'A twisty story, a cinephile's delight, a knockout of a heroine. I loved it' LAURA LIPPMAN


'I am a sucker for a tough yet vulnerable heroine, and here Elizabeth Little gives the reader an excellent one, and sets her against a brilliantly toxic backdrop of glitz and entitlement' RUTH WARE


'An atmospheric thriller that sparkles with intelligence and irrepressible wit' STEPH CHA


From the CWA-longlisted author of Dear Daughter comes a wickedly funny behind-the-scenes whodunnit set on a true-crime film shoot.


Some girl dies. Film editor Marissa has read better loglines for films, but still jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary - and legendarily demanding - director Tony Rees.


Soon she discovers that on this set, nothing is as it seems. There are rumours of accidents, indiscretions and burgeoning scandals. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie's central subject.


The only problem is, the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be done.

See what readers are saying about Pretty as a Picture:


'Unique and original. I have been pulled in and unable to put this one down'

'Hilarious and witty, I thoroughly enjoyed this book which should delight the cinephiles and thriller lovers.'

'At times I wanted to stop reading because I just wanted the experience to go on for longer'


More praise for Elizabeth Little


'Often unexpected, always entertaining'

Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

'Needle-sharp writing that brings characters and atmosphere leaping off the page' Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods

'What a devilish, delightful treat! Crackling with wit and shining with originality' Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars

A CrimeReads Best Psychological Suspense of 2020

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Mystery of the Year

A Seattle Times Mystery of the Year


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pushkin Vertigo (1 July 2021)
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1782277019

Pretty as a Picture