Death by Hollywood

Death by Hollywood

3.18 (507 ratings by Goodreads)
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One evening, spying on his Hollywood Hills neighbours through his $4,000 electronic telescope, Bobby witnesses a beautiful woman making love to a handsome Latin actor called Ramon. As their pillow talk turns ugly, Bobby watches in horror as the woman appears to bludgeon her lover to death with his own acting trophy. Instead of rushing to the cops, Bobby decides to find out more about the events that led up to the crime, and to use the material for his next movie screenplay. However, when he sneaks into the actor's apartment, the discovery he makes changes his life forever. Empowered by his secret knowledge, Bobby is able to seduce the beautiful woman, while forging a unique friendship with Detective Dennis Farentino, the cop in charge of the investigation. Before long Bobby has dragged the detective, his wife, his lover, and his agent into a Hollywood fun-house hall of mirrors, where only the most manipulative player will survive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 24mm | 140.62g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747571104
  • 9780747571100
  • 1,398,294

Review quote

'Sharper, funnier, faster-moving, smarter and more effortlessly entertaining than any other thriller you're likely to read this year. Or next year even' Daily Mirror 'This is superior stuff, resonant of Elmore Leonard's GET SHORTY, with the construct of a movie script within a movie script within a movie script ingenious the twists kept coming his ability to construct a story is a wonder to behold' Daily Telegraph 'A witty, twisty thriller that also contains a casual masterclass in how to pitch and script a story' Mark Lawson, Guardian 'This is a wonderful black comedy crackling with witty dialogue. Bochco's handling of pace and patter is masterful' Sunday Mirror
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About Steven Bochco

Steven Bochco is the winner of ten Emmy Awards. He was the first producer/writer to receive the Writer's Guild Career Achievement Award and the BAFTA Fellowship Award for his outstanding contribution to his craft.
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Rating details

507 ratings
3.18 out of 5 stars
5 11% (57)
4 26% (131)
3 40% (203)
2 16% (80)
1 7% (36)
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