The rabbit factory / by Marshall Karp.

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      KARP, M. The rabbit factory. [s.l.] : MacAdam/Cage Pub, 2006. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 jun. 2019.
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      Karp M. The Rabbit Factory. MacAdam/Cage Pub; 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.199205. Accessed June 15, 2019.
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      Karp, M. (2006). The rabbit factory. MacAdam/Cage Pub. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.199205
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      Karp, M. (2006) The rabbit factory. MacAdam/Cage Pub. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.199205 (Accessed: 15 June 2019).
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      Karp, Marshall. The Rabbit Factory. MacAdam/Cage Pub, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.199205.
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      Karp M. The rabbit factory [Internet]. MacAdam/Cage Pub; 2006 [cited 2019 Jun 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.199205

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2006 April #1

/*Starred Review*/ In the early pages of Karp's irrepressible and often poignant debut novel, L.A. homicide cop Mike Lomax and his partner, Terry Biggs, are investigating the violent death of the actor portraying Rambunctious Rabbit, the beloved furry mascot at a popular Southern California theme park, Familyland ("Fella was wearing two rabbit's feet, and he still got iced," quips a sheriff at the scene of the crime). The park's parent company, Lamaar Studios, has its finger in a lot of pies--movies, music, television, video games--and the last thing the top brass needs is word of the murder to get out. Lamaar's bubbly, voluptuous PR director, Amy Cheever, is called in to run interference, and detectives Lomax and Biggs are determined to deter her, if only they can avert their eyes from her 38Ds. Soon there's another murder--a Lamaar Studios leading man--and it's clear the killer (a mobster, perhaps, or a vengeful employee?) is hell-bent on bringing the entertainment conglomerate to its knees. Seasoned screenwriter and playwright Karp launches this first in a series with a crisp cast of characters headed by a captivating detective team: Lomax is a handsome, fortysomething widower with a hyperactive conscience; Biggs is a funny, Bronx-born family man with a voice like vintage port. Like the best of Donald Westlake and Carl Hiaasen, The Rabbit Factory is deftly plotted and deliciously askew. ((Reviewed April 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2007 May #1

/*Starred Review*/ Looking for a mystery novel with just the right blend of belly laughs and suspense? Karp's second offering featuring Hollywood detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs is every bit as funny and fast-paced as The Rabbit Factory (2006). Middle-aged widower Mike is the straight man to one-liner-hurling Terry, who has a voice like melted butter and the world's ugliest face. This time around Lomax and Biggs are basking in the fame earned from solving their first case, the murder of the mascot at a popular Southern California theme park. There's talk of a movie, but before the detectives can meet up with notorious Hollywood mogul Barry Gerber, the much-hated megamillionaire winds up dead. It's a particularly sadistic slaying; the killers slowly drained a very much alive Gerber of every drop of blood. Soon, a handsome actor who publicly feuded with Gerber meets a similar end. Veteran writer and film producer Karp knows his way around the entertainment business. His depictions of its myriad personalities are hilarious and dead-on. Of a Hollywood executive, he writes: "his cheeks were doughy, his jaw was sagging, and his sweat glands were working overtime. . . . He looked like a GQ cover boy gone to seed." ((Reviewed May 1, 2007)) Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2006 May #1

In screenwriter Karp's first novel, a man dressed as Rambo the Rabbit is murdered on the hallowed grounds of Familyland, a theme park not situated in Anaheim, CA. Rambo the Rabbit (not Mickey the Mouse) is the signature character of Dean Lamaar, a cartoonist from the Midwest who parlayed his colleagues' talents into a multimillion-dollar empire. Soon it becomes clear that there's a plot against the company, and the detective duo of Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs are on the case. Lomax has a cantankerous but lovable dad whose movie-business background allows bonding over this case, and Biggs is a wannabe standup comic. What might have been a darkly satirical insider's view of the entertainment industry or a detective/buddy novel attempts to be both and loses its fizz well before its 600-plus pages play out. An optional purchase. --Bob Lunn, Kansas City P.L., MO

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PW Reviews 2006 March #3

The publisher's blurb on playwright and screenplay writer Karp's first novel, "The hilarious and suspenseful introduction of Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs," makes the two LAPD detectives sound as if they're the reincarnation of the Keystone Kops. They are amusing, but the comedy never overshadows this smart, many-layered thriller. Lomax's beloved wife has died, his doting father is trying to get him to go on dates and his wayward, gambling-addicted brother is in deep trouble. Meanwhile, Lomax is trying to solve a string of high-profile murders aimed at destroying a Disneyesque theme park, Lamaar's Familyland. First, the employee playing Rambunctious Rabbit, Familyland's signature cartoon character, is strangled in his rabbit suit, then a series of other employees and visitors to the park are killed, bringing the company to its knees. Lomax, Biggs and the FBI have their work cut out for them in a clever plot that will keep readers guessing to the very end. Enthusiastic readers will anxiously await the return of detectives Lomax and Biggs. (May)

[Page 37]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.