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Die laughing

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Amateur sleuth Steve Allen and his lovely, vivacious wife, Jayne Meadows, are back to solve another murder mystery. This time, the setting is their own home town -- Hollywood -- and their own line of work -- show biz.Aging, cigar-smoking Benny Hartman, veteran of stage, screen, and vaudeville, has a dying wish -- that Steve will emcee a Comedy Award ceremony in his posthumous honor. The town is abuzz with the question: who will get the award? But when Benny dies, and the crowds turn out for his funeral, comedy turns to murder -- and mayhem. Slapstick king Terry Parker is found stabbed behind a mausoleum, a final, mysterious word on his lips: Ham.Which one of Steve and Jayne's cronies could have done it? Hartman's floozie widow? Or perhaps his long-time rival for the comedy spotlight? Before Steve and Jayne can start eliminating suspects, another body turns up, face down in a swimming pool. Now, Steve must call upon his longtime talent for perfect timing. Because if he makes one false move, he could be the next victim...and a coldblooded killer could get the last laugh.
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full_title die laughing
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subject_facet Allen, Steve, -- 1921-2000 -- Fiction, Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction, Meadows, Jayne, -- 1919-2015 -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Mystery fiction
title_display Die laughing
title_full Die laughing / Steve Allen
title_short Die laughing
topic_facet Allen, Steve, Meadows, Jayne, Murder