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Jove 13444 The Laughing Corpse GOOD
The Laughing Corpse
By Laurell K. Hamilton
Second novel in the Anita Blake series. Harold Gaynor offers our favorite Animator a million dollars to raise a 300-year-old zombie. Knowing it means a human sacrifice will be necessary, Anita turns him down, because the only way to do so required a human sacrifice. But when dead bodies start turning up, she realizes that someone else has raised Harold's zombie--and that the zombie is a killer.
The title is taken the name of a St. Louis hangout for those who like to visit the dark side, in this case a comedy club (helpful hint: zombies do not like to be the butt of jokes). Anita's friend Catharine is getting married and wants Anita to be a bridesmaid, which involves wearing a pink gown that has to be altered to cover all of her scars. The voodoo priestess for the entire Midwest has learned how to put a person's soul back in their dead body, which stops the zombies from decaying, and Anita refuses to help her raise more zombies for profit.
Meanwhile, Jean-Claude, the Master Vampire of St. Louis who has already put two of his marks upon our heroine, demands Anita start acting like his human servant. But the case Anita is trying to focus regards a savage zombie that is going around murdering families in their home, making her problems with three powerful people who refuse to take "No" for an answer rather inconsequential. Like it says on the coffee mug her boss would not let her have at the office, "It's a dirty job and I get to do it."
Ninth Jove printing, undated. Clean cover with edge and corner wear. Several creases in the spine. Pages are white. Binding is broken in two places, but nothing is loose.