Rhapsody in Blood: A Benjamin Justice Novel

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Macmillan, Mar 7, 2006 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Disgraced journalist Benjamin Justice, at loose ends between jobs, takes a short vacation with a friend, Los Angeles Times reporter Alexandra Templeton, to a movie set at a faded resort hotel in the California desert. The film being shot is about a star's death in the 1950's and the lynching of a local black man for the murder--the last lynching in California. But the set is in an uproar over the appearance--and then the brutal murder--of a feared Hollywood gossip journalist who had promised to reveal 'explosive' new information. Now Justice finds himself enmeshed in two old deaths and a new murder as he attempts to uncover the truth before another falls victim.
 

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RHAPSODY IN BLOOD

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Journalist-turned-memoirist Benjamin Justice, who's most compelling when he's got a stake in the evil concealed by a murder (Moth and Flame, 2005, etc.), meets his silliest case at a doom-ridden ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
24
Section 4
34
Section 5
43
Section 6
56
Section 7
63
Section 8
69
Section 18
149
Section 19
155
Section 20
161
Section 21
168
Section 22
176
Section 23
185
Section 24
192
Section 25
204

Section 9
76
Section 10
82
Section 11
88
Section 12
96
Section 13
102
Section 14
111
Section 15
125
Section 16
134
Section 17
141
Section 26
215
Section 27
223
Section 28
230
Section 29
243
Section 30
254
Section 31
259
Section 32
263
Section 33
274
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About the author (2006)

JOhn Morgan Wilson is the author of seven previous novels for which he won the Edgar Award and three Lambda Literary Awards. He lives in West Hollywood, California.

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