In a world where Vampires, Zombies, and Werewolves have been declared legal citizens
of the United States, Anita Blake is an “animator” — a profession that involves raising
the dead for mourning relatives. But Anita is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal
vampires, and she’s often employed to investigate cases that are far too much for
conventional police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters of her
hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself — the
source of her unusual strength and power.