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Alfred Hitchcock in the Vertigo Murders…

Alfred Hitchcock in the Vertigo Murders (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery)

by J. Madison Davis

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Not a bad mystery, but I didn't buy the author's portrayal of Hitchcock. I don't know why because I don't know anything about him, but this seemed off. Nice psycho killer thriller set in 1950's LA.
  SomeGuyInVirginia | May 25, 2010 |
I give a book 100 pages or one day, which ever comes second, before I make the decision to give up or keep reading. I finished this book only because it took me less than a day to read. Hitchcock is barely detectable in the book, hardly the detecive as the cover implies. He does the hiring of the ex-cop main character and "exposes" the murderer at the end but not much else. As to the title, the connection to the film is barely noticable other than it being the film that Hitch is directing at the time. ( )
  travelinlibrarian | Mar 28, 2006 |
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The year is 1957. Alfred Hitchcock is immersed in the production of his latest film, Vertigo, when he receives a macabre present: the severed ear of a woman. Fearing the ear has to do with the grisly death of a young starlet, Hitchcock decides to investigate. Joining forces with retired L.A.P.D. detective Chess Slattery, Hitch follows a trail that takes the pair from the mansions of Bel Air to the degraded haunts of Hollywood wannabes to the shabby bungalows of Venice. What they discover puts them in the path of a twisted killer hell-bent on ruining the famous Hitchock profile. Movie stars, gangsters and cops, the famous and the not-so-famous, all swept up in a relentless series of events that threaten to spiral out of control and into disaster - until Hitch masterminds a thrilling finale worthy of Vertigo itself!

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