By Steven Bochco
"There was a author via the identify of Merle Miller, who wrote that individuals in Hollywood are continually touching you--not simply because they prefer you, yet simply because they need to determine how gentle you're ahead of they devour you alive."
So starts this seductive and fantastic novel by way of two-time Edgar Award–winning author Steven Bochco, within which a down-on-his-luck screenwriter named Bobby Newman attempts to show a brutal homicide into his subsequent motion picture payday.
One day, whereas spying on his Hollywood Hills acquaintances via his $4,000 Bushnell XR90 digital telescope, Bobby sees a stunning socialite making like to a good-looking Latin actor named Ramon. while their pillow speak takes a flip for the gruesome, Bobby watches in horror because the lady bludgeons her lover to loss of life along with his personal appearing trophy. determining to put in writing approximately it rather than reporting it to the police officers, Bobby insinuates himself into Detective Dennis Farentino’s homicide research, forging an strange friendship with the cop that seems to be extra advanced than both of them had bargained for. earlier than lengthy, Bobby has dragged the detective, his estranged spouse, his lover, and his agent right into a Hollywood fun-house corridor of mirrors, the place in basic terms the main manipulative participant will live to tell the tale.
Savvy, humorous, attractive, and streetwise, Death by means of Hollywood is the story Steven Bochco could not inform on tv. it's the paintings of an inventive storyteller, bound to enthrall readers from starting to end.
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Death by Hollywood: A Novel by Steven Bochco