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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
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Isn't It Funny That Bing Crosby and Bob Hope Were Woman-Hating Bigots?

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. Comedy duos dominated the movie marquees in the s. On any given night, you could see Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein or Laurel and Hardy accidentally uncover German spies. But for wiseasses—or anyone with a crush on actress Dorothy Lamour —there was only one combo that mattered: Crosby and Hope. Even today, that franchise is remembered as " curiously modern "—the granddaddy of meta comedy. The A. Club once proclaimed that "any time a comedian or musician winks at the camera or pretends to be too cool for the room, the Hope and Crosby estates should get a nickel.

Road to They are also often referred to as the " Road " pictures or the " Road " series. The movies were a combination of adventure, comedy, romance, and music. The minimal plot often took a back seat to gags, many of them reportedly ad-libbed by Crosby and Hope during filming. Each film is not simply a comedy, but a satire of some of the popular film genres of the day, including jungle, Arabian nights, Alaskan adventure, and high seas. In , an eighth Road to In , Astor Pictures released a compilation film of several of Crosby's Educational Pictures short subjects called The Road to Hollywood to evoke the series.

Friends and rivals in Road To Singapore. An example of two good friends using Hollywood as their personal playground manifests in the team of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. They appeared together in 17 feature-length films see the list below , a feat which is mostly misleading owing to the fact that only in each of the seven Road movies did they both appear throughout the entire film.
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