Acclaimed television writer Marshall Karp has been lauded for his Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs mysteries, including The Rabbit Factory. These two contentious friends investigate Hollywood homicides that no one else will touch. In their second teaming, Lomax and Biggs are on the trail of a killer who knocked off one of the most despised men in the movie industry. There’s only one problem - the lead suspect just got plugged as well.
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Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.
I listened to this, the second in the Lomax & Biggs series. It's a tragic story, but is not a normal mystery since we find out early on who is carrying out the killing and why. The book is better than the first, The Rabbit Factory, in that it is no longer than it needs to be; it is funnier and has more believable characters. The narrator, Tom Stechschulte, is terrific, making it much more fun to listen to than to read.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
Another fun Lomax and Biggs mystery. I felt that it took a bit to get going but in the mean time it was full of laughs and intrigue. Well written with great wit that made me laugh out loud a number of times. ‘Bloodthirsty’ is a well written romp through Hollywood, with a great set of characters that will make you thirsty for more!
Mr Stechschulte brings the characters to life and really adds to the enjoyment of the story!
There isn't really that much unique out original about Lomax and Biggs. The plot here would make a great episode of CSI or Criminal Minds or almost any other cop show. But the book, and the series, have three major selling points: 1) superior narration; 2) a "laugh out loud" sense of humor; and 3) perfectly proportioned, bite-sized chunks. In other words, it's fun to listen to and exactly as long as it needs to be.
How did this book get the good reviews it got? The book was very crude, boring, predictable, and was just awful. Narrator was decent. Wanted all of the characters to die it was that bad and painful.
This is a great story - Karp's characters are lively and fun. Unfortunately, the narrator, who has a great voice, make VERY AUDIBLE mouth noises....ick! I don't want to hear all that swallowing and smacking. I listen to a lot of audio books and I've never experienced this. It kind of wrecked the listen.
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