By Laurell K. Hamilton

Harold Gaynor deals Anita Blake one million funds to elevate a 300-year-old zombie. figuring out it capacity a human sacrifice can be valuable, Anita turns him down. but if lifeless our bodies commence turning up, she realizes that somebody else has raised Harold's zombie--and that the zombie is a killer. Anita pits her energy opposed to the zombie and the voodoo priestess who controls it.

In The guffawing Corpse, Anita will study that there are a few secrets and techniques greater left buried-and a few humans dead...

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There was a hint in those black eyes, that smiling face, that was not harmless. ” I asked. ” “No, Manuel does not talk to me anymore. ” That last sentence was angry, bitter. Oh, God. The most powerful voodoo priestess in the Midwest was acting like a scorned lover. Shit. She turned those angry black eyes to me. ” She laughed at that. All the lines in her face flowed into the laughter. “You raise the dead, the zombie, and you do not deal in vaudun. ” Her voice sparkled with genuine amusement. So glad I could make her day.

Benjamin,” I whispered it, and stared at the bloody handprint. “There’s no body in this room. ” I looked up at him, still kneeling. ” 24 LAURELL K. ” “Me, too,” he said. I stood, resisting the urge to smooth my skirt down in back. It was amazing how many times I touched my clothing without thinking and smeared blood on myself. But not today. ” As I said it, I prayed that it wasn’t. “No,” he said. Thank God. ” “Yes,” he said. His face looked just the tiniest bit pale. Mine probably did, too. ” I took a deep breath.

Naw. We followed the man through a short hallway into a roomy kitchen. Golden oblongs of sunshine lay heavy on a black and white tiled floor. The floor and kitchen were old, but the appliances were new. One of those deluxe refrigerators with an ice maker and water dispenser took up a hunk of the back wall. All the appliances were done in a pale yellow: Harvest Gold, Autumn Bronze. Sitting at the kitchen table was a woman in her early sixties. Her thin brown face was seamed with a lot of smile lines.

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