Murder Book Summary and Study Guide

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Detective Chuck Tucci is embroiled in a headline-grabbing murder case in Hollywood. Blonde bombshell actress Salli T. Turner has been murdered at her palatial estate along with her houseman, Froo. The murder sends shock waves throughout Hollywood. Tucci has two suspects in the murder: Bobby Skorch, the philandering husband of Salli and Eddie Stoner, her violent ex-husband. Journalist Madison Castelli is still reeling over the death of Salli, who Madison interviewed on the day of her murder. Although Madison is in L.A. for the sole purpose of interviewing famed talent agent Freddie Leon, she can't stop thinking about Salli's violent demise. A media frenzy erupts in Los Angeles over the murder and Madison's best friend, Natalie Debarge, a television reporter, is right in the thick of it. Natalie is a rising television star who is determined to rise through the ranks to the lead anchor position. When another blonde bombshell washes up in the Pacific shores as the result of murder, Natalie smells the story of a lifetime. After doing a little digging Natalie discovers that the murder victim was part of an infamous high class call girl ring. Meanwhile, high class call girl Kristin Carr has just taken her relationship with photographer Jake Sica to the next level. Kristin is falling in love with Jake but fears that her profession as a hooker will disrupt their budding romance. Kristin's worst fears are realized when Jake overhears her madam leaving an explicit message for her on her answering machine. Jake, disgusted and shocked by discovering that his lover is a hooker, leaves Kristin and tells her that they have no future together. Embittered by Jake's rejection, Kristin decides that she will continue her sexual relationship with the kinky and perverted Mr. X., despite all of her instincts that he is a major sicko.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   catching a killer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   a criminal (possibly)    -   a prostitute (practice makes perfect!)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Weiner talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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