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Author: Rick Copp
ISBN13: 978-0758204950
Title: The Actor's Guide To Murder
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Language: English
Category: Mystery and Thrillers
Publisher: Kensington (November 1, 2003)
Pages: 256

The Actor's Guide To Murder by Rick Copp

His style is definitely "light and breezy. Recommended, as I said, if you want some light reading. Another fun murder adventure w/ 80's child star turned amateur detective Jordan Jarvis. book one of an enjoyable gay comfortable murder series. since this was the first one i liked this one a little better than the other i'd read since it laid more groundwork for the characters. His book The Actor's Guide to Greed was a Lambda Literary Award nominee in the Gay Mystery category at the 2006 Lambda Literary Awards. Other books in the series. A Jarrod Jarvis Mystery (3 books).

The Actor's Guide To Greed. Getting butchered at the hands of a serial killer in the "high concept" slasher film, Creeps, was supposed to revive former child star Jarrod Jarvis's career. Instead, it's a celluloid Titanic. While nursing his wounds at the post-premiere party at a Starbucks on Beverly Boulevard, Jarrod runs into Wallace Goodwin, one of the former writers on Go to Your Room, the beloved eighties show that made Jarrod a star. The Actor's Guide To Murder. Baby, don't even go there!" That was Jarrod Jarvis's catch phrase as the adorable, girl-crazy moppet on the eighties sitcom, Go To Your Room!

The Actor's Guide To Greed (Actor's Guide T. .Witty and Fun Comic Thriller! By Thriftbooks. com User, January 26, 2006. Rick Copp surprised me. I picked up this book on a whim after I saw a friend of mind reading 'An Actor's Guide to Greed', he really liked it and recommended I start with the first book. Well, I couldn't have been happier, and I couldn't put the book down, I finally finished around 3am because I just had to know what was going to happen next. I love a good book, and a good mystery, and this certainly fit the bill.

Rick Copp's second novel starring former child actor turned amateur detective Jarrod Jarvis is even better than his first novel, 'The Actor's Guide to Murder'. While Mr. Copp's writing style comes off as light and frothy fun on the surface, underneath is a good amount of depth, wit, clever twists and turns, a truly positive, and heartfelt, portrayel of gay men in love and a surprise ending that I just didn't see coming. I'm currently reading his third novel with Jarrod 'The Actors Guide to Greed' and he just keeps getting better

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He also wrote for Flying Blind, The Golden Girls and Wings, among others. He was a co-writer on The Brady Bunch Movie and has written for many animated series including Teen Titans and Scooby-Doo.

The Actor's Guide to Murder.

by Rick Copp Book Views: 10. Author. Find & Download Book - The Actor's Guide To Murder. He was a co-writer on The Brady Bunch Movie and has written for many animated series including Teen Titans and Scooby Doo. In 2005 he served as a consulting producer on the Barbershop TV series, based on the hit movie. The book is very deep! Tip for Reading.

When his best friend is murdered after a prediction from his psychic, former child star Jarrod Jarvis, his lover Charlie, and their dog Snickers must wade through a wealth of suspects, including Willard's dominating mother, hustlers, wannabe actors, and the press to catch a killer impersonating an actor. 10,000 first printing.
Reviews: 7
I just finished my first book by Rick Copp - and have two others waiting on my Kindle. He's a very clever, funny and engaging writer. I really enjoyed the book - although there are two details that might piss off some people...which I can't even list without potential spoilage.

Jarrod Jarvis is thirty. He was a huge childhood star (of the "Saved By The Bell" variety)...and when his star faded, his parents invested well and he's fixed for life. He seems to have everything a gay man in Hollywood should want - looks, a beautiful house, a loving boyfriend (Charlie, who is a doll) and an adorable pet pekingese named Snickers.

He also has a close friend who's a psychic - and when she predicts a murder, and it happens, it derails his carefully balanced life. Thus begins a literal and figurative wild ride, across the geography of Los Angeles, and through the complicated memories of this young man's life.

