Stardust - Joseph Kanon

L.A. Confidential meets vintage noir in Joseph Kanon’s Stardust (Atria, $27.99), a sleek, smart detective story set in post-World War II Hollywood. After working as an Allied translator, Ben Collier, son of a German-Jewish filmmaker and an American woman, arrives in Los Angeles to investigate his brother’s suspicious death.  In addition to tangling with slippery studio heads, scrappy reporters, and the Communist blacklist, Ben’s inquiry leads him deep into the German émigré community–an insular group of artists, writers, and survivors who would rather be left alone. Stardust combines old-fashioned intrigue with a fresh perspective on the postwar United States.

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ISBN: 9781439156322
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Published: Washington Square Press - July 6th, 2010

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