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Shooting in Universal City

Shooting in Universal City

by William Kerrigan


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This lively mystery captures the look and feel, the glamour and practicality, of old Hollywood. The story takes place in Hollywood in 1917, just after America has entered the Great War. Wallace Kerrigan and his brother, movie star J. Warren Kerrigan, must make one more film, a peculiar vampire tale called Three Queens, to fulfill their contract to Universal Pictures. When the ill-tempered impresario backing this movie dies in suspicious circumstances, Wally is charged with investigating his death. His friend and neighbor, L. Frank Baum, the creator of the Oz books, provides wise counsel. A witty starlet, Pearl Seagrove, also comes to his aid, though she inspires feelings that could spell trouble for Wally's marriage. The investigation leads him on a groundbreaking flight north in a Handley Page bomber, a midnight foray to a deserted beach house with surfing pioneer Duke Kahanamoku, a tour of the original Krotona Institute for theosophical studies in Hollywood, and finally to the lair of a vicious killer.This is the first in a series of novels chronicling the adventures of Wallace Kerrigan and Pearl Seagrove.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942946021
Publisher: William Kerrigan
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Series: Wallace Kerrigan/Pearl Seagrove Mysteries , #1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Educated at Stanford and Columbia, William Kerrigan has taught English literature at the state universities of Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. He is the author and/or editor of eighteen books of literary scholarship and criticism, published by presses such as Harvard, Yale, and Johns Hopkins. Most recently he co-edited four volumes of John Milton's works for the Random House Modern Library.
Now retired and living in California, he writes mystery novels, including a series charting the early history of the movie business, starring Wallace Kerrigan (the author's grandfather) and his mistress Pearl Seagrove. He is also the author of the supernatural thriller The Ghost Killers of Black Ash Canyon.

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