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Beverly Hills Dead

by STUART WOODS

Putnam | June 19, 2009 | Hardcover

Beverly Hills Dead is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
"New York Times"-bestselling author Stuart Woods returns with the sequel to "The Prince of Beverly Hills"-a page-turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal set in 1940s Hollywood, the era of the "Red Scare," when almost anyone could be a suspect. Rick Barron, a former Beverly Hills cop, has risen to head of production of Centurion Pictures, and he's at the top of his game. But tensions are high in Hollywood, and when Rick's friend Sidney Brooks, a successful screenwriter, receives a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee, Rick isn't surprised. The witch hunt is spreading, and those under investigation are Rick's closest friends-even his wife, the glamorous starlet Glenna Gleason. Set in a time of suspicion and uncertainty, "Beverly Hills Dead" is Stuart Woods's best novel yet-a fast-paced and sexy thriller full of the nail-biting twists and startling turns that Woods fans always expect.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 in

Published: June 19, 2009

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399154698

ISBN - 13: 9780399154690

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots going on for an interesting Murder Mystery This was an interesting book. It had several different elements all skillfully woven into the story. Set during the (HUAC) House Unamerican Activities Committee period when McCarthy and his bunch of communist-hunters were running amok in Hollywood, we meet a number of Hollywood people. There are producers, actors, and writers, some of whom are communists and others who aren't. Nevertheless, pretty much all the characters are impacted in varying degrees by the communist hunting. We get a good snapshot of how people respond when unfairly, and (depending who you agree with) illegally attacked - some show grace under pressure and others collapse under the scrutiny. We also are offered a look at the courage shown by people who wouldn't be affected by this, but choose to stand behind and support their friends in spite of pressure to "stay out of it". We also get to peek behind the curtain how how movies and movie stars, got made in Hollywood's "golden age" and if you are a movie buff, particlarly an "old" movie buff, you will enjoy that aspect as well. Oh, yes, and there's a murder in there too! I recommend this as an intriguing juxtoposition of several aspects that would be interesting on their own, but combined they offer a really good read!” Add a tag
Date published: 2009-03-03

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Beverly Hills Dead

by STUART WOODS

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 in

Published: June 19, 2009

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399154698

ISBN - 13: 9780399154690

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"New York Times"-bestselling author Stuart Woods returns with the sequel to "The Prince of Beverly Hills"-a page-turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal set in 1940s Hollywood, the era of the "Red Scare," when almost anyone could be a suspect. Rick Barron, a former Beverly Hills cop, has risen to head of production of Centurion Pictures, and he's at the top of his game. But tensions are high in Hollywood, and when Rick's friend Sidney Brooks, a successful screenwriter, receives a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee, Rick isn't surprised. The witch hunt is spreading, and those under investigation are Rick's closest friends-even his wife, the glamorous starlet Glenna Gleason. Set in a time of suspicion and uncertainty, "Beverly Hills Dead" is Stuart Woods's best novel yet-a fast-paced and sexy thriller full of the nail-biting twists and startling turns that Woods fans always expect.

About the Author

Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia. Woods worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books before being given an advance to write a novel he had been pondering for nearly a decade. Chiefs (1981) won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. Woods has published a number of books since.
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