Live at 10.00 : Dead at 10.15
Sonya Iverson is an ambitious Midwesterner striving to succeed in New York City as a producer for a TV newsmagazine. She's frustrated at being trapped in the ghetto of "fluff" when she wants to cover hard news. Sonya is about to learn that "fluff" has a hard core. Behind the scenes at an annual fashion industry awards dinner, Sonya discovers a just-out-of-rehab supermodel clutching a bloody dagger and standing over the body of Harriet Franklin, the glamorous wife of a fashion industry mogul. Suspects abound. Was the killer the supermodel, whose comeback Harriett was threatening to derail? The internationally-renowned designer recently fired at Harriett's bidding? The fashion magazine editor Harriett first bribed and then blackmailed? Or even Harriett's long-suffering husband, who may have finally had all he could take of his shrewish wife?Eager to break this career-making story, Sonya doesn't realize that her interviews are bringing her closer and closer to the murderer. Close enough to become the next fashion victim . . . .
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 106.7 x 170.2 x 22.9mm | 136.08g
- 01 Sep 2005
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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Praise for" Live at 10:00, Dead at 10:15" "Fast-paced and funny-a debut with style."--"Kirkus Reviews" "A well-written suspense [novel] that has a captivating conclusion."--"Romantic Times Bookclub" "As someone who loves mysteries - and, of course, fashion - I couldn't wait to read the book. I was not disappointed. Klensch ably pulled it off, with the kind of plotting that kept me awake and guessing till the end."--Evelyn Theiss, The Cleveland Plain Dealer "A stylish work of fiction. Suspects abound throughout the mystery like celebrities at a Hollywood premiere."-"Fashion Flash,"--Tulsa World "Elsa proved that television coverage of fashion could be successful. Now she proves that she is as good at writing fiction as she is in front of a camera."--Oscar de la Renta "No one communicates with more style or more authority than Elsa Klensch. She's the ultimate insider."--Donna Karan "Only Elsa could fashion such a lively murderous tale."--Calvin Klein "If Mickey Spillane dealt in dress patterns and couture instead of lead and vengeance, this is the kind of book he'd write. Brisk and sharp, building to a satisfying and hilarious payoff."--"New York Post" "It's impossible not to wonder who the real-life models for her characters were. This is a fun and fast-paced read, with lots of dish on an industry that can be as ugly as it is beautiful."--"Calgary Herald"
About Elsa Klensch
Elsa Klensch was the producer and host of CNN's groundbreaking fashion and design program, "Style with Elsa Klensch." Klensch has anchored Spring and Fall fashion show coverage for the cable channel Trio and has written articles for "House Beautiful, Elle Decor," and other magazines and newspapers, and writes a monthly column on jewelry for gem.net. Klensch has lectured about fashion and design at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Historical Society, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and elsewhere. Among the many awards Klensch has received are the Woman of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League and an Order of Merit from the Italian government. She has been elected to the International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame. Klensch's first book "Style," a heavily illustrated compendium of fashion tips and tricks, was a "New York Times" bestseller. Her series of mysteries starring television fashion journalist Sonya Iverson begins with "Live at 10:00, Dead at 10:15."