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The Resource Alive!, Loren D. Estleman

Alive!, Loren D. Estleman

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Alive!
Title
Alive!
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Loren D. Estleman
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Language
eng
Summary
"Bela Lugosi's Frankenstein screen test puts Valentino in the picture for murder. Everyone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff. His portrayal is so famous that the play Arsenic and Old Lace was filled with Karloff/monster jokes--even when the part of the monstrously deformed villain was played by another actor. But before Karloff's memorable portrayal, another famous 1930s Hollywood icon, Bela Lugosi, tested for the part of the monster.The screen test footage was lost for decades, until Valentino, that never-say-die film archivist, gets a hot tip about the whereabouts of the incriminating (for really bad, heavily accented acting) footage. But it comes with a price far greater than the money he'll have to pay. Someone would kill to get that reel of film, and that makes Valentino a mortal obstacle who would rather not die for art. People have already been murdered for the film, and Val doesn't want to push his luck...but boy, that reel is too good to let go.... Enter a crew of steampunk fans. Loving the arcane strangeness that is Valentino's life--not to mention the completely glam prospect of seeing the original filmic Count Dracula as the Frankenstein monster--they will find a way to save Valentino and Lugosi's infamous screen test. Or if they can't do that, have a great party anyway. Val just hopes it's not a wake.... In Alive!, Loren D. Estleman delivers a mystery that only he can"--
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Summary
Learning of the existence of rare footage of Bela Lugosi's screen test for the part of Frankenstein's monster, Valentino discovers that a ruthless adversary has been killing people to get his hands on the long-missing film in a case that is complicated by terrible acting and a ravenous crew of steampunk fans
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10171854
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Estleman, Loren D
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.S84
LC item number
A75 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Valentino mystery
Series volume
0003
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  • Archivists
  • Motion picture film
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Alive!, Loren D. Estleman
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Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780765333315
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012042847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Alive!, Loren D. Estleman
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780765333315
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012042847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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