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3.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Meredith Gentry Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9780739370490
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You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kin’s treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heir—all for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world—and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness. 

While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles.

But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me.

I thought I’d left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever—even if they’re magical.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Thrilling, fast-paced . . . may very well be the best Merry Gentry book so far. RT Book Reviews
  • Sexually entwined politics, mesmerizing imagery, and wry humor. Booklist
  • Full of steamy sex and wild magic. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traceyiliffe iliffe | 2/4/2014

    " this was good - I like the fariy/She idea and even read out of order easy to follow but too much soft porn for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 12/27/2013

    " I'd hoped Hamilton had changed her ways after the wonderful last novel of this series. But she reverted back to porn with this travesty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lidia | 11/15/2013

    " How can a series so beautiful fall. Divine Misdemeanors is slow, boring, devoid of those wonderful, colorful and magical scenes ... even the sex so intense and acrobatic of the previous books became marginal. As it was for Anita Black, Merry thinks and talks too much and the plot does not justify the many pages. I'm really sorry but I do not believe that more will follow this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvia | 7/26/2013

    " Another good Merry book. It could have been more but it was still very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ | 7/10/2013

    " Someone is killing demi-fey and lesser fey in Los Angeles home of Princess Meredith NicEssus. Merry wants to help solve this mystery. Merry learns that she's not been taking care of her people like she thought she was. How can Merry juggle so many hearts and pain simply she can't but she does try. Doyle and Frost want to see Merry happy but even they struggle with it all. Both the Goblin King and Queen Niceven want out of their alliances with Merry for unknown reasons. Queen Andais seems to be losing her gripped on the Unseelie Court. What can Merry do for her people? Who is killing demi-fey and lesser fey? Does the Goddess still bless Merry? This questions and more are answered in Divine Misdemeannors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckybug | 7/8/2013

    " This book was definately too short. LKH touched on some really intersting plot points but then never fully explored them, such as a new sithen in L.A. I still enjoyed the book, especially since she went back to the west coast and they are once again involved with solving crimes for the Grey Detective Agency. How Merry interacted with the human poplutions was one of the things that drew me to this series in the first place. Over all I am sad the book is over and I have to wait a whole year before she will likely publish the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Spores | 6/28/2013

    " Felt like the ending was a bit too abrupt. But fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 5/9/2013

    " it was okay but it seems to be missing something like her other books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maralie | 5/6/2013

    " It was a good book. I prefer this Authors Anita Blake/Vampire series better but i enjoyed this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Owens | 2/9/2013

    " I'm still enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gypsie Holley | 11/6/2012

    " FABULOUS!!!! I am ready to reread the entire series just so I can fall in love with Merry all over again. I guess because I read Merry first I like her above Anita. I can not wait for what waits next for Merry! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christy Barber | 1/8/2012

    " I don't know why I felt obligated to read this. I have this idea that I need to read an entire series if I've started it. I'm giving myself permission to stop reading this one if it continues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Barefoot | 8/11/2011

    " I didn't like this one as much as the rest. Maybe she should have stopped after Swallowing Darkness. I mean, it was good, but there was still too much sex with whomever and it just seemed lame. What is there left to do if she isn't taking the crown? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 7/5/2011

    " Dirty. The dirty has continued for so long that it's just boring now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 5/22/2011

    " too short, left me hanging at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 4/9/2011

    " I only want my inter-species supernatural sex to involves fangs or fur, not scales. I shuddered during what was supposed to me a steamy sex scene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/1/2011

    " Finished the last of the published books in the series... Hoping for more. Love the merry men "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 3/30/2011

    " Meredith found out That she is having Night time sickness , while trying to help solve a murder case for the LA police which involves Demi Fey's . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eileen | 3/26/2011

    " This was my least favorite in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvie | 3/13/2011

    " I should have stopped at the last one of this series. It felt like this book was a lame attempt to continue the series when maybe the last book was its conclusion. I won't be reading the next one that comes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mars | 3/7/2011

    " I really liked this book. I have read the series, except for Swallowing Darkness, and I loved the first few books. Then it seemed like the stories were being lost in favor of sex scenes every few pages. This book is more like the early ones - it is balanced and has a lovely story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/2/2011

    " Not as good as some of the others. I still enjoy the characters, but the stories are getting a little flat. I would like to see more variety in the sstories. "

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About the Author
Author Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels as well as twenty acclaimed Anita Blake novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.