Pre-Order THE CHANEY MURDER CASE - A NOVELLA IN 5 REELS By Mark Redfield

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THE CHANEY MURDER CASE - A NOVELLA IN 5 REELS
By Mark Redfield

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Hollywood, in its infancy. A brilliant actor at a crossroads in his career. The murder of an extra on a busy movie set…

In this brisk, fast-paced picaresque novella, Mark Redfield paints a vivid portrait of Lon Chaney by thrusting him into an investigation of a young protégé that may, or may not, have been murdered while working on a film set. A work of fiction, set during Chaney’s early days in Hollywood before fame struck, Redfield brings Chaney to life in a tale that is, by turns, humorous and strange.

“I’ve long been a fan of the great Lon Chaney. I've been fascinated by his work, and often had wondered how he approached his roles, his work. As an actor myself, who strives to create characters and have used make-up and wigs and costume to create them, I began this novella by simply imagining how Chaney would go to work. In other words, I began to examine my own thought and emotional processes, and imagined that Chaney’s weren't so dissimilar—that all actors experienced the same feelings when creating characters and acting. The story took me in unexpected directions, and I discovered that as I put Chaney in unfamiliar situations, the more “alive” he became to me. So, this is my portrait of Chaney, the actor, set in a fiction of my own creation that skewers and lovingly pokes fun of the worlds of the theater and of movies: the people who live, make, and breathe creation of entertainment.”
-Mark Redfield

Pre-Order THE CHANEY MURDER CASE by Mark Redfield
Casewrap (hardcover). Approx 200 pages. U.S. Trade 6x9. Cover illustration by Mark Wheatley.
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Offer good until October 1, 2016.
The book ships the first week of October, 2016.


 

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