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Blues in the dark : a novel

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"Karissa Glover is a movie producer who moves into a decrepit but functional old mansion in the West Adams Heights area of Los Angeles, where black celebrities of yesteryear--Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and others--once resided. The former owner was a white actress, Blair Kendrick, who often starred as the "bad girl"--a femme fatale--in films noir of the 1940s. However, Blair's career was cut short when she was tragically killed by the mob after allegedly witnessing the slaying of a corrupt studio head in 1949. As Karissa and her producing partner decide to develop a modern film noir about Blair Kendrick, malevolent forces from the past attempt to stop them--first with intimidation, and then with the thread of murder. Is this because Karissa has learned that Blair was involved in a then-taboo interracial relationship with jazz musician Hank Marley? What really happened on the night that death struck in a dimly lit studio mogul's office? The consequences of Blair and Hank's doomed love affair still resonate in the present day as Karissa attempts to unravel Blair's secrets"--Book jacket.

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Williamson Public Library FIC BEN (Text)
Adult Fiction
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010 . ‡abl2019030063
020 . ‡a9781948924917 ‡q(hardcover)
020 . ‡a1948924919 ‡q(hardcover)
035 . ‡a(ME)3593704
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1121477862
040 . ‡beng ‡erda
049 . ‡aMQOA
05014. ‡aPS3552.E547666 ‡bB58 2019
08204. ‡a813/.6 ‡223
1001 . ‡aBenson, Raymond, ‡d1955- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aBlues in the dark : ‡ba novel / ‡cRaymond Benson.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bArcade, Crime Wise, ‡c[2019]
264 4. ‡c℗♭2019
300 . ‡ax, 325 pages ; ‡c24 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡a"An Arcade / Crime Wise book"--Title page.
500 . ‡a"A Herman Graf book"--Title page.
520 . ‡a"Karissa Glover is a movie producer who moves into a decrepit but functional old mansion in the West Adams Heights area of Los Angeles, where black celebrities of yesteryear--Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and others--once resided. The former owner was a white actress, Blair Kendrick, who often starred as the "bad girl"--a femme fatale--in films noir of the 1940s. However, Blair's career was cut short when she was tragically killed by the mob after allegedly witnessing the slaying of a corrupt studio head in 1949. As Karissa and her producing partner decide to develop a modern film noir about Blair Kendrick, malevolent forces from the past attempt to stop them--first with intimidation, and then with the thread of murder. Is this because Karissa has learned that Blair was involved in a then-taboo interracial relationship with jazz musician Hank Marley? What really happened on the night that death struck in a dimly lit studio mogul's office? The consequences of Blair and Hank's doomed love affair still resonate in the present day as Karissa attempts to unravel Blair's secrets"--Book jacket.
650 0. ‡aWomen motion picture producers and directors ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMotion picture actors and actresses ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aInterracial dating ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aHollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aSuspense fiction.
655 7. ‡aMystery fiction.
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction.
655 7. ‡aThrillers (Fiction)
655 7. ‡aDetective and mystery fiction.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a3593704 ‡bME ‡c609448 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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