Malicious Intent Praise

Malicious Intent
Mike Walker $24.00

“It’s okay to admit you’ve got an enquiring mind, chums. Gossip, after all, is just another word for news in a slinky red dress. And when people say, as they often do, that gossip is for ignoble minds, tell them this: There are only two kinds of gossips-those who admit it, and those who don’t.”
–THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN

“Mike Walker is the Hemingway of gossip.”
–HOWARD STERN

“I always assume Mike Walker has probably scooped anything I write. He surprises everybody by arriving without horns and a tail. He’s amazingly rational, down-to-earth, intelligent, and ‘with-it.'”
–LIZ SMITH

“Malicious Intent is a gossipy saga about a sexy actress, told with a great deal of inside savvy by the king of gossip… from small but enterprising Bancroft Press in Baltimore.”
–PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“After reading the galleys, let me just say that Mike Walker’s sizzling “Malicious Intent: A Hollywood Fable” makes Jackie Collins read like the Bible.”
–JILL JACKSON, OF KING FEATURES’ “JILL JACKSON’S HOLLYWOOD”

“Since 1970, Walker’s been the king of American gossip journalism. His revelations about the stars are routinely stolen by British tabloid papers.”
–MARIE WOOLF, SCRIPPS-HOWARD NEWS SERVICE

“If anyone has benefited from the growing cachet of the Enquirer, it is Mike Walker, the paper’s longtime gossip columnist. And Walker, a pugnacious defender of his tabloid craft, is finally getting a little respectWhat others just play it, he consummates. He is the voice of gossip: unvarnished, unapologetic, seductive.”
–ANDREA SACHS, COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW

“An over-the-top, tabloid-style thriller littered with real-life Hollywood references and thinly veiled fantasy sequences featuring recognizable charactersThe sleaze factor is high, the plot convoluted, but Walker knows his material (and his audience) as well as anyone.”
–PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Walker, gossip columnist for the National Enquirer, knows that a big dish of a tabloid, vice-ridden novel — the bloodier the better — won’t kill youMalicious Intent has full tabloidal snap.”
–KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Hollywood at its most vicious in this intense novel about ambition, greed, and revenge Clearly profiling the new breed of female star — tough and business-minded, prone to outrageous behavior, outspoken, and independent. …A scathing portrait of greedy, malicious reporters, directors, and agents.”
–BOOKLIST

“Walker is…regularly described as a journalistic legend.”
–THE INDEPENDENT (LONDON), JANE ROBINS

“There is only one ‘Guru of Gossip,’ and that’s Mike Walker. He’s the Dean of celebrity news and a first-rate TV personality.”
–GERALDO RIVERA

“The last remaining larger-than-life figure in American tabloid journalism.”
–JEFFREY TOOBIN, THE NEW YORKER

“Mike Walker – the National Enquirer Legend.”
–LOS ANGELES TIMES

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