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Blue Suede Clues: A Murder Mystery Featuring Elvis Presley (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

Praise for Daniel Klein and Blue Suede Clues

"As tasty as a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich."--Booklist

"A well-written, interesting story that combines action, good plot development, and a variety of characters."-Mystery News

"An entertaining sequel."--Library Journal

"I enjoyed it."-Bill Clinton

"Klein's entertaining tale is a 'must-read' for die-hard Elvis fans."-Lansing (MI) State Journal

"Blue Suede Clues is a delightful read, based on an intriguing premise. It's just the thing for kicking back on the deck in the summer twilight, mint julep in hand."-Berkshire (MA) Eagle

"Jump on this mystery train...be warned: [Blue Suede Clues] is fast but demanding...it forces you to read on, so there can be a shortage of sleep for a while. Daniel Klein really took care of business again and gladly he didn't think 'Once Is Enough.'"--ElvisNews.com

"A really good plot, an interesting group of characters, add some good writing, a red herring here and there, a pinch of comedy and a souçon of literary license, and you end up with Blue Suede Clues. Klein shook the Elvis fiction world in 2000 with Kill Me Tender, in which he uncovered a hitherto unknown side of Elvis Presley-the amateur sleuth, the USA's answer to Agatha Christie's Hercules Poirot...Klein succeeded in Kill Me Tender, and has done so yet again in his follow-up novel, Blue Suede Clues."-ElvisInPrint.com

"You certainly don't have to be an Elvis fan to want to read this series; you just have to like a good amateur detective story."-MostlyFiction.com

Synopsis:

Having just finished shooting "Kissin' Cousins, " Elvis Presley must decide whether to keep making movies or go back to rock and roll. In the meantime, one of Elvis's friends from his Army days is wrongly convicted of murdering a beautiful starlet. To uncover the truth and help his friend, Elvis must dig deep into the real heart of Hollywood. Martin's Press.

Synopsis:

The King Hits Hollywood!

Just finished with the shooting of Kissin' Cousins-and fresh from a headline-making affair with the sizzling Ann-Margret-Elvis Aron Presley is at one devilish crossroads. Should he choose glittering Hollywood, or the temptations of Graceland? Keep making lucrative bad movies, or go back to doing the music he loves? His search for the truly good script that can mean the best of both worlds only creates more chaos between his ruthlessly scheming manager and the industry powerbrokers who won't take him seriously. Elvis is convinced that he's forever trapped in one hell-bound bargain. . .

But when a fellow ex-soldier swears he's been wrongly convicted of killing a beautiful starlet, Elvis finds far worse trouble. To uncover the truth, he'll have to search the dark corners beyond Hollywood's bright-hot lights and confront the savage triple-dealing and lethal performances at the real heart of movieland. And only with the help of a discredited defense lawyer, a brilliant Mexican pathologist far ahead of his time, and a skeptical L.A. Times reporter, will Elvis have a prayer of finding the real killer and saving an innocent man's life.

"Klein...reminds us what made Presley the astonishing artistic force that he was...Klein's Elvis would seem a natural for a series of made-for-TV movies." -Publishers Weekly

"Accurate, well-constructed mystery maintains integrity and affection to the memory of the King...a vivid backdrop...clever and engaging." -St. Petersburg Times

About the Author

Daniel Klein is the author of five previous novels, including the first in the Elvis series, Kill Me Tender. He is the co-author of the popular humor books, Where's Elvis? and Macho Meditations. A Harvard graduate, he lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312986698
Subtitle:
A Murder Mystery Featuring Elvis Presley
Author:
Klein, Daniel
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20030217
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.80x4.22x.68 in. .28 lbs.

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Blue Suede Clues: A Murder Mystery Featuring Elvis Presley (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
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"Synopsis" by , Having just finished shooting "Kissin' Cousins, " Elvis Presley must decide whether to keep making movies or go back to rock and roll. In the meantime, one of Elvis's friends from his Army days is wrongly convicted of murdering a beautiful starlet. To uncover the truth and help his friend, Elvis must dig deep into the real heart of Hollywood. Martin's Press.
"Synopsis" by ,
The King Hits Hollywood!

Just finished with the shooting of Kissin' Cousins-and fresh from a headline-making affair with the sizzling Ann-Margret-Elvis Aron Presley is at one devilish crossroads. Should he choose glittering Hollywood, or the temptations of Graceland? Keep making lucrative bad movies, or go back to doing the music he loves? His search for the truly good script that can mean the best of both worlds only creates more chaos between his ruthlessly scheming manager and the industry powerbrokers who won't take him seriously. Elvis is convinced that he's forever trapped in one hell-bound bargain. . .

But when a fellow ex-soldier swears he's been wrongly convicted of killing a beautiful starlet, Elvis finds far worse trouble. To uncover the truth, he'll have to search the dark corners beyond Hollywood's bright-hot lights and confront the savage triple-dealing and lethal performances at the real heart of movieland. And only with the help of a discredited defense lawyer, a brilliant Mexican pathologist far ahead of his time, and a skeptical L.A. Times reporter, will Elvis have a prayer of finding the real killer and saving an innocent man's life.

"Klein...reminds us what made Presley the astonishing artistic force that he was...Klein's Elvis would seem a natural for a series of made-for-TV movies." -Publishers Weekly

"Accurate, well-constructed mystery maintains integrity and affection to the memory of the King...a vivid backdrop...clever and engaging." -St. Petersburg Times

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