Groucho Marx, Master Detective

Mysteries Featuring Groucho Marx

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"Hilarious." - Kirkus Review

In this inventive mystery set in Hollywood's golden era, Ron Goulart revives America's favorite cigar-wielding comic--Groucho Marx. Needing a project to occupy him between movie stints, Groucho agrees to act in a radio serial. But when a beautiful starlet is found dead before production even begins, Groucho is determined to find out who killed her.

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About the author

Ron Goulart has published a number of mysteries and nonfiction books dealing with the world of the comic strip. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
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Publisher
Minotaur Books
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Published on
Jul 21, 2015
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Pages
262
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ISBN
9781250090874
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
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This content is DRM protected.
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