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And Megan Abbott's debut novel, Die A Little, has all of these elements. But it's not a straightforward noir.

And Megan Abbott's debut novel, Die A Little, has all of these elements. 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. 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.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Ellen Archer takes Meghan Abbott's stylish exercise in noir and delivers a dynamite performance

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side. Ellen Archer takes Meghan Abbott's stylish exercise in noir and delivers a dynamite performance. Megan Abbott has taught literature, writing, and film at New York University and at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Megan Abbott (Goodreads Author), Ellen Archer (Narrator). Die a Little (MP3 Book). Published August 19th 2008 by Tantor Media, Inc. ISBN: 1616374527 (ISBN13: 9781616374525). MP3 Book, 0 pages. Author(s): Megan Abbott (Goodreads Author), Ellen Archer. ISBN: 1400171512 (ISBN13: 9781400171514).

Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott's debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and. FEMME FATALES.

Ellen Archer takes Meghan Abbott's stylish exercise in noir and delivers a dynamite performance. DIE A LITTLE is the first in a series of books frm Megan Abbott flagged somewhat unhelpfully as "modern noir". I'm not at all sure what that should imply in terms of expectation, but whatever caused it, something didn't really work about this book for m. eaving aside the fact that the cover is absolutely wonderful and the title is glorious, the style very atmospheric and the build up interesting (woman with a "past" who marries a cop, cop's sister. In 1950s Los Angeles, mousy schoolteacher Lora King becomes alarmed when her brother falls for a glamorous, possibly dangerous, woman. Her suspicions are heightened when a mutual friend is murdered. Archer handles Lora's first-person narrative smoothly.

Narrated by Ellen Archer. How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hol.

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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. Библиографические данные. Die a Little: A Novel.

How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles' hard-boiled underworld? Shadow-dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy flip side, Megan Abbott's debut, Die a Little, is a gem of the darkest hue. This ingenious twist on a classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office. Lora's comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love with a mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant with a murky past.Made sisters by marriage but not by choice, the bond between Lora and Alice is marred by envy and mistrust. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice's personal history and possibly jealous of Alice's hold on her brother, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. Assuming the role of amateur detective, she uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder. Lora's fascination with Alice's "sins" increases in direct proportion to the escalation of her own relationship with Mike Standish, a charmingly amoral press agent who appears to know more about his old friend Alice than he reveals. The deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice's secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice's sinister past - and present. Steeped in atmospheric suspense and voyeuristic appeal, Die a Little shines as a dark star among Hollywood lights."Ellen Archer takes Meghan Abbott's stylish exercise in noir and delivers a dynamite performance." -AudioFile Magazine

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Bralore
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.
GAMER
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.
Ann
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.
Garne
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.
Era
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.
SoSok
love the author
Mori
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.
Die A Little download epub
Mystery
Author: Ellen Archer,Megan Abbott
ISBN: 1400151511
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (May 1, 2005)