Shooting for the Stars : A Gil Malloy Novel
Overview - "I read it in two sittings."--Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author "Smart, juicy...highly satisfying." - Publishers Weekly "Belsky is a tantalizing, devilish, mesmerizing writer."--Killer Nashville Following up his "engrossing journalistic thriller" ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review) The Kennedy Connection , R.G. Read more...
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"I read it in two sittings."--Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author "Smart, juicy...highly satisfying." -Publishers Weekly "Belsky is a tantalizing, devilish, mesmerizing writer."--Killer Nashville
Following up his "engrossing journalistic thriller" (Kirkus Reviews
, starred review) The Kennedy Connection
, R.G. Belsky brings back New York City newspaper reporter Gil Malloy in a gripping new mystery about the closed-case murder of a Hollywood actress.
Some thirty years ago, movie star Laura Marlowe was shot to death by a crazed fan in New York City, who then killed himself. The police ruled it a murder-suicide, the case was closed, and the beloved starlet faded away into history. But when New York Daily News
reporter Gil Malloy re-investigates Marlowe's death, long-buried secrets emerge and he begins to uncover the trail of a new serial killer. And more people are dying. Now, before he can solve the current crimes, Gil must find out what really happened to Laura Marlowe all those years ago.
Delving deep into the newsroom as we know it today--sensationalized, digitized, and ruled by social media--R. G. Belsky has crafted another expert thriller that shines with his shrewd and engaging style.
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In Belsky’s smart, juicy sequel to 2014’s The Kennedy Connection, New York Daily News journalist Gil Malloy is in need of a good story. He finds one when TV personality Abbie Kincaid tells him she has a scoop on new evidence surrounding the murder of Hollywood legend Laura Marlowe at age 22 in 1985. Plucked from obscurity, Marlowe made only three films before an obsessed fan, Ray Janson, shot her in a New York hotel. Two days later Janson hanged himself, but a lot of questions remain. Abbie thinks the cops got the wrong guy. The reporter learns that Marlowe had an aggressive stage mother, ties to the mob, and a brief career doing softcore porn. The actress was also involved in a Manson Family–like religious cult. Malloy makes connections among the characters that are almost too neat, but never mind. Belsky keeps this highly satisfying mystery zipping along right up to the final twist. Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates. (Aug.)