An Adriana Hoffstetter Mystery

by Bruce Kimmel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781463401016
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781463401009
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781463400996

About the Book

Adriana Hofstetter is back! She has just turned sixteen. To celebrate that occasion, she is writing a story for her journalism class on the unsolved 1966 murder of a highly-thought-of-but-vicious acting teacher. Said teacher is found quite dead after class one night, stabbed over sixty times. All of the nine suspects (all students) have airtight alibis, and the police at the time chalk it up to a random killing; case closed. But that was then, because after reading up on the case Adriana Hofstetter becomes convinced that one of them is the killer. She begins a journey that leads her back to a different world and time. She methodically finds and meets the seven surviving suspects/students, as well as the teacher’s widow. If she’s right and one of them is the killer, she might just find herself in harm’s way. Of course, her mother Margaret is back, listening to her beloved oldies, as are Adriana’s best friend Billy Feldman and her cat Furball. And Detectives Ramirez and Coyne are back, too, as skeptical as ever. She still hates Facebook, doesn’t want to know what Twitter is, and marches to the very loud beat of her own drummer. A cook’s tour of current and old Hollywood, Murder at the Masquers is funny, fast-paced, suspenseful, and a valentine to out-of-step teens. And, as usual, Adriana Hofstetter will not stop until she figures out who the killer is.

About the Author

Bruce Kimmel is the author of three previous Adriana Hofstetter mysteries (Murder At Hollywood High, Murder At The Grove, and Murder At The Hollywood Historical Society). He has also written the acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), the mysteries Writer’s Block and Rewind, and a collection of short fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories. Recently he wrote his first work of non-fiction, a memoir entitled There’s Mel, There’s Woody, and There’s You: My Life In The Slow Lane. Mr. Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit The First Nudie Musical. He also co-created (with David Wechter) the story for the hit film The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s. Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also Grammy nominated. His musical The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) is licensed by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. His record label, Kritzerland, regularly reissues classic Broadway and soundtrack recordings ( Mr. Kimmel lives in Studio City, California.