The Studio Kill

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It's 1947 in Los Angeles. Mickey Cohen's men are taking over Bugsy Siegel's rackets. A Red-baiting Congressman is in town looking for Commies in the movie biz. And studio cop John McClellan, head of security for Continental Pictures, has his hands full-with a murdered mogul, the faked suicide of a former flame, a gossip columnist with a nose for studio dirt, and the promise of something like love with a beautiful young screenwriter. Nobody does Hollywood hard-boiled like Charles Fleming.

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Overview

It's 1947 in Los Angeles. Mickey Cohen's men are taking over Bugsy Siegel's rackets. A Red-baiting Congressman is in town looking for Commies in the movie biz. And studio cop John McClellan, head of security for Continental Pictures, has his hands full-with a murdered mogul, the faked suicide of a former flame, a gossip columnist with a nose for studio dirt, and the promise of something like love with a beautiful young screenwriter. Nobody does Hollywood hard-boiled like Charles Fleming.

"Beautifully written with all the period details dead-on, dialogue so breezy it'll make your hair stand on end, and a twisty, dangerous plot that keeps you guessing, THE STUDIO KILL is the Real McCoy. Buy it and do like I did-stay up all night and take one long wild ride."
-Robert Ward, author of Red Baker and Four Kinds of Rain

Charles Fleming is a veteran journalist who has worked for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Variety, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of "High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess" and the novels "The Ivory Coast" and "After Havana." He is also co-author of the New York Times bestsellers "Three Weeks in October" and "My Lobotomy."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781940412085
  • Publisher: Asahina & Wallace
  • Publication date: 3/20/2014
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,445,293
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Fleming is the bestselling author of the non-fiction books High Concept and My Lobotomy and the critically acclaimed novels The Ivory Coast and After Havana.
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  • Posted November 7, 2014

    Our hero, John McClellan, is head of security for a big Hollywoo

    Our hero, John McClellan, is head of security for a big Hollywood studio in 1947.  In cleaning up after the various stars, directors and contract players, he finds a staged suicide.  Bodies start piling up, he meets a dame, disappoints some people, helps some others.  Good story.  Lots of name dropping in believable situations.  Very noir.  Spare language.  Good descriptions.  Vivid characters.  Received free copy for review.  

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