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Laura Resnick (1962–) is an American {{fantasy}} author. She also writes {{romance novel}}s under the name Laura Leone. She is best known for her ''Literature/EstherDiamond'' series, which is described by ''SF Signal'' as "horror-detective-comedy-fantasy". She has also written a media tie-in novel, ''Literature/ThePurifyingFire'', based on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.

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Laura Resnick (1962–) is an American {{fantasy}} author. She also writes wrote {{romance novel}}s under the name Laura Leone. She is best known for her ''Literature/EstherDiamond'' series, which is described by ''SF Signal'' as "horror-detective-comedy-fantasy". She has also written a media tie-in novel, ''Literature/ThePurifyingFire'', based on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.


* The Esther Diamond series
** ''Disappearing Nightly''
** ''Dopplegangster''
** ''Unsympathetic Magic''
** ''Vamparazzi''
** ''Polterheist''
** ''The Misfortune Cookie''
** ''Abracadaver''
** ''Goldzilla''

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* The Esther Diamond series
** ''Disappearing Nightly''
** ''Dopplegangster''
** ''Unsympathetic Magic''
** ''Vamparazzi''
** ''Polterheist''
** ''The Misfortune Cookie''
** ''Abracadaver''
** ''Goldzilla''


* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''Vamparazzi'', she shows us what amount to three different varieties, all rooted in her AlternateHistory of Lithuania.
* VirginSacrifice: In ''Disappearing Nightly'', the main characters at some point suspect that the BigBad is after virgins. [[spoiler: Turns out this is true, he needs a virgin to summon a demon, and he has been keeping all the vanished girls and women prisoners, trying to finally get ''one'' who is actually a virgin. Not even the ''tiger'' he accidentally kidnapped is a virgin. He himself, on the other hand, ''is''. Hilarity ensues.]]


Laura Resnick (1962–) is an American {{fantasy}} author. She also writes {{romance novel}}s under the name Laura Leone. She is best known for her Esther Diamond series, which is described by ''SF Signal'' as "horror-detective-comedy-fantasy". She has also written a media tie-in novel, ''Literature/ThePurifyingFire'', based on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.

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Laura Resnick (1962–) is an American {{fantasy}} author. She also writes {{romance novel}}s under the name Laura Leone. She is best known for her Esther Diamond ''Literature/EstherDiamond'' series, which is described by ''SF Signal'' as "horror-detective-comedy-fantasy". She has also written a media tie-in novel, ''Literature/ThePurifyingFire'', based on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.



* ''Literature/EstherDiamond''



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second ''Esther Diamond'' book, ''Dopplegangster'', Esther screams at the BigBad for his various horrible deeds while hitting him, ending with the fact he nearly ''ruined'' her ''audition''. To be fair, she's an actress and that ''was'' pretty important for her.

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Laura Resnick (1962–) is an American {{fantasy}} author. She also writes {{romance novel}}s under the name Laura Leone. She is best known for her Esther Diamond series, which is described by ''SF Signal'' as "horror-detective-comedy-fantasy". She has also written a media tie-in novel, ''Literature/ThePurifyingFire'', based on ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.

In addition to novels, she is a prolific short-story writer.

She is the daughter of SF writer Creator/MikeResnick.
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!! Works with a page on this wiki:
* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy''
* ''Literature/ThePurifyingFire''

!! Selected other works:
* ''A Blonde in Africa'' (non-fiction)
* The Esther Diamond series
** ''Disappearing Nightly''
** ''Dopplegangster''
** ''Unsympathetic Magic''
** ''Vamparazzi''
** ''Polterheist''
** ''The Misfortune Cookie''
** ''Abracadaver''
** ''Goldzilla''

As Laura Leone:
* ''One Sultry Summer''
* ''The Black Sheep''
* ''Sleight of Hand''

!! Tropes in her other works:
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second ''Esther Diamond'' book, ''Dopplegangster'', Esther screams at the BigBad for his various horrible deeds while hitting him, ending with the fact he nearly ''ruined'' her ''audition''. To be fair, she's an actress and that ''was'' pretty important for her.
* PinkElephants: Invoked in the short story "Dave the Mighty Steel-Thewed Avenger". Dave is a law student coming home after a night out. When he meets a large rodent which stands up on its hind legs and starts trying to tell him about his destiny, his first thought is "did this mean that two beers were enough to give me alcohol poisoning? Should I proceed immediately to the campus medical center and check myself into the detox unit?"
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''Vamparazzi'', she shows us what amount to three different varieties, all rooted in her AlternateHistory of Lithuania.
* VirginSacrifice: In ''Disappearing Nightly'', the main characters at some point suspect that the BigBad is after virgins. [[spoiler: Turns out this is true, he needs a virgin to summon a demon, and he has been keeping all the vanished girls and women prisoners, trying to finally get ''one'' who is actually a virgin. Not even the ''tiger'' he accidentally kidnapped is a virgin. He himself, on the other hand, ''is''. Hilarity ensues.]]
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