Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Series: Valentino Mysteries Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: May 14, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100048694
Released: May 14, 2013
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ISBN: #9781624605291
Narrator/s: William Dufris
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Everyone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff. His portrayal is so famous that the play Arsenic and Old Lace was filled with Karloff monster jokes-even when the part of the monstrously deformed villain was played by another actor. But before Karloff's memorable portrayal, another famous 1930s Hollywood icon, Bela Lugosi, tested for the part of the monster. The screen test footage was lost for decades, until Valentino, the never-say-die film archivist, gets a hot tip about the whereabouts of the incriminating (for really bad, heavily accented acting) footage. But it comes with a price far greater than the money he'll have to pay. Someone would kill to get that reel of film, and that makes Valentino a mortal obstacle who would rather not die for art. People have already been murdered for the film, and Val doesn't want to push his luck...?ut boy, that reel is too good to let go. Enter a crew of steampunk fans. Loving the arcane strangeness that is Valentino's life-not to mention the completely glam prospect of seeing the original filmic Count Dracula as the Frankenstein monster-they will find a way to save Valentino and Lugosi's infamous screen test. Or if they can't do that, have a great party anyway. Val just hopes it's not a wake.

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Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number DD8175
Released: May 23, 2013
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Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781482100723
Author(s): Loren D. Estleman
Product Number EB00306745
Released: Apr 23, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
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