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    Great Hollywood themed story!

    This story is set in 1979, before cell phones or the internet. Even though the story is set back years ago, it doesn't make it old or outdated. In fact, it makes it fresh and different from a lot of books out there. The story centers around multiple murders in a script writing department. The story is well-written and I enjoyed the characters. It was a great read!
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    Old Detective Short Story

    Off Script by L.L. Bartlett In 1979 LA Detectives Robbie Howard and Danny Wallace are called to the scene that appears to be a double homicide of two young women and suicide of an older woman in the script department of Monarch Studios. The two detectives feel something is off about the scene and begin their investigation into the lives of the victims as well as their co-workers. Though determination, interrogation, and partnership and good old fashioned detective work can they solve the murders? This is a great short story reminiscent to the old time detective dramas. I could see Detectives Howard and Wally (nicknames for one another) in their 70’s style suits following their leads and gut intuition. You can tell they have worked together for years to form a great friendship and partnership that helps them in solving crimes. I really enjoyed this story. I would recommend it to those looking for a quick clean mystery and who enjoy the old-time radio detectives/police procedurals. **I voluntarily read a copy of this book. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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    Police detectives in Hollywood

    The 1979 setting made me think of detective shows. In this interesting novella everything's not as it appears when it seems that an elderly woman committed multiple murders and then suicide at a movie studio. Two police detectives investigate the case. There's even a cat in the book so that lightens things up. I'd be interested in further adventures of these detectives. I'd recommend this to fans of police procedurals. There's some bad language, more than in the cozies written under other names by this author.
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    Good read

    I enjoyed reading this story and seeing how their thought process worked in solving the mystery. It was a quick read so it can be started and finished in one reading which is nice as you don't have to wait quite as long to see what has happened. I liked how the characters were able to see past what seems the correct train of thought to get down to what is really going on. I received a copy of the story from the author, the review is my own.
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    A Great Read

    This was an interesting departure from the author's usual cozy mysteries. The setting in 1979 captured my attention having lived during this time before cell phones, widespread computer use and the internet were the norm. Amazing how anything got done without all the technology and we all survived. Hmm, like Howard and Wallace we all had to do research the old fashioned way and think on our feet. The rapport between the two detectives and the hints about their past and present personal lives made them seem real as did the subtle humor thrown into the mix which made me want to know more about them. Thoroughly enjoyed this whodunit and would like to see more of Howard and Wallace in action. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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