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Vision world will be a good source of income once it s got the bugs worked out But he s not having a lot of luck And by the end of the irst chapter his luck gets worse when he Cities and Dialogue finds his agent dead with a paperwork spindle through her heartThe police call it an accident but Tim removed a vital piece of evidencerom the scene and when a second lethal accident occurs he realizes he d better Christmas Doll find out the truth before he takes a permanent role as a corpseMr Handley was himself a stage actor and director before moving into television so his picture of the theatrical world seems at least superficially accurate Everyone drinks like aish except the alcoholic who drinks and most of them smoke like chimneys as well There s backbiting and backstage politics and too many actors Dark Tide Rising (William Monk for tooew partsI should have seen the ending coming but was distracted The Internet Book for several chapters by one of the characters having too slick of an alibi at one point And I m not even sure the author planned it that way Oh and despite this being before Harleuin was big on romance there s a romantic subplot as wellWarning There are some ugly Forties attitudes at work which I can t describe in any detail due to them tying directly to spoilers Just be warned that many readers willind certain things distastefulRecommended to old The Queen from Provence (Plantagenet Saga, fashioned trashy paperbackans Harleuin readers and those who love stories with greasepaint This book was total trash The characters were one dimensional the plot thin the title a bit of a punchline at the end The story was utterly predictable and I couldn t read it without both crisps and a cup of teaAnd Fearless Jack for all of these short comings it was a splendid brainless romp of a whodunnit It was so good that I couldn t put it down and inact read it as ast as lightningSo it was great and it was awful Where else does one put it but three stars A cheap page turner and everything I expected it to be A murder mystery written in the late 40searly 50s set in NYC Revolves around the theater scene Everyone s classy even the characters who aren t meant to be Reminds me of the kinds of books I d read under my desk instead of paying attention in high school Probably not the best writing ever but a un suspenseful read nonetheless This is not a aithful reprint of the original novel but a bowdlerization You should boycott this book. E who loved him but didn't believe in the effect of too many ScotchesThis backstage mystery was written by a man who knew the theatrical world inside out The characters and scenes are as authentic as Variety as real as a closing notice.
Povers social drinks dinner with wine then evening spirits etc It s no wonder they spent most the time staggering rom one scene to the next Also alcohol must have been extremely cheap in those daysIn other respects it was uncannily similar The airly casual view of riends with benefits and homosexuality seems very similar to today s enlightened society and although ormal rules of conduct were present there was plenty of characters who rejected them and did whatever they like It s not hard to see the seeds of our culture in this beginning to sprout and grow It s certainly changed my mind about what life at the time might have been like Although this is only a work of iction it must have been an idealised extrapolation of possible events and the historicalcultural references would have had to be valid or it to be accepted by the reading public of the timeIt was really interesting to read how corrupt and unprofessional pretty much everyone was at the time especially police and doctors but is also kind of understandable We now live in a time of staid secure surburban affluence with prosperity and security with layers on layers of rules and government all designed to protect us and cater to middle class expectations The biggest worries we have is how long we ll get to live and how large our superannuation will be These people didn t have that You went out there and sueezed life or all it was worth whenever you had an opportunity or you starved This is evident as really dynamic vigorous optimistic and superbly motivated people the post war America that was growing into a military and economic super power and could do anything if it put it s mind to itI Murder of Crows found this aascinating journey into the past to explore life in the Work Your Wardrobe first half of the 20th Centuryrom the perspective of an ordinary person and a pretty damn Silence in Hanover Close (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, fine suspense novel as well Before Harleuin became the go to publisheror romance paperbacks it published other genres as well primarily trashy crime novels with steamy bits As part of the publisher s 60th anniversary it s reprinting some of these early works including the one being reviewed hereTim Briscoe is an actor in late 1940s New York City trying to break into a big time role so he can The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business finally make it on Broadway or even into the movies Some of the characters speculate that the new tele. And everybody else seemedictitiousThere was the elusive man who wore dark glasses the actress who chose sudden death as the background Tiểu phẩm báo chí for an audition the ex–silentilm star who stooged on uiz shows or his daily bottle and Maggi.
This 1 of the Harleuin Vintage Collection a reprint of classic releases rom their early yearsI Pillow Talk found this intensely interesting not because of the storyline which was complicated and challenging than I d expected but because it was such a vital and immersive snapshot of life at the time In our globally connected homogenous world we don t really expect to see the regional differences described here It makes you wonder as our world grows smaller and connected the same is it better and richeror itThe language is the most interesting part of this work and the book is written Rikers High from the perspective of a small time actor determined to investigate the mysterious death of his agent In this respect the narrative isilled with local sayings slang landmarks I know nothing of and cultural icons and products that no longer exist so that it s practically unintelligible It s amazing that in such a short time 70 years our language has changed so much it s practically another language I ve read works Buried from the 18th century that were easier to read This is made harder as uite often the characters are being sarcastic or humorous and without insight into the slanghistory I couldn t tell whether they were serious or not it actually made meeel a lot like I imagine non English speakers must eel when coming up against that subject There was a constant low of 1930 40s historical references popular and political Wolfsbane (Nightshade figures and cultural references that I had no idea about For example as actors the characters were uite often uoting parts of popular plays and poetryrom their era as well as some classic works just as we make memes and uote Leading By Design from popular movies A reader of the day would have got these instantly I guess whereas I would have to rely on wikiuotegoogle if it would even be in thereThis makes me a little melancholy seeing how much history and culture hasallen by the wayside and been Kanata forgotten I wonder ifuture generations will have nothing left to remember us by except some crumbling outdated architecture and subtitled cat picturesOne thing I First Impressions found uite interesting was cultural differences like chain smoking everywhere any time and drinking likeish and it was a bit disturbing to read about character who regularly indulge in large shots before breakfast then chasers then pre lunch drink a liuid lunch a ew pub sto. In the theater reality and make believe blend so intimately that Tim Briscoe was convinced that he was playing the role of detective when he stumbled upon the lifeless orm of Nellie Brant But the corpse was real even though everything.