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Design for Dying

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

 
Awards
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)

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


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
 
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Used availability for Renee Patrick's Design for Dying


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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Design for Dying: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel
Author(s): Renee Patrick
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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