Murder On High by Stefanie Matteson
(A Charlotte Graham Mystery)

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Former movie star and amateur sleuth Charlotte Graham returns in a strange case involving the death of Iris O'Connor, a screenwriter in the forties, who left Hollywood when the House Un-American Affairs Committee began its investigations.
 

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published November 1, 1994 by Berkley Hardcover. 244 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Aging actress Charlotte Graham's desultory quest for plastic surgery takes her to the Hudson Valley hamlet of Zion Hill, where Dr. Victor Louria works his cosmetic wizardry.

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But when Eddie, now a big, big bandleader, confides in Charlotte his plan to ferret out the Fifth Columnists responsible for the Normandie's loss, new possibilities open up--along with vistas of delicious meals, cozy inns, and the couple's attempts to conceal their identities from the less renown...

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Quite a surprise for 70ish actress Charlotte Graham as she waits between roles in Bridge Harbor, Maine: The Iris Richards who fell during an ascent of Maine's highest peak was (1) Charlotte's longtime screenwriter Iris O'Connor, and (2) shot with a crossbow.

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While considering a face-lift, septuagenarian actress Charlotte Graham, seen last in Murder on High, is swept up in a complex murder case in this intriguing look at a small Hudson Valley religious sect.

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Aging movie actress Charlotte Graham has two reasons for accepting her stepdaughter Marsha Lundstrom's invitation to join her on a study tour to Dunhuang, an isolated oasis in northwestern China: first, she possesses a lively sense of adventure;

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Seventyish Charlotte Graham, actress, sometime sleuth and summer resident of Old Town, Maine, helps her friend, state police Lt. Howard Tracey, solve the murder of Iris Richards, shot by an arrow while climbing Mt.

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