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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

OConnor, a vivacious, free-spirited young journalist known for her penetrating celebrity interviews, is bent on unearthing secrets long ago buried by the handsome showbiz team of singer Vince Collins and comic Lanny Morris. These two highly desirable men, once inseparable (and insatiable, where women were concerned), were driven apart by a bizarre and unexplained death in which one of them may have played the part of murderer. As the tart-tongued, eye-catching OConnor ventures deeper into this unsolved mystery, she finds herself compromisingly coiled around both men, knowing more about them than they realize and less than she might like, but increasingly fearful that she now knows far too much.

Review:

"[S]plashy and amusing....Slickly funny showbiz romp with lots of great scenery." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"[H]ugely entertaining....Holmes has a wonderful feeling for period detail, and the '60s and '70s spring vividly back to horrific life through the brilliant narration of the romantically susceptible O'Connor....[A] glittering ride." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[L]iterate, witty, and atmospheric....The plotline will command readers' interest, but what will probably knock them out is the dead-on way Holmes captures the comedy team's speech cadences and sybaritic habits...a compelling backdrop for villainy." Connie Fletcher, Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"A big, juicy book with pungent dialogue, vivid descriptions, [and] outsized characters....[B]eautifully rendered, polished to a sheen. Holmes seduces us." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"It should be no surprise that...Holmes's first novel is an insider's look at the world of show business. To be precise, it is an exceedingly clever, somewhat troubling thriller based on the lives of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis." Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Holmes, who has won honors galore for his inventive storytelling on Broadway and elsewhere...delivers...a giddy fun-house ride through bygone eras." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Delectable...a wonderfully witty first novel....It'll keep you tossing and turning pages all night long!" Newsweek

Review:

"[T]hanks to [O'Connor's] freewheeling voice, Truth is engrossing from start to finish. Just don't lend it to your Sue Grafton-loving grandma — the menage a trois with a theme-park Alice in Wonderland might be too much for the old gal. (Grade: A-)" Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Giddily sordid, ridiculously pleasurable." The Onion

Review:

"[Holmes's] breezy, witty prose perfectly captures an era when style meant more than substance, airlines served gourmet in-flight meals, and charity telethons were the only reality shows on TV." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Review:

"[N]otable for its wit, snappy dialog, and uncanny sense of Hollywood glitz, backstage politics, and dirty deeds....Highly recommended." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"A hilarious send-up of the entertainment industry." USA Today

Review:

"A taut thriller....Swiftly paced....[Where the Truth Lies] builds in intensity and in plot development right to the final twists." Houston Chronicle

Review:

"Where the Truth Lies is a beguiling suspense novel. It's sexy and surprising, witty and intriguing. I was hooked from the very first page." Candace Bushnell, author of Sex in the City and Four Blondes

Review:

"Days after you finish this book, you'll still feel the narrator's voice elbowing through your brain. Fully realized characters, ruthless commentary, and a beautifully dark sense of humor — all masquerading as a hyper-clever mystery. You won't look at the truth the same way again." Brad Meltzer, author of The Millionaires

Review:

"Rupert Holmes seats you gently next to an irresistible narrator only to entangle you completely in her twisted, dark, exhilarating troubles. The ensuing thriller crosses a Dickensian world of deceit and destiny with the slipping glory of 1970s New York and Los Angeles. Every character is so alive with delicious secrets that you'll never suspect Where the Truth Lies." Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club

Review:

"Five pages into Rupert Holmes's Where the Truth Lies, I was intrigued. Twenty pages in, I was laughing. A hundred pages in, my wife told me to turn off the damned light already and come to bed. This is a book astonishing not only for its intricate plot and rich characters but for the ways in which it finds humor in the darkest of places." Eric Garcia, author of Anonymous Rex and Matchstick Men

Review:

"Rupert Holmes is a genius." Jason Alexander

Synopsis:

Where the Truth Lies is a tour de force of sinister mystery, sly comedy, grand cuisine, and incredible sex — a sensual, sardonic, neo-Dickensian thriller in which a latter-day Alice careens through the seductive Wonderland of New York and Los Angeles in the dark heart of the 1970s.

