|By Richard Sale|
|Publisher||Harlequin Romance #79|
|Release Month||1950 (US)|
|Harlequin Romance Series #|
|Preceded by||Rink Rat|
|Followed by||Case Of The Six Bullets|
"This time he was really dying. There could be no Lazarus come forth. Not again. I couldn't do it again. Death was crawling through him like a snake, and he was trembling. I put my ear down close to his lips and listened. By the living God, the man was trying to talk."
The man who was trying to talk was Dr. Max Lekro, staff physician for Al Roche's studio. He was dying because he had been murdered, like several others before him. But he came back to life just long enough to provide the vital clue to his murderer. Like Lazarus, he came forth, for ten precious seconds of life wrested from death, ten seconds that meant the end of a murderer.
Lazarus #7 is a chilling and exiting story of a murder written by a fine novelist. The reader will find a plot as absorbing and baffling as any he has matched wits with, and a background that is an authentic, almost unbelievable American phenomenon: behind the creen Hollywood. There is a macabre fascination to this city of predatory stars, ex-novelists turned back at fifteen hundred per week, directors who talk of Art and brood about Budgets - the Hollywood that will travel any road to success, that acknowledges only one law : Box Office.