Longtime character actor Clive Rosengren (Cheers, Seinfeld, Ed Wood) pens a sprightly tale of Hollywood sex and homicide in Murder Unscripted.
No one is going to mistake part-time actor, part-time Hollywood sleuth Eddie Collins for a movie star. While shooting a television commercial for Chubby’s Chicken, Eddie is almost relieved when he gets a call from a motion-picture bonding company on the hook for an uncompleted film whose female lead has died. That would be bad enough, but things get worse when Eddie finds out that the dead actress is his ex-wife - and her death looks like murder.
When a second body turns up, Eddie scrambles to expose one of Tinseltown’s dirty little secrets: Some people will do anything to sleep with a star. If Eddie isn’t careful, his next "exit, stage left" will be permanent.
Clive Rosengren is a former Hollywood television and film actor who has also had roles with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and in theaters across the U.S.
©2012 Clive Rosengren (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"I like this character Eddie Collins. He’s tough, funny, and has the classic private eye’s world-weary wisdom. I hope to see much more of him." (Michael Connelly)
"Blasting out of a time warp, straight from the 1940s. It’s set in modern Hollywood, but it’s old-time California noir, right down to its Bakelite heart…. Luscious." (Booklist)
"The plot purrs along fast and smooth…. The ending of Murder Unscripted delivers the reader a sweet surprise." (Mystery Scene)
I happen to enjoy the old 1940's PI stories. This was just plain fun. Good writing, excellent -narration -- by the same person. All to often authors are not the best readers of their work. That a pleasant surprise! This is a book to return to when you just want to be entertained.
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