We’ll Always Have Murder: A Humphrey Bogart Mystery (Humphrey Bogart Collection)

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  1. 6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    No One Messes With Fred C. Dobbs, November 10, 2003
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    S. Berner (Cocoa, Fl USA) –
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    Taking a page from Stuart Kaminsky’s “Toby Peters” mysteries, author Crider builds a fun tale of murder and mayhem in old (1940′s) Hollywood with P.I. Terry Cook being ably assisted in solving a tinseltown murder (or two) by none other than Humphrey Bogart. Atmosphere and ambience are first-rate, and Crider succeeds in the trickiest part of his conceit by actually having Bogart SOUND like Bogart, or at least our impression of him, throughout. As a mystery it’s about a “3″. Astute readers will pick up on the killer fairly quickly if they apply Roger Ebert’s “Economy of Characters” theory. But what sets this apart for film buffs is the sense of going behind the scenes and noting the “real” people Crider deftly hides behind his fictional characters. This is promised as the first in a series featuring the star and the hapless detective, and one looks forward to the next installment. One word of caution though, if Ibooks IS planning on future volumes, they REALLY ought to spring for a proofreader! There are so many gaffes within this modest tome, that one often has to apply one’s own detective skills towards making sense of some of the sentences (note: Spellcheck alone just ain’t gonna cut it, fellas!)
    A welcome debut, though. Let’s hear it for Bogie & Cook!

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  2. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Read it, junior … you’ll like it., May 4, 2009
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    Charlie Stella (Fords, New Joisey) –

    This review is from: We’ll Always Have Murder: A Humphrey Bogart Mystery (Humphrey Bogart Collection) (Mass Market Paperback)

    We’ll Always Have Murder … if you’re a fan of Bogart or Hollywood or just great dialogue, you’ll want to read Bill Crider’s masterful mystery featuring Terry Scott and the man himself, Bogie. Visit the Hollywood of yesterday and make a quick stop at The Brown Derby as Bogie plays true to his Hammett form as an attempted blackmail leads to one murder after another. This one comes equipped with car chases (the mystery black Packard), gunsels and dames that prefer dames … but what author Bill Crider does best is provide us with Bogieisms that had me reading the lines out loud (in my best Bogie) … This is a fun read that is difficult to put down.

    And we all should READ amici … so pick this baby up and have some fun in La-La land.

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    FABULOUS FORTIES MYSTERY FOR MOVIE BUFFS!, May 12, 2012
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    DECODAME “DECODAME” (Houston, TX) –

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    Bogart and the 1940s era come alive in this entertaining and well-written mystery with a great hero and cast. You get a nostalgic, behind-the-scenes look at how movies were made during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Great plot and sharp dialogue between the characters seem realistic, with authentic period details and descriptions. Fun to hear the latest movie gossip about the big-name stars as if they were still around. Wish the author (Crider) would consider making this a regular series–hated for this gem to end. A winner!

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