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Design for Dying

(2016)
(The first book in the Lillian Frost & Edith Head series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)
Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she's a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head.Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she's barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian's name and save Edith's career, the two women join forces. Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who's not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. In show business, that just might be enough.The first in a series of riveting behind-the-scenes mysteries, Renee Patrick's "Design for Dying "is a delightful romp through Hollywood's Golden Age.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

Praise for this book

"A beguiling champagne cocktail of crime novel...Design for Dying is a delight." - Louise Penny


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Used availability for Renee Patrick's Design for Dying

Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Design for Dying: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel
Author(s): Renee Patrick
ISBN: 0-7653-8184-2 / 978-0-7653-8184-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Design for Dying: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel
Author(s): Renee Patrick
ISBN: 0-7653-8185-0 / 978-0-7653-8185-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Design for Dying: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel
Author(s): Renee Patrick
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA