Monday, October 8, 2012
ALICE IN LA LA LAND - Robert Campbell
The rich beautiful wife of a television personality searches out our hero 'Whistler'- a private eye- because she believes her husband his trying to have her killed.
Once you get past the obvious question, why would this rich beautiful woman search out a PI who is not very successful and spends his days in a Hollywood coffee shop you get a story that's not bad, although it could have been trimmed by 50 pages with a bit of ruthless editing which would have made no difference to the story.
You get murder, sex and a twist at the end that you can see coming but you need to finish the story just to make certain you're right.
A story of a very seedy Los Angeles where the rich are good at using the less financially endowed and are used to getting away with 'murder'. (1987)