FADE TO BLONDE by Max Phillips: The second offering from Hard Case Crime (September 2004) shows they can still write em like they used to. Ex-boxer/failed screenwriter Ray Corson is as tough talking as any classic gumshoe. Blonde bombshell Rebecssa LaFontaine is a classic damsel in distress (Im really a good girl who was made to do bad things). She hires Corson to protect her from murderous rejected suitor Lance Halliday, a Hollywood porn producer. Corson's investigation of Tinsel Town's tarnished underside uncovers drug dealing, gangland activity and evidence that LaFontaine just may not be exactly who she says she is. Classic pulp at its finest, typed out two fingered on a battered Remington with sheets of carbon paper separating the pages. Dont need no stinkin word processor.
He promised to save her from a vengeful mobster - he just didn't know he'd have to join the mob to do it! Ray Corson came to Hollywood to be a screenwriter, not hired muscle. But when a beautiful girl with a purse full of cash asks for help, how can you say no?