MURDER ON SUNSET BLVD
Publisher: Top (October 2002)
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Edited by: Rochelle Krich, Michael Mallory & Lisa Siedman.
Contributing authors: Gabriella Diamond, Dale Furutani, Linda O. Johnston, Gay Toltl Kinman, Dana Kouba, Paul D. Marks, Gayle McGary, Richard Partlow, Anne Riffenburgh, Kate Thornton, Joan Waites, and Mae Woods.
“Sunset Boulevard, the almost mythical street that runs from downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean, is the setting for all of the stories in this anthology by members of the L.A. chapter of Sisters in Crime. Each story is set in a different neighborhood, providing an overview of the city. Beginning with Dana Kouba’s “Closing Time,” set in a downtown, working-class bar, and continuing west through Echo Park, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills to the exclusive Malibu estates, the stories are full of hopeful future stars, arrogant directors, lawyers, and police detectives. There is even a cameo appearance by Philip Marlowe. Paul D. Marks writes “L.A. Late @ Night” as a screenplay, while Gabriella Diamond offers the ultimate in irony and revenge in “Black and Red and Dead All Over.” Short story fans will enjoy this trip down Sunset Boulevard.” –Barbara Bibel, Booklist