A murdered man is found at the desk of screenwriter Chet Koski at Paramount Studious. Chet later learns the man was not only his cousin, but also the first victim of a serial killer, a demented man trying to stop talking pictures by killing sound technicians. When Chet realizes the killer is closer to him than he dreamed, he wonders if he can prevent one more killing.
This is the third book for Chet and Eveleen, the Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife. They first appeared in “Loonies in the Dugout” a satire on fame and celebrity involving the 1911 New York Giants. In my second e-novel I decided to make them amateur detectives in “Loonies in Hollywood.” Like the first e-novel this too was based on a true story. But “Silent Murder” is pure fiction. The idea came about because I thought the phrases “silent murder” and “silent films” gave me something to work with, because in addition to the story set in 1927 when silent movies were at their peak, the killer’s methods were silent in the execution of sound technicians. The killer has distaste for this new thing called talkies and he wants to stop them. And as promised, my favorite flapper is back to help her friends solve the murders.
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The cover on left was the original. The one without the knife I revised because Amazon would not allow the knife in advertising on their Marketing Service.