Double Exposure [NOOK Book]

Overview

“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.

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Double Exposure

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Overview

“Stoney Winston works the slummy outskirts of the movie business, directing cheap local commercials, writing training films and industrials, and submitting always-rejected feature scripts. Murder and danger dog Stoney’s quest, which ends in a tricky and gut-wrenching climax. A masterful, colorful mystery.” Booklist, starred review.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stoney Winston, Harvard grad and would-be Hollywood script-writer, is functioning meanwhile as a general factotumprop-man, ``director,'' anything that pays the rentfor the shifty operator of a grubby little studio making sexy soda-pop commercials. Suddenly everything changes: an 18-year-old girl specializing in straight hard-core pron is missing; her stepmother is being blackmailed to pay up or a particularly damning film will be released and she will face certain ruin in business. Can Stoneytough-talking, without illusions, endowed with an uncommon gift for finding anythingfind film and girl? The hunt will lead him through the porn foundries and other moral sewers of movieland, through bloodshed and assorted mayhem. Stinson is clever and witty, and his hero is often too much of a wise-guy for his ownand the reader'sgood, but this is a literate mystery and an entertaining read. November
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011485534
  • Publisher: Jim Stinson
  • Publication date: 8/22/2011
  • Series: Stoney Winston Hollywood Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 80,173
  • File size: 481 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Stinson was taught writing at Harvard and media at UCLA, and has done both ever since.On the writing side he started early, publishing “Restorations of Elizabethan Public Playhouses,” but was soon downsized from Academe, which is probably just as well. After an interlude of earning a living, he wrote four Stoney Winston Hollywood mysteries, Double Exposure, Low Angles, Truck Shot, and TV Safe, which were published by Scribner. Today they are available from Smashwords, and from Lulu.com. His mainstream novel, Tassy Morgan's Bluff, was published in Summer, 2011 by The Plume Books imprint of Penguin. In 2012 he published his first Smashwords original, The Princess and the Firedrake.On the media side, he’s made everything from feature films to instructional gems like Electrical Hazards in the Coronary Care Unit. Today, he works constantly with media to keep abreast of ever-changing hard- and software.Combining writing and media, he was a columnist and contributing editor at Videomaker magazine for 12 years. In 2001, Goodheart-Willcox published his college and high school textbook, Video: Communication and Production. A revised second edition was rebranded Video: Digital Communication and Production, and a third, massively updated edition was released in 2012.He has, over the years, returned to the classroom, teaching film production at Art Center College of Design, Media history and criticism at California State University Los Angeles, and video production at La Canada High School, La Canada, CA.Though born and bred in Pittsburgh, PA, he has spent all his adult life in California and Oregon, where he now lives with his wife, Sue. He dotes on his two children and is pleased to report that they remain at large.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    GREAT READ. LITERATE. SUSPENSEFUL WITH A WRY TAKE ON HOLLYWOOD

    DOUBLE EXPOSURE, as a mystery, has that special quirkiness that takes it out of the run-of-the-mill alphabet series. Stinson's characters are amusing and original, including his imaginary Hollywood companions. I like mysteries that are an entertaining read with an out of the ordinary author, not just cookie-cutter who-done-its. This one fills the bill in spades.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Good story

    Well written with a bit of dry humor mixed in...

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Liked the story

    Good read. I DIDNT FIGURE OUT THE END

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Excellent

    Chandler would have liked it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Recommended

    A unique take on murder. The book starts well before the murder takes place and when a young women is found dead she is misidentified; leading to two more murders. This author uses very colorful word picture descriptions. This is a great read that shows a little blackmail can set-off a chain reactions of unintended consequences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Fun read.

    Passed it up earlier. Glad i tried it. Much better than l expected it to be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Boring!!!!

    Story line was good but tended to drag out too long. For the most part, the book was boring. Too much jumping around. I found the dialog with his imaginary characters boring. I sped read to the end to see what the outcome was and did a lot of skipping. Would not recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Ok

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    G

    I finally finished this though it was hard to do, first the typos. Then I had trouble gettingvthe pages to turn correctly [probably b&n's problem). The story was much better than I expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Anon

    Kept getting lost. Not as good as I thought it would be. Gave up half way thru.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Must read

    Mystery and suspense in this book. It kept my interest until I finished it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Fast moving story

    Great noon book if you get used to the typos,

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Casual read. Not terribly thought provoking, but there were som

    Casual read. Not terribly thought provoking, but there were some decent twists. Unfortunately the author seemed a little hung up on what I could only call adolescent sexual fantasies, which I feel detracted from the plot. There are some odd formatting errors that replace the first letter of some sentences with another letter, space or punctuation mark, which is distracting. Overall an ok read if you don't mind formatting errors and lapses into adolescent fantasies (including at inappropriate times such as upon seeing a dead female.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    OK

    Mildly engaging...OK...would not recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Stupid story line, trite and lousy editing

    This was about the lamest story line that I have encountered; thank goodness it was free! The story line was a retread of several others, and the characters were trite. The ending was all too predictable. But, even if those were my only complaints, it would have been tolerable. What made this e-book so bad was the lousy editing. For example, every A. became a ". this book was set in Los Angeles (L.A.) so every reference to the city (and there were many) looked like this: L." If it was part of a sentence spoken by a character, then sentences might read like this: "It was hot today," said the main character. "Even hotter than the typical L." summer day." This is just one example. There are a lot of misspelled words, odd sentences that are not complete sentences, and so forth. This book is not even worth free.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Good read

    Love his books and recommend them to others who love mysteries

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Mystery thriller

    Excellent

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Highly recommended

    What you have here is murder, Hollywood, and a great story line. Jim Stinson really captures the essence of the scene and develops great characters. Once I started the book, I got enthralled in the plot and the writing. I plan to read more of his books.

    paulfromtexas

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Not my cup of tea!!!

    Not what I was looking for!! Sorry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Recommended

    Worth reading.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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