Jarrod might be superficial to the reader at first - but he'll gladly admit his foibles and his weaknesses. I grew very fond of this man as he works his way to a solution to the mystery. For all his celebrity life, he represents a little bit of each of us in his quest for truth, justice, and faith in the power of love.

Can't wait to read the next two in the series, "The Actor's Guide to Adultery" and "The Actor's Guide to Greed." I'll keep you posted.
That's it! As I read through this in an afternoon, that's what I was thinking: this mystery reminds me of every sitcom I knew and loved, and some I didn't. It's funny, but it plays for the quick guffaw, not the introspective chuckle. And sometimes it plays for the slip-on-banana-peel howl. It's an amusement of the shallow variety--good entertainment without much involvement. And if that's your mood--it's good at what it does. And there are no commercials.
Enjoyed this book from the star of Where the Bears Are. Looking forward to the next installment in this series.
I've enjoyed watching "Where the Bears Are", a comedy series about 3 roommates solving murders in Los Angeles' bear community. I wanted to learn more about the show and then found out the actor Rick Copp, who plays Reggie, is also a writer. And I had one of his books in my library.

"An Actor's Guide to Murder" reads like an episode of "Bears", a mystery laced with a mix of action and comedy. Jarrod Jarvis, a former child star, is trying to make a come-back, auditioning for bit parts and walk-ons. At one such audition, he bumps into an old flame, another former child star, Willard. When they were in their teens, their love affair went public and snuffed out their successful careers.

They reconnect and Jarrod decides to throw Willard a birthday party but his former lover dies just before the celebration. Everyone, even Jarrod's current boyfriend Charles, a detective for LAPD, says it was an accident. Willard got drunk, tripped and feel into his pool, and drowned.

Jarrod believes differently. He is convinced Willard's death was no accident. Despite popular opinion and overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Jarrod presses on. Soon he is attacked and threatened, and only then, people begin to take notice.

Copp peppers his story with sarcasm, wit and plenty of pop culture references to keep the reader entertained and interested. I devoured it, reading most of it in one afternoon. I could see it easily becoming an episode of "Where the Bears Are", campy, funny and sexy men. Despite the comedy, it is a good cozy mystery. I'd definitely read more of his works.
This book (and its sequels) will definitely go on the "guilty pleasures" list. Here's why: these books are to the mystery genre what "Dawson's Creek" was to tv drama.

If you're looking for deep characters, meaningful plots and the kind of mystery that will stick with you long after the book is finished, these books are not for you. If you're looking for a light read, a lead character who drops more pop culture references than your average Gilmore Girl, and the kind of mystery you'd see solved in an hour on a tv show, then these books are definitely for you.

The lead character is Jarrod Jarvis, former child actor (on an 80s ABC Friday night comedy called "Go To Your Room!") best known for his catchphrase "Baby, don't go there!" Jarrod's career came to a screeching halt when he was 16 and was photographed kissing another boy at a gay rodeo. Thankfully, Jarrod's parents investing his 5 seasons worth of income well, and as an adult now he lives comfortably with his cop boyfriend Charlie in the hills outside LA.

The first book in the series, "Guide to Murder," starts the ball rolling when Jarrod discovers a fellow former child star murdered and vows to solve the crime (even though the police rule it an accidental death). From there, the pace is fast, the action is broken out like the acts of an hour-long detective show, and the pop-cult references are fast and furious.

Despite his self-absorption and penchant for dropping names, Jarrod is a very likeable character. Likeable enough that even though I thought the resolution to "Murder" came around a bit out of left field, I will still read the second book, "The Actors Guide to Adultery."

Author Rick Copp has worked as a tv writer for many years, and his credits currently include the Teen Titans cartoon among other sitcoms and action shows. His style is definitely "light and breezy."

Recommended, as I said, if you want some light reading.