The Con Man by Gerald Verner
Elmer Myers has nursed Mammoth Pictures into becoming the second-largest picture-making corporation in Hollywood.
But for the last three years, mysterious accidents have held up the completion of his films, until all the profits have been eaten up in overheads. Now Myers has borrowed heavily, staking everything on the making of an expensive super-epic to restore his fortunes. But when his film editor is murdered and the only negative of the completed film stolen, Myers realises he has a deadly enemy intent on his ruination…
Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, Verner wrote more than 120 novels that have been translated in over 35 languages, and many of his books have been adapted into films, radio serials and stage plays.