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Here's Looking At You, Kid,
This review is from: Bogart Forty Eight (Paperback)
Imagine making an actor out to be a detective. If you were a notorious cheapskate like Harry Cohn, it makes perfect sense. He orders Bogart to solve a mystery in Hollywood. Bogie enlists his reluctant friend Peter Lorre to assist him.
ALong the way, many Hollywood friends and acquaintances show up, such as Van Heflin, John Wayne, and Frederic March. Bacall is alluded to, but plays a minor part in this noir mystery. What is clever is that Raymond Chandler lends a hand, making the plot plausible. D.W. Griffith has an amusing cameo, if that word may be applied to a novel.
For those who love movies and mysteries, this book is a gem. I read it when it was first published, and its vivid imagery remains with me today. I heartily recommend this book.