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By Joan Rivers, Jerrilyn Farmer

ISBN-10: 1439123675

ISBN-13: 9781439123676

As the Queen of the pink Carpet, Joan Rivers has been eyewitness to Hollywood's such a lot heinous crimes (okay, so they're fashionrelated). And during this über-stylish secret, she enlists her no-holdsbarred, a little blonder literary counterpart, Maxine Taylor, to unravel against the law of a distinct style. whilst a stunning younger actress dies at the pink Carpet, a few in Tinseltown name it undesirable exposure. Max calls it murder.

The Academy Awards®. It's Hollywood's largest evening, and there's no famous person larger built than the tart-tongued Max Taylor to carry court docket at the glamorous purple Carpet. Sharing the dish along with her daughter, Drew, the calls-it-as-she-sees-it entertainer has parlayed this star-studded annual gig into television's most-watched pre-show occasion. And this night, Max has landed a true coup -- an specific interview with Halsey Hamilton, a superb, younger, paparazzi-trailed Oscar nominee. yet now not even Max, who's noticeable her proportion of superstar educate wrecks, is ready for an incoherent Halsey, directly out of rehab, to stumble as much as the mic, slur a number of cryptic phrases, and drop useless on the hem of Max's attractive Michael Kors costume.

To Hollywood, the starlet's loss of life used to be tragic yet inevitable. To Max, it seems to be extra like a wonderfully calculated crime. in any case, she on my own heard Halsey's ultimate whisper -- a clue that leads Max to the expensive rehab sanatorium Wonders. With a weak spot for not anything extra hectic than man made sweeteners, Max still is going undercover and embarks on a twelve-step research into homicide. as soon as contained in the luxurious medical institution, Max's record of suspicious gamers expands quicker than the Jolie-Pitt kin: Burke Norris, a qualified cad and Drew's ex-fiancé; Halsey's father, who's nonetheless earning money off his lifeless daughter's repute; Halsey's jealous more youthful sister; and Rojo Bernstein, a tattooed karate hipster who knew the stricken fallen megastar far better than an individual suspected.

Now it's left to Max to resolve the sordid reasons and locate Halsey's killer whereas upstaging an over-the-top Hollywood memorial carrier and funeral the place the ill-fated actress was once buried in, of all issues, a cheesy dressmaker knockoff! and also you notion the Oscars have been all swag luggage and Jimmy Choos? Hah! Honey, it's homicide.
In Murder on the Academy Awards®, Joan Rivers gives you a truly shrewdpermanent, bracingly humorous, and pitch-perfect mirrored image of a Hollywood merely she may dare to bare -- all noticeable throughout the eyes of an indomitable, high-end novice sleuth who isn't asking "Who are you wearing?" yet fairly "Whodunit?"

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I immediately retired, and a moment later Mr. Grouch entered Raffles Holmes’s den. “Glad to see you,” said Raffles Holmes cordially. ” asked the visitor in surprise. “Yes,” said Holmes. “Next Tuesday is young Wilbraham’s twenty-first birthday, and—” Peering through a crack in the door I could see Grouch stagger. ” he gasped out. “Only roughly, Mr. Grouch,” said Holmes, coolly. “Only roughly. But I am very much afraid that I can’t do what you want me to. Those bonds are doubtless in some broker’s box in a safe-deposit company, and I don’t propose to try to borrow them surreptitiously, even temporarily, from an incorporated institution.

Yes,” he said. “The reward will arrive on time, but it’s been 40 the devil’s own job. ” he added, taking a small package wrapped in tissue-paper out of his pocket and disclosing its contents. ” I cried, as my eyes fell on two such diamonds as I had never before seen. They sparkled on the paper like bits of sunshine, and that their value was quite $100,000 it did not take one like myself, who knew little of gems, to see at a glance. ” asked Raffles Holmes. “The missing pendants,” said I. “Well—not exactly,” said Raffles Holmes.

Heavens! What will tomorrow’s story be? ” said I. ” “Physically, no—morally, my God! Jenkins, yes. I shall need all of your help,” he cried. ” I asked. “You know you have only to command me,” “Don’t leave me this night for a minute,” he groaned. “If you do, I am lost. The Raffles in me is rampant when I look at those jewels and think of what they will mean if I keep them. An independent fortune forever. All I have to do is to get aboard a ship and go to Japan and live in comfort the rest of my days with this wealth in my possession, and all the instincts of honesty that I possess, through the father in me, will be powerless to prevent my indulgence in this crime.

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