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Marshall Karp Books In Order

Publication Order of Lomax and Biggs Books

The Rabbit Factory (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Thirsty (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flipping Out (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cut, Paste, Kill (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of NYPD Red Books

NYPD Red (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Red 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Red 3 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Red 4 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Alert (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Kill Me If You Can (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Marshall Karp is one of the renowned novelists from America, who likes to write his novels related to the genres of crime fiction and police procedural. He is particularly well known for writing the Lomax and Biggs series of novels. Author Karp used to work as an executive in an advertising company prior to the beginning of his writing career. While working for this job, he came across his future good friend and co-author named James Patterson. In addition to the crime fiction novels, author Karp also likes to create screenplays, teleplays, and stageplays. He is known to have written the screenplay for a movie of Jason Alexander, called as Just Looking. This movie was produced in the year 2000. As far as his television career is concerned, he considers himself privileged to have gotten the chance to work with popular personalities, like Connie Sellecca, George Clooney, Jane Curtain, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Author Karp started his career in the field of writing in the year 2006 with the publication of his debut novel titled as The Rabbit Factory. This novel also served as the first one in his popular crime fiction series. The career of Karp is said to have spanned through a variety of fields, including marketing, advertising, stage, and screen. He has authored a play called Squabbles. Living the life of a writer has so far proved to be very good for Karp. He says that he has been lucky enough to pen several commercials, TV sitcoms, a movie, a play, and around 10 thriller novels over the past 10 years.

As a small kid, author Karp was quite sure about what he wanted to become after growing up. And it was his dream to start working as a cab driver as he was fascinated by the colorful taxis in New York at that time. He was particularly mesmerized by the watching the taxis from his 4th floor window, dropping the passengers off for the Lewisohn Stadium concerts. Karp was just 5 years old at that time. As the years passed by, his mind kept on changing about choosing a proper career. The ones that crossed his mind included FBI agent, magician, AF Pilot. He states that in spite of having an interest in writing, it never occurred to him that he could take up writing as a career. Even no one else suggested him to do so. However, it was his English teacher whom he called Mr. O’Conner, who encouraged Karp to not stop writing. In the later years, Karp went on to join the Rutgers University in order to take up a course in biology. He wanted to take up dentistry as a profession. But, he had to drop the idea as he could get clear the subject. However, he was still writing for his school paper. His college professor named Dr. Young, also kept on encouraging him to improve his writing skills by writing more and more. Author Karp had no plans to continue studying after graduation. Just for namesake, he completed his major in English. After this, he got a job in an advertising company through the reference of his girlfriend, who was already in one such company. After working for some time, Karp realized that he still had the interest in writing. Therefore, he decided to try his hand at writing and eventually gave up his career in advertising. And what followed next was a writing career spanning ten years in which he produced some of the most intriguing thriller novels.

The Lomax & Biggs series written by Marshall Karp is comprised of a total of 5 books, which were released between the years 2006 and 2015. The novels in this series feature the lead characters as Terry Biggs and Mike Lomax. All the books have been set in Hollywood and include a strong humor sense along with thrills and suspense. Author Karp has said that he wrote the characters with a realistic and sensible approach. An early book released in this series is entitled ‘Bloodthirsty’. The MacAdam Cage publishers released it in 2007. At the start of the book, author Karp has shown that in the bloodthirsty Hollywood town, people seem happy to know about the death of popular people. Barry Gerber is introduced with such a background as a hated person in all of Hollywood. He is not wanted by anyone on the events of red carpet. One morning, he is found dead in one of the most bizarre ways. Neither Mike nor Terry had ever seen anyone getting killed like Barry Gerber in their entire career. After a couple of days, a prime suspect in Barry’s murder is also discovered dead. Following this, Mike & Terry make a list of all the suspects and find that it is too long. Both the men were equally hated by everyone. Biggs tends to make a joke about their murders, relating them to public service in an effort to turn Hollywood into a better place. But, the jokes soon become serious as Biggs accompanies Lomax to come across important leads that uncover the next victim’s name. Soon, they stumble a more primal motive behind the killings that they had never thought of. The novel turned out to be a great success with its razor sharp, intensely funny, and fast paced storyline.

The next book in the series is titled ‘Flipping Out’. It was published in 2009. The plot of this book opens by showing Nora Bannister as a popular novelist of mystery novels. She shows interest in buying run-down homes in Los Angeles. After buying, she renovates the houses with her business partners and uses them as backgrounds for her murder mysteries. And as her books are put on sale, she sells that particular house too. This business strategy appears to work great for both her realty business as well as the sale of her books. People seem willing to give more money to reside in a house where Nora sets her popular fictional characters. But, when Nora gears up for the publication of her latest book, one of her realty partners gets murdered. It turns out that the victim was the wife of a cop in the LAPD, whom Terry and Mike knew very well. Soon after, a number of other dead bodies are discovered as the investigation moves ahead. Terry & Mike realize that they have to catch the killer as soon as possible to prevent him from taking another innocent victim’s life. Logically, the killer’s next target seems to be Terry’s wife, Marilyn Biggs and Terry would go to any length to prevent any harm from coming to his wife. Even if it means killing the serial killer.

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