Bloodthirsty - 2007
Barry Gerber, one of the most hated men in Hollywood, is a no show for a red carpet event. The next morning he turns up dead, killed in such a bizarre way that neither Detective Mike Lomax nor Terry Biggs nor anyone in Forensics has ever seen anything like it before. Two days later, the prime suspect – another despised Show-business Bad Boy – is found murdered in the same sadistic manner.
The list of suspects is as long as the credits in a summer blockbuster. Everyone hated the murdered men. Terry Biggs jokes that this could be an elaborate public service effort to make Hollywood a better place to live and work. But he and Lomax soon find that all jokes are off as they wade through a daunting number of leads to uncover who will be the next victim. What they stumble upon is a motive far more primal than they had ever imagined.
PRAISE FOR BLOODTHIRSTY
"Marshall Karp needs a blurb from me like Uma needs a facelift. This guy is the real deal, and Bloodthirsty is a first class, fast, funny and fabulous read by a terrific writer. Great entertainment, highly recommended to one and all." - John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Suspect and The Hunt Club.
"I strongly suspect that Marshall Karp is the secret love-child of Raymond Chandler and the Marx Brothers, with some Dorothy Parker around the edges. Bloodthirsty is a TKO of a book—wry, poignant, exquisitely written, and funny as hell. Karp should be considered a national treasure." - Cornelia Read, Edgar nominee and author of A Field Of Darkness
"Deftly plotted, compulsively readable and wickedly funny, Karp uses his insider knowledge to take readers on a poignant, wild romp through the motion picture industry. Combining the best elements of Carl Hiaasen, Robert Crais and Michael Connelly, Marshall Karp cements his place as one of the fresh new voices in the crowded mystery/thriller genre." - Sheldon Siegel, New York Times best selling author of The Confession.
"Marshall Karp is the Woody Allen of the murder mystery. He's up there with Carl Hiaasen and Donald Westlake and Janet Evanovich — smart, fast-paced, clever, and really, really funny." - Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Killer Instinct and Paranoia.
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