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Review of "Beverly Hills Dead" by Stuart Woods

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Beverly Hills Dead
by Stuart Woods

Penguin Audio
Audio CD
$29.95 Suggested Retail Price

Set in the post-War era, this story revolves around the movers and shakers at Centurion Studios. Former Beverly Hills cop Rick Barron is now head of production at Centurion. Its the era of the House Un-American Activities Committee, when half of Hollywood was being crucified by accusations of Communist sympathies by the other half, with the politicians taking full advantage of the spectacle. The problem hits home when Centurion's scriptwriter Sidney Brooks is subpoenaed to testify. The plot thickens when Brooks refuses to name anyone else and is ultimately blackballed, and the new star of Centurion's latest extravaganza turns up murdered.

Its a bit hap-hazard and often difficult to follow, but while its not such a compelling story it is a reminder of how politics can become very destructive. Ably read by one of the most underrated actors of the past 40 years, Tony Roberts, its a very enjoyable audiobook.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our February, 2008 issue.

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