Shooting Stars

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As an actress, Carlotta Novak never got off the B-list, but as a hit woman who takes out troublesome stars for studios and financiers she’s number one with a bullet. Now Carlotta is faced with a sticky problem: in order to stay in the orbit of her A-list targets, she needs to make a comeback on the screen. But Carlotta‘s plans are complicated when she finds herself caught in the middle of a nasty feud between Hollywood’s favorite power couple ...
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Overview

As an actress, Carlotta Novak never got off the B-list, but as a hit woman who takes out troublesome stars for studios and financiers she’s number one with a bullet. Now Carlotta is faced with a sticky problem: in order to stay in the orbit of her A-list targets, she needs to make a comeback on the screen. But Carlotta‘s plans are complicated when she finds herself caught in the middle of a nasty feud between Hollywood’s favorite power couple and... the Dalai Lama.

<em>Shooting Stars</em> is the first mystery novel by Hillary Louise Johnson, author of Physical Culture and Super Vixens’ Dymaxion Lounge.

<b>Advance Praise for Shooting Stars:</b>

"Only a veteran of Hollywood’s singularly bitchy madness could write a book as weirdly, crazily, wickedly awesome as this." ~David Corbett, New York Times Notable Author of Do They Know I’m Running?

"Hillary Louise Johnson is breaking out a whole new kind of novel: a satire as good as the genre it satirizes. Shooting Stars skewers the Hollywood social scene straight to the wall with its own nail file. And as a straight-ahead noir thriller, this book is moodily striking enough to make Raymond Chandler look twice." ~Madison Smartt Bell

<b>Praise for Super Vixens’ Dymaxion Lounge:</b>

"LA life as it might have been lived by Bridget Jones." ~Marie Claire

"A slim but wickedly brutal take on existential life in modern L.A." ~ Mark Athitakis, Salon

"Johnson is a universe shaper, with a powerful mind careening slightly to self-parody, and a lot of attitude." ~Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937965037
  • Publisher: Dymaxicon
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Hillary Louise Johnson is the author of the literary novel <em>Physical Culture</em> (Poseidon Press, 1989) and essay collection <em>Super Vixens’ Dymaxion Lounge</em> (St. Martin’s Press, 1997). Johnson spent 15 years as a Hollywood journalist, interviewing celebrities for Premiere, InStyle, Us, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, the LA Weekly and the LA Times, and Shooting Stars is a direct result of her insider’s perspectives on the foibles and follies of Hollywood celebrities. This is her first mystery.
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