Laurell K. Hamilton is an American author who is best known for her Anita Blake series. She also writes the Merry Gentry series. The genres she writes in include horror, science fiction, fantasy, romance and erotica. She has written over 20 Anita Blake books, several Merry Gentry books, plus a few standalone novels including one Star Trek: The Next Generation novel. She has also written a spin-off comic book series for her Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series.

Hamilton’s first novel was Nightseer – a standalone novel – and was published in 1992. Below is a list of Laurell K. Hamilton’s novels in order of when they originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Books

Guilty Pleasures (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Laughing Corpse (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Circus of the Damned (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lunatic Cafe (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloody Bones (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Dance (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burnt Offerings (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Moon (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Obsidian Butterfly (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Narcissus in Chains (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cerulean Sins (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Incubus Dreams (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bite (With: Charlaine Harris,MaryJanice Davidson,Angela Knight) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Micah (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danse Macabre (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Harlequin (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Noir (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Trade (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flirt (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bullet (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hit List (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beauty (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss the Dead (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Affliction (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jason (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Ice (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimson Death (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wounded (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpentine (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sucker Punch (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collections

Strange Candy (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Graphic Novels Books

The First Death (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Pleasures (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Laughing Corpse (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned Books

The Charmer (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ingenue (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scoundrel (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse Books

Animator (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Executioner (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Necromancer (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merry Gentry Books

A Kiss of Shadows (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Caress of Twilight (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seduced by Moonlight (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stroke of Midnight (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistral's Kiss (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Lick of Frost (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swallowing Darkness (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Divine Misdemeanors (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Shiver of Light (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nightshade (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightseer (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Darklord (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Club Vampyre (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Ardeur (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ravenloft Books

Vampire of the Mists (By:Christie Golden) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance Of The Dead (By:Christie Golden) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enemy Within (By:Christie Golden) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mordenheim (By:Chet Williamson) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Ravenloft (By:Brian M. Thomsen) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scholar of Decay (By:Tanya Huff) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Darklord (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King of the Dead (By:Gene DeWeese) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Necropolis (By:Gene DeWeese) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Strahd (By:P.N. Elrod) (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Out of this World(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cravings(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bite(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bite(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never After(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fantastic Hope(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Mageverse series is co-authored with Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, Angela Knight and Vickie Taylor. The First Death is co-authored with Jonathon Green. The graphic novels Guilty Pleasures and The Laughing Corpse are co-written by Jessica Ruffner and Stacie Ritchie. Circus of the Damned: The Charmer was co-authored with Jessica Booth. Fantastic Hope was co-edited by William McCaskey.

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