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The Rabbit Factory

The Rabbit Factory
Karp, Marshall
Pgw
Publish date: 2006-05-05
$25.00
1596921749
Hardcover

Synopsis:

Welcome to Familyland, an offshoot of Lamaar StudiosOnce a small, Southern California animation house, it has grown into an entertainment conglomerate encompassing movies, television, music, video games, and a sprawling theme parkWhen an actor portraying Familyland's beloved mascot, Rambunctious Rabbit, is brutally murdered on park grounds, Lamaar executives are worried that the idyllic image of '50s America represented in Familyland will be shatteredThey ask Mike Lomax and his partner Terry Biggs, the LAPD detectives assigned to solve the case, to keep the circumstances surrounding the death of their mascot quiet.

Review:

The Rabbit Factory by Marshall Karp (MacAdam/Cage, 2006) introduces detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Briggs. Familyland, LA's major Disneyland competitor, is under seige after a string of murders that spur bad publicity and threaten to close the park. Lomax, recently widowed, is sent in to solve the case. This is a first novel by Karp, who has written drama and screen plays previously, which is why this mystery reads like a movie with plenty of humor, snappy dialogue and decent police procedural details. I look forward to other cases from these detectives. As Lomax says "Sometimes homicide can be a lot of fun." (p22)

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http://www.lomaxandbiggs.com/
   
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