The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Murder Case by George Baxt

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In 1953 Hollywood, dancing legends Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers prepare to dance with Russia's Baronovitch Ballet, but the two have trouble concentrating on the show while investigating a murder.

About George Baxt

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George Baxt was born June 11, 1923 in Brooklyn New York. He began his career as a radio announcer, and then became an agent and a television scriptwriter. From there, Baxt's career developed into scriptwriting cult horror films. He has published twenty-six murder mysteries the first being the acclaimed A Queer Kind of Death, published in 1966. His play Spine Chiller was produced in London's West End, starring Sian Phillips in 1978. Baxt is also the author of nearly ninety short stories, most of which have been published in Ellery Queen mystery magazine.His numerous TV credits include The Defenders, Kraft TV Theater, The Philco Playhouse, Matinee Theater, Laredo, and in England, The Sword of Freedom series. George Baxt died June 28, 2003, from complications after heart surgery, in New York, New York.
Published February 1, 1997 by St Martins Pr. 200 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What better way to reunite America's favorite dancing couple in 1953 than in a ballet version of Rasputin and the Empress, danced with the USSR's famed Baronovitch Ballet?

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A visiting Russian ballet company, America's legendary dancing partners, the era's anti-Communist hysteria and a pair of Hollywood detectives mix to a leaden effect in the latest in Baxt's celebrity series (The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case, etc.).

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