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The first of a wonderful new series - it's great!!!
on January 30, 2009
Can we talk?
Sometimes it seems Joan Rivers is everywhere - TV shows, selling her gorgeous jewelry, etc.
When I heard her say she with Jerrilyn Farmer was writing a mystery book called Murder at the Academy Awards, I couldn't wait to order it.
In fact I read the book in 2 days!
Joan Rivers' literary counterpart is Max Taylor. Max's daughter Drew, is Melissa's counterpart. They do what the real Rivers ladies do - Troll the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards and get the scoop and vie for interviews that other networks/shows are trying to grab.
Ms. Rivers' knowledge of Hollywood and the Red Carpet brings the reality to the story. I am sure the partnership between Rivers and Farmer was magic because every page of this book was a delight to read.
The plot is simple - a young starlet who had just gotten out of rehab - and had been close to Max and Drew - comes out of her limo (she was an Oscar nominee) and she collapses near Max and dies.
While everyone thinks it was a relapse of drug overdose, Max and Drew don't think that for a minute. They are sure she was murdered.
They, especially Max, go the extra mile to untangle the mystery. And there are some hilarious scenes that could only happen in Hollywood!
If this first of the series is this good, I cannot wait for more mysteries starring Max Taylor and Drew with her crew and her WONDERFUL pooch named Killer!
Bravo, Ms. Rivers! You've got a hit on your hands!!!