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At a gala party held in memory of screen legend Greta Garbo, Hollywood film detective Valentino is having fun until the host, a hotshot developer named Rankin, tells Valentino about a certain letter from Garbo to his late wife. She and Garbo had been … close. Such a letter is of great interest to a film archivist like Valentino, but the plot thickens when Rankin tells Val that his assistant, Akers, is using this letter to blackmail him. Val is appalled by the thought of blackmail, but that letter sounds juicier all the time. Returning to Rankin’s mansion after the party, Val finds Rankin sitting at his desk with a pistol in his hand, looking at Akers’ dead body on the floor. Valentino is in a quandary, to say the least.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shamus-winner Estleman’s captivating second mystery to feature LA film detective Valentino focuses on legendary screen actress Greta Garbo…Readers will eagerly turn the pages.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “You’ll want to share this delightful Hollywood romp with others…The story’s a lot of fun, and William Dufris gives the lighthearted performance you’d expect. He makes the listener chuckle at all the goings-on right along with him.”


  • “Estleman again ladles on the film history but nicely blends it into the plot. And his supporting cast, including the eccentric Professor Broadbent, supplies delicious comic relief. For anyone with an interest in Hollywood’s golden age, this series is a delight.”


  • “Second in a series that marks a pleasant departure for the estimable Estleman, who’s spent most of his sixty-plus novels on the dark side.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Irene | 4/18/2011

    " audio -- Leave it alone "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tasula | 2/20/2011

    " Second in series of "film detective"- man who preserves old classic films and comes across murderers. Good characters, good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joe | 8/7/2010

    " Good; Continuing character: Valentino; film preservationist gets involved n a killing related to letter purported to be written by Greta Garbo

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynn | 4/12/2010

    " A clever writer but I wish he'd stick to noir. This film archivist is a little cutesy. "

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