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Beverly Hills Dead

by Stuart Woods

Signet | September 2, 2008 | Mass Market Paperbound

Beverly Hills Dead is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

1940s Hollywood comes alive in this sequel to The Prince of Beverly Hills.

Rick Barron—former Beverly Hills cop, now head of production of Centurion pictures—returns in a page turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal. Set in 1940s Hollywood, it is the era of the “Red Scare”—when almost anyone could be suspect.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.5 × 4.36 × 1.05 in

Published: September 2, 2008

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451224787

ISBN - 13: 9780451224781

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: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.5 × 4.36 × 1.05 in

Published: September 2, 2008

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451224787

ISBN - 13: 9780451224781

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Chapter 1 Rick Barron took one last look through the viewfinder, then he turned to the assistant director. "Conversation," he said. The AD held up a megaphone and shouted, "Conversation!" At once, a hundred and fifty extras, packed into a set that was a replica of Sardi''s, the famous theater-district restaurant in New York, began to talk. "Acton," Rick said quietly. "Speed," the camera operator replied. Waiters began to move among the tables. "Cue the entrance," Rick said. "Entrance," the AD said into a microphone hanging around his neck. He signaled the dolly man, and the camera began to roll smoothly down the restaurant''s main aisle toward the entrance of the restaurant. The front door opened, and his leading lady, Glenna Gleason, wearing a gorgeous evening gown and followed by another actress and two actors, all in evening dress, walked in and were greeted by a Vincent Sardi look-alike. As they walked past the small bar and entered the dining room, the camera backtracked, and, on cue, all the diners stood and applauded. Glenna managed to look shocked, then delighted as she followed "Sardi" to their table along the wall. The camera stopped and moved in closer as a microphone boom was lowered over the false wall to pick up their dialogue. "My God," Glenna said, "I didn''t know it would be like this." The actor on her left turned to her. "Katherine," he said, "it''s goin
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1940s Hollywood comes alive in this sequel to The Prince of Beverly Hills.

Rick Barron—former Beverly Hills cop, now head of production of Centurion pictures—returns in a page turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal. Set in 1940s Hollywood, it is the era of the “Red Scare”—when almost anyone could be suspect.

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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