Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Design for Dying - Spotlight

Today I'd like to shine a spotlight on a book in my TBR pile. Design for Dying by Renee Patrick is the first book in the Lillian Frost and Edith Head Mystery series.

From the back cover:

Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl, but even that stable job is endangered when she becomes a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carrol. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head.

Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she's barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian's name and save Edith's career, the two women join forces.

Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who's not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. And in show business, that just might be enough.

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