The Extra

The Extra : A Monument Studios Mystery

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Hollywood, 1934. Underdog heroine Frankie Ray runs away from home to test her conviction that a girl who lacks glamour but has talent and an enterprising attitude can make it in the movies. But when A dissolute, womanizing matinee idol turns up dead on her sofa, her career hopes shatter and Frankie stands accused of murder. How will a schoolmarm turned Hollywood hopeful ever find a way to win out against the press, the police, and the movie-going public, all working to steamroll her into the electric chair? By using every acting trick she more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 24mm | 531g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514124246
  • 9781514124246

About Mel Anastasiou

Mystery writer Mel Anastasiou loves her writing life in St Albans in the UK and on Bowen Island in BC. She writes mysteries starring strong female sleuths who are often fish out of water and gifted amateur 'tecs, and is the author of the Mrs Stella Ryman mystery novellas set in Fairmount Manor Care Home. She is a contributing and developmental editor with Pulp Literature, a short fiction magazine based in Canada and circulating internationally. Mel can be found every day writing, walking for miles to look at inspired Victorian architecture, and eating scones with clotted cream and jam, thus the more