Chick lit authors become a killer's target in this loving sendup of the popular genre from journalist Harris (Miss Media). After Mimi McKee, author of Gay Best Friend, has her throat slit with a shard from a broken martini glass, Lola Somerville, a 32-year-old freelance writer living in Brooklyn, determines to unmask the murderer. The investigation could help land Lola a new book deal and boost flat sales of her debut novel, Pink Slip. Is the fiendish killer "Reading Guy," a 40-something dweeb who stalks chick lit author signings? Or could it be Mimi's boyfriend, Quentin, a crossword puzzle composer? Then there's Wilma, the militant leader of the Jane Austen Liberation Front, who has no love for authors of low-brow literature. When not sleuthing or scribbling, Lola gabs on her cellphone to best friend Annabelle and leans on her "geek-hottie" husband, Doug, for support. Readers will down this fizzy "murder-tini" in one gulp. (June)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Death By Chick Litby Lynn Harris
Lola Somerville has a husband and a new apartment in Brooklyn, but what she really wants is for her novel to make a splash. Unfortunately it hasn't even made a ripple. Then at a book/i>
Someone is killing off the competition in the world of chick lit-and the results are "hilarious." (Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers)
Lola Somerville has a husband and a new apartment in Brooklyn, but what she really wants is for her novel to make a splash. Unfortunately it hasn't even made a ripple. Then at a book party, Lola finds her author friend Mimi McKee with her throat slashed. When the bodies of It-Girl writers begin to pile up, Lola starts asking dangerous questions: Are the murders connected? Am I next? If not, um, why not? If I solve the mystery, then will my agent remember my name? As Lola digs deeper, the stakes grow higher. Will getting her hands on the killer- and the book deal bound to follow-mean losing the people she loves most?
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.71(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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Lynn Harris lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY, where everyone is a 'local author.'
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Funny, witty and cute. If you like chick lit this one has it all.... love, mystery and lol situations!
Thirtyish author of a thriller, Pink Slip, Lola Somerville is enjoying the slings while wondering where is the star of the book party, writer Mimi McKee of ¿Gay Best Friend¿ fame. Lola quickly finds out where Mimi is when she sees the woman lying on the floor blood everywhere her throat slashed by a broken martini glass.------------- Besides needing to faint, puke, piss, or all of the above, Lola sees another book in the making similar to Pink Slip, which was a fictionalized account of her exposing former media giant Ovum, Inc as villainous e. All she has to do is expose the killer albeit and stay alive to write the fictionalized account. She assumes the culprit is either fortyish chick lit stalker Reading Guy, the victim¿s boyfriend puzzling Quentin, or anti chick lit combatant Wilma of the Jane Austen Liberation Front. However, as more authors violently die, Lola sees a best seller while her husband Doug pleads with her to back off so she does not join the dead.-------------- DEATH BY CHICK LIT is a lighthearted amusing satire that lampoons the invasion of the hard core mystery genre by chick lit amateur sleuths acting like the female reincarnation of Marlowe. The story line is a fast-paced martini as Lola gets what Lola wants with a spot on the bestseller lists but also lands on another deadlier list. Lynn Harris provides a fun tongue in cheek whodunit, chick lit style.-------------- Harriet Klausner