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by Megan Abbott

Free eBook Die a Little: A Novel download ISBN: 0786276460
Author: Megan Abbott
Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (June 13, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 325
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1988 mb
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Rating: 4.4
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Thank you for your support of the author’s rights. For my parents, who taught me ambition.

And Megan Abbott's debut novel, Die A Little, has all of these elements. But it's not a straightforward noir. I am a Noir fan and thought this book was absolutely fantastic. The driver of the action is the good girl, schoolteacher Lora King, and her cop brother Bill is the one that she has to save from the clutches of the femme fatale: his wife, Alice. Comparisons to the brilliant James Ellroy are warranted, though this author's writing style is less frenetic and also less profane. I grew up in Los Angeles, and Ms Abbott has captured the spirit of 1950's Hollywood. and California, perfectly.

Die A Little: Suspenseful and evocative novel of Hollywood's sleazy underbelly Megan Abbott Ограниченный . Megan Abbott is the author of three acclaimed novels, the Edgar Award–winning Queenpin, The Song Is You, and Die a Little. She lives in New York City.

Megan Abbott is the author of three acclaimed novels, the Edgar Award–winning Queenpin, The Song Is You, and Die a Little.

Home Megan Abbott Die a Little. To Darcy Lockman, for her friendship and perpetual support. And without whom: Patricia and Philip Abbott, Joshua Abbott, Julie Nichols, Ralph and Janet Nase, and Jeff, Ruth, and Steven Nase. And most of all, to Joshua Gaylord

Home Megan Abbott Die a Little. And most of all, to Joshua Gaylord. LATER, the things I would think about. Things like this: My brother never wore hats. When we were young, he wouldn’t wear one even to church and my mother and then grandmother would force one on his head. As soon as he could he would tug it off with soft, furtive little boy fingers. They made his head hot, he would say.

I've arrived at Die a Little, Megan Abbott's debut novel, after weaving a serpentine course through her other noir books. It sure doesn't read like a first novel

By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything Femmes fatales. I've arrived at Die a Little, Megan Abbott's debut novel, after weaving a serpentine course through her other noir books. It sure doesn't read like a first novel. All the things I love about her later novel are there, fully-formed or very nearly so.

Megan Abbott has become a queen of writing crime, especially in her ability to portray real girls/women and their desires .

Megan Abbott has become a queen of writing crime, especially in her ability to portray real girls/women and their desires, obsessions, relationships, and rage. That’s why we were so excited to hear that USA Network and Netflix are co-producing a TV series based on her novel, Dare Me! Abbott’s words have a quiet, energetic pulse that beat through every page, ultimately finding a way to bury deep under your skin. Her work is just a wealth of great novels that fit many reading moods, and I recommend them all. Seriously, how many authors do you get to say, Yeah, just read all of their work

Dare Me is a mystery novel written by Megan Abbott. The novel centers on American cheerleading. The book explores themes of friendship, obsession and power. The story is based on the world of American cheerleading

Dare Me is a mystery novel written by Megan Abbott. The story is based on the world of American cheerleading. The main characters are Addy, the 16-year-old narrator, her friend Beth and the cheerleading coach. The friendship between Addy and Beth goes back to their childhood. Beth is manipulative and often cruel; she has always been the leader with Addy her faithful lieutenant.

Megan Abbott is author of the novels You Will Know Me, The Fever, Dare Me, The En. .Giriş Yap. Megan Abbott Books.

Megan Abbott is an American author who was born in the year 1971 in suburban Detroit. She grew up in the same locality and graduated from Michigan University. Abbott went on to pursue her P. in literature from New York University. She moved on to become a teacher at New York University, which is also the state University of New York. In the year 2013-2014, Megan Abbott went ahead to become the John Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is known for writing some of the best crime fiction novels of all times.

Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, this debut novel is a gem of the darkest hue. It tells the story of schoolteacher Lora King, who assumes the role of amateur detective when her brother, Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office, marries a young Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past.

