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The Midnight Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #4-6) - Laurell K. Hamilton I loved the first three books of the Anita Blake series, so eagerly dived into the next three. This is a book that contains volumes 4, 5 and 6: The Lunatic Cafe, Bloody Bones, and The Killing Dance.

From what I've read of other reviews of later books in this series and my own experience with book 7 this is kind of where the downward spiral begins for this series but these three volumes are still fairly good books though not up to snuff with the first three. I particularly enjoyed book five - Bloody Bones - which gives a change of scenery (Branson), a pretty good mystery/story, and a closer look at what's behind Jean Claude's pretty face. The other two books are more entrenched in the werewolf world (which I personally don't find as interesting) and in the the rather unbelievable and silly luv triangle and between Richard - Head werewolf, and Jean Claude - Head Vampire over an increasingly arrogant and unlikeable Anita.

We see the beginnings of the author's downfall in these books -less plot, more dialogue and annoying grandstanding by the increasingly unlikeable Anita. The more interesting parts of Anita as well as the characters potential are chucked out the window in favor of portraying the character as all powerful and darn near perfect.

With all those negative comments though I would still recommend this book, though I personally wish I had stopped after book 6.