Kindle Price: $4.99

Save $9.96 (67%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Get the Free Kindle App

Enter email or phone number to get a link

Processing your request...

The Picture Kills (The Quintana Adventures) Kindle Edition

43 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$4.99

Length: 396 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Matchbook Price: $0.99 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.
The Quintana Adventures

The One I Was
The One I Was by Eliza Graham
A beautiful and haunting tale of friendship, redemption and forgiveness across generations. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Ian Bull is the pen name of Donald Ian Bull, a TV producer and director turned thriller novelist. His TV credits include The Real World, The Osbournes, and Dr.90210. He grew up in San Francisco, attended UC Berkeley and then UCLA, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he likes to follow them around with a notebook and write down all the hilarious things they say. You can also read his blog about life if California at www.californiabull.blogspot.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 803 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 5, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MH3KDSC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #836,204 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Ian Bull is the pen name of Donald Ian Bull, a TV producer turned thriller novelist.

The Picture Kills is his first book, and the sequel, Six Passengers, Five Parachutes, will be out in 2015.

Both feature former army reconnaissance photographer Steven Quintana and movie star Julia Travers.

Donald Ian Bull also wrote The Reality Director and Producer Guidebook, which teaches you how to direct true documentaries for television, without needing to add the word "reality" in quotes.

He also writes a blog called CaliforniaBull, about growing up, living, working, and raising a family in California.

You can check out his work at IanBullAuthor.com, IntersectionProductions.com and CaliforniaBull.com.

He also gives kudos to his editors and publishers, Lisa Cerasoli and Ken Atchity of Story Merchant.

He grew up in San Francisco, attended UC Berkeley and then UCLA, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By tonirific on May 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I hadn't read a thriller in a long time, but this one held my interest and I totally enjoyed it. Each chapter leaves you wanting more. I love that there are two narrators -- one, a tough military guy-turned-paparazzo, the other, a beautiful actress with a no-nonsense personality. Maybe it's because I'm a girl, but I liked the Hollywood angle and the hints of romance that came along with the action (which is gripping!). There are cool locales, a good villain and some great payoffs at the end. Whether you're a thriller fan or not, I bet you'll enjoy THE PICTURE KILLS.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LuckyE on June 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I hardly have time to leisurely read anymore and really miss it. Luckily a friend who knows how much I crave mysteries and all those convoluted plots suggested this book to me..YEY! It was riveting from the first page, a quick read and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. As someone who works in the entertainment industry, I felt that author Ian Bull certainly captured the essence of many strong willed personalities..AND the behind the scene dramas that can take place! LOVED IT!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. B. on December 20, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a page turner! The writing style is clean and fast paced putting the reader right there at every moment of this suspense thriller. A great book to escape into and ignore all the other things you should be doing. I look forward to the next book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By msp on July 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
In the thriller genre. Ian Bull's first novel is an exciting summer read that plays against the sleazy underbelly of Hollywood and dark memories of a military past. The protagonist is reluctant hero (the best ones always are) just making a living as a paparazzo who knows his way around movie sets, premieres, and nightlife to get the photos that will one day buy his way out.
Until he runs into a beautiful up and coming starlet in peril with some seriously criminal elements. Elements her has seen before.
Expect this book to be made into a major action thriller blockbuster one day. From the jungles of Central America to Hollywood to the blue Cays of the Bahamas the story weaves its way through an exotic trail of intrigue that will keep you enthralled.
Plus there is an ingenious use of coconuts by our hero that you won't see coming.
Buy the book and take the trip.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vik Marshall on July 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
"The Picture Kills" by Ian Bull

A Steven Quintana Novel

A great summer read! If you like strong and determined characters like Lee Childs' Jack Reacher and James Patterson's Alex Cross, this is right up your alley.

Redemption, greed, egos and violence are intertwined within a Hollywood setting in a Bahamian paradise.

I love how Bull uses two 1st person voices to put the reader in the challenged mindset of his two main characters, photographer Steven Quintana and actress, Julia Tavers. Bull's attention to detail in Hollywood productions and adventure survival skills takes the reader on a page turning ride filled with suspense and unexpected turns.

Looking forward to the next in Bull's series of Steven Quintana novels.

Well written and entertaining.

Vik Marsh
Los Angeles, CA
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Lofgren on July 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
The Picture Kills grabs you from the outset. The reader is taken on a thrilling ride through the celebrity obsessed world of Hollywood to the remote islands of the Bahamas. Bouncing back and forth between a young starlet and a war weary ex-Army Ranger reconnaissance photographer, Bull keeps you on your toes and your interest in what is coming next piqued. I could not put this book down and was thoroughly satisfied and delighted with the high action climax and conclusion. I highly recommend this debut novel - a GREAT summer read!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AndreaP on June 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Set in Hollywood's high stakes and high glamour world of billionaires and movie stars, this page turner sucks you in and doesn't spit you out until the last page. This thriller's twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end. Author Ian Bull has managed to deliver a real insider's perspective to the Hollywood PR machine and to filmmaking.

Andrea Pilat
Television Producer
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lorena David on August 20, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I agree with the other reviewers. This is a fun thriller with the added value of giving great insight to the entertainment industry. I also like the survival tips you learn throughout. The lead female was specific and strong so I really liked that as well. I definitely recommend for any fan of action thrillers and anyone who wants an inside look at film making.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in