Ten Dead Comedians

Ten Dead Comedians

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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 oblue collaro 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

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!
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781594749742
1594749744
Branch Call Number: FIC VanLE
Characteristics: 288 pages
Alternative Title: 10 dead comedians

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Chapel_Hill_TracyB Apr 27, 2018

Laugh out loud funny. I kept imagining who the real comedy star was that each character was modeled after. Very much like And Then There Were None but with more, um, adult themes and language.

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