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The Beverly Malibu

(1989)
(The third book in the Kate Delafield series)
A novel by

 
On Thanksgiving Day, LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield and her partner, Ed Taylor, are called to an apartment building on the edge of Beverly Hills to investigate a premeditated and pitiless murder.

No one appears particularly grieved by the shocking end to old-time Hollywood director Owen Sinclair. Surely not three other tenants of the Beverly Malibu, who worked in the motion picture industry during the blacklist years and loathed Sinclair for having been a "friendly witness" before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Nor is Sinclair's latest ex-wife grieved or even his children. Nor film actress and former paramour Maxine Marlowe. Nor Dudley Kincaid, whose brilliant screenplay Sinclair stole. Nor landlady Hazel Turner, whose husband, Jerome, is deceased but not exactly gone...

Kate sifts through tantalizing clues: a set of handcuffs fastening the murdered man to his bed of death; an album of a Wagner opera; a bourbon bottle lightly dosed with arsenic; a silver frame missing its photo.

She is also in a quandary over her fascination with Paula Grant, who discovered the murdered man. Until she is suddenly confounded by a wholly new aspect of herself uncovered by Aimee Grant, Paula Grant's remarkably beautiful young niece...

Lambda Literary Award winner

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play


Hardback Editions

November 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Beverly Malibu
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 0-941483-47-9 / 978-0-941483-47-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naiad Press,U.S.
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beverly Malibu, The
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 1-59493-363-4 / 978-1-59493-363-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bella Books
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beverly Malibu: A Kate Delafield Mystery
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 1-55583-716-6 / 978-1-55583-716-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alyson Books
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beverly Malibu
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 0-586-21720-7 / 978-0-586-21720-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beverly Malibu: A Kate Delafield Mystery (Kate Delafield Mysteries (Paperback))
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 0-941483-48-7 / 978-0-941483-48-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naiad Pr
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July 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beverly Malibu Pb
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
ISBN: 0-04-440681-9 / 978-0-04-440681-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Trade
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beverly Malibu (A Kate Delafield Mystery)
Author(s): Katherine V Forrest
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
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