Brett Tanager is writer-producer of the hottest detective show on TV. That is, until the mistakes of one dreadful night send her careening into downward spiral of drink, drugs and despair. Losing everything, close to rock bottom, she is approached by her ex’s daughter whose best friend has gone missing Brett’s attempt to help plunges her into a dark disturbing journey through moneyed Hollywood and its sinister underside, pitting her against the cunning of a ruthless killer and a web of deceit in which the darkest secrets may be her own.
Liz Ryan has always known she was adopted, but it never held much significance for her. She has everything she’s ever wanted: loving parents, a busy life in Los Angeles, a career as an up-and-coming surgeon. Then she finds out the truth about her birth. Learning that her birth mother was a Saudi Arabian concubine, Liz sets forth on a remarkable journey. She accepts a job in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and begins her search for the woman who gave up her infant daughter to save her life. Before long Liz is draw into the plight of a people on the brink of war. And into the intimate and hostile world of the women behind the veil.
Aspiring actress Mary Jane Shady, the heroine of Carr’s raunchy, overdone, sometimes crude comedy, was nicknamed Topsy Dingo Wild Dog by her high-school boyfriend Bobby Henderson after he forced her to have sex with a dog, then ditched her. Now 35, Mary Jane is returning to Uncertain, her hometown in west Texas, for her 20th high-school reunion, full of lust for married Bobby, obsessive guilt over her sexual secret and trepidation because the townies think she’s a Hollywood star–when in fact she does peanut-butter commercials. She is unaware that Ralph Painter, her obnoxious agent, and Arabella du Noir, black model turned advertising honcho, will soon arrive in Uncertain for an on-location shoot. In her first novel, playwright and producer Carr lampoons small-town tackiness, crass materialism, anti-Semitism and racism. Uncertain’s unconventional residents include Baby Flowers, who takes striptease strolls through town; Mary Jane’s mother, who runs a funeral parlor; and her 75-year-old Aunt Lottie, deflowered on a car top by her hubby Leo, who sports a Garfield the Cat tattoo on his chest.
A fast-paced “femme noir” Hollywood crime novel, with a female protagonist as flawed and heroic as the men in Chandler, Hammet, Ellroy and Block.
Learning that her birth mother was a Saudi Arabian concubine, Liz sets forth on a remarkable journey. She accepts a job in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and begins her search…
Aspiring actress Mary Jane Shady, the heroine of Carr’s raunchy, overdone, sometimes crude comedy, was nicknamed Topsy Dingo Wild Dog by her high-school boyfriend Bobby Henderson after…
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