Bloodthirsty [NOOK Book]

Overview

Barry Gerber, one of the most hated - and powerful - men in Hollywood, is a no-show for a red carpet event. The next morning he turns up dead in a trash can, killed in such a bizarre way that neither Detectives 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 ...
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Overview

Barry Gerber, one of the most hated - and powerful - men in Hollywood, is a no-show for a red carpet event. The next morning he turns up dead in a trash can, killed in such a bizarre way that neither Detectives 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 then becomes as long as the credits in a summer blockbuster. Everyone hated the murdered men. Biggs jokes that this could be an elaborate public service effort to make Hollywood a better place to live and work. But the two detectives soon find that all jokes are off as they wade through a daunting number of leads to uncover the identity of the next victim. What they stumble upon is a motive far more primal than they had ever imagined.

Fast paced, razor-sharp, and intensely funny, Bloodthirsty reunites Lomax and Biggs - the mystery genre's new dynamic duo.
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Editorial Reviews

Booklist Booklist
...just the right blend of belly laughs and suspense... Karp knows his way around the entertainment business. His depictions of its myriad personalities are hilarious and dead-on.
Entertainment Weekly
With its har-har banter and well-paced, undemanding plot, Karp's Tinseltown kiss-off reads like a solid Hollywood buddy-cop thriller.
Star Telegram
Bloodthirsty's stand-up-comic twist to the crime novel is a pleasant change of pace.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012439482
  • Publisher: Marshall Karp
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: A Lomax and Biggs Mystery , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,883
  • File size: 456 KB

Meet the Author

I worked in the ad business with James Patterson. I worked in TV with George Clooney, Connie Sellecca, Cuba Gooding Jr and Jane Curtin. My movie was directed by Jason Alexander and starred Ryan Merriman, Patti LuPone and Gretchen Mol. My play has been produced in 700 theatres around the world. I worked for ad agencies, networks, TV and movie studios and in 1995 opened my own internet advertising agency and sold it in 1999. Are you getting the picture? I'm totally incapable of holding a job.

So what does a writer do when he's expolored every arena from writing the labels on tuna fish cans (an early career high) to stage, screen, television and websites? Duh. Books. Technically, at this point it's singular. Book. Murder mysteries are my favorite stuff to read and since I spent enough time in Hollywood to want to kill a lot of people, I decided it would be fun to kill them without having to go to prison. Just book tours, where I don't have to spend quite as much time in solitary confinement.

I'm not capable of writing a novel for readers who get wrapped up in the gore of the crime or the minutiae of the forensics. My stronger suit I've learned over my checkered careers is to create people that people want to spend time with. So I came up with Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. I wanted them to be three dimensional characters with real lives, genuine sensibilities, visible warts and great senses of humor. My first shot was The Rabbit Factory, and if I can believe the reader mail, most of the reviews, and my lying agent, it came out pretty good. So Lomax and Biggs are going to become a series. Which means I'm going to be murdering a lot more people in Hollywood. At last, a career I'm not going to get bored with.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    Blood Thristy by Marshall Karp a Must Read!

    Attention all readers, I just finished 'Blood Thristy' by Marshall Karp. I laughed out loud and had tears in my eyes while reading this book. When was the last time you read a book and literally laughed out loud? Marshall Karp could easily be a comedian, but thank God he's a writer, and one of the greats. To say this book, 'Blood Thristy' is one of the best books of 2007 is an understatement. Do yourself a favour, the next time your at the bookstore, perferably Barns and Noble, and your standing in line to buy the latest Harry Potter book pick up 'Blood Thristy' by Marshall Karp. Oh! and while you're at it you might get the 'Rabbit Factory' as well. After all, once you've read 'Blood Thristy' you'll be hooked. Prepare yourself for one of the best reads of the summer. Thanks, Mr. G.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2007

    His second GREAT book!

    This was just as good as the first book - The Rabbit Factory. I love these two detectives. They keep you entertained and you never know what they are going to say next. The story line is very good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2007

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    Blood Thirsty by Marshall Karp is an exciting story that will have you reading as fast as humanly possibly! The characters are great and the plot will have you begging for more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2007

    A reviewer

    If you like intelligent, witty, dialogue, a story that ensares, and characters you wish were real, then buy this book, as well as Karp's first one, The Rabbit Factory. I have never enjoyed a series more wholeheartedly than this one. With these two novels, Karp has joined the hallowed literary grounds tread by Ian Rankin, Ken Breun, James Lee Burke, Lawrence Block and Michael Connolly. My only complaint: I wish I didn't read so fast. Stop reading this review and buy this book. You will not regret a single cent of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2007

    MORE! MORE!! MORE!!

    Lomax and Biggs get better and better! The latest, Blood Thirsty, combines one-liners, heart-breakers, heart-stoppers and a thirst for more. I can't wait for the next, and the next, and the next...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    Bloody Great Read

    After reading the Rabbit Factory I couldn't wait for Karp's next Biggs and Lomax tale. Blood Thirsty does not disappoint. The second, in what I hope will be a long series, is just as fresh and unique as the first book. The only problem with this story is that it reads so fast. Please write faster Mr. Karp, I can't wait for the next submission.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

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    It seems a shame to tell how funny this book is when it about murders in Hollywood.....committed in revenge in brutal ways. ...but it is FUNNY!!..really funny. Read it for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Loved it

    Great story. Fast paced, very interesting characters and in spite of the many characters, very easy to follow. Even though the villan and motive were revealed long before the end of the story, you still want to see it through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Goldenheart

    Wake up. Who are you. Blood thhevil? I

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Blood

    *she shook her head and wandered off*

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