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Body On the Backlot

(2018)
(The first book in the Red Carpet Noir series)
A novel by

 
 
Detective Joan Lambert works within the fabric of the LA landscape, solving cases with a combined tapestry of plodding police work, bang-on perceptions of the human psyche and guts.

For the last five years, media madness has created fresh hell for LAPD's imminent Homicide investigator, Joan Lambert. She thinks she's seen everything until the victim in her latest case gets up and walks out of the morgue. Ten missing women, a small boy, and a fanatical voodoo cult thrust Joan into an investigation that will put her life and her career on the line. She has got to shut it all down before eleven people are sacrificed for the film and music career of a young starlet. When a connection is made to a private pharmaceutical experiment that suspends the very essence of life, creating real-life zombies, Joan avails every resource she has - black dog hairs, a posh transvestite, a psychic who offers dubious insights and the clues given to her by Hector, a dying pimp whose specialty is runaways. To make it work, Joan takes matters into her own hands, proving her grit as one of LA's elite investigators.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Montealegre knows the secret, the best crime novels are not only about how a cop works on a case, but how a case works on a cop. Detective Joan Lambert is a refreshing new character and I'd like to see more." - Michael Connelly

"… Eva [Montealegre]'s Body on the Backlot, casts a bright light on L.A.'s dark side, where blind ambition rules and beauty is no more than skin deep. An absolute page-turner." - Kris Neri


Used availability for Eva Montealegre's Body On the Backlot

Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Body on the Backlot (Red Carpet Noir)
Author(s): Eva Montealegre
ISBN: 1-945572-88-4 / 978-1-945572-88-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Body on the Backlot (Red Carpet Noir)
Author(s): Eva Montealegre
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU