Design for Dying

Design for Dying

A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel

Book - 2016 | First edition
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Publisher: New York : Forge, 2016
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PAT
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780765381842


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Jun 15, 2018

Lillian has a mild, dry humor to her, and though she hasn't yet found her ideal place in life, she's got a good head on her shoulders. There's a crisp smartness to the story's style, and it's entertaining without trivializing the murder or the seamy side of Hollywood glamour.

While this is a Lillian Frost & Edith Head novel, it's told from Lillian's perspective. So I would've liked if she ultimately played a stronger role in the solving of the case, instead of more or less being along for the ride when the rubber finally meets the road.

Still, the story's nod to Lillian's mother's legacy is touching. And in all, as the novel has left me in the mood to once again watch the 1937 version of A Star is Born, I think it's done its job.

Apr 15, 2018

Enjoyed the characters in this book, both fictional and real. The writing was a bit long winded, but the down to earth heroine, with the help of Edith Head, the Oscar winning costume designer, kept it going. I'm looking forward to the second in this series.

Oct 02, 2017

I am not the right audience for this book. It is fashion, design, and starlets of the old Hollywood era. The murder and solving thereof is a tangent, not the focus of the book. Don't let my inability to appreciate it stop you from checking it out.

Oct 22, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. Witty writing and great characters, I can hardly wait for the next one.


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