Cut, Paste, Kill
Lomax and Biggs Mystery #4
When Eleanor Bellingham-Crump—an unrepentant socialite who is responsible for the drunk-driving death of a 10-year-old boy—turns up murdered on the floor of a Hollywood hotel bathroom, Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs are confronted with a crime of artistic brutality. Along with the scissors sticking from Eleanor’s lifeless body, the two detectives find a meticulous scrapbook documenting a motive of vengeance in lurid detail.
As more bodies are discovered, each one connected by the intricate scrapbooks left at the scene, Lomax and Biggs are on the hunt for a vigilante stalking unpunished criminals. They must race to decode the meaning behind the scrapbooks before the crafty avenger has time to cut and paste the story for another kill.
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“KARP OFFERS MULTIPLE TWISTS THAT WILL KEEP MOST READERS GUESSING UNTIL THE END, and balances the grim plot with Biggs’s inexhaustible supply of genuinely humorous one-liners. Kinky Friedman and Carl Hiaasen fans should latch onto this series.”
—Publishers Weekly STARRED review
“MARSHALL KARP IS AN EXCEPTIONAL WORDSMITH. The repartee crackles with great humor, the characterizations are vivid, the narrative flow impeccable, and you’ll be stunned by the triple-twist at the end.”
—Scott Coffman, Louisville Courier-Journal
“MARSHALL KARP IS THE ONLY AUTHOR I know who can get big laughs out of murdering someone.”