The Soap Opera Slaughters by Marvin Kaye
(Hilary Quayle Mysteries)

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When a television writer takes a tumble, Hilary finds herself amidst the drama
PR whiz Hilary Quayle not only fired her assistant, Gene, she also broke up with him on the same day. And since the implosion of their office romance, Gene has been stuck in Philadelphia, consoling himself with Riverday, a soap opera most notable for its star’s uncanny resemblance to his former boss. But one gray Pennsylvania day, he goes to the local shopping center, where his daytime idol is signing autographs. There he learns the star is Hilary’s cousin, and she has hired his beloved as her press agent. He is just beginning to woo his way back into his old job when murder intervenes. In a plot twist suitable for the world of soaps, Riverday’shead writer takes a stark-naked swan dive off the roof of the TV studio. To protect her cousin, Hilary investigates the killing with Gene, as always, at her side. Determined to Hilary her back, Gene will stop at nothing—so long as he doesn’t find himself written out of the series.

About Marvin Kaye

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Orson Scott Card is the author of the SF classic, "Ender's Game," as well as dozens of other bestselling novels, including "Shadow of the Hegemon," He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and stories, including the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar series. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and collaborator, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. Tanith Lee has written 15 children's books, 42 adult novels and nearly 200 short stories. She has won the World Fantasy Award and the August Derleth Award for her work. Tanith Lee lives in England with her husband. Elizabeth Moon is a native Texan who has a degree in both History and Biology, spent three years in the Marine Corps and has been nominated for a Hugo Award. She live in Florence Texas with her family. Michael Swanwick has received the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards for his work. "Stations of the Tide" was honored with the Nebula Award and was also nominated for the Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "The Edge of the World," was awarded the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 1989. It was also nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. "Radio Waves" received the World Fantasy Award in 1996. "The Very Pulse of the Machine" received the Hugo Award in 1999, as did "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" in 2000. Editor Marvin Kaye is the author and editor of more than forty books, including "The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches, and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes" and T"he Resurrected Holmes: New Cases from the Notes of John H. Watson, M.D," He lives in New York City.
Published December 18, 2012 by Road. 162 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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