About the Author

For his Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rupert Holmes became the first person in theatrical history to solely receive Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Music, and Best Lyrics, while Drood itself won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The Mystery Writers of America gave Holmes their coveted Edgar Award for his Broadway comedy-thriller Accomplice, the second time he received their highest honor. He created and wrote all four seasons of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award?winning series Remember WENN, and most recently authored the Broadway hit Say Goodnight, Gracie, based on the life of George Burns. Where the Truth Lies is his first novel; the film rights have been acquired by Atom Egoyan, director of The Sweet Hereafter. Holmes is currently working on a second novel for Random House, to be published in 2004.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812972238
Author:
Holmes, Rupert
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Entertainers
Subject:
Romance - Adult
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 1, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.12x5.18x.95 in. .74 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812972238 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[S]plashy and amusing....Slickly funny showbiz romp with lots of great scenery."
"Review" by , "[H]ugely entertaining....Holmes has a wonderful feeling for period detail, and the '60s and '70s spring vividly back to horrific life through the brilliant narration of the romantically susceptible O'Connor....[A] glittering ride."
"Review" by , "[L]iterate, witty, and atmospheric....The plotline will command readers' interest, but what will probably knock them out is the dead-on way Holmes captures the comedy team's speech cadences and sybaritic habits...a compelling backdrop for villainy."
"Review" by , "A big, juicy book with pungent dialogue, vivid descriptions, [and] outsized characters....[B]eautifully rendered, polished to a sheen. Holmes seduces us."
"Review" by , "It should be no surprise that...Holmes's first novel is an insider's look at the world of show business. To be precise, it is an exceedingly clever, somewhat troubling thriller based on the lives of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis."
"Review" by , "Holmes, who has won honors galore for his inventive storytelling on Broadway and elsewhere...delivers...a giddy fun-house ride through bygone eras."
"Review" by , "Delectable...a wonderfully witty first novel....It'll keep you tossing and turning pages all night long!"
"Review" by , "[T]hanks to [O'Connor's] freewheeling voice, Truth is engrossing from start to finish. Just don't lend it to your Sue Grafton-loving grandma — the menage a trois with a theme-park Alice in Wonderland might be too much for the old gal. (Grade: A-)"
"Review" by , "Giddily sordid, ridiculously pleasurable."
"Review" by , "[Holmes's] breezy, witty prose perfectly captures an era when style meant more than substance, airlines served gourmet in-flight meals, and charity telethons were the only reality shows on TV."
"Review" by , "[N]otable for its wit, snappy dialog, and uncanny sense of Hollywood glitz, backstage politics, and dirty deeds....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "A hilarious send-up of the entertainment industry."
"Review" by , "A taut thriller....Swiftly paced....[Where the Truth Lies] builds in intensity and in plot development right to the final twists."
"Review" by , "Where the Truth Lies is a beguiling suspense novel. It's sexy and surprising, witty and intriguing. I was hooked from the very first page."
"Review" by , "Days after you finish this book, you'll still feel the narrator's voice elbowing through your brain. Fully realized characters, ruthless commentary, and a beautifully dark sense of humor — all masquerading as a hyper-clever mystery. You won't look at the truth the same way again."
"Review" by , "Rupert Holmes seats you gently next to an irresistible narrator only to entangle you completely in her twisted, dark, exhilarating troubles. The ensuing thriller crosses a Dickensian world of deceit and destiny with the slipping glory of 1970s New York and Los Angeles. Every character is so alive with delicious secrets that you'll never suspect Where the Truth Lies."
"Review" by , "Five pages into Rupert Holmes's Where the Truth Lies, I was intrigued. Twenty pages in, I was laughing. A hundred pages in, my wife told me to turn off the damned light already and come to bed. This is a book astonishing not only for its intricate plot and rich characters but for the ways in which it finds humor in the darkest of places."
"Review" by , "Rupert Holmes is a genius."
"Synopsis" by , Where the Truth Lies is a tour de force of sinister mystery, sly comedy, grand cuisine, and incredible sex — a sensual, sardonic, neo-Dickensian thriller in which a latter-day Alice careens through the seductive Wonderland of New York and Los Angeles in the dark heart of the 1970s.
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