What is meant to be a time of satisfying nostalgia and camaraderie, bringing together each month the greatest screen legends that have ever lived to screen their favorite movies, turns into the unexpected. Death. Something has wrenched the last breath from these legendary actors. Something on the screen, something in those movies made their hearts stop. But what?
Taking many surprise twists and turns, Jeff Lenburg's classic murder mystery, Scared to Death: A Lori Matrix Hollywood Mystery features a bright, beautiful, fiercely independent, and popular Los Angeles television news anchorwoman, Lori Matrix, who lands the biggest story of her career. Covering what was supposed to be a one-time, easy news assignment turns into something much bigger when four movie giants-and nearly a fifth-are pronounced dead after a succession of film club screenings of their classic movies and under similar mysterious circumstances. Her only shred of evidence: Each death occurred as the actor-victim watched the most memorable movie performances of their career for what turned out to be the last time.
With the help of police Sgt. Mark Bennett, a crusty cop who relishes Irish bars and with whom Matrix becomes romantically attracted despite being polar opposites, Matrix races against time to unravel Hollywood's greatest mystery before the life of another screen legend is claimed.
208 pages - 6 x 9 - paperback.
"[Lenburg's] extensive knowledge of the lifestyle of the rich and famous comes into play. His characters are recognizable without being real, and the mystery itself is a plot that weaves in and out of the Hollywood mystique. SCARED TO DEATH is a sweet and entertaining read from a skillful author."