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Death of a Supermodel (Laura Carnegie Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1558 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OCFE5M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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I moved to Los Angeles to study screenwriting at USC, and even though you couldn't drag me back into the screenwriting business with the promise of money or candy, I love screenplay structure. Use it all the time. It is the crowbar that removes my head from my rectum when such a procedure is required.

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Format: Kindle Edition
Things I love about this book:
1. It doesn't offer a fetishistic, glamorous view of the fashion industry. It is grounded on a phenomenal amount of insider, no-frills know-how that gives the book a layer of credibility you don't find in other books set in the fashion world.
2. Laura Carnegie. The main character isn't beautiful; she's cynical and bitter; she often says very stupid things she regrets; and she doesn't have everything figured out from the beginning. In short, she's much more real and relatable than most who-done-it heroines who always seem to be unrealistically sexy and cool.
3. I genuinely didn't know who the killer was. Usually I do, but there was never a moment where I felt like I was ahead of the book.
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Laura and Ruby are on a roll with their new Fashion House first big show.
Everything is going great even with the usual problems concerning the "Giraffes" (that is supermodels to you and me). Just as the show is ready to begin, Laura finds her top Giraffe dead in the bathroom.

Suddenly, Ruby is accused of her murder and the police are convinced that she is the murderer after discovering some new information about her relationship with the model. Laura doesn't believe the police will continue to search for the real killer so she starts her own investigation. Laura, with a little help from her friends begins to uncover information about an under age model agency that might lead to the real killer.

Christine DeMaio-Rice style of writing is full of wit and humor that adds a lot of fun and charm to her stories, this book even more so than the first in this series. What drives the story for me are the characters, they all are unique in one way or the other and as the story progresses we find out more about them. The personal relationships between Laura and her ex boss Jeremy and most interesting Ruby and her new relationship are at the fore front of this story. All the characters that we loved and hated are back again aiding Laura to help find a murderer and save her business.

If you liked the Stephanie Plum books you will not be disappointed with these characters, Ms. DeMaio-Rice's characters are just as flawed and funny but in a different way that is enjoyable. I am looking for to the next installment in Laura and Ruby's life and relationships. I was lucky enough to be offer this books to read and review with no restrictions as to a good review.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Ms. DeMaio-Rice also did the beautiful cover art for this book, it seems she is very talented in more than just writing.
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Death of a Supermodel is characterized by the same trademark wit and sarcasm I've come to associate with this author. The main character is one of those women who takes no ca-ca and comes out swinging like a he!!cat on the other side. In this installment of DeMaio-Rice's Fashion Avenue mysteries, Laura and her sister find themselves embroiled in a scheme even closer to home than the death of the first book (Dead Is the New Black) -- and Laura's sister just might be in trouble. Laura -- as determined as a momma hen on an egg -- refuses to let her sister fall for something she didn't do, and takes it upon herself to figure out just what really happened.

As good, if not better than the first book. This series belongs front-facing on the shelves of a major bookstore.

DeMaio-Rice is a talented voice in the mystery genre with a certain je ne sais quoi that is unbeatable.

My favorite line hands down -- "You can't take the hard things too seriously, really. It all works out in the end."
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Overall Feedback: So Christine asks me to review the second in her series and I figure, what the heck I hate her main character, might as well. I began the story knowing I was going to hate Laura and holding onto that hate as best as I could. Then as the pages began falling away and the story started comforting me like my favorite blanket I felt something other than hate. About halfway through the story I stopped reading as I realized that I was beginning to like Laura. No this could not happen, she is a pretentious B**** afterall. Picking back up on reading I let go of the hate and I began trying to help Laura telepathetically help her sister. I would have to place this book as a have to read. Going from the first to the second shows you how an author can/should be able to turn your feelings for a character.

Point of View: Once again you are looking at Laura (fashionista detective).

Voice: I was so ingrained in thew characters that I did not even begin to check for author voice. Personally I think that Christine is all about wit.

Character Development: Wow, Christine is able to take your emotions for a character and confuse them to the point of being convuluted just to drop you back off at endearment. You will begin to argue for Laura. (I did)

Plot: In every book we read we are always driven forward by the plot. Without a good plot the story dies and we never finish. With that said you should hold on for dear life because this book's plot does not drive you, it drags you.

Dialogue: I only know what I know of the fashion world from TV and the first book in this series. With that said I would have to say that the dialogue is smooth and effortless. One question though "Giraffes" really?
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