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Murder movie
McGown, Jill.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
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"A Thomas Dunne book."
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On a rocky coast of western Scotland, Frank Derwent is directing a film filled with scandal, sex and murder. With a cast and crew that include his wife, her exhusband, Derwent's mistress, his indispensable right-hand man, and an aging soap star, relations are as tempestuous on the set as they are in the script. But when one of them is murdered, Detective Superintendent Patterson's investigations reveal that they all had something to hide - especially Derwent! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author Notes

Author Jill McGown was born in Cambeltown, Scotland on August 9, 1947. Her first novel, A Perfect Match, was published in 1983. Since then she has written over fifteen novels.

Jill McGown died April 6, 2007.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

McGown ( Gone to Her Death ) conjures surprises from the well-worn murder scene and the familiar character types intentionally featured in her latest mystery. The splendid setting, a movie location on the cliffs of Scotland's western coast, is as stormy as the on- and off-screen relationships among actors and crew filming the story of a 19th-century murder. Dictatorial director Frank Derwent, known as FD, lords it over a wonderfully drawn cast, including his starlet/mistress Barbara Slaney; assistant director Howard Maxwell, who can deliver everything from bedmates to proof of long-standing scandal; handsome leading man John Landers; heartthrob Mark Ingram who specializes in action scenes; aging soap star Susan Quentin; and Wanda Derwent, FD's wife, at work on a volume of memoirs sure to skewer all and sundry. But when Barbara is found dead in Wanda's car and two more deaths follow, FD encounters two whose actions he cannot direct: the excellently portrayed detective superintendent Patterson and his constable, Baxter. A thoroughly unexpected ending adds an element of fun to this accomplished novel. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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