By Joan Rivers, Jerrilyn Farmer
As the Queen of the purple Carpet, Joan Rivers has been eyewitness to Hollywood's such a lot heinous crimes (okay, so they're fashionrelated). And during this über-stylish secret, she enlists her no-holdsbarred, a little bit blonder literary counterpart, Maxine Taylor, to unravel a criminal offense of a distinct type. while a stunning younger actress dies at the crimson Carpet, a few in Tinseltown name it undesirable exposure. Max calls it murder.
The Academy Awards®. It's Hollywood's largest evening, and there's no megastar greater built than the tart-tongued Max Taylor to carry courtroom at the glamorous purple Carpet. Sharing the dish along with her daughter, Drew, the calls-it-as-she-sees-it entertainer has parlayed this star-studded annual gig into television's most-watched pre-show occasion. And this night, Max has landed a true coup -- an particular interview with Halsey Hamilton, a superb, younger, paparazzi-trailed Oscar nominee. yet no longer even Max, who's visible her proportion of star teach wrecks, is ready for an incoherent Halsey, instantly out of rehab, to stumble as much as the mic, slur a couple of cryptic phrases, and drop lifeless on the hem of Max's lovely Michael Kors costume.
To Hollywood, the starlet's loss of life used to be tragic yet inevitable. To Max, it seems to be extra like a wonderfully calculated crime. in the end, she by myself heard Halsey's ultimate whisper -- a clue that leads Max to the dear rehab health facility Wonders. With a weak spot for not anything extra tense than synthetic sweeteners, Max still is going undercover and embarks on a twelve-step research into homicide. as soon as contained in the luxurious health center, Max's record of suspicious avid gamers expands speedier than the Jolie-Pitt kinfolk: Burke Norris, a certified cad and Drew's ex-fiancé; Halsey's father, who's nonetheless getting cash off his lifeless daughter's repute; Halsey's jealous more youthful sister; and Rojo Bernstein, a tattooed karate hipster who knew the afflicted fallen big name far better than a person suspected.
Now it's left to Max to resolve the sordid factors and locate Halsey's killer whereas upstaging an over-the-top Hollywood memorial carrier and funeral the place the ill-fated actress used to be buried in, of all issues, a cheesy dressmaker knockoff! and also you idea the Oscars have been all swag luggage and Jimmy Choos? Hah! Honey, it's homicide.
In Murder on the Academy Awards®, Joan Rivers can provide a truly clever, bracingly humorous, and pitch-perfect mirrored image of a Hollywood in simple terms she might dare to bare -- all obvious during the eyes of an indomitable, high-end beginner sleuth who isn't asking "Who are you wearing?" yet really "Whodunit?"
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Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Murder Mystery by Joan Rivers, Jerrilyn Farmer