Death Was in the Picture

Death Was in the Picture

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Baker & Taylor
In 1930s Depression-era Hollywood, Kitty Pangborn gets caught in the middle when her boss, P.I. Dexter Theroux, is asked to help exonerate screen idol Laird Wyndham, a prime suspect in the suspicious death of a young starlet, especially since Theroux already has a client who has hired him to prove Wyndham's guilt.

McMillan Palgrave

In 1931, while most of Los Angeles is struggling to survive the Depression, the business of Hollywood is booming. And everyone wants a piece. The movies have always been cutthroat and, as girl Friday Kitty Pangborn is about to find out, that’s more than a metaphor.

Kitty’s boss, private detective Dexter Theroux, has been asked to help leading man Laird Wyndham prove his innocence. The actor was the last person to be seen with a young actress who died under very suspicious circumstances, and the star has fallen from the big screen to the big house. Wyndham’s a dreamboat, but that isn’t the only thing that has Kitty hot under the collar. Dex has already signed a client---one who’s hired him to prove Wyndham’s hands are not as clean as they look.

Mixing Hollywood glitz with hard-boiled grit, Death Was in the Picture captures the essence of life in Depression-era Los Angeles: a world where times are tough, talk is cheap, and murder is often just one scene away.



Blackwell North Amer
In 1931, while most of Los Angeles is struggling to survive the Depression, the business of Hollywood is booming. And everyone wants a piece. The movies have always been cutthroat and, as Girl Friday Kitty Pangborn is about to find out, that's more than a metaphor.
Kitty's boss, private detective Dexter Theroux, has been asked to help leading man Laird Wyndham prove his innocence. The actor was the last person to be seen with a young actress who died under very suspicious circumstances, and the star has fallen from the big screen to the big house. Wyndham's a dreamboat, but that isn't the only thing that has Kitty hot under the collar. Dex has already signed a client - one who's hired him to prove Wyndham's hands are not as clean as they look.
Mixing Hollywood glitz with hardboiled grit, Death Was in the Picture captures the essence of life in Depression-era Los Angeles: a world where times are tough, talk is cheap, and murder is often just one scene away.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1930s Depression-era Hollywood, Kitty Pangborn gets caught in the middle when her boss, P.I. Dexter Theroux, is asked to help exonerate screen idol Laird Wyndham, a prime suspect in the suspicious death of a young starlet, especially since Theroux already has a client who has hired him to prove Wyndham's guilt. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312383398
0312383398
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY RIC
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,22 cm.

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