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Murder at the Academy Awards (R): A Red Carpet Murder Mystery (edition 2009)

by Joan Rivers

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Title:Murder at the Academy Awards (R): A Red Carpet Murder Mystery
Authors:Joan Rivers
Info:Gallery Books (2009), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 320 pages
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First in a series by Joan Rivers and Jerrilyn Farmer. I wanted to read it not just because of Joan Rivers and her vast knowledge of Hollywood, but because I've read Jerrilyn Farmer's Madelyn Bean series and enjoyed it.

The main character is Maxine Taylor, loosely based, of course, on Joan Rivers. The action starts with the red carpet show before the Academy Awards. Maxine's daughter, Drew, who works with Maxine, is good friends with the hot young star Halsey Hamilton. Halsey has been in rehab for several months, but shows up at the awards apparently high, in a bra and panties, and collapses while Maxine is interviewing her and dies. Drew's ex-boyfriend, Burke, is suspected. Maxine would love to have Burke out of Drew's life, but is afraid she might lose Drew if she doesn't try to clear him. Along the way Maxine takes an ... interesting... trip to rehab, and solves the mystery in a wildly public venue.

A good start to what will hopefully be a good series. ( )
  reannon | Mar 15, 2009 |
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When a gorgeous young actress dies on the Red Carpet, some in Tinseltown call it bad publicity. Television journalist Max Taylor calls it murder.

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