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The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case (Jacob Singer #11)

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Basking in the recent success of The Thin Man, William Powell and Myrna Loy stumble onto a situation so typically Hollywood that only the real-life incarnation of Nick and Nora Charles could take the case. A Hollywood madam publicizes that she's in need of money, effectively putting the squeeze on many of Hollywood's leading men by implying that soon she might be desperate ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1996)
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Amanda
Probably more of a 2 and half star read. The writing was horrible. Way to much description, not enough story. Around hundred pages, even I was wondering if there was going to be a murder in this story, the lead up is forever long. The mystery was ok when it finally happened, but the murderer was way to easy to point out. The only real good parts was the banter between William Powell and Myrna Loy, but even the banter towards the end, feels more forced between them.
Sahickman
Aug 09, 2015 Sahickman rated it liked it
If you are a fan of Nick & Nora Charles, you will enjoy this fictional Hollywood Murder Mystery. George Baxt captures the witty banter Powell & Loy were known for in life and the movies. It drags a little at the end and the Detective's girlfriend is a bit annoying and doesn't help the story. An easy read for lazy day or an airplane ride.
Darlene Ferland
Jul 28, 2012 Darlene Ferland rated it really liked it
Again Mr. Baxt places the reader in the Hollywood of days gone by. William Powell and Myrna Loy were teamed up in many movies and the Thin Man series where they played Nick and Nora Charles leads into there status in this book. They are in their detective roles. Helping the LAPD detectives Herb Villon and Jim Mallory in the search for a killer. . . I found this a great summer read - easy, tantalizing and fun!
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Aug 02, 2012 Ellen rated it liked it

I'm being generous here only because the Thin Man movies are some of my favorites, and the dialogue in this reminded me of them. Still, the book was "meh" at best. Why did I read it when I knew it would be crappy? Because I waited weeks for it on reserve from the library and felt that I had to give it a shot. Mr. Baxt, nevermore shall I make the mistake of reading another of your books.
Nancy L.
Oct 26, 2007 Nancy L. rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries
It's a nice little conceit, but Baxt, alas, can't write and the plots. Oy.
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George Baxt, the US playwright, scriptwriter and novelist, was born June 11, 1923; he died June 28, 2003, New York City, USA.

He began his career as a radio announcer, an actors' agent, and television scriptwriter. He claimed that as an actors' agent he threw James Dean out of his office because he needed a bath. George Baxt's career developed into scriptwriting cult horror films. He made a contrib
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