Somehow this book review wasn't posted, so here I'm catching up.
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: Hollywood, retired actors
Setting: Hollywood, CA
Main Characters: Polly Pepper,Tim, Placenta,Trixie Wilder, Dana Pointer, Missie Miller, Sedra Stone
Series: yes, #1 Polly Pepper mysteries
Dates Read: March 30 - March 31
Number of pages: 352
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, Nook stockpile
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Study Hall, Homework
Polly Pepper was a star back in the Golden Age, but she hasn't had a film role in ages and is really POed when her old rival gets the part in a new film after the character actress dies of a heart attack. Was it really a heart attack?
Then comes a twist when old rival is found dead at the bottom of the high school pool with no water. Who killed her? Should Polly risk taking on the role since there have been two deaths?
Polly with her faithful servant, Placenta, and her gay son, Tim, set out to solve the mystery and get Polly back in the limelight.
I didn't like it. At least 1/3 of the pages were filled with name dropping, and film history per se and when they weren't name dropping they were busy getting drunk. There really wasn't much character development and the mystery was very easy to solve. Not a series I will continue anytime soon.