Murder at the Academy Awards, A Red Carpet Murder Mystery

Murder at the Academy Awards, A Red Carpet Murder Mystery

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Baker & Taylor
While hosting Oscar night on the red carpet, Hollywood personality Maxine Taylor witnesses an actress's suspicious drug-overdose death, which she investigates as part of a plot to separate her daughter from an unworthy boyfriend.

Simon and Schuster
There’s no one better equipped than the tart-tongued Maxine Taylor to hold court on the star-studded red carpet. But when Halsey Hamilton—young, fabulous, and fresh out of rehab—stumbles up to the mic, slurs a few cryptic words, and drops dead at the hem of Max’s stunning Michael Kors gown, Max must embark on an undercover twelve-step investigation and find Halsey’s killer in this smart, bracingly funny, and über-stylish mystery.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2009
Edition: First Pocket Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439158685
9781416599371
1416599371
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY RIVER...J
Additional Contributors: Farmer, Jerrilyn

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Gentowl
Mar 26, 2018

An enjoyable book, well-written by the two co-authors. The plot is fun and the investigation of the mystery takes the reader behind the scenes, as it were, of the entertainment industry. We see what the business will do to make money off an entertainer and we get to see the inside of a rehabilitation facility for the rich and famous -- all of it with humor, although not the Joan Rivers timing from her live performances.

You don't see the killer coming. And you will be impressed again by Joan Rivers' intelligence.

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bookpusher
Aug 11, 2011

This was a Madeline Bean Culinary Mystery written by Joan Rivers and Jerrilyn Farmer. I was glad to see another Mad Bean mystery, but this one wasn't a good as the others

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