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

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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Frames
Frames

Valentino Mysteries

Loren D. Estleman

Tor/Forge

When mild-mannered UCLA film archivist Valentino buys a decrepit movie palace, he uncovers a skeleton and long-lost, priceless, reels of film: Erich von Stroheim’s infamous Greed. Now, if Valentino wants to save keep the film, he has to solve the murder within 72 hours.

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Alone
Alone

Valentino Mysteries

Loren D. Estleman

Tor/Forge

A madcap contemporary murder mystery set in Hollywood, featuring Valentino, the film archivist and amateur sleuth of Frames. All he wants to do is renovate the decrepit old movie palace he's bought as his new home, but murder . . . and the rocky road of romance. . . keep him busier than a one-armed paper-hanger. And he could use one of those too.

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