A Few Good Murders

Maggie Mars Mysteries (Volume 2 of 2)

Cady Kalian

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Maggie Mars is a struggling screenwriter whose big break is happening now. Her latest script is being filmed and Maggie's on the set. But Maggie thinks that the lead actress is playing her character all wrong and tells her. A screaming match ensues. 
 
So when said actress is found dead with her head bashed in with her own Oscar, Maggie is viewed as a "person of interest". She tries to keep a low profile and cooperate with the police. Complicating things is the fact that one of the deputies on the case is a former lover of Joe Camanetti, the sometime/longtime love of Maggie's life. 
 
And somewhere out there is a killer who thinks Maggie is just too clever for her own good.
 
Memo #312 to Maggie: Never write murder scenarios too good for a killer to pass up...

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“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
 
"A delicious mystery dripping with cool insider references. I dare you to put it down!"--Vicki Lewis Thompson, New York Times best-selling author of Gone with the Nerd 

"A droll and delightful mystery about the real Hollywood, the screenwriters Hollywood, a place often short on drollery and delight."--Susan Isaacs, author of Anyplace I Hang My Hat

"A thrilling whodunit with one of the most likeable heroines in modern history. Characters are brought to life with vividness and a unique blend of irony, wit and intelligence."--Brenda Strong, actress, aka Mary Alice Young of Desperate Housewives.

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Cady Kalian

Cady Kalian is the pseudonym for two Hollywood icons: Irma Kalish, an award-winning television writer with more than three hundred scripts to her credit and a past vice president and board member of the Writers Guild of America, west, and Naomi Gurian, an attorney and former executive director of the Writer's Guild of America, west.

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A Few Good Murders
Cady Kalian

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September 2008
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ISBN: 9781466840409
ISBN10: 1466840404
288 pages
$7.99
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