OLDER FICTION
(4) YA Raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side and indebted to a gangster, Lucille moves to Hollywood, transforming into film star Lulu Kelly. Escaping a corrupt heritage, Frederick becomes a vagabond. Fate puts Freddie on set the same day Lulu is framed for murder. Even if the hardboiled gangsters are unbelievably soft-hearted, this is an amusing noir mystery filled with 1930s celebrities and slangy banter.

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