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Pretty as a Picture

Elizabeth Little

Warwick’s presents
Elizabeth Little
in conversation with Steph Cha

Pretty as a Picture

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 4:00pm PST

Pretty as a Picture
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Thursday, February 4th at 4:00pm PST Warwick's will host Elizabeth Little, in conversation with Steph Cha, as she discusses the new paperback edition of her book, Pretty as a Picture. Elizabeth Little is the author of Dear Daughter, which won the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel, and two works of nonfiction, Biting the Wax Tadpole and Trip of the Tongue. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Marissa Dahl is at a personal and professional crossroads when she receives an intriguing new job offer. Hired sight unseen, she is flown to a remote island off the coast of Delaware to work with legendary director Tony Rees on what turns out to be an especially challenging and secretive shoot. A notorious auteur, Rees is known to go to whatever lengths necessary to get exactly what he wants, and this film is no different—dramatizing an actual murder on the island where it happened, in painstaking detail.

Upon her arrival, Marissa is greeted with more questions than answers, and she soon discovers that on this set, nothing is as it’s supposed to be—or as it seems. Rumors abound, at least six scandals are brewing, and no one will tell her what happened to the editor she was hired to replace. Even worse, Rees apparently expects her to solve the murder their film is based on. When a second woman is found dead on the set, Marissa realizes the killer is still on the loose—and he might be coming for her next.

Fast-paced and filled with Little’s trademark humor, Pretty as a Picture is more than just a mystery, it’s also a piercing exploration of our current cultural conversation: our preoccupation with stories about dead girls, the explosion of the true crime genre, and the reign (and fall) of egomaniacal men.

Steph Cha is the author of Your House Will Pay and the Juniper Song crime trilogy. She’s an editor and critic whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. A native of the San Fernando Valley, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two basset hounds.

Pretty as a Picture: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143110552
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2020

Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062868848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020