Softcover binding has very light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. 407 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1993. ISBN: 0553296280. Los Angeles, 1947. It's still a town of dazzling movie stars and lavish excess, but the postwar boom is changing things fast. Even Paris Chandler feels a new day blowing in with the dry Santa Ana winds when she is nudged into the infant world of television as co-host of a gossip show. But Paris soon does more than dish the dirt. After the TV station's first newscaster is murdered, she finds herself neck-deep in it.