MURDER TAKES TWO by Bernie Lee

MURDER TAKES TWO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Off to London to direct a series of TV commercials for Thomas Baking Company, would-be adorables Pat and Tony Pratt (Murder at Musket Beach, Murder Without Reservation) watch as the mudslinging among their co-workers gets more and more uninhibited--Thomas marketing director Chet Norris carps endlessly about peerless Paul Taylor's voice-overs; advertising agent Gary Bonham insists that Norris has been threatening to bolt Bonham's agency unless he gets a kickback; Taylor demands that Bonham keep Deborah Thomas, the president's daughter he's just taken to bed, out of the whole mess--until Pat opens a sound-stage door and Bonham's body tumbles out. Another premature death allows the London police to put the case to rest, but doesn't prevent Pat and Tony from staging an overlong, unnecessary, and unsurprising finale on a convenient cliff back in Musket Beach. Underplotted, unmysterious, and--except for Pat and Tony's relentless Oregon cheerleading--utterly unremarkable.

Pub Date: May 31st, 1992
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Donald Fine