Design for Dying

Design for Dying

Book - 2016
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Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl, but even that stable job is endangered when she becomes a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Rub Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head. Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she's barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clean Lillian's name and save Edith's career, the two women join forces. Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who's not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. And in show business, that just might be enough.
Publisher: New York :, Forge,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765381842
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 22 cm

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LauraSteinert
Oct 02, 2017

I am not the right audience for this book. It is fashion, design, and starlets of the old Hollywood era. The murder and solving thereof is a tangent, not the focus of the book. Don't let my inability to appreciate it stop you from checking it out.

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alenbay
Oct 22, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. Witty writing and great characters, I can hardly wait for the next one.

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