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Flipping Out: A Lomax & Biggs Mystery (Lomax & Biggs)by Marshall Karp
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Nora Bannister is a bestselling mystery novelist who buys run-down houses in LA. While her business partners turn the house into a showpiece, Nora makes it the scene of a grisly murder in her House To Die For series. As soon as the new book goes on sale, so does the house and the bidding frenzy begins. It seems a lot of people are willing to pay a lot of money to live in a real house where a fictional character has died a violent death.
Just before Noras latest book hits the market, one of her house-flipping partners is murdered. LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs are assigned the case, but this one is a hot potato – the dead woman is also the wife of one of their fellow cops. As Mike and Terry dig into the victims private life, more bodies turn up . . .
Is someone stalking the house flippers or is the murderer after cops wives? Either way, Mike and Terry have to track down the killer before he murders his next logical target Marilyn Biggs, Terrys wife.
"LAPD homicide detectives Michael Lomax and Terry Biggs take on a killer targeting a group of police officers' wives in Karp's irreverent third mystery (after 2007's Bloodthirsty). When spouses of some of Lomax and Biggs's closest co-workers are found murdered, they begin their investigation by questioning the surviving members of the LA Flippers, the partnership of cop wives who, along with popular mystery writer Nora Bannister, have found a lucrative way to flip houses in the highly competitive Southern California real estate market. With the body count rising and pressure from Lomax and Biggs's superiors to close the case fast, the wisecracking duo must somehow track down a cunning psychopath before Biggs's wife becomes the killer's next target. Blending the gritty realism of a Joseph Wambaugh police procedural with the sardonic humor of Janet Evanovich, Karp delivers a treat that's not only laugh-out-loud funny but also remarkably suspenseful." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A cops wife has been murdered. As LAPD detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs investigate, a second cops wife is killed. Both women were part of an ingenious real estate scheme run by bestselling murder mystery author Nora Bannister: she buys a house in L.A. dirt cheap, and while her partners turn it into a showplace, Nora murders someone there—in her next book. When the house goes on the market, theres a bidding frenzy. It seems a lot of people want to live in a house where a fictional character has died a violent death.
Is someone stalking the house flippers, or is the murderer after cops wives? Either way, Lomax and Biggs have to track down the killer before he (or she) murders the next logical target—Marilyn Biggs, Terrys wife.
About the Author
An award-winning former advertising executive, MARSHALL KARP is a playwright, a screenwriter, and has written and produced numerous TV shows. Having paid his dues in Hollywood, he began killing the people he used to work with. His first novel, The Rabbit Factory, set in a Disneyesque studio, introduces LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. In Bloodthirsty, they returned when some of the most powerful and hated men in show business turn up dead. Marshall is at work on the further adventures of Lomax & Biggs deep in the woods of New Yorks Hudson Valley, where he subsists on nuts, berries, and reader feedback. If youd like to be a character in Marshalls next book, visit his site at www.lomaxandbiggs.com. The link that lets you enter the contest isnt that easy to find, but then, you like a good mystery, dont you? Please visit him at www.lomaxandbiggs.com
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