Butterfly • Narcissus in Chains • Cerulean Sins • Incubus Dreams • Micah • Danse Macabre • The Harlequin • Blood Noir • Skin Trade • Flirt • Bullet • Hit List • Kiss the Dead • Affliction • Jason • Dead Ice • Crimson Death|
|Short Stories||Magic Like Heat Across My Skin • Blood Upon My Lips • The Girl who was Infatuated with Death • Those Who Seek Forgiveness • Selling Houses • Beauty • Dancing • Shutdown • A Girl, a Goat, and a Zombie • Wounded|
|Comics||The First Death • Guilty Pleasures (Handbook) • The Laughing Corpse • Circus of the Damned|