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|Format:||Paperback, 320 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 February 2009|
The Pinnacle is the place to stay during the Oscars, and this year the pre-Awards crises have reached fever pitch: a very recognizable body is found in the pool, Hollywood's leading man is secretly holed up in the Presidential Suite, and the larger-than-life producer of the Oscars will stop at nothing for higher ratings. A consummate professional, the hotel's PR manager Juliette Greyson must do a careful dance to save the hotel while somehow sparing herself and her famed clientele in the process. But first Juliette must figure out what is real and what is staged? Who is lying and who is acting? And when does murder stop being murder, and start becoming damn good publicity?
About the Author
Mary McNamara has worked for the LOS ANGELES TIMES for seventeen years, writing extensively about the inner workings of Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
The awards take a backseat to murder and Hollywood shenanigans in this debut by Los Angeles Times writer McNamara featuring celebrity cameos. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Agatha Christie meets Hollywood Squares in journalist McNamara's glitzy debut, a crime novel set in and around Los Angeles during the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards. Juliette Greyson, the director of public relations at the swanky Pinnacle Hotel, is preparing for another wild Oscar season (the month between the nominations announcement and the awards ceremony) when someone murders her ex-husband, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Josh Singer. With a reporter and a young starlet nominated for best actress already dead, Greyson and cancer-ridden megastar Michael O'Connor join forces to uncover the mastermind behind what the media is calling the "Oscar curse." Featuring a plethora of self-absorbed actors, comedians, publicists and producers as possible suspects, McNamara's self-assured, tabloid-fueled narrative-simultaneously sexy, scandalous and suspenseful-will appeal to fans of authors like Jackie Collins and Harold Robbins. McNamara insightfully portrays life on the other side of the velvet rope-and it's far from glamorous. Gift bag with complimentary supply of Xanax not included. (Feb.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Pocket Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 centimeters (0.25 kg)|