Mark of the Demon
hit pretty much all of my buttons, at least when it comes to this sort of reading, I think - just the right mixture of gore, police procedural and supernatural.
I could have done without the couple of sex scenes, but at least they were sort of plot-relevant. (On the other hand, that meant I couldn't entirely skip them as they contained at least a bit of important stuff.) I didn't care much for Rhyzkahl, either, although he certainly made for an intriguing character.
Anyway, I liked Kara, and I liked the writing, so, yeah. Another series to go on my "to read more" list.