Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Murder Unscripted” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Murder Unscripted
 
by
Clive Rosengren
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Murder Unscripted

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
2013 Shamus Award Finalist, Best First Novel. Booklist: "Blasting out of a time warp, straight from the 1940s. It's set in modern Hollywood, but it's old-time California noir, right down to its Bakelite heart. Luscious." Long-time character actor Clive Rosengren (Cheers, Seinfeld, Ed Wood) pens a sprightly tale of Hollywood sex and homicide in Murder Unscripted. Nobody is ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published January 22nd 2012 by Perfect Crime Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Murder Unscripted, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Murder Unscripted

Community Reviews

(showing 1-21)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Bev
May 10, 2013 Bev rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-mystery, logos
Eddie Collins, like author Rosengren, is a sometimes actor who also has another profession. For Rosengren, it's writing, for Collins it's being a part-time investigator, who is happy to leave his current film gig (filming a Chubby's Chicken commercial...we learn about "spit buckets") to investigate a murder on a movie set. The victim turns out to be Collins' ex-wife, whom he has not seen in several years. Through the investigation of the murder, we learn a lot about being on a movie set, the ...more
Sue Berg
Publisher
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
File size:
121221 KB
Number of parts:
4
Duration:
4 hours, 18 minutes
ISBN:
9781481573320
Release date:
Nov 30, 2012

read by the author

nice noir book but can't tell when it is supposed to have been set in time -- no cell phones and protagonist mentions grabbing his hat ... but something makes me think this book is set in a more contemporary time than those things indicate. i'd like to see more books with this PI ... :D
Edwin Battistella
Jan 26, 2014 Edwin Battistella rated it really liked it
I reread Murder Unscripted for my book club and liked it even better this time. The story—murdered actress whose ex-husband splits his time between acting and being a private eye—was interesting though it was maybe a bit too easy to guess the ending. Rosengren’s writing is brisk and somewhat nourish and the insights into the film industry and acting profession gave the book a bit extra.
Lisa
Aug 05, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version (read by the author) on a recent road trip. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Rosengren is also an actor, so he had a lot of insight into the movie industry. Mostly, I loved it because it sounded very noir, but took place in current day Hollywood. Well read. Lots of fun.
Anna Jajic
Nov 14, 2013 Anna Jajic rated it liked it
I listened to it on audiotape. An okay book for that delivery method. If he wrote more I would read them.
Karenfoster
Jan 08, 2016 Karenfoster rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the book a great deal. Lots of twists and turns, clues that all come together at the end. Realistic tight character descriptions like those on a script.
Erik Ostrom
Erik Ostrom rated it really liked it
Apr 25, 2014
Kate
Oct 23, 2013 Kate rated it it was ok
Ok. Quick.
Michael Adams
Michael Adams rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2016
Gary Kirby
Gary Kirby rated it liked it
Mar 09, 2016
Barbara Hood
Barbara Hood rated it liked it
Aug 26, 2015
Mary
Mary rated it liked it
Nov 09, 2013
Illia Cook
Illia Cook rated it really liked it
Oct 18, 2016
Rosie
Rosie rated it liked it
Jun 21, 2013
Sonia
Sonia rated it liked it
Feb 21, 2014
Paul M Steinle
Paul M Steinle rated it did not like it
Dec 31, 2014
Debbie
Debbie marked it as to-read
May 29, 2012
Melanie
Melanie marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2013
Elliedakota
Elliedakota marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2013
Janice
Janice marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2013
Sween
Sween marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
I’ve been an actor for the better part of the past forty years, eighteen of them walking the same streets as Eddie Collins does in Murder Unscripted.

I’m a South Dakota native. I received a BA from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, and an MA from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

After a 13-month stint with the U.S. Army in South Korea, I spent ten years working as a stage and co
...more
More about Clive Rosengren...

Share This Book