Very Cold for May

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100096819
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481592413
Narrator/s: Stephen Bowlby
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Her corpse would be the hottest news in town. May Laval was as brilliant as a ten-carat diamond-and just as cold. As the calculating ruler of a social set, she influenced generals, politicians, and big businessmen. Slowly and shrewdly, she learned the intimate details of everyone's life and recorded the seamy facts in a diary so as not to forget a single sordid detail. One day, May Laval threatened to publish her diary. Now it's up to PR man Jake Harrison to find out who killed May and-while he's at it-why his wife left him.

Author(s): William P. McGivern
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2013

Professional reviews

"This mystery plays out like a combination noir and screwball comedy, and itÕs an excellent fit for narrator Stephen Bowlby. ItÕs the 1950s. May Laval, wartime celebrity hostess to businessmen, politicians, and military men, is going to publish her memoirs, which include all the dirt on people at the highest levels. When May is murdered and her diary disappears, PR exec Jake Harrison investigates. Bowlby sets the tone by creating characters who speak exactly as they should for the period and place. He portrays a religious fanatic, a war profiteer, and May herself and is especially good with the amusing exchanges between Jake and his ex-wife. This is a choice performance of McGivernÕs fast and funny dialogue combined with surprising plot twists. Fun listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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