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Frames

(2008)
(The first book in the Valentino Mystery series)
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Enter Valentino, a mild-mannered UCLA film archivist. In the surreal world of Hollywood filmdom truth is often stranger than celluloid fiction. When Valentino buys a decrepit movie palace and uncovers a skeleton in the secret Prohibition basement, he's not really surprised. But he's staggered by a second discovery: long-lost, priceless, reels of film: Erich von Stroheim's infamous Greed.

The LAPD wants to take the reels as evidence, jeopardizing the precious old film. If Valentino wants to save his find, he has only one choice: solve the murder within 72 hours with the help of his mentor, the noted film scholar Broadhead, and Fanta, a feisty if slightly flaky young law student.

Between a budding romance with a beautiful forensics investigator and visions of Von Stroheim's ghost, Valentino's madcap race to save the flick is as fast and frenetic as a classic screwball comedy. A quirky cast of characters, smart dialogue and a touch of romance make this Estleman's most engaging and accessible novel to date.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"Estleman has laid claim to a fresh new franchise, and the turf is all his. My hat's off to him." - Sue Grafton


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Hardback Editions

2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Frames (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-4084-1257-8 / 978-1-4084-1257-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Frames: A Valentino Mystery (Thorndike Mystery)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-4104-0860-4 / 978-1-4104-0860-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Frames (The Valentino Series #1)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-7653-1575-0 / 978-0-7653-1575-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Frames: A Valentino Mystery (Valentino Mysteries)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-7653-2671-X / 978-0-7653-2671-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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September 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Frames (Valentino Mysteries)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-7653-5477-2 / 978-0-7653-5477-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
Availability: Amazon UK   


2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frames (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 1-4084-1258-6 / 978-1-4084-1258-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Frames
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Frames
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Frames: A Valentino Mystery
Author(s): Author Loren D Estleman
ISBN: 0-7927-5294-5 / 978-0-7927-5294-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Frames
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


April 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Frames
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Frames: A Valentino Mystery (Valentino Mysteries)
Author(s): Loren D Estleman
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA