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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: RecordedBooks (2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1428148108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1428148109
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,837,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Before collaborating with best selling author James Patterson, Marshall Karp was in advertising, where the punishment for creating award-winning TV campaigns is to put the writer in charge of an entire department and tell him to stop writing ads. Trapped in a corner office, Karp wrote a play, "Squabbles," which attracted the attention of network executives. He created "Everything's Relative," a CBS comedy starring Jason Alexander, moved to LA to become writer/producer for the NBC hit, "Amen," then served as writer/co-executive producer for ABC's "Baby Talk" and several other long forgotten TV series. A feature film, "Just Looking," directed by Jason Alexander, was released in 2000.

Karp returned to NY, and in 2006 he fulfilled a long-time fantasy by killing many of the people he worked with in Hollywood. His first novel, "The Rabbit Factory," set in a Disneyesque studio, introduces LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs. Three more Lomax and Biggs mysteries followed ("Bloodthirsty," "Flipping Out," and "Cut, Paste, Kill"). In 2011 he coauthored the #1 NY Times bestseller "Kill Me If You Can" with James Patterson. A second collaboration, "NYPD Red," followed in 2012. "NYPD Red 2" will be released in March 2014.

In 2002 Karp joined the Board of Advisors of Vitamin Angels and is one of the architects of Operation 20/20, whose goal is to prevent blindness and dramatically reduce mortality rates among the 200 million children around the world who suffer from Vitamin A deficiency. More than you could possibly want to know can be found at www.karpkills.com

Customer Reviews

Great dialog and chemistry between the main characters.
Kelly A. Weddington
I read Rabbit Factory awhile ago and immmediately pre-ordered Bloodthirsty.
B. McClellan
Very fast moving with Karp's quick whit and a great storyline.
Gary R. Nedd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott Coffman on February 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
With first novels, authors have as many months or years as they desire to hone their work, polishing every phrase and plot twist until it truly shines. When authoring a series--which normally publish at least one title per year--there is often a marked drop in quality when the second novel comes around, owing to the shortened time in which the author has to create the next adventure.

Bloodthirsty, the second and latest in Marshall Karp's series of Lomax and Biggs novels, is that rare second novel that is as impressive as the first. The Rabbit Factory, the witty and winning first entry in the series (now in paperback), traversed a roomy 700-plus pages to spin its addictive spell of murder, intrigue, and comedy. By contrast, Bloodthirsty is a comparatively modest 425 pages, with nary a wasted word or phrase. Karp so successfully populated his first book with memorable and worthy characters that in this work a simple word or phrase illuminates a new facet to their personalities that lesser authors might spend pages to accomplish. It is comforting to read a mystery written by a new master: You never fear an improbable ending, a character who behaves contrary to his previously-delineated nature, or some grand deus ex machina which brings your reading pleasure to a grinding halt. Karp plays fair, but he plays for keeps.

Detectives Lomax and Biggs, destined to join the pantheon of both great detective and great comedic duos, return again. Their quarry's victims are completely drained of blood, and the drainees run the gamut from minor drug kingpins to Hollywood royalty. Despite the gruesome nature of the crimes, Karp writes compellingly fiction without resorting to stomach-turning, CSI-style theatrics; he's not genteel, just not needlessly graphic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Guy on June 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is my First Review and I hope it helps people out when choosing a book. Im no Book Reviewer but I really enjoyed this book.

Well I have to Say that Karp Did another Great Job. I really enjoyed his first novel The Rabbit Factory about a Disneyland-esque mystery with Two detectives names Lomax and Biggs. Two or the many characters you just love.

I knew that when he came out with another one I had to get it. When I heard that Blood Thirsty, another Lomax and Biggs mystery, was ready to come out, I Went to the book store at least once a week to see if it came in, because of crossed lines with release dates. I finally got it!!

I could not put it down. I found myself looking for opportunities just to be able to read a few chapters. I had a blast reading it too.

There are very few times were I get a book and start reading and actually avoid going out with friends just to see what happends next. Blood Thirsty had me Laughing out loud and captivated by the murders. There is now, an even more Defined Spot on my couch where I sit and read. I Highly suggest this book to anyone, Its a great read and a lot of fun. I hope he Comes out with another Biggs/Lomax Mystery soon!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2010
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This is the second book I am reading, and just like the Rabbit factory, I love every line in the book and don't want it to end, at the same time cannot wait to see the end. I love the characters, the twists, the jokes but most of all the story. Fantastic written with great humor and a very intriguing plot. Like the first one, the reader sees both sides of the murder, and do not symphatize with the murderer, but can understand why it is happening.
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"If you're going to spend your day trying to figure out how dead people got dead," Mike Lomax reflects near the beginning of Marshall Karp's second novel, "you need...the Forensics Trifecta. Brains, heart, and a twisted sense of humor." Not surprisingly, BLOODTHIRSTY, once again featuring Lomax and his wisecracking partner Terry Biggs, has the whole Trifecta down pat.

In their first book, 2006's THE RABBIT FACTORY, Biggs and Lomax solved a high-profile series of murders behind the scenes at Southern California's largest theme park. At the beginning of BLOODTHIRSTY, our heroes have stars (and dollar signs) in their eyes after they're approached by a director who wants to make a movie based on that case. All that's missing is funding from big-time producer Barry Gerber, one of the most powerful (and most despised) men in Hollywood.

After Gerber fails to attend the premiere of one of his own movies, it appears that Gerber himself may be missing as well. When the famous producer's body turns up in a garbage can, the biggest challenge facing Biggs and Lomax may be figuring out who's not on the list of suspects. A puzzling cause of death and a lengthy list of possible perpetrators results in a complicated mystery --- one that Biggs, at least, hopes will result not only in a closed case but also another movie deal.

Like Marshall Karp's debut, BLOODTHIRSTY is worthwhile as much for the repartee between its main characters as it is for its mystery plot. Terry Biggs's sarcastic sense of humor, as well as Mike Lomax's often-failed attempts to rein in Biggs's more outrageous jokes, give the novel a lighthearted approach that tempers the rather gruesome nature of the crimes.
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