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Box Office Poison

Linnet Ellery

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. . . .

A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

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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 LaGuardia was the lack of snow.
It was my first trip to the West Coast and I should have been excited. Instead I slumped in my window seat back in steerage and contemplated my exhaustion. I had gotten up at three a.m. so I could brave a blizzard and reach LaGuardia by four thirty so I could catch a six a.m. flight to California. Six and
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“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

“John Grisham meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer…. A fast, fun, furious read.”
—M. L. N. Hanover, author of The Black Sun’s Daughter

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

“Fresh and exciting... A great new voice in urban fantasy.”
—Cathy Clamp, USA Today bestselling author

“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)

“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

“A refreshing new take on an old idea, with a strong, intelligent and independent protagonist: a highly promising debut.”
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  • Phillipa Bornikova

  • PHILLIPA BORNIKOVA has been the story editor of a major network television series, a horse trainer, and an oil company executive. She lives in the Southwest.

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