Joe Keenan - Author

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Putting On The Ritz

Putting On The Ritz

Author: Joe Keenan Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2017

Following the hilarious debacle of Blue Heaven, librettist Philip Cavanaugh has again allowed himself to be drawn into a fiendish money-making plan by his friend and ex-lover Gilbert Selwyn. Gilbert has fallen in with Tommy Parker, a veritable Adonis and a magazine editor employed by media magnate Boyd Larkin. Philip's brief is to spy on Larkin's greatest adversary Peter Champion. To this end Philip enters the Champion entourage - a clan so poisonous they make the Borgias look Amish - with his songwriting partner Claire. Together they are to turn Champion's talentless wife Ilsa (a woman so rich she 'ovulates Faberge eggs') into a chanteuse. As Philip and Gilbert out-spy each other in vying for Tommy's admiration, plot follows counter-plot in a novel whose comic complications, devastating repartee and cast of high-hat lowlifes is nothing short of dazzling and unforgettable.

My Lucky Star

My Lucky Star

Author: Joe Keenan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

The luckless writing team of Philip Cavanaugh and Claire Simmons is lured to Hollywood by shifty pal Gilbert's offer of a lucrative screenwriting gig. The job proves even more ill-gotten than they'd feared, but then comes the news that the project will be graced by Hollywood royalty - imperious screen legend Diana Malenfant, her son the fantastically sexy (and secretly gay) megastar Stephen Donato, plus Stephen's hastily acquired wife, the lovely, if clueless, Gina. But with such Star Power on board how long before three newbie scribes are replaced by more seasoned hands? Unhappily - or perhaps, inevitably - the road to glory proves liberally strewn with land mines. Throw in the machinations of Moira Finch (an old adversary of Gilbert's) and our heroes soon find themselves centre stage in a rapidly escalating fiasco involving call boys, plagiarism, blackmail, a vengeful DA, bloodthirsty scoop hounds and the single most ill-judged sex act a married megastar has ever committed...

Blue Heaven

Blue Heaven

Author: Joe Keenan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2002

Meet Gilbert and Moira - the strangest couple to ever marry for each other's money. Living in New York in 1991 is Gilbert Selwyn, a young man possessed of boundless charm and an allergy to employment, who has devised a plan to wring a nice pile of loot from his mother's newest (and obscenely wealthy) husband. The scheme, simply put, is to get married for the gifts. But Gilbert, who's gay, needs a fiancee... Enter Moira Finch, a demonically conniving young woman whose own mother, having recently married the Duke of Dorsetshire, will contribute richly to the couple's receipts. Enter, too, Philip Cavanagh, Gilbert's longtime friend, former lover, and highly strung Best Man. And enter, finally, the Cellinis, Gilbert's huge internecine stepfamily, whose fortune has not been amassed as innocently as Gilbert first thought, and who conform rather more closely to Italian-American stereotypes than Gilbert would like to believe. As Gilbert, Moira, and Philip struggle to keep their plot under wraps, the scams get bigger and more perilous, deceit multiplies, and a wonderfully calamitous trail leads us towards what could be the wedding of the season.