Monday, October 14, 2013

Review--Box Office Poison

Box Office Poison (Linnet Ellery, #2)Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Box Office Poison is Boffo, Critics Rave!" Well, this critic is raving. Hooray for Hollywood! Linney Ellery, the young attorney with uncanny luck is back in another adventure as her "white-fang" firm of bloodsucking leeches--yes, the attorneys in her firm really are vampires--sends her to Tinseltown to help arbitrate a dispute between human actors and fey actors, the Alfar.  It's bad enough the humans have to Botox and nip-and-tuck themselves into getting cast for a decent part, but now they're competing against elfin glamour and the humans cry "Foul!"

Linnet accompanies vampire partner David Sullivan to a place of artifice where vampires spray on tans, everyone talks movie-speak and the weather is a far cry from NYC in winter. But when Alfar actors go on murderous rampages for no apparent reason, Linnet begins to suspect there's more going on than a simple labor dispute.

I blew off an afternoon of work because I wanted to see how it would all end. I knew (or strongly suspected) who the villain was, but couldn't figure out the end game and Bornikova kept the stakes and the suspense high. I can't wait for the next installment!


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