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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Inc (P); Reprint edition (8 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812972236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812972238
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.4 x 13.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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"Where the Truth Lies is a beguiling suspense novel. It's sexy and surprising, witty and intriguing. I was hooked from the very first page."
-CANDACE BUSHNELL, author of Sex in the City and Four Blondes"
""A big, juicy book with pungent dialogue, vivid descriptions, [and] outsized characters . . . It's not surprise that when Holmes wrote a mystery it would prove so entertaining. . . . Where the Truth Lies is a labor of love. Every scrap of lawyerese or Mafia-speak, every tidbit of Hollywood lore, every scene of mental or physical intoxication, every tightening of suspense is beautifully rendered, polished to a sheen. Holmes seduces us."
"--Los Angeles Times Book Review
""Holmes, who has won honors galore for his inventive storytelling on Broadway, [delivers] a giddy fun-house ride through bygone eras."
--"The New York Times Book Review
""[A] tour de force . . . Pulitzers . . . do not commonly go to mysteries. But for Holmes to win his third Edgar--for first mystery novel--that would not be out of the question."
"--Chicago Sun-Times
""Delectable . . . a wonderfully witty first novel . . . It'll keep you tossing and turning pages all night long!"
--"Newsweek
""Holmes is . . . one of those gifted people who seem able to do anything they want with the English language. So it's no surprise that [his] mystery . . . would prove so entertaining. Every tightening of the suspense . . . is beautifully rendered, polished to a sheen."
"--Los Angeles Times Book Review
""Engrossing from start to finish."
--"Entertainment Weekly
""Giddily sordid, ridiculously pleasurable."
--"The Onion
""Entertaining . . . Fictional characters collide with real showbiz people as Holmes deftly re-creates the smoky, seductive mood of the disco decade. His breezy, witty prose perfectly captures an era when style meant more than substance, airlines served gourmet in-flight meals, and charity telethons were the only reality

"Where the Truth Lies is a beguiling suspense novel. It's sexy and surprising, witty and intriguing. I was hooked from the very first page."
-CANDACE BUSHNELL, author of Sex in the City and Four Blondes

"A big, juicy book with pungent dialogue, vivid descriptions, [and] outsized characters . . . It's not surprise that when Holmes wrote a mystery it would prove so entertaining. . . . Where the Truth Lies is a labor of love. Every scrap of lawyerese or Mafia-speak, every tidbit of Hollywood lore, every scene of mental or physical intoxication, every tightening of suspense is beautifully rendered, polished to a sheen. Holmes seduces us."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Holmes, who has won honors galore for his inventive storytelling on Broadway, [delivers] a giddy fun-house ride through bygone eras."
--The New York Times Book Review

"[A] tour de force . . . Pulitzers . . . do not commonly go to mysteries. But for Holmes to win his third Edgar--for first mystery novel--that would not be out of the question."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Delectable . . . a wonderfully witty first novel . . . It'll keep you tossing and turning pages all night long!"
--Newsweek

"Holmes is . . . one of those gifted people who seem able to do anything they want with the English language. So it's no surprise that [his] mystery . . . would prove so entertaining. Every tightening of the suspense . . . is beautifully rendered, polished to a sheen."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Engrossing from start to finish."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Giddily sordid, ridiculously pleasurable."
--The Onion

"Entertaining . . . Fictional characters collide with real showbiz people as Holmes deftly re-creates the smoky, seductive mood of the disco decade. His breezy, witty prose perfectly captures an era when style meant more than substance, airlines served gourmet in-flight meals, and charity telethons were the only reality shows on TV."
--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Highly recommended . . . Notable for its wit, snappy dialog, and uncanny sense of Hollywood glitz, backstage politics, and dirty deeds . . . [A] can't-miss novel."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"Deliciously entertaining . . . Holmes sustains intrigue until the denouement."
--New York Daily News

"Exceedingly clever . . . A slick, often sophisticated piece of popular fiction."
--The Washington Post

"A hilarious send-up of the entertainment industry."
--USA Today

"Days after you finish this book, you'll still feel the narrator's voice elbowing through your brain. Fully realized characters, ruthless commentary, and a beautifully dark sense of humor--all masquerading as a hyper-clever mystery. You won't look at the truth the same way again."
--BRAD MELTZER, author of The Millionaires

"[Holmes] is a gifted plotter . . . . The story line is refreshing."
--People

"Literate, witty, and atmospheric . . . What will probably knock [readers] out is the dead-on way Holmes captures the comedy team's speech cadences and sybaritic habits, making what is known of Martin and Lewis' wild celebrity ride a compelling backdrop for villainy."
--Booklist (boxed and starred review)

"A taut thriller . . . Swiftly paced . . .[Where the Truth Lies] builds in intensity and in plot development right to the final twists."
--Houston Chronicle

"Rupert Holmes seats you gently next to an irresistible narrator only to entangle you completely in her twisted, dark, exhilarating troubles. The ensuing thriller crosses a Dickensian world of deceit and destiny with the slipping glory of 1970s New York and Los Angeles. Every character is so alive with delicious secrets that you'll never suspect Where the Truth Lies."
--MATTHEW PEARL, author of The Dante Club

"Five pages into Rupert Holmes's Where the Truth Lies, I was intrigued. Twenty pages in, I was laughing. A hundred pages in, my wife told me to turn off the damned light already and come to bed. This is a book astonishing not only for its intricate plot and rich characters but for the ways in which it finds humor in the darkest of places."
--ERIC GARCIA, author of Anonymous Rex and Matchstick Men

"Splashy and amusing . . . [A] sickly funny showbiz romp with lots of great scenery."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Hugely entertaining . . . Witty, sexy and suspenseful . . . Holmes has a wonderful feeling for period detail. . . . A glittering ride."
--Publishers Weekly

"A sexy, intriguing story."
--Hartford Courant

"Rupert Holmes is a genius."
--JASON ALEXANDER

From the Inside Flap

O'Connor, a vivacious, free-spirited young journalist known for her penetrating celebrity interviews, is bent on unearthing secrets long ago buried by the handsome showbiz team of singer Vince Collins and comic Lanny Morris. These two highly desirable men, once inseparable (and insatiable, where women were concerned), were driven apart by a bizarre and unexplained death in which one of them may have played the part of murderer. As the tart-tongued, eye-catching O'Connor ventures deeper into this unsolved mystery, she finds herself compromisingly coiled around both men, knowing more about them than they realize and less than she might like, but increasingly fearful that she now knows far too much.

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