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Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle (Groucho Marx #6)
by Ron Goulart
Frank Denby and Groucho Marx arrive on the set of the new Ty-Gor film, a Tarzan knockoff, expecting to have Groucho do his humorous walk-on. What they find is that Randy Spellman, the star of the picture, has been murdered. Frank’s wife, Jane, is only a few weeks away from having their baby and the amateur detective team has promised to lay off on the sleuthing. But when a ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Minotaur Books
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Although radio writer and amateur detective Frank Denby promised his expecting wife that he wouldn't get involved in any mysteries until after their child was born, he and Groucho change their plans after discovering the body of the actor who was going to star in a Ty-Gor jungle adventure movie. The revealing of the murderer isn't very surprising, but the book has enough action and laughs to keep things interesting. If you're thinking it's as funny as a Marx brothers movie, you'll be disappointe ...more
Ron Goulart (b. 1933) is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels an ...moreMore about Ron Goulart...