About 13 Hollywood Apes: A Layla Remington Mystery
On Sale: December 16, 2014
Published by : Alibi
In a savvy, stylish thriller debut perfect for anyone who loves the crime novels of Michael Connelly or Nevada Barr, Gil Reavill unravels a chilling tale of murder and mayhem among humans and their closest evolutionary relatives—a primate family that may just be too close for comfort.
As a wildfire rages outside the Odalon Animal Sanctuary in the rugged Santa Monica foothills, the retired Hollywood movie chimpanzees housed there are shot and left for dead. When Malibu detective Layla Remington reaches the grisly scene the next morning, she’s deeply disturbed—and even more confused. The victims are not human, so the attack cannot be classified as homicide. Yet someone clearly wanted these animals dead, and executed them with ruthless efficiency. Miraculously, there is one survivor: a juvenile male named Angle.
But as Layla reaches the veterinarian’s office where Angle is recovering, a man with rock-star good looks and a laid-back Southern California attitude swoops in and removes him. And just like that, an unusual case turns truly bizarre. Soon reports surface of ferocious attacks against Odalon employees . . . with Angle as the prime suspect. As a wave of senseless violence reaches its apex, Layla chases a mystery man and his chimp—but everything comes back to that terrible night at the sanctuary.
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About Gil Reavill
Gil Reavill is a journalist, screenwriter, and playwright. Widely featured in magazines, Reavill is the author of Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob, as well as Aftermath, Inc.: Cleaning Up After CSI Goes Home and the screenplay that became the 2006 film Dirty, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. He lives in New York with his wife, Jean Zimmerman, and their daughter.
Gil Reavill’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, December 9th: Bell, Book & Candle
Tuesday, December 9th: The Book Diva’s Reads – author guest post
Thursday, December 11th: Lilac Reviews
Monday, December 15th: Nightly Reading
Monday, December 15th: Buried Under Books
Tuesday, December 16th: Open Book Society
Wednesday, December 17th: Omnimystery News – author guest post
Thursday, December 18th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Friday, December 19th: Book Nerd
Monday, December 22nd: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, December 22nd: From the TBR Pile
Monday, December 29th: Vic’s Media Room
Tuesday, December 30th: Rhodes Review
Tuesday, December 30th: Words by Webb
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