A Case for Murder: Brittany Murphy Files takes a long hard look at the Hollywood
film factory and how it can make and break a star with one throw of the Las Vegas
dice. The gambling table may be alluring when you see that all that lies between
you and death is your soul but are you really in the position to sacrifice the
necessary in the hope of keeping your crown?
Just as the holiday season arrived shockwaves erupted through Hollywood and fans all
around the world were dropped from tinsel town’s dizzy heights into mourning. At 8:00 am,
December 20, 2009, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to “a medical request” at the
home of Hollywood’s once upon a time IT girl and 8 Mile star, Brittany Murphy. She lay
unresponsive in her private bathroom. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the Clueless actress
at the scene before transporting her lifeless body to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she
was pronounced dead at 10:04 after going into cardiac arrest.
Her roller-coaster life. Her deception-shrouded death. Her divided secret life. Her image
rebirth. Her faux marriage to Simon Monjack. Her legion of devoted fans. Her Italian mobster
connections and her fall from grace. This is the one book that tells the whole naked, at times
dark and other times moving, truth.
The best-selling A Case for Murder: Brittany Murphy Files has been revised and extended in
this gripping second edition with three new ‘shocking’ chapters that take you, the reader,
deeper into the life and death of the beautiful, talented and tormented star who played a role in
public and in private that was too much for flesh and spirit to survive.