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George Baxt: The Clark Gable and Carole Lombard Murder Case

The Clark Gable and Carole Lombard Murder Case From the Publisher:
As Gone With the Wind approaches release, all the stars but Clark Gable prepare to head for Atlanta for the big premiere. Clark and his wife, Carole Lombard, are too distressed to celebrate the opening of the biggest movie of his career because Lydia Austin, a young actress and a protege of Carole's, is missing.

In fact, kidnapping paranoia is sweeping through Hollywood, and even with body-building bodyguards like the two Clark has hired to protect Carole, no one feels safe. But Carole is not a dame to take such threats lying down. Convinced that they can help, she and Clark set themselves up as amateur sleuths.

Of course, there are plenty of other celebrities in the mix: W.C. Fields alternates between anxiety over the kidnappings and trying to convince David O. Selznick that he should play Rhett Butler, and Groucho Marx also gets serious (just barely) long enough to worry about the missing girl, who is his current paramour.

George Baxt: The Clark Gable and Carole Lombard Murder Case. A Jacob Singer Mystery. St. Martin's Press, ISBN: 0312167997 (December, 1997), 183 p., $20.95


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