Conspiracy theory and pop culture collide in 1991 New York in this dark debut from Greg Olear.

Taylor Schmidt—twenty-three, single, and jobless—arrives in the Big Apple desperate for work and hungry for love. Through the Quid Pro Quo Employment Agency she finds the perfect job and the perfect boyfriend...but perfection has its price.

With comic flair, Olear seamlessly weaves historical events (the death of media mogul Robert Maxwell, the birth of reality television), nineties nostalgia (where have you gone, Shannen Doherty?), and the East Village of yesteryear (RIP, Dojo's) into a noirish plot as suspenseful as it is far-reaching (Skull & Bones, the CIA, Dick Cheney...and Duran Duran).

Part thriller, part satire, part period piece, Totally Killer is a total page-turner.

In stores October 1, 2009.