CPK%20SMALL.jpgWhen Eleanor Bellingham-Crump — a socialite responsible for the death of a ten-year-old boy — turns up murdered on the floor of a Hollywood hotel bathroom, Lomax and Biggs are confronted with a crime of artistic brutality. Along with the scissors impaled in Eleanor’s lifeless body, the two detectives find a meticulous scrapbook documenting a motive of vengeance in lurid detail.

As more bodies are discovered, each one connected by the intricate scrapbooks left at the scene, Mike and Terry go on the hunt for a vigilante stalking unpunished criminals. They must race to decode the meaning behind the scrapbooks before the crafty avenger has time to cut and paste the story for another kill. excerpt%20copy.jpg


"Karp offers multiple twists that will keep most readers guessing until the end, and balances the grim plot with Biggs’s inexhaustible supply of genuinely humorous one-liners. Kinky Friedman and Carl Hiaasen fans should latch onto this series." - Publishers Weekly STARRED Review.

This fast, fun, buddy-cop book has surprising twists and wisecracking humor, but also a fascinating psychological study, and touching family scenes with emotional depth. An over-the-top cinematic climax ices the cake. Fans of the Lomax and Biggs mysteries will be happy to learn that a TV series is said to be in the works." -Mystery Scene

"Marshall Karp's mysteries have always balanced comic absurdity with exciting mystery plots. In CUT, PASTE, KILL, Karp shows that he's just as skillful with plotting, character development, and those groan-eliciting one-liners as his villain is with scissors, glue stick and fancy papers."