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Die a Little

(2005)
A novel by

 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
FEMME FATALES

OBSESSIVE LOVE

DOUBLE CROSSES


How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld?

Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott's debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office. Lora's comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love with a mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past.

Made sisters by marriage but not by choice, the bond between Lora and Alice is marred by envy and mistrust. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice's personal history and possibly jealous of Alice's hold on her brother, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. Assuming the role of amateur detective, she uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder.

Lora's fascination with Alice's "sins" increases in direct proportion to the escalation of her own relationship with Mike Standish, a charmingly amoral press agent who appears to know more about his old friend Alice than he reveals. The deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice's secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice's sinister past -- and present.

Steeped in atmospheric suspense and voyeuristic appeal, Die a Little shines as a dark star among Hollywood lights.

 
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Used availability for Megan Abbott's Die a Little


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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Die a Little
Author(s): Megan E Abbott
ISBN: 0-7505-3048-0 / 978-0-7505-3048-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Die a Little: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 0-7862-7646-0 / 978-0-7862-7646-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Die a Little: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 0-7432-6170-4 / 978-0-7432-6170-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Die a Little: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4767-8794-8 / 978-1-4767-8794-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Die A Little
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-84739-346-2 / 978-1-84739-985-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Die a Little
Author(s): Megan E Abbott
ISBN: 1-84652-579-9 / 978-1-84652-579-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: Die a Little
Author(s): Megan E Abbott
ISBN: 1-84652-580-2 / 978-1-84652-580-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2009 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Die a Little
Author(s): Megan E Abbott
ISBN: 1-84652-738-4 / 978-1-84652-738-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: Die a Little
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Die A Little
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4001-0151-4 / 978-1-4001-0151-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Die a Little
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4001-3151-0 / 978-1-4001-3151-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2005 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Die A Little
Author(s): Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1-4001-5151-1 / 978-1-4001-5151-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Die A Little: Suspenseful and evocative novel of Hollywood's sleazy underbelly
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Die a Little: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Abbott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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