If my tone comes across as a tiny bit cynical, I can assure you that you're imagining things.
The full interview is at http://courantblogs.com/java/celebrity- ... k-to-ccsu/
Q: Tell me about the new book.
A: The new book is one I have wanted to do for years and years and years. I have a new publisher who is very excited. The cover looks fantastic. It is a book about Hollywood in 1920s, before all the rules had been set down and the studio system was just coming together. Moviemakers were just making out the process and in this midst of figuring out and building these new structures, there were a series of scandals that unraveled, especially a murder of a popular director, William Desmond Taylor. A murder that has stumped historians for 100 years now and I think I found the answer by going through some old FBI records that t no one ever thought to look at. The answer is in there. I am telling two stories, the murder and hunt for a killer and how Hollywood came to be, how they made movies and sold them and turned it all into a huge industry.
Q: So you can tell me who did kill Taylor?
A: I am not going to tell. You can get the answer around page 400.