Welcome to Lamaar Studios. Once a small animation house, it has grown into an entertainment conglomerate encompassing movies, television, music, video games, and a sprawling theme park called Familyland.When an actor portraying Familyland's beloved mascot, Rambunctious Rabbit, is brutally murdered on park grounds, Lamaar executives fear that their idyllic public image will be shattered.
Feeling pressure from the studio, LAPD Detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs must conduct their investigation while avoiding the public eye.But as more murders are committed, Lomax and Biggs uncover a sinister plot.
Someone has a vendetta against Lamaar, a vendetta worth killing for.
With the media closing in and political pressure mounting, the partners must race to discover the Lamaar-hating madman before he brings the family entertainment giant to its knees.Bringing a fresh duo of cops to the thriller set, "The Rabbit Factory" is both suspenseful and satiric, a taut mystery wrapped in sharp, comedic prose.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 632 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 28/01/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780749080570
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Review by Fluffyblue
I thought this was a brilliant detective novel, about the murder of one a fictitious cartoon characters, Rambunctious Rabbit, and his creater Dean Lamaar. The plot develops into a serial killer on the loose, targetting any and all involved with the Lamaars Studios, its enterprises and their themepark, Familyland. I really enjoyed the book - I found it funny and engaging and I loved the main character, Mike Lomax, the detective, who eventually goes on to solve the case with his partner. Along the way he has problems with his family, he starts his first romance after the death of his wife some six months ago. He was extremely warm and funny, without too much effort and him and his partner, Terry, played off well against each other.I will certainly read any more Marshall Karp books that are around - and hope that he keeps writing for a long time to come!