Jon L. Breen Murder in Los Angeles

ISBN 13: 9780688066840

Murder in Los Angeles

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780688066840: Murder in Los Angeles
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Eight mysteries centered in L.A. deal with a group of actors who were blacklisted during the McCarthy era, a psychic detective, a missing daughter, and a screenwriter who resorts to blackmail

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

The shades of Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald would be disturbed that their names, in Thomas Chastain's introduction to this collection, are taken in vain. Macdonald's is even misspelled, a foretaste of the eight stories that lack bite, intelligent plotting and color. Hollywood, Malibu, Venice and the sprawling city are invoked only dimly, and almost every character is a cardboard cut-out we've met before. Fans of the classics and new readers should be warned away from this bottom-drawer collection. Classicists will be offended and newcomers will be baffled. Gault's "The Kerman Kill" and Russell's "Dong-Dong, The Lizard's Dead" offer the only hope, but even they fizzle out. Fox's "Return to Venice" and Henderson's "Dream House" are hopelessly old-fashioned, the latter featuring a threatened heroine who'd have been a cliche 30 years ago. The other stories are only silly. 75,000 first printing.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jon L. Breen
Published by William Morrow & Co (1987)
ISBN 10: 0688066844 ISBN 13: 9780688066840
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688066844

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 23.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jon L. Breen
Published by William Morrow & Co (1987)
ISBN 10: 0688066844 ISBN 13: 9780688066840
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688066844

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds