Die A Little by Megan Abbott audiobook

Die A Little

By Megan Abbott
Read by Ellen Archer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200149681

  • ISBN: 9798200149674

  • ISBN: 9798200149698

Runtime: 6.50 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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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Ellen Archer takes Meghan Abbott's stylish exercise in noir and delivers a dynamite performance. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Megan Abbott

Author Bio: Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is an Edgar Award–winning author of several novels and nonfiction and the 2019 recipient of the Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work. Her novel The Fever won the International Thriller Writers Award and Strand Critics Award for Best Novel and was chosen one of the best books of the year by Amazon, National Public Radio, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and the London Guardian, among others. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. She received her PhD in English and American literature from New York University. She is a staff writer on HBO’s David Simon show, The Deuce.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English