Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Box Office Poison

Box Office Poison

A Linnet Ellery Novel

The Linnet Ellery Series (Volume 2)

Phillipa Bornikova

Tor Books




What happens when exquisitely beautiful elves start getting all the roles in Hollywood? Human actors sue, that's what. In a desperate attempt to keep the squabbling inside the Screen Actors Guild from going public, the president of SAG forces the two sides into arbitration.

Enter Linnet Ellery, a human lawyer working for a vampire law firm, to serve as arbitrator. Linnet discovers that there are sinister forces at work in Tinsel Town determined to shatter the fragile peace between elves, vampires, werewolves, and humans. Someone has been coercing famous elven actors into committing sudden and terrible acts of violence against humans in a series of tragedies that could turn the tide of public opinion against all the supernatural Powers.

During the course of her investigations Linnet realizes that a puzzling secret surrounds her, and that a strange power has been affecting the very course of her life. . . .

Phillipa Bornikova's Box Office Poison: A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year



I looked out the plane's window at Los Angeles, and it looked like any other airport. No palm trees in evidence. No movie stars strolling across the tarmac toward private jets. No surfboards. The only difference between LAX and...


Praise for Box Office Poison

“Phillipa is a great writer and she has the inside scoop on the world she's writing about. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.” —Carrie Vaughn, bestselling author of the Kitty Norville series on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

“John Grisham meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.... A fast, fun, furious read.” —M. L. N. Hanover, author of The Black Sun's Daughter on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

“A fresh take on both urban fantasy and the classic legal thriller. An intelligent, gripping debut!” —Jaye Wells, author of the Sabina Kane series on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

“Fresh and exciting... A great new voice in urban fantasy.” —Cathy Clamp, USA Today bestselling author on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

“Strong storytelling, appealing characters, and an intriguing setting make this urban fantasy series opener likely to have great appeal to the genre's many fans.” —Library Journal (Starred Review; Debut of the Month for August 2012) on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

“Linnet's modus operandi--using the law instead of magical weapons against supernatural peril--is a refreshing change of pace. . . . The clever, active protagonist makes this a lively and enjoyable read.” —Publishers Weekly on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

“A refreshing new take on an old idea, with a strong, intelligent and independent protagonist: a highly promising debut.” —Kirkus Reviews on This Case is Gonna Kill Me

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Phillipa Bornikova

PHILLIPA BORNIKOVA has been the story editor of a major network television series, a horse trainer, and an oil company executive. She is the author of The Case Is Going to Kill Me. She lives in the Southwest.

Phillipa Bornikova



    Latest on Facebook


    From the Publisher

    Tor Books

    Latest on Facebook