Edna Ferber Mysteries

8 books in series
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Lone Star Summary

In 1955, grande dame authoress Edna Ferber is visiting L.A. for the filming of her epic novel, Giant. Edna is looking forward to meeting Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and especially the film's gifted young breakout star, James Dean.

A charismatic rebel, Dean attracts attention, devotion, and trouble wherever he goes. Now he is being blackmailed by a young extra from the movie who accuses him of getting her pregnant. The studio fears that the negative publicity will jeopardize the film's release. Then the actress is found murdered, and James Dean is the prime suspect.

Employing her sharp nose for character and subtext, Edna decides to investigate the murder, determined to clear Dean's name. But as she uncovers the dark underside of glittering Hollywood, she fears that the truth may be worse than she could have imagined.

©2009 Edward Ifkovic; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Lone Star

    • An Edna Ferber Mystery
    • By: Edward Ifkovic
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1955, grande dame authoress Edna Ferber is visiting L.A. for the filming of her epic novel, Giant. Edna is looking forward to meeting Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, and especially the film's gifted young breakout star, James Dean. A charismatic rebel, Dean attracts attention, devotion, and trouble wherever he goes. Now he is being blackmailed by a young extra from the movie who accuses him of getting her pregnant.

    Regular price: £10.79

  • Book 2

    • Escape Artist

    • An Edna Ferber Mystery
    • By: Ed Ifkovic
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1904, the future best-selling writer Edna Ferber, then a 19-year-old fledgling reporter in Wisconsin, teams up with famed escape artist Harry Houdini to solve the baffling murder of a girl who has mysteriously disappeared from a locked room at the local high school.

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • Make Believe

    • An Edna Ferber Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Ed Ifkovic
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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    In June 1951, Edna Ferber heads to Hollywood to support an old friend, Max, who has found himself blacklisted in the McCarthy anti-Communist hearings, which have rattled Hollywood with allegations of Communist sympathies. She has no plans of becoming involved with the soon-to-be-released MGM film based on her bestselling novel Show Boat.

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 8

    • Old News

    • An Edna Ferber Mystery
    • By: Ed Ifkovic
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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    A sweltering July in Chicago, 1923. Edna Ferber, now a famous short-story writer, is supposed to be researching the novel that will become So Big, her Pulitzer-Prize winner. With her mother, Julia, she spends the week visiting her mother's old childhood friend, Esther Newmann, who lives with her family on the edge of the bustling Maxwell Street Jewish marketplace. But the awful specter of a scandalous murder 15 years before suddenly haunts Edna.

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