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[REVIEW] Divine Misdemeanors – Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton
Divine Misdemeanors (Merry Gentry, Book 8)
Random House (AU: 1st December 2009; UK: 4th December 2009; US & CA: 8th December 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In Los Angeles, demi-fey are being killed in a certain way, the crime scenes bloody close to illustrations in storybooks. ‘Twould make a macabre but compelling plot, but instead here it’s only a sub-plot. For a private detective, Merry Gentry doesn’t seem to do much work. In this tome, she visits crime scenes, a lab, and basically does a lot of talking. There’s no personal danger for her, considering she’s guarded by at least two men at all times. So if you’re looking for a thriller or mystery, you’ve come to the wrong book.

If relationship melodrama is your thing, you’ll gobble up Divine Misdemeanors. If you thought becoming pregnant would kill Merry’s sex life, you’re strongly mistaken. She has five different partners in this series’s eighth novel, and her snatch continues to be magical: Shagging in the sea creates a new sithen, and shagging a demi-fey makes the male grow to human size – and not just in the pants department. Not kinky enough for you? Apparently tentacles go for boobs, because the appendages have spines, and would likely damage a snatch, perhaps even Merry’s magical one.

The storybook serial kills are fascinating, but they barely get a look in here. Don’t bother buying the hardcover – wait for the paperback, or just borrow the hardcover from the library. But really, if you never get to read Divine Misdemeanors, you’re not missing anything of note.

December 2009 Releases

Done with November 2009 Releases? Time for December 2009 Releases, representing my wishlist from US, UK, Canada and Australia publications. For releases further into the future, Reading Wishlist has been freshly updated.

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November 2009 Releases

Done with October 2009 Releases? Time for November 2009 Releases. And to see further into the future, check the freshly updated Reading Wishlist.

The following US/UK/CA/AU books will be released in November 2009. Release dates are subject to change, so it’s not my fault if I’m wrong ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, not EVERY November book is listed – just the ones I’ve both heard of AND are interested in. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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[COVER ART] Laurell K. Hamilton’s DIVINE MISDEMEANORS (AU), & Gayle Ann Williams’s TSUNAMI BLUE (US)

Australian cover for Laurell K. Hamilton’s Divine Misdemeanors, and US cover for Gayle Ann Williams’s Tsunami Blue – I’ve been wanting this book for ages, but we have to wait until April 2010 ๐Ÿ˜‰

[COVER ART] Devoured – Amanda Marrone; Laurell K. Hamilton’s Next Merry Gentry Title

[REDACTED: Sorry, kids. Cover wasn’t supposed to be revealed yet.] Amanda Marrone’s Devoured. Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Okay, so Amazon told us earlier that Laurell K. Hamilton’s next Merry Gentry novel would be entitled Sins of the Flesh, and it still says that on Amazons UK and CA. However, Amazon US is now listing it as Divine Misdemeanors. And if that’s the title worldwide, the spelling may be altered to Divine Misdemeanours in the Commonwealth countries. Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

New Pre-Order Links

New links added to Most Wanted:

LORI DEVOTI – Amazon Ink – 26th May 2009 – Buy (US) Buy (CA). About Amazons. Can’t help but think of the snu-snu Futurama episode…

LAURELL K. HAMILTON – Sins of the Flesh – 27th October 2009 – Buy (US) Buy (CA). Next in the Merry Gentry series, following Swallowing Darkness.