Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente audiobook

Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery

By Fred Van Lente
Read by J. D. Jackson

Brilliance Audio 9781594749742
8.49 Hours 1
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Fred Van Lente’s brilliant debut is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy “blue collar” comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why? A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming!

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Summary

Summary

BookPage Top Pick for July 2017

Fred Van Lente’s brilliant debut is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy “blue collar” comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?

A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Could possibly become, in its own way, as much of a classic as the novel it honors.” New York Journal of Books
“Looking for a hilarious whodunit? Fred Van Lente’s got you covered with Ten Dead Comedians, a mystery that skewers the world of stand-up comedy.” BookPage
“Van Lente’s look at the selfishness and misery of show business is sure to be a hit with mystery lovers who savor unusual setups; the side of snark provided by the bitter islanders adds to the atmosphere.” Booklist
“A nifty twist at the end completes this black-humored and cutting-edge homage to Christie’s And Then There Were None…The grisly plotting is strong, as is some of the language.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Fred Van Lente

Author Bio: Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente is the New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules, Odd Is on Our Side, as well as the American Library Association award-winning Action Philosophers. His original graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens, cowritten with Andrew Foley, is the basis for the major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English