Nell Twelvetrees thinks her soon to be ex-husband Roger, a famous talk-show host, is aiming to have her killed and hires P.I. Whistler to be her bodyguard. Beautiful, blonde, rich and classy, she is a mystery that keeps unfolding, luring Whistler deeper and deeper into trouble. For beneath the smiling face of Roger Twelvetrees there hides a sadistic psychopath for whom lust and violence are one.
Yet nothing in La-La Land is what it seems, for behind the facades of the rich and glamorous lie corruption and depravity. And in the darkness of the twisted mean streets lurks the mysterious Alice...Alice who is spinning an intricate web around Twelvetrees to settle an old score.
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Robert Campbell is the author of more than twenty-five novels, including the American Book Award-nominated The Spy Who Sat and Waited. His screenplay for Man of a Thousand Faces was nominated for an Academy Award.From Publishers Weekly:
Campbell's In La-La Land We Trust received rave reviews and this maze-like sequel should, too. "La-La Land' is a Los Angeles area that private-eye Whistler knows well, turf for male and female whores, drunks and druggies. When lovely Nell Twelvetrees, a stranger in La-La, asks Whistler to be her bodyguard, he gladly accepts, and not just for the fee. He is captivated by Nell and eager to protect her from her husband Roger, a millionaire TV comic. Assaults on Whistler and the woman follow, as she tries to force Roger to settle a fortune on her during divorce negotiations. Also involved in these events are Jenny, the comic's lethal daughter, and her eerie boyfriend. A crooked cop, battered hookers and other types figure in the cunning plot. No one is what he or she seems, especially the Alice of the title. She plays a startling role in this chronicle by an author who shines as a satirist but creates feeling in the reader for even the worst of his debauched characters.
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Book Description Mysterious Press, London, 1988. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++ Pictorial. First GB. Black boards, gilt type.Decorative red/black eps, (recurring "Mysterious Press" motif).Remains of torn out library label on ffep, 1 small library stamp on title page. Jacket very brigh, tight and clean indeed as was kept in protective covering. 269pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 001301