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Box Office Poison (Linnet Ellery) by Phillipa Bornikova
Cover Artist: Veer
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765326836
Date: 06 August 2013 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Lawyer Linnet Ellery has made a place for herself at a New York 'white fang' law firm that mostly serves the supernatural community. But now she's off to LA to help resolve a labor dispute between human actors and the elves who are taking more and more feature roles. When a prominent elf actor goes on a killing spree, though, Linnet's job gets a lot more complicated...

From official release/information:

Product Description: What happens when exquisitely beautifuláelvesástart getting all the roles in Hollywood?áHuman actors sue, that's what.áIn a desperate attempt to keep the squabbling inside the Screen Actors Guild from going public, the president of SAG forces the two sides into arbitration.

Enter Linnet Ellery, a human lawyer working for a vampire law firm, to serve as arbitrator. Linnet discovers that there are sinister forces at work in Tinsel Town determined to shatter the fragile peace between elves, vampires, werewolves, and humans.áSomeone has been coercing famous elven actorsáinto committing sudden and terrible acts of violence against humans in a series of tragedies that could turn the tide of public opinion against all the supernatural Powers.

During the course of her investigations Linnet realizes that a puzzling secret surrounds her, and that a strange power has been affecting the very course of her life.

(Source: Tor Books)

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