Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle

A Mystery Featuring Groucho Marx

Mysteries Featuring Groucho Marx (Volume 6)

Ron Goulart

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Frank Denby and Groucho Marx arrive on the set of the new Ty-Gor film, a Tarzan knockoff, expecting to have Groucho do his humorous walk-on. What they find is that Randy Spellman, the star of the picture, has been murdered. Frank’s wife, Jane, is only a few weeks away from having their baby and the amateur detective team has promised to lay off on the sleuthing. But when a stuntwoman who has gone missing is suspected of the murder, Jane insists they take up the case to clear the young woman’s name.

In addition to being a horrible actor, Spellman was a womanizer and a blackmailer. Many people had reason to dislike him, or even kill him, and the investigation leads Frank and Groucho through the glamour and seediness of 1940s Hollywood, Groucho signing autographs all the while.

In this latest installment of the series, Ron Goulart is at the top of his game, reminding readers there’s no business like show business, except when this charming team is wearing its gumshoes.

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Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle
OneI'd promised my wife that until our baby was born, I absolutely would not let Groucho Marx lure me into helping him out on any more murder cases. Not a single one.But then, just three weeks before the estimated arrival date, she herself insisted that Groucho and I get to work on the jungle man mystery.That was early in April of 1940. By that time, we'd earned a reputation as pretty successful amateur detectives. "By that time," according to Groucho, "our success had put not only the FBI to shame, but the local police, Scotland Yard, Gang Busters, and the Junior

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Ron Goulart

Ron Goulart has published a number of mysteries and nonfiction books dealing with the world of the comic strip---most recently, Comic Book Encyclopedia. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle
A Mystery Featuring Groucho Marx
Ron Goulart

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312322168
ISBN10: 031232216X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$22.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
July 2005
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ISBN: 9781429924344
ISBN10: 1429924349
224 pages
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