I wasn't going to read another paranormal fiction book so soon after the last two, but I really like the Kitty series and had been waiting a while for this installment to appear in my public library catalog. When it finally did, I place a hold, and when my hold arrived, I of course, in the name of being a good library patron, snapped it up. But I wonder what's taking them so long to get the next installment listed as on order in LEO. (ZOMG, I love that the link from Carrie Vaughn's website takes you to her local independent bookstore, the Tattered Cover! I believe TC was the driver of the independent bookstores lawsuit against Barnes and Noble.)
Anyway, in the Dead Man's Hand, werewolf Kitty and her fiancé are off to Las Vegas, to do a televised broadcast of her radio show that caters to the supernatural, Kitty and the Midnight Hour, and to get married, in that order. The bf plays a little poker while he's waiting, and of course everyone gets into trouble. You can't help that when you're booked into the same hotel as a gun show, though, right? Kitty's journalistic pursuits, along with how she deals with the tensions between being normal and paranormal and her love/hate relationship to her lycanthropy, are what make her a compelling character. The mayhem in this book is more or less engrossing or edifying than in most of the others, but it goes down easy while still leaving you satisfied.