Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
One virtue of the current miserable weather is that I had nothing better to do on this wet Saturday than read this entire book. There are currently a plethora of urban fantasy series out there and I'm trying my best to sample as many of them as possible, but it's fair to say they vary widely in quality.

Kitty Norville is a late night DJ, and a few years earlier she was turned into a werewolf, a secret she's kept from pretty much everyone in her old life - the new life is confusing too, with the pack dynamics playing havoc with her self-esteem, not to mention the ever-present danger of straying on vampire territory. Unexpectedly, Kitty ends up talking about the whole supernatural thing on her radio show (though not revealing what she knows from personal experience) and it becomes a runaway hit. However, this success is going to bring her into direct confrontation with her own werewolf pack and put her firmly on the path of yet more change in the future.

Where Kitty and the Midnight Hour is concerned, it's clear that the author has given a deal of thought to both the universe in which the books are set and the characterisation of her protagonist. There's a clear line of thought on how it is to be both human and wolf, with all the contradictions that involves and also, unlike many of the urban fantasy novels, it's not all about purple prose sex scenes. Another author for the list, it seems, with the next book in the series being Kitty Goes to Washington.