The Prince of Beverly Hills

The Prince of Beverly Hills

Large Print - 2004
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Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills police force, is also the security boss of Centrion Pictures, where he is the "white knight" of movie stars, until he stumbles across a murder cover-up and a blackmail scam that threatens the studio's business.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2004
ISBN: 9781587247989
1587247984
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE MYSTERY WOODS
Characteristics: 415 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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JLHCKY
Oct 30, 2017

Set in the late 1930s, this one's full of action with numerous names you are sure to recognize from real life! A young police detective, Rick Barron, is aware that dating his superior's niece might help his career. But getting her pregnant was the opposite. Demoted to the beat, he witnesses a serious accident involving a movie star and shows resourcefulness which gets him a new job as Centurion Picture's Director of Security. On his first day in the new job, he opens the safe in his predecessor's office and finds over $20,000 and an incriminating photo which includes California mobster Chick Stampano. Blackmail appears to be the game. We're off. Guest appearances by Clark Gable, David Niven, Greta Garbo, Ben "Bugsy" Siegel, Lucky Luciano, and Hedda Hopper, among others. I loved the glimpse of Hollywood and its workings in the pre-television era. The first Rick Barron novel.

benneyikokwu Nov 30, 2015

Full of suspense, drama and richly entertaining. Highly recommended. Mscsrrr-program.com

akasq Nov 29, 2015

A story of hollywood, movies,
cops and the mob .
This one has it all plus a new
character RICK BARRON.
A female up to date Rick would
make for an interesting
partner for Holly.

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RichardPaul
Feb 13, 2011

The Prince of Beverly Hills ----
by Stuart Woods c - 2004 ----

What a great read! ----

We are gifted an: Action/Thriller/Mystery tale. ----

The main character Rick Barron leaves the police after a car wreck he handles and gets offered a job at Centurion Studios. ----
Not really caring for his police job, he takes over as head of security at the studios. ---- The time is the 1930's. ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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