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Death by Chick Litby Lynn Harris
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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?
"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)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Someone is killing off the competition in the world of chick lit, and would-be author Lola wants to find the killer--and hopefully a book deal will follow. But as Lola digs deeper, the stakes get higher in Harriss hilarious look at the cut-throat world of publishing.
About the Author
Lynn Harris lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY, where everyone is a 'local author.'
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