Blood Cold: Fame Sex and Murder in Hollywood

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2002 - True Crime - 293 pages
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He was Robert Blake, former child actor, acclaimed star ofIn Cold Blood, an iconic '70's TV detective inBaretta.By the late '90's, he was a troubled has-been coasting on the fumes of past success. She was Bonny Lee Bakley, a Hollywood parasite and con artist known for elaborate Internet sex scams and a shameless pursuit of money and fame. She settled for Blake. It was a doomed relationship that came to a dead end on May 4, 2001, when Bonny was shot to death in a parked car on a dark Hollywood side street. Eleven months later, Blake was charged with the murder of his wife, the mother of their child-a crime that would reveal the sordid secrets of their marriage.

Bestselling journalist Dennis McDougal and seniorTV Guidecorrespondent Mary Murphy uncover the lives of two violently dysfunctional lovers who crashed head-on in a squalid soap opera of sexual and physical abuse, alcohol and drugs, desperate betrayals between husband and wife, and rumours of incest, death threats, and murder for hire.

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Wow. Two horrible people end up together and one ends up dead. Shocking. Research done for the book was good and gives you a solid background of those involved. Read full review


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