The Pictures by Guy Bolton audiobook

The Pictures

By Guy Bolton
Read by Adam Sims

Bolinda Audio

The Detective Craine Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781489459572

  • ISBN: 9781489459572

Runtime: 12.13 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger

Hollywood 1939. The year that The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were made.

Detective Craine has spent his life working as a studio fixer, whitewashing the misdemeanours and crimes committed by the studio players and stars. But now he's trying to turn his back on that life following the recent death of his wife as he's determined to be a better parent to his young son.

But then Craine's services are called upon one last time. MGM need him to smooth over the press coverage of the suicide of one of their producers. And soon, what should be a straightforward case proves anything but when connections are made between it and a brutal murder across town. And that's just the start of the story. It's only a matter of time before Craine must decide whether to follow orders, or to attempt to redeem a career of concealment by going in search of the ugly truth.

It's a choice he knows that cannot end well.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A splendid read…handled with great skill…[Bolton] paints a portrait of the period with a confidence usually reserved for old survivors.” The Times (London)
“Bolton manages to create real atmosphere in The Pictures, Kudos to him for that atmosphere—which isn’t restricted to just the MGM lot and the glamorous Lilac Club downtown but also includes several disparate Los Angeles neighborhoods where interesting crimes might take place.” NPR
“Atmospheric…[and a] tour of Hollywood’s golden age.” Kirkus Reviews
“Speaking in a gravelly whisper, narrator Adams Sims is just right delivering Guy Bolton’s noir mystery, set in 1930s Hollywood…Sims displays the necessary tough-guy attitude of a Sam Spade or a Philip Marlowe, yet he allows this hard-boiled manner to melt as Craine becomes involved with Goodwin. A complicated, engrossing plot, just enough name-dropping to add period ambiance, and a strong performance by Sims make this enjoyable listening.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Guy Bolton

Author Bio: Guy Bolton

Guy Bolton is the author of the Detective Craine historical noir mystery series, including The Pictures, which was shortlisted for the Telegraph Harvill Secker crime writing competition. He lives in London and has worked in publishing, film, and television. He works in drama at the BBC. He is also a screenwriter whose work has been optioned by Bedlam Productions, Hat Trick and Tiger Aspect.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English