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.
The Studio Killby 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 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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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.