Laurell Kaye Hamilton is an American multi-genre writer. She is best known as the author of two series of stories, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and Merry Gentry. As of 2009 more than 6 million copies of Anita Blake novels have been printed and several have become New York Times bestsellers. The series takes place in a parallel universe where supernatural creatures and powers are real and their presence is public knowledge. The Laughing Corpse is Laurell K Hamilton’s second outing into the supernatural side of life in St Louis. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter for Animators, Inc., is offered a cool mil to raise a 283-year-old corpse. But she knows that "the older the zombie, the bigger the death needed to raise it". Only a human sacrifice is "big" enough to raise this old soul, and Anita's no murderer. Now, a creature from beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St. Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried. Her investigations take her into the presence of Dominga Salvador, St Louis’s scary voodoo queen. In typical Anita fashion, she and Dominga don’t hit it off and she ends up with the most powerful vaudun priest in America as her enemy. Just to add to Anita’s troubles, Jean-Claude, the city’s new master vampire wishes to see her and he’s not taking no for an answer… You can listen online to free English audiobook “The Laughing Corpse” by Laurell K. Hamilton on our website.