The Prince of Beverly Hills

The Prince of Beverly Hills

eBook - 2005
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Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with his captain, but soon lands a job on the security detail for Centurion Pictures, one of the hottest studios. As the protector of the studio's interests, Barron looks after the cream of the crop of filmdom's stars-Clete Barrow, the British leading man with a penchant for parties; and Glenna Gleason, a peach of a talent on the verge of superstardom. Rick's easy charm has society columnists dubbing him "the Prince of Beverly Hills," the white knight of movie stars, until he uncovers a murder cover-up and a blackmail scam that threatens the studio's business and may originate with the West Coast mob. When two suspicious deaths begin to look like double-murder, and an attempt is made on Glenna Gleason's life, Barron knows he is up against wise guys whose stakes are do-or-die. A dicey war of nerves is on.
Publisher: New York : Signet, 2005
ISBN: 9781101210307
Characteristics: 1 online resource (321 p.)


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Oct 30, 2017

Set in the late 1930s, this one's full of action with numerous names you are sure to recognize from real life! A young police detective, Rick Barron, is aware that dating his superior's niece might help his career. But getting her pregnant was the opposite. Demoted to the beat, he witnesses a serious accident involving a movie star and shows resourcefulness which gets him a new job as Centurion Picture's Director of Security. On his first day in the new job, he opens the safe in his predecessor's office and finds over $20,000 and an incriminating photo which includes California mobster Chick Stampano. Blackmail appears to be the game. We're off. Guest appearances by Clark Gable, David Niven, Greta Garbo, Ben "Bugsy" Siegel, Lucky Luciano, and Hedda Hopper, among others. I loved the glimpse of Hollywood and its workings in the pre-television era. The first Rick Barron novel.

benneyikokwu Nov 30, 2015

Full of suspense, drama and richly entertaining. Highly recommended.

akasq Nov 29, 2015

A story of hollywood, movies,
cops and the mob .
This one has it all plus a new
character RICK BARRON.
A female up to date Rick would
make for an interesting
partner for Holly.

Feb 13, 2011

The Prince of Beverly Hills ----
by Stuart Woods c - 2004 ----

What a great read! ----

We are gifted an: Action/Thriller/Mystery tale. ----

The main character Rick Barron leaves the police after a car wreck he handles and gets offered a job at Centurion Studios. ----
Not really caring for his police job, he takes over as head of security at the studios. ---- The time is the 1930's. ----

Enjoy! ----


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