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The Tallulah Bankhead Murder Case (Jacob Singer #3)

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Joe McCarthy is rooting out suspected communists, among them the guests scheduled for Tallullah Bankhead's radio program, "The Big Show," and the situation only worsens when the guests--and Tallullah herself--come under suspician of murder.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by International Polygonics
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I am evidently on a George Baxt bender (been exposed to all the alcohol fumes from Dorothy Parker and tallulah's cocktails, I guess)---this is my third book of his this week. (not a major accomplishment, I assure you).

This, like his Dorothy Parker and Alfred Hitchcock stories, is more notable as a character study of an iconic character than as murder mystery, but that is also what makes it enjoyable.

There is a big dose of the tragic problems encountered by entertainment industry luminaries durin
The inimitable Tallulah, starring on her radio show, is disturbed when she is not allowed to use artists who have been blacklisted. People are dying of stress-related ailments, and some commit suicide. Then one of the leading government informants is murdered. There are almost too many suspects to count. Police detective Jacob Singer is introduced to Tallulah by his old friend Dorothy Parker, and Tallulah, ever eager to be the center of attention, decides to help him detect.
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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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