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16 July 2010

IT HAPPENED ONE KNIFE: A Double Feature Mystery #2 - Jeffrey Cohen

From the back of the book: Comedy can be dead funny....
Elliot Freed couldn't be happier. His all-comedy movie theater, Comedy Tonight, is newly refurbished; things with his ex-wife are looking up; he's even willing to screen his projectionist's film debut. But what really has Elliot walking on air is hosting the legendary duo, Lillis & Townes, at a special showing of their classic comedy 'Cracked Ice'
Nothing can bring Elliot down---not a missing film, a bomb scare, or even a surly teenage girl. But when insinuations arise that one of his boyhood heros may have been involved in a Hollywood murder decades earlier, Elliot crashes to earth. He sets out to discover the truth--but he finds that he may beon the killer's hit list.....
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I loved SOME LIKE IT HOT-BUTTERED (review in link) when I read it in April. It's a fab title (and it's how I like my popcorn), so it immediately drew my attention when I saw it somewhere. Now for the author to grab me to keep reading the series, there has to be more than a pretty title. Jeffrey Cohen did it in spades with IT HAPPENED ONE KNIFE.
Poor Elliot...he's doing his projectionist a favor and shows Anthony's debut film...then is accused of stealing the film project. Elliot then invites his two heroes of comedy filmdom, Lillis & Townes, to a special showing of one of their hit films at his theater...and finds out that one of them may have committed a murder in the past.
Elliot decides he has to investigate both crimes and gets in all kinds of trouble around town, someone sends him an unpleasant gift, demolishes his bike, he might be dating his ex-wife...poor poor Elliot. I just want to reach in and give him a hug.
But he carries on and forges ahead, no matter that everyone tells otherwise..some a little more strongly than others and more forcefully.
And now I cannot wait to read number 3 in the series, A NIGHT AT THE OPERATION. It's in the B&N shopping cart and my next order to Cynthia at High Crimes...whichever gets sent first...now what's this that only three have been written..
Five please say it's only three books in the series so far beans....

5 comments:

Sherri said...

Sounds like another great cozy! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Vickie said...

Sherri: Thank you. It is a fab mystery series.

WonderBunny said...

An author just recommended this series to me. I picked the first up for my kindle. Your review only helps reaffirm that it is a good choice. Thanks!

Vickie said...

WB: You will dig it! Glad I could help affirm your choice. I look forward to your review.

Kris said...

This one sounds interesting..because it's different. It's not a current crime he's investigating but one that happened in the past. What fun! Well..as much fun as murder can be. haha