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The Studio Kill
     

The Studio Kill

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by Charles Fleming
 
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

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940412085
Publisher:
Asahina & Wallace
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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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The Studio Kill 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
cindymt More than 1 year ago
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.