Famous Players

The latest in Rick Geary’s Treasury of XXth Century Murder series explores the death of William Desmond Taylor, a Hollywood film director who was shot in the back in 1922. A director for the Famous Players Studio, his death remains an unsolved mystery, though Geary takes some steps towards investigating the evidence in this book, pondering on whether Taylor’s butler or an actress might have been responsible for the shooting. It’s fascinating to find out more and examine what evidence remains. And while Geary’s graphic analysis may not solve the crime, it certainly lays out the facts in an intriguing and stylistic way.

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