Come Back Dead by Terence Faherty
A disgraced director wants a comeback, but a rival wants him dead
Carson Drury’s first movie was a smash hit that raised his reputation from that of boy genius to greatest director of all time. His second film, The Imperial Albertsons, was even more ambitious, but aggressive editing from the suits at RKO Pictures ruined the movie, and Drury’s career with it. Now RKO is dead—killed by the upstart medium known as television—and Drury wants to buy his movie and reedit it, his way. It’s up to Scott Elliott to make sure Drury lives to see the final cut.
A detective working for the ultraexclusive Hollywood Security Agency, Elliott spends his days and nights helping the stars keep their private lives private. There is someone out there who will kill to keep the new version of The ImperialAlbertsons from ever seeing the light of day, and Elliott will turn Hollywood upside down to find him.
“With enough red herrings here to fill several mysteries, Faherty stretches Elliott’s detective skills to the limit.” —The Washington Post
“Strong atmosphere, a hard-boiled hero, and an evocative look at contemporary Hollywood names, events, and places.” —Library Journal
“Evocative period detail compliments a clever plot and likeable hero.” —Booklist
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