Sunday, September 19, 2010
Cut, Paste, Kill by Marshall Karp
When Eleanor Bellingham-Crump---a socialite responsible for the death of a ten-year-old boy---turns up murdered on the floor of a Hollywood hotel bathroom, Lomax and Biggs are confronted with a crime of artistic brutality. Along with the scissors sticking out of Eleanor’s lifeless body, the two detectives find a meticulous scrapbook documenting a motive for vengeance in lurid detail.
As more bodies are discovered, each one connected by the intricate scrapbooks left at the murder scenes, Mike and Terry are on the hunt for a vigilante stalking unpunished criminals. They must race to decode the meaning behind the scrapbooks before the crafty avenger has time to cut and paste the story for another kill.
With laugh-out-loud humor and crackling dialogue, the chapters hurtle toward a killer finale in the most thrilling Lomax & Biggs adventure yet.
Cut, Paste Kill is my first Lomax and Biggs mystery and it won’t be my last. I found this book to be fairly enjoyable. Lomax and Biggs are two cops that are trying to solve the murders of various individuals whose only connection are scrapbooks the murderer has left behind detailing these individual’s lives and wrongdoings. This pair of wise-cracking cops had me chuckling as I read each chapter. This book has a few twists and turns that kept my glued to each page. It is a very entertaining murder mystery.
Disclosure: This book was borrowed from my local library.