As Dead as It Gets

As Dead as It Gets

3.08 (48 ratings by Goodreads)
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Maggie Mars used to be a journalist on the East Coast, but now she's come to L.A. to make a name for herself as a screenwriter... and maybe live her fantasy of someday meeting Jack Nicholson. When Roger Urban, her long-time mentor and friend, is found dead--in a splashy red garter and bra--Maggie is determined to find his killer.

Helping Maggie are her legal eagle of a boyfriend and her batty father. Not to mention an L.A. cop who thinks Maggie just might identify the killer. Because of her curiosity and stubbornness--or because he is her ex-boyfriend?
Maggie's always wanted to see her name in lights--and sometimes a girl gets what she wants. She might find out who killed Roger and become a hot news item.

As the next victim.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 349 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 20.3mm | 294.84g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765313642
  • 9780765313645

Review quote

"A sassy, sexy heroine...Maggie's debut could mark a great day for fans of Janet Evanovich." --Kirkus Reviews

"A frenetic and funny debut...Kalian milks plenty of stereotypes, but does so with panache and enough originality to be refreshing." --Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing whodunit with plenty of humor, mystique and fascinating characters." --Romantic Times BookReviews (4 stars)

"Kalian crafts a first-rate mystery while convincingly portraying Hollywood and its shallow and neurotic denizens. An auspicious beginning to what is sure to become a popular series." --Booklist
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About Cady Kalian

Cady Kalian has worked in Hollywood for eight million years and is the cleverest and most beautiful woman alive. All true, except for the fact that Cady Kalian is not alive. She is the pseudonym for two incredible Hollywood icons: Irma Kalish, who is an award-winning television writer with over 300 scripts to her credit and is a past Vice President and current Board member of the Writers Guild of America, and Naomi Gurian, screenwriter and former Executive Director of the Writers Guild of America.
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Rating details

48 ratings
3.08 out of 5 stars
5 8% (4)
4 23% (11)
3 42% (20)
2 23% (11)
1 4% (2)
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