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Cheryl Crane

When: Wed., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. 2011

The protagonist of The Bad Always Die Twice is a real estate agent and the daughter of a silver-screen queen brought up among dysfunction; the flashy mystery was penned by Cheryl Crane, a real-life Palm Springs realtor once at the center of a Hollywood scandal involving a knife, her mother -- Lana Turner -- and her mom's boyfriend. Try to tell truth from fiction on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at A Great Good Place for Books (6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland). 7 p.m., free. 510-339-8210 or

Stefanie Kalem

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