Laurell K. Hamilton's famous book series are "Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter" and "Merry Gentry." The former series follows Anita Blake, a professional animator and criminal vampire hunter and executioner who works with the police to solve supernatural crimes. The first Anita Blake book, "Guilty Pleasures," was published in 1993.
Meredith Gentry, who is a faerie princess, is the main character of the "Merry Gentry" series. While living as a human in Los Angeles, she works as a private investigator who handles supernatural crime cases. She also fends off various murder attempts by her aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. The first book in the series, "A Kiss of Shadows," was published in 2000.