Another Tuesday, another giveaway! And I think this one is right up our collective alley:
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.
THE PRIZE: I have two copies of Design for Dying to give away! And who doesn’t love a princess on the lam?
THE TASK: As ever, the winners will be chosen at random, but for funsies, tell us which movie star (classic or current, alive or dead) you’d most want to have as your partner in crime-fighting.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the author; open to everyone. Thank you!)