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George Baxt: The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case

The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case From the Publisher:
Basking in the recent success of The Thin Man, William Powell and Myrna Loy stumble onto a situation so typically Hollywood that only the real-life incarnation of Nick and Nora Charles could take the case. A Hollywood madam publicizes that she's in need of money, effectively putting the squeeze on many of Hollywood's leading men by implying that soon she might be desperate enough to sell the contents of her "little black book." A book like that could do a lot of damage in a town where Louis B. Mayer is not above exercising the morals clauses in his actors' contracts to suit his own schemes, where gossip spreads faster than you can say Louella Parsons, and where celebrity secrets are a valuable commodity - or a motive for murder. William Powell and Myrna Loy, the silver screen's most charming sleuthing couple, bring their roles as Nick and Nora Charles back to life alongside George Baxt's fictional investigating trio of Herb Villon, Hazel Dickson, and Jim Mallory.

Once again, Baxt delivers a witty, engaging mystery depicting Hollywood in its heyday as only he can.

George Baxt: The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case. A Jacob Singer Mystery. St. Martin's Press, ISBN: 0312140711 (January, 1996), 196 p., $20.95


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