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Columbo: The Glitter Murders (Columbo (Tor Series) #5)

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It seems obvious that famous motion-picture director Gunnar Sven was murdered during the course of a break-in robbery. Obvious to everyone that is, but Lieutenant Columbo, who always innocently asks "just one more little question." Impervious to the dazzling lights of Hollywood, and the whims of its stars, Columbo methodically unravels the devious truth behind...The Glitte ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 1998 by Forge Books (first published 1997)
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Jun 28, 2015 R.G. rated it really liked it
Okay, so it was probably a bad idea not to start with book one, because, while it didn’t at all make it hard to understand this mystery or what was going on, they do reference old cases and it’d just be nice to be in on the idea of it. But I didn’t take a way a star for that because that was my own fault. No, my only problem is right there in the beginning it has Ai-ling’s family history rushed through in one paragraph that actually made it hard to try and figure out who this book is centered ar ...more
Aug 04, 2013 Marissa rated it liked it
I love the show/movies, and this was basically more of what I enjoy. It was much more gritty/violent than what they can show on TV, of course, but still a fairly enjoyable mystery. All the Columbo dialogue was great, and I could completely picture him saying it all. 3 1/2.
Apr 10, 2015 Nicolas rated it liked it
Decent Columbo story, however an overabundance of side stories dragged it down. I also didn't like the odd Dragnet-like epilogue.
Sep 26, 2012 Cindy rated it liked it
I love to read these books. I can hear his voice and see his face as he works the clues. Lots more to the books than the TV shows.
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