A Good Knife's Work (Five Star First Edition Mystery)

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In the summer of 1946, Hollywood is too hot to hold screenwriter Lauren Atwill. If she has any hope of recovering from a vicious scandal, she has to get out of town. She heads for the secure anonymity of New York City. With handsome PI Peter Winslow along as bodyguard and a new script to write she should have plenty to occupy her. Then new friend Hazel Keane, Adam Drake's producer, is found brutally murdered in her office late at night. The police arrest the building's handyman, but Lauren and Winslow have serious doubts.In frequently stormy tandem, Lauren and Winslow investigate -- from a Harlem nightclub to an artist's lair to an East Side mansion. Then the killer strikes again. Something they know -- or were close to discovering -- has panicked him. Can they find him -- or her -- before time runs out?

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Sheila York grew up traveling, the daughter of a career army officer. She spent much of her childhood in Munich, Germany, and later studied abroad as an exchange student in both France and England. After post-graduate studies in clinical psychology, she took a sharp turn and enjoyed a long career as a radio disk jockey and occasional news anchor and sports reporter, including assignments in Los Angeles and New York City, where her books are set. 

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Screenwriter Lauren Atwill finds the summer of 1946 in Hollywood to be much too hot. Trying to recover from the effects of a vicious scandal, she heads for the anonymity of New York with her bodyguard, Peter Winslow, a handsome private investigator. Working on a screenplay for the popular radio mystery Adam Drake for Hire will keep her busy and out of trouble. Of course, trouble finds her when her new friend Hazel Keane, the producer of the radio show, is murdered in her office. Police arrest the building’s handyman, but Lauren and Peter don’t think he is the culprit. Solving this classic locked-room murder sends Lauren undercover despite Peter’s objections. She finds many dark secrets and almost becomes another victim but still cannot figure out how the killer got in and out. Readers will have fun with this nostalgic trip to radioland. York captures the period atmosphere with wit and provides readers with plenty of romance, scandal, and action. --Barbara Bibel

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