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Design for Dying

Renee Patrick
# UP0752 Paperback, 317 pages; 2016
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Lillian Frost (Miss Astoria Park 1936) came to Los Angeles with the same dream as thousands of other girls, to make it big in Hollywood. Unfortunately, she bombed her screen test, and is forced to make ends meet as a department-store salesgirl instead. But when her former roommate, Ruby, is murdered, Lillian is thrust into the role of a lifetime: amateur sleuth! It seems Ruby died dressed in clothes she stole from the Paramount Studios wardrobe department, run by the not-yet-legendary costume designer Edith Head. Eager to avoid a professional scandal, the sharp-tongued, no-nonsense Edith joins forces with Lillian to get to the bottom of Ruby's murder, an investigation that finds the pair running amok of low-rent gangsters, Argentinian playboys, a mysterious princess…and some of the biggest stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. This effervescent whodunit sparkles like champagne, a rollicking adventure with all the snap and vigor of a silver-screen classic!


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