Valentino Mysteries

Valentino, mild-mannered film archivist, just wants to restore a decrepit movie palace to its old Hollywood glory—but a skeleton in the closet prevents progress and the renovation is killing him with debt. That skeleton—and the reel of rare film sitting next to it, starts Val sleuthing not just film, but murder. If he doesn’t solve the mystery of that skeleton, the police would wrench the valuable reels from his eager hands. And if the police take it, conditions would almost certainly ruin the delicate film.  

            Since then, he’s done his amateur sleuthing when he has to—always to save, or to get hold of rare film while trying to finish renovating his beloved white elephant, the once-majestic Oracle. Between his regular job, his new extracurricular activities, his brilliant but possibly insane mentor, the estimable Professor Broadhead and the hangers-on and flaked-out film freaks who want to help him, Valentino has his hands full of murder, mayhem, and maybe some great gems of film history.  

 

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Alive!
Alive!

Valentino Mysteries (Volume 3)

Loren D. Estleman

Tor/Forge

Bela Lugosi’s Frankenstein screen test puts Valentino in the picture for murderEveryone knows the Frankenstein monster was played by Boris Karloff. His portrayal is so famous...

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Alone
Alone

Valentino Mysteries (Volume 2)

Loren D. Estleman

Tor/Forge

The second wacky comedic murder romp for Hollywood film detective ValentinoValentino wants to keep The Oracle, his beloved run-down movie palace, from being condemned before...

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Frames
Frames

Valentino Mysteries (Volume 1)

Loren D. Estleman

Tor/Forge

Enter Valentino, a mild-mannered UCLA film archivist. In the surreal world of Hollywood filmdom, truth is often stranger than celluloid fiction. When Valentino buys a decrepit movie palace...

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