THE GRETA GARBO MURDER CASE by George Baxt

THE GRETA GARBO MURDER CASE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Baxt with yet another exhumation of the old Hollywood (The Talking Pictures Murder Case, 1990, etc.)--this time set in the first months of WW II, when the town is flooded with expatriate Germans like Erich Von Stroheim. He's directing a movie about Joan of Arc starring Greta Garbo, who's also playing a real-life detective in what seems to be a Nazi plot centered around the movie's backer. That's Albert Guiss, billed as the world's richest man and surrounded by a raft of toadies mingling with FBI agents (disguised as lackeys of one sort or another). Poisoned bodies drop like flies; Garbo acts like looney tunes; and the pointless, disjointed plot is unenhanced by tedious name-dropping and artificial dialogue. Strictly for fans of long-inferred gossip about long-inferred greats and their satellites.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-312-06988-X
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1992




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