|Shadowtown (1988) [Novel]|
by John Lutz
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(From the publisher):
New York policeman E.L. Oxman is investigating the death of an ex-cop working as security guard on the set of Shadowtown, a popular soap opera. The only man at the scene claims that the murderer was a vampire. The pressure of finding the black-caped cop-killer is increased by the internal political concerns of the television industry. Profits must not be put in jeopardy. And meanwhile, newspaper & TV reporters, whipped into a frenzy of celebrity hype, have a field day w/the "facts." Oxman already knowsh who he wants to arrest: his lady-friend Jennifer's unsavory ex-husband, Zach Denton, who is also the sole witness. A series of death threats against Lana Spence, the star of Shadowtown, add more complications. As the tension mounts witnesses, cops, & suspects begin to unravel. The line between reality & the fantasy world weaved dayly by the Shadowtown cast becomes blurred. And the impossible becomes very real, very deadly.
Original title: Shadowtown
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural