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The Case of the Angry Actress (Masao Masuto #1)

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 28th 1984 by Dell Pub Co (first published 1967)
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Ralph
Dec 12, 2012 Ralph rated it liked it
This tale of murder among the movie moguls of Beverly Hills is certainly serviceable as a fair-play mystery. That it's well written is no surprise since "E.V. Cunningham" is really "Spartacus" author Howard Fast. And it captures very well the sort of craziness we expect in Hollywood, from a casting couch "gangshag" to the final confrontation with the murderer in a shark costume. But what keeps the story from rising above its material is the thick vein of racism that runs through it, especially n ...more
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Jan 20, 2013 Tracyk rated it really liked it
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I did like this book, but if I could give half star ratings, I would make it 3.5 stars. I suspect later books in this series are better.

Plot and characterization are the two main things that I look for in a novel. This book has a fast-paced interesting plot. The mystery here centers around the death, possibly a murder, of a Hollywood producer. He died during a dinner party at his house, which four other couples attended, in addition to himself and his wife. All of the men in attendance share a h
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Jun 21, 2012 Marti added it
Passed on to me by Mom.
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RATING: 3.0
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Dec 09, 2009 le-trombone marked it as to-read
E. V. Cunningham is the pen name of Howard Fast.
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