Kitty And The Dead Man's Hand by Carrie VaughnKitty And The Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty And The Dead Man's Hand

byCarrie Vaughn

Mass Market Paperback | February 1, 2009

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS?


Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping fru-fru drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live TV, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters. Elsewhere on the Strip an old-school magician might be wielding the real thing; the vampire community is harboring a dark secret; and the irresistible star of a suspicious animal act is determined to seduce Kitty. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding, but her very life.
Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies---fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her website iswww.carrievaughn.com.
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Title:Kitty And The Dead Man's HandFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446199532

ISBN - 13:9780446199537

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love I really can't get enough of these books! Carrie Vaughn really is an exceptional writer. To write such a short book, and yet fit so much into it with it feeling over full and annoying, really is a skill. Kitty is a character who you can't help but love. She is so real. With real, understandable and relatable emotions and relationships. Her adventures in each book are exciting and unique. Vaughn knows how to take well known mythology and weave it in with her own imaginings. I wish I could write as well as Carrie Vaughn. PS. The system won't let me recommend more than three books, but this one is the 5th in the series and I want to recommend the 4th as well. Kitty and the Silver Bullet.
Date published: 2011-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Going Strong Sometimes it's really hard to wait between novels for authors you really enjoy. I've always found Carrie Vaughn to be one of those and so I was thrilled that her two most recent novels came out so quickly back to back. This one takes us to Las Vegas where Kitty and Ben are finally tying the knot. I have to say a little part of me is still twinging at the thought that she's not with Cormac. I know, I know, after all this time I need ot get over it and stop whinging. I just find it difficult to reconcile meeting him in that first novel, the chemsitry he shared with Kitty, and the fact that he's now just out of the picture... for good? But, I will give it all this, Ben and Kitty work together. Though there was a really interesting story here and plenty of drama that's going to follow these two back to Colorado, their relationship was one of the more important elements of this story. I think it was almost as if Vaughn was attempting to convince me (as a non-believer in the Kitty/Ben ship) why these two are so compatible. There's this level of understanding and support between the two that sort of makes you long for something similar in your own life. It's sweet and I think one of those things that Kitty has needed, considering her past. I have the next book in the series sitting right next to me and I'm thrilled to be diving in without having to wait months for it!
Date published: 2009-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining This series continues to entertain. In this book, Kitty and Ben are getting married in Vegas. Leave it to Kitty to do something less than conventional. To top it off, Kitty has managed to let herself get talked into doing her show live on TV while she's there. Nothing like a working vacation - what could be worse? Oh yeah, there's a convention of trigger-happy bounty hunters staying at the same hotel. Add to this a mysterious magician who seems to be using real magic and lycanthropes performing on stage and you get yourself an entertaining read with Kitty in the middle of it all whether she wants to be there or not. This book ends with a teaser leading to the next book "Kitty Raises Hell"
Date published: 2009-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kitty is back... and tying the knot? When Ben and Kitty decide to head off to Vegas to get married, you can be sure that nothing will be quite so simple. And, of course, where Kitty goes, trouble stands up and introduces itself. Between fighting off the advances of some very attractive lycanthropes, a poker tournament taking a dangerous turn, a stage magician with a dark secret, a gun convention with more than a few supernatural bounty hunters attending, and - oh yeah - her wedding, Kitty soon has her hands full. 'Dead Man's Hand' actually went to a much darker place than the previous Kitty novels, and that wasn't a bad thing. As the supernatural version of our world that Vaughn writes expands, I'm ever more pleased to find the wrinkles she has tucked into it. It's a fun series - though I suggest, as always, you start at the beginning.
Date published: 2009-03-15

Editorial Reviews

"Vaughn's clever new take on the supernatural is edgy and irreverent . . . will have readers clamoring for the next installment."-Romantic Time BOOKreviews Magazine on Kitty and the Midnight Hour