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Murder In Hollywood

The Secret Life and Mysterious Death of Bonny Lee Bakley

Gary C. King

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Her husband was Robert Blake, the award-winning star of In Cold Blood. But she found her own fame at point-blank range...

Obsessed with glamour and wealth, she followed her dream to Hollywood, and finally found fame-- in death.

Bonny Lee Bakley's dream was to marry a movie star. Using sex and guts, the ruthless small-town blonde finally struck it rich by wedding Robert Blake, the Emmy Award-winning actor who scored in the hit show "Baretta." When Blake found his bride of six months with a bullet in her head outside a Los Angeles restaurant, he was thrust back into the spotlight, and Bonny Lee was exposed for the manipulative woman she was-- a grifter with a sordid criminal history of sex swindles, credit-card fraud, and Social Security scams. But her specialty was fleecing wealthy men for quick cash-- a lucrative sting that finally brought Bonny Lee Bakley to Hollywood to live-- and die-- among the rich and famous...

But who really murdered Bonny Lee in cold blood? How did it play into Robert and Bonny's turbulent marriage? Was she a victim of her own con-- or something more sinister? What was the truth behind her fears of being stalked? And what secrets were hidden in Bonny's past that she found impossible to outrun?

Now, in this riveting, fascinating account, Gary C. King brings you the inside details of the most talked-about Tinseltown murder in years.

With 8 pages of unforgettable photos!

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Murder In Hollywood
Author's NoteTHE STORY THAT FOLLOWS BROKE ON FRIDAY NIGHT, May 4, 2001, and continues to unfold as I write these words. Six weeks have passed since actor Robert Blake's wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, was murdered in Hollywood, California. The teams of detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are still trying to figure out who killed her. This book makes no assumptions or presumptions regarding who Bonny's murderer might be--I simply do not know, and the LAPD has released few details. What I have attempted to do here is to present the facts of the case as they are known
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  • Gary C. King

  • For the last twenty years, Gary C. King has been one of America's foremost crime writers. Over 400 of his stories have appeared in crime magazines across the United States, Canada, and England, including True Detective, Official Detective, Inside Detective, Front Page Detective, and Master Detective. His books Web of Deceit, Driven to Kill (which was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25) and Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer were chosen as a featured selection of the True Crime Book Club. He is also the author of Blind Rage and Savage Vengeance, co-written with Don Lasseter. A full-time writer, Mr. King is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and two daughters.
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    Murder In Hollywood

    The Secret Life and Mysterious Death of Bonny Lee Bakley

    Gary C. King

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