DRAMA IS HER MIDDLE NAME by Wendy Williams

DRAMA IS HER MIDDLE NAME

The Ritz Harper Chronicles, Vol. 1
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KIRKUS REVIEW

From shock-radio deejay Williams, the story of shock-radio deejay Ritz Harper, who made her fame by viciously destroying people's reputations on air and is gunned down in the streets.

Ritz has always been a hard-working good girl. But she is fed up with slogging through the night shift for WHOT in New York City. She wants to be a star. She finally gets her chance when she spills some titillating gossip about her old roommate, a famous newscaster. Suddenly, Ritz's star shoots to the top. She gets her own show in a prized time slot, and the mudslinging begins. Ms. Loose Lips will blab about anyone and anything that her spies can dredge up. If a rap star is on the down-low, you can be sure Ritz will be the first to bust down his closet door. If a young starlet has herpes, well, once she pays a visit to Ritz, her secret is safe no more. Soon Ritz starts waltzing down red carpets. She snaps at her friends and covets the limelight. She has become a true diva with a cold, calculating approach to life and success. Needless to say, by the time she is shot, there is a long catalogue of names from which to choose a suspect. However, dear readers, the gunman or gunwoman will remain a mystery until volume two.

Catty antics can't save the stilted dialogue, plodding plot and unsatisfying climax.

Pub Date: June 20th, 2006
ISBN: 0-7679-2486-X
Page count: 240pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2006




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