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The Resource Let's all kill Constance : a novel, Ray Bradbury

Let's all kill Constance : a novel, Ray Bradbury

Label
Let's all kill Constance : a novel
Title
Let's all kill Constance
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ray Bradbury
Title variation
Lets all kill Constance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a dismal evening, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door - and once again admits a dangerous icon into his life. Constance Rattigan, an aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, stands soaked and shivering in his foyer, clutching two anonymously delivered books that have sent her running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge: twin lists of the Tinseltown dead and soon-to-be-dead ... with Constance's name included among them." "And, just as suddenly, she vanishes into the stormy night, leaving the narrator with her macabre "gifts" and an unshakable determination to get to the root of the actress's grand terror." "So begins an odyssey as dark as it is wondrous, as the writer sets off in a broken-down jalopy with his irascible sidekick, Crumley, to sift through the ashes of a bygone Hollywood. But a world that once sparkled with larger-than-life luminaries - Dietrich, Valentino, Harlow - is now a graveyard of ghosts and secrets. Each twisted road our heroes travel leads to grim shrines and shattered dreams - a remote cabin where history is preserved in mountains of yellowed newsprint; a cathedral where sinners hold sway; a forgotten projection booth where the past lives eternally on in an endless loop of cinematic youth and beauty. And always the road turns back to lost filmdom's temple, a fading movie palace called Grauman's Chinese, and to the murky hidden catacombs beneath."--Jacket
Summary
A young screenwriter and his crafty partner, detective Elmo Crumley, protect an aging movie queen from a deadly enemy who is determined to put an end to both her career and her life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
070994
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradbury, Ray
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Older women
  • Actresses
  • Actresses
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Older women
  • Private investigators
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Let's all kill Constance : a novel, Ray Bradbury
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50079903
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780060515843
Lccn
2002026416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50079903
Label
Let's all kill Constance : a novel, Ray Bradbury
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50079903
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780060515843
Lccn
2002026416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50079903

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