Monday, April 23, 2007

Pg. 69: "Ladykiller"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Ladykiller, by Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony.

About the book, from the publisher:
In the city that never sleeps, evil is wide awake.

From the bright lights of Times Square to the dark alleys of New York, the Ladykiller is at work – and at prey.

Four women savagely murdered on the mean streets of New York. The Ladykiller leaves no trail, no clues.

The pressure is on for NYPD detective Dave Dillon: either he solves the crime, or he can kiss his job goodbye. When Dave joins forces with Megan Morrison, a beautiful young social worker, the search for a cold-hearted killer leads to a hot romance. But a host of forces threaten to intrude: Nita, Megan’s jealous mentor, would delight in derailing the romance between Dave and Megan, as would Jamie, a determined detective with her own not-so-hidden agenda. And Dave’s shadowy past is never far behind. The clock is ticking for Dave and Megan. Will they close in on the shocking truth behind the crimes, or will it close in on them?

In the world of the Ladykiller, passion can turn deadly in a New York minute.
Among the early praise for the novel:
"Hard, fast, uncompromising -- a truely exceptional crime novel."
--Lee Child

"I love a book that immerses me deeply in the storyline and then surprises me at the end -- and this one did both! Husband and wife Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony make an excellent writing team. This compelling crime novel is a first-rate reading experience."
-- Tanzey Cutter, Fresh Fiction

"Ladykiller is a fast, thrilling read!"
--Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

"I absolutely loved Ladykiller. Excellent writers, kept you wanting to pick up the book every moment you had time to read. The book will definitely be recommended to my bookclubs and anyone else I have a chance to tell."
--Barbara Liss, BookClubs

"Ladykiller is addictive, intense, and not for the faint of heart."
--Armchair Interviews
An award-winning journalist, Lawrence Light is currently the Wall Street editor for Forbes magazine. A graduate of Columbia School of Journalism, he has been a reporter and editor for Business Week, Newsday and other publications. In Washington, he covered congress for The Congressional Quarterly. He is the author of the Karen Glick novels, Too Rich to Live and Fear & Greed. Meredith Anthony has written for film, television, print and the web. As a humorist her work has appeared in MAD Magazine and the women’s humor quarterly, Hysteria. Her award-winning short film Ladykiller was shown on The Learning Channel’s “Likely Stories” series and on HBO.

The Page 69 Test: Ladykiller.

--Marshal Zeringue