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The Resource The prince of Beverly Hills, Stuart Woods

The prince of Beverly Hills, Stuart Woods

Label
The prince of Beverly Hills
Title
The prince of Beverly Hills
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Woods
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A recently demoted police detective gets caught up in the privileged and often dangerous world of 1939 Hollywood in Wood's solid 29th novel. His first night back in uniform, Rick Barron witnesses a car accident in which Clete Barrow, a drunk Hollywood A-lister, is involved. Though the other driver dies, Rick performs "Hollywood damage control," whisking Clete away from the scene. Centurion Studios' vice-president, grateful for Rick's "professional ethics," offers him the director of security post previously held by John Kean, who died in a suspicious murder-suicide a month earlier. Rick delivers Clete to the sets on time and keeps the star's drinking problem in check while dining at restaurants buzzing with vintage Hollywood royalty like Greta Garbo, Jack Benny and Spencer Tracy. He also comes to the studio's rescue again by covering up gorgeous starlet Glenna Gleason's apparent suicide attempt and budding actress Martha Werner's botched abortion. X-rated pictures that Rick finds in Kean's old safe get him into discussions with L.A. mob boss Bugsy Siegal while ducking blows from his henchman, Chick Stampano, who, along with Glenna and the Keans, appears in those pics. While romancing Glenna and gaining heroic notoriety, Rick learns of Stampano's involvement in a variety of crime scenes and, after the violence notches up, the men square off in an exciting head-to-head climax
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woods, Stuart
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O642
LC item number
P75 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Motion picture industry
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
The prince of Beverly Hills, Stuart Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm55511399
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780399152207
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050574
System control number
(Sirsi) o55511399
Label
The prince of Beverly Hills, Stuart Woods
Publication
Control code
ocm55511399
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780399152207
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050574
System control number
(Sirsi) o55511399

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