The toast of 1942 Hollywood is the newly crowned Heavyweight Champ, Lucky Lawson. He's got it all, the belt, the babe, and a baffling crime scene in a seedy hotel. When the champ's death is ruled a suicide, his widow turns to detective Frank Frost to set the record straight and find the killer, without the killer finding him first.
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About the Author
Ray FitzGerald lives in Gainesville, Florida, where he writes hard-boiled detective fiction and pulp stories in the style of his heroes from the golden age of the genre. His main series features detective Frank Frost, who tackles cases big and small in Hollywood during the early 1940s - the golden age of the film industry. He is a veteran journalist and has been published in hundreds of newspapers and magazines over the last decade. Ray FitzGerald is inspired by the world around him, as well as what he reads; his literary influences include Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, W.R. Burnett, Cornell Woolrich, David Goodis and Michael Avallone. He is an avid classic film fan, with heavy interest in anything starring Humphrey Bogart and a wide range of early Film Noir pieces. He is currently working on a new Jimmy Powers Adventures series. He recently finished the first of a serialized Frank Frost Mystery series that will be broken up into episodes and seasons. Season One, Episode One - entitled "Trap Her Keeper" is scheduled to be released in June, 2017, with subsequent episodes every week until the end of the season.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great interaction between the characters. The plot keeps you guessing until the end. Wish the author had a website that let us know about future books.
Tries too hard to be "hard boiled". A few less pithy remarks woul be appreciated.
Very solid book. I originally thought it was written in the 1940s until I looked at the copyright. It's very typical of the old-style pulp detective fiction, which I enjoy reading greatly. Frank Frost is a likeable detective with a sharp tongue. I look forward to more of his stories in the future, if there are any. I recommend this book to anyone else that's in to the old Hammett, Chandler, Daly, Burnett type of hard-boiled characters.