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A wickedly funny behind-the-scenes whodunnit and a thrilling feminist exploration of our cultural addiction to true crime stories - for fans of Lucy Foley and Meg Gardiner.
Don't end up on the cutting room floor
Some girl dies. Film editor Marissa has read better loglines for films, but still jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary - and legendarily demanding - director Tony Rees.
Soon she discovers that on this set, nothing is as it seems. There are rumours of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie's central subject.
The only problem is, the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be done.
'Elizabeth Little is part of an exciting new generation of crime writers who have been bending this sturdy genre into new, unexpected shapes. Pretty as a Picture is a glorious buffet--a twisty story, a cinephile's delight, a knockout of a heroine. I loved it.' - Laura Lippman
'I am a sucker for a tough yet vulnerable heroine, and in Pretty as a Picture, Elizabeth Little gives the reader an excellent one, and sets her against a brilliantly toxic backdrop of glitz and entitlement.' - Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Turn of the Key