"The city of Los Angeles, the Mother Church of noir film
and fiction, has rarely been more gloriously crummy than in Robert
M. Eversz's Killing Paparazzi. This sequel to Shooting Elvis is
as scabrously funny as Eversz's first novel featuring Nina Zero...
Zero's is a wonderful fictional voice -- supple-minded, sexy,
by turns tender and vulnerable and, when necessary, adroit at
using punk attitude as a shield or a club. A onetime Angelino,
Eversz has lived in Prague for most of the last nine years, but
his feel for L.A.'s essential creepiness has never been more acute...
Eversz's considerable talent infuses this terrific
thriller with tension and feeling, and will leave readers
wanting more of Nina Zero."
// Richard Lipez, Washington Post
Fresh and flippant entertainment… a street-smart, razor-sharp
combination of crime fiction and Southern California social commentary.
// Dick Lochte, L.A. Times
"Thrilling and hilarious, this
is tongue-in-cheek crime with a sardonic twist."
// Maxim Jakubowski, The Guardian
"Ebullient LA-based thriller... Hugely
enjoyable; salty, deadpan, softer-hearted than it seems
and, now and then, deeply nostalgic."
// Literary Review
The last time we saw Nina Zero, in Robert M. Eversz's always-stylish
and often-hilarious "Shooting Elvis," the former
baby photographer turned grunge glamor paparazza was off to a
5-year stretch at the California Institute for Women for blowing
up a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport…Zero
is a convincing ex-con, protecting her psychic turf even in her
most vulnerable moments. And Eversz, who can plot up a storm,
makes sure there's a chuckle or at least a grin on almost every
// Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
"Killing Paparazzi is taut, edgy and believable. The humor
is pointed; the repartee cleverly noir,
with overtones of punk. Picture your favorite old-time hardboiled
detective -- Sam Spade for instance -- resplendent in trench coat,
with spiked blond hair and a pierced eyebrow."
// Bruce Tierney, Book Page
Eversz' hip thrillers sizzle with flashes of mordant wit and merciless
mocking of Hollywood pretensions. Shooting Elvis (1996) introduced
baby photographer turned revenging she-devil Nina Zero, who's
back on the street after serving hard time for a spectacular crime
spree... Eversz's killer sense of humor and Nina's extreme rage,
toughness, and quest for justice make this smart and stylish mystery
// Donna Seaman, Booklist
"Killing Paparazzi works as both a sordid
tale of murder and blackmail and a dissection of Hollywood's template
for vacuous, self-centred living. Combined with an unforgettable
heroine and a narrative style quicker and
hotter than a flashbulb, it's destined to be one of the
left-field hits of the summer."
// Steven Bell, Scotland Online
"Robert M. Eversz features a tough but
personable heroine in Killing Paparazzi... Eversz is a
good storyteller, and his narrative is crisp and involving."
// Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph
"Can a heroine whose tire-iron yearns
for kneecaps still seem vulnerable and cuddly? Sure. Eversz
may have pinned Nina down in the noir part of LA and given her
heart to her abusive daddy, but if she moved to Trenton, she and
Stephanie Plum would be the two most adorably dangerous gals in
"Raymond Chandler's mean streets were never like those traversed
in this new satirical novel by the author of Shooting Elvis...
half the fun is getting there in this noirish
ramble across L.A.'s seedy underbelly."
// Publishers' Weekly
"Eversz paints a chilling picture of an LA lifestyle that
the glossy magazines don't cover. His pace is fast,
furious and funny, and wild-child Nina is as endearing
as she is wayward."
// Ros Drinkwater, Livewire
// Omer Ali, Time Out
"Killing Paparazzi by Robert Eversz is a fast, fraught crime
story... A great holiday read, full
of dark humour."
// She Magazine