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"Readers of Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." ---Library Journal --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

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 is

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Product Details

  • Series: Kitty Norville (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446616427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446616423
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carrie Vaughn is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty. She also writes for young adults (her novel STEEL was named to the ALA's 2012 Amelia Bloomer list of the best books for young readers with strong feminist content), the Golden Age superhero series, and other contemporary fantasy stories. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin, and her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She's a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop, and in 2011, she was nominated for a Hugo Award for best short story.

An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado, where she lives with her fluffy attack dog, a miniature American Eskimo named Lily.

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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on July 31, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In the first book we met Kitty Norville, late night radio host and werewolf. During the course of the book she managed to break away from her pack and took her radio show on the road. Now she has been moving around and finds herself summoned to Washington to appear before a Senate committee looking into the supernatural and the government's involvement. Kitty takes her show to the nation's capital and things get a little hairy.

First she meets the local vampire in control. While Kitty may be in danger, she cannot help exploring the city. She soon meets some of the local lycanthrope community. Then at the hearings she meets some characters from the first book as well as some of the Senate committee. Between local politics, witch hunts, scientific research, and some very colorful characters things come a head for Kitty and many involved.

BONUS: After the book there is a short story where Kitty does a sow on music. As a guest on the show is the group Plague of Locusts. We have heard of them in the books as they claim their bass guitarist is possessed by a demon. In this story Kitty learns the truth.

I really enjoyed this book. It is rather different from the first as Kitty is not a member of a pack, but she still has to exercise her newfound control as so many others try to control her. The ending was not an action-film ending, but is much more believable and in keeping with the world being revealed. There is also a very short excerpt from the next Kitty novel (yup, there will be more). All in all a very entertaining book with good plotting and characters. Check it out.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Terri Rowan on June 25, 2006
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Our favorite werewolf DJ is at it again. This time, Kitty Norville has been summoned to Washington DC to testify before a Senate committee on paranormal biology. While there, she is taken under the wing of the city's vampire mistress, Alette. Kitty fights against Alette's controlling ways while admiring her calm strength. A hunky South American were-jaguar who pants after her, military hit men who want to kidnap her, an evil sidhe who wants to control her, and extreme religious fanatic who wants to kill her make up just a small part of the cast in this intrigue-filled romp through our nation's capitol.

While not as fun or as quick a read as the first book, Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Vaughn's second "Kitty" book is a satisfying chick-lit read. Just don't expect the hero and heroine to ride (run?) off together in a happily-ever-after ending. If you don't mind that, then definitely pick up this sequel. It's a good continuation of the first story - but is also a good stand-alone book.

Oh, and as a bonus, the author has included a short "Kitty" story at the end of the book. A quick, fun read that for all its brevity shows a keen insight into human behavior.

Reviewed by Vicky Burkholder

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Helen Hancox on March 27, 2007
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This book is the follow up to the wonderful "Kitty And The Midnight Hour" featuring a young werewolf who has a midnight talk radio show. In the first book Kitty found herself growing up and eventually had to leave her pack and go on the road when she felt they let her down.

"Kitty Goes To Washington" starts a month after those events when Kitty is called to testify to a senate hearing on werewolves and vampires. She arrives in Washington and spends some time as a tourist, and alongside the usual American monuments and museums she visits a Werewolf bar (where she meets the rather lovely were-jaguar Luis) and the vampire Mistress of the City, Alette, with her sidekick Leo.

However, whilst waiting to be called to testify, Kitty finds herself investigating the Rev Elijah Wood's church, breaking into a US facility with Cormac and interviewing a former Nazi werewolf. And time time for her testimony is becoming dangerously close to the full moon.

As in the former book, this is a really good fun read with some fast pacing, some interesting vignettes into werewolf life, a little love interest and a lot of amusing plot. Kitty is a great character with a winsome naivete but with a streak of iron through her too.

As an English reader I noticed a classic American mistake; Alette and Leo apparently have a "British Accent"; of course there is no such thing - there's English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and others as well but "British" can't refer overall to one accent. Still I got the message - that they probably seem like your traditional film villain because of that accent. It also became very clear that Carrie Vaughn is a bit of a tourist herself with some very gushing descriptions of Kitty's time looking round Washington.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Howe on January 7, 2007
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I enjoyed the first installment to the Kitty the Werewold storyline. The one point that made me pause was how easily one of the Big Question characters was dealt with, in an almost offhand way in this book. I won't be terribly specific, but when a Big Evildoer is disposed of, I tend to wait for the Bigger Badder Evildoer behind them, pulling the strings to be made evident. So, either I read the Gray Lensman and 1930's sci-fi too much, or I just thought it was distracting to the plot that was unfolding.

That said, there was still plenty of question throughout about the good guy/bad guy status of new characters, which is entertaining, and makes the cast feel more complex, which is good. They're more 'real', or at least as real as a set of lycanthropes and vampires can seem, I suspect.

So, I good effort, and I am looking forward to the next installment.
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