A Moveable Feast of Murder: A Dorothy Parker Mystery

A Moveable Feast of Murder A Dorothy Parker Mystery It was only natural that I should be nervous all right I panicked after all my Uncle Martin went down with the Titanic A February blizzard was raging fury over the East Coast as the S S Roosevelt wa
  • Title: A Moveable Feast of Murder: A Dorothy Parker Mystery
  • Author: Agata Stanford
  • ISBN: 9780982754290
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Moveable Feast of Murder: A Dorothy Parker Mystery
    It was only natural that I should be nervous all right, I panicked after all, my Uncle Martin went down with the Titanic A February blizzard was raging fury over the East Coast as the S.S Roosevelt was being tugged out of the harbor at Hoboken toward open seas I shook from trepidation as I stood out on the open deck of the ship this midnight, the flurry of thick flakesIt was only natural that I should be nervous all right, I panicked after all, my Uncle Martin went down with the Titanic A February blizzard was raging fury over the East Coast as the S.S Roosevelt was being tugged out of the harbor at Hoboken toward open seas I shook from trepidation as I stood out on the open deck of the ship this midnight, the flurry of thick flakes, a disappointing substitution for confetti, changing to hard, biting pellets of mean sleet Thus begins Dorothy Parker s real life 1926 trans Atlantic crossing to France with Robert Benchley and Ernest Hemingway Soon, there is to worry about than whether the ship will hit any icebergs The question is Who is trying to kill Mr Benchley And once arrived in Paris, why is the City of Lights, famous for its Jazz Age clubs and cafes, so full of Soviet spies and kidnappers Join Parker, Benchley, and their friends, Ernest Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and the sensational American expatriates, Sara and Gerald Murphy, for dinner at Michaud s, drinks at Bricktop s, the floorshow at the Moulin Rouge, and an adventure of murder and international intrigue in the Paris of 1926.
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  • Agata Stanford

    AGATA PUCCIO STANFORD trained as an actress, singer and dancer, beginning with her attendance at the prestigious High School of Performing Arts in New York City She continued her studies with Bobby Lewis and William Hickey musical comedy with Merv Nelson, and dance with Tony Award Winning Choreographer, Henry La Tang A past member of Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild, Agata co founded The Nucleus Theatre on West 54th Street in NYC There, she acted in or directed 14 Equity productions Agata has performed on tour, on and Off Broadway, as a nightclub performer in New York and resort clubs and appeared in than fifty films and 30 stage plays Retiring to raise a family, Agata returned to theatre in 1990 when she and friends formed non profit Original Works Repertory Theatre in the Saratoga Lake George region of upstate New York, at The Playhouse at Goose Crossing, presenting new and classic works for the stage She has written seven plays and two musicals She is currently at work on the fourth novel of her Dorothy Parker Mystery Series As a student at The High School of the Performing Arts, when it was located on 46th Street, I d often walk by The Algonquin Hotel I was fascinated with the stories of the famous Round Table luncheons and its eclectic membership, from Harpo to Heifetz As a person of the Theatre, I d read countless theatrical biographies over the past 40 years, many about the lives of Round Tablers After awhile I felt I knew so many of them, not so much as figures from the past, but as living friends Now, in telling my stories of mystery and murder, I have employed the art of witty conversation, as I imagine my main characters would have demanded of me, had I been asked to lunch The action is set against the exciting background of the times in which they lived the greatest period in American Theatre and literature, when New York City had twelve daily newspapers, Prohibition was a dirty word, and the Jazz Age unleashed a new kind of music and art.

  • 781 Comments

  • Superb, carefully researched tale that is accurately based on Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley s actual trip to France in 1926 with all the loving detail of life in my favorite decade and in the City of Light, the center of the cultural universe in the 20 s Her Dorothy Parker sparkles with her famous wit and wisecracks along with her best friend Benchley s dry humor, Dorothy s Dr Watson in this fascinating murder mystery Enjoy the walk back in time Agata Stanford always takes her art one step [...]


  • While I didn t enjoy this book as much as Ms Stanford s earlier novels I still found this a fine story I was a bit disappointed in that it wasn t as zany or funny as earlier entries but the mystery was quite good and the portrait of Paris in the 20 s and its denizens was outstanding I almost felt like I was there with Dorothy and her friends Not quite as highly recommended as earlier Agata Stanford s Dorothy Parker novels but still a darned good read.


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