Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Book ~ "The Rabbit Factory" (2007) Marshall Karp

From ~ Welcome to Lamaar Studios. Once a small Southern California animation house, it has grown into an entertainment conglomerate encompassing movies, television, music, video games, and a sprawling theme park called Familyland.

When an actor portraying Familyland's beloved mascot, Rambunctious Rabbit, is brutally murdered on park grounds, Lamaar executives fear that their idyllic image of '50s America will be shattered. Feeling pressure from the studio, LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs must conduct their investigation while avoiding the public eye.

But as more murders are committed, Lomax and Biggs uncover a sinister plot. Someone has a vendetta against Lamaar, a vendetta worth killing for. With the media closing in and political pressure mounting, the partners must race to discover the Lamaar-hating madman before he brings the family entertainment giant to its knees.

After reading and enjoying Karp's third book in the Lomax and Biggs series a couple weeks ago, I wanted to read the first two (this is the first one).

It's quite long (632 pages) but good ... I didn't find it dragged.

Interesting twists along the way and I didn't figure out who dunnit 'til the end when it was revealed.

And it's not just a murder mystery ... you meet Mike Lomax whose wife had died six months earlier and how he is getting on with his life. His wife left nine letters for him to open, one a month (similar to PS, Cecilia's Ahern's PS, I Love You).

So if you are looking for a mystery with humour, you should check it out.

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