Very Cold for May by William P. McGivern audiobook

Very Cold for May

By William P. McGivern
Read by Stephen Bowlby

Blackstone Publishing 9780140093681
5.53 Hours Unabridged
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Her corpse would be the hottest news in town. May Laval was as brilliant as a ten-carat diamond—and justas cold. As the calculating ruler of a social set, she influenced generals,politicians, and big businessmen. Slowly and shrewdly, she learned the intimatedetails of everyone’s life and recorded the seamy facts in a diary so as notto forget a single sordid detail. One day, May Laval threatened to publish herdiary. Now it’s up to PR man Jake Harrison to find out whokilled May and—while he’s at it—why his wife left him.

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Summary

Summary

Her corpse would be the hottest news in town.

May Laval was as brilliant as a ten-carat diamond—and justas cold. As the calculating ruler of a social set, she influenced generals,politicians, and big businessmen. Slowly and shrewdly, she learned the intimatedetails of everyone’s life and recorded the seamy facts in a diary so as notto forget a single sordid detail. One day, May Laval threatened to publish herdiary.

Now it’s up to PR man Jake Harrison to find out whokilled May and—while he’s at it—why his wife left him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A lively, tightly plotted book.” Marvin Lachman, Edgar-winning author
“This mystery plays out like a combination noir and screwball comedy, and it’s an excellent fit for narrator Stephen Bowlby. It’s the 1950s. May Laval, wartime celebrity hostess to businessmen, politicians, and military men, is going to publish her memoirs, which include all the dirt on people at the highest levels. When May is murdered and her diary disappears, PR exec Jake Harrison investigates. Bowlby sets the tone by creating characters who speak exactly as they should for the period and place. He portrays a religious fanatic, a war profiteer, and May herself and is especially good with the amusing exchanges between Jake and his ex-wife. This is a choice performance of McGivern’s fast and funny dialogue combined with surprising plot twists. Fun listening.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: William P. McGivern

Author Bio: William P. McGivern

William P. McGivern (1919–1982), born in Chicago, grew up in Mobile, Alabama. After quitting high school, he started to write. He served in World War II and then studied in England before returning to the United States, where he worked as a police reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin. After his first novels appeared in the 1940s, he received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In the 1960s he and his wife moved to Hollywood, where he wrote for film and television. Several of his books were made into motion pictures, including The Big Heat and Rogue Cop.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English