A GOOD READ! Largely humorous throughout, and has some very funny parts in the Donald Westlake vein.
Nathaniel West's 'Day of the Locust' shaken in a Chandler shaker but poured into a tawdry Harold Robbins/Jacqueline Susann glass...The book is a page turner and every character in it is richly drawn...Recommended with reservations--don't tell my English teachers, my minister, or my wife.
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Most Wanted Reads'! "Dark humor and a smart-alecky first-person point of view elevate this book above the heap...
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Retired Boston attorney and playwright William Prendergast takes deadly aim at Hollywood's Golden Age in his first novel, Forbidden Hollywood, an homage to classic noir mystery. A small-time hood begins to have second thoughts after his attempt to blackmail a stunning screen actress with a dark secret lands him in a nest of murder and bizarre sexuality. Author tour.