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Wal
When we think of noir, we usually think of a morally compromised cop at the center of the story, a femme fatale, and often some kind of good girl set against her. And Megan Abbott's debut novel, Die A Little, has all of these elements. But it's not a straightforward noir. The driver of the action is the good girl, schoolteacher Lora King, and her cop brother Bill is the one that she has to save from the clutches of the femme fatale: his wife, Alice.

Bill and Lora are a closely bonded sibling pair: their parents died when they were teenagers, and they've been all the other could really count on ever since. But their cozy life in Los Angeles sharing a home and serving as each other's support system is thrown into turmoil when Bill meets Alice, a lovely and charming wardrobe assistant at a movie studio. He's smitten and they marry and set up their own housekeeping fairly quickly. Alice is the perfect little wife, energetically keeping the home and throwing delightful parties for Bill's police coworkers and their wives. She soon becomes employed at Laura's school teaching home ec. But there are cracks in her shiny surface: she has a best friend who's always coming by with fresh bruises and dark insinuations, and questions about Alice's claimed teaching certification start to pop up, and soon Lora is wondering who her brother is really married to.

What exactly is in Alice's past? Lora's concern for her brother leads her down a twisty, winding path that draws her into drugs, prostitution, and Hollywood clean-up men. The way the story unravels is compelling and enjoyable, but the weakness is the characters. While Alice is drawn vividly (the villain is oftentimes the most interesting character in morality tales), Bill is a cipher, and Lora's development is honestly not especially believable. A naive teacher manages to take on an investigation of sophisticated underworld players and put nary a foot wrong? It seems Lora "just knows" how to react in situations which would have been terrifyingly alien to someone of her background a little too often for my taste. But if you don't think about the little shortcuts that Abbott takes too hard and let yourself get drawn into its well-created atmosphere, you'll enjoy it. I've got several other of Abbott's works on my TBR, and this book has me intrigued to get into her catalog.
Doriel
I am a Noir fan and thought this book was absolutely fantastic. Comparisons to the brilliant James Ellroy are warranted, though this author's writing style is less frenetic and also less profane. I grew up in Los Angeles, and Ms Abbott has captured the spirit of 1950's Hollywood., and California, perfectly. I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting - and the story and characters continue to haunt me. Great writing, involving storyline, mystery, suspense... I was sorry to come to the end and will definitely be buying more books by this author. Highly recommended if you love Noir.
Zbr
Abbott has a unique voice that, once you get a taste of, is hard to get enough of. Her sparkling, yet dark world and noir writing style are instantly recognizable and very addictive. This book will be liked by classic movie fans and fans of Mad Men alike. Her period details are carefully picked and don't stand out as fussy or overthought, and her tone moves from a kind of lamenting swoon to a sharp, hard boiled seen- it- all cookie. It's always a treat to see women writers in a largely male dominated field (noir, hardboiled detective stories) and it's a double treat to know that her works are generally based on real life events. Sometimes you must read a sentence twice or three times to capture its meaning and depth, but the opaque style is part of her charm, and it allows the reader to fill in the blanks and make the experience his or her own.
black coffe
This novel held my attention through its language, its protagonist, and its twists and turns of plot. It might have been written by Raymond Chandler.
Shadowbourne
Gorgeously written story about protecting those we love from the darkness that these characters are so attracted to. Their are no saints here. Basically a mystery story only everyone seems to have their own mysterious secret as well, and the heroine must face her own secrets and dark nature. This author ous adept at dealing with female friendships and fakeships, and the natural need we feel to protect our secrets while remaining intensely obsessed with other's secrets. Currently reading all her works.
Kare
love the author
Nanecele
Towards the end it got hard to tell who to root for or who was likeable, but all in all Megan Abbott did it again!
Megan Abbott is one of the best contemporary mystery writers, hands down.