Vain, arrogant, fading movie star Anne Marion calls a press conference to announce plans for an autobiography. Then, a bomb goes off. The actress hires Intertect and, after a look at ... See full summary »

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Vain, arrogant, fading movie star Anne Marion calls a press conference to announce plans for an autobiography. Then, a bomb goes off. The actress hires Intertect and, after a look at available operatives, decides Mannix is her man. The assumption was the bomb was a publicity stunt. Mannix visits one of Anne's ex-husbands, who performs special effects work. The bomb was supposed to be a dud. Mannix is convinced that someone wants to do the actress harm. She has three suspicious ex-husbands, one of whom is an arrogant hothead, the other who employs shady and violent bodyguards. Mannix decides to make himself a target by having Anne's college-age daughter take the diary of the actress and letting the ex-husbands know it. Are of one of them the potential killer? Or is it somebody else? Written by Bill Koenig

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Anne Marion: Look, I may not tell the truth, but I certainly never lie!
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Wow...did I hate that woman!
19 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jan Sterling plays a rather annoying and despicable aging actress. In order to draw attention to herself, she decides to write a tell-all book--and soon someone is trying to kill her--and in dramatic fashion. When the show begins, she arranges for her ex-husband to build a fake bomb for a publicity stunt--and someone fixes it so it's real--and nearly kills her. Against his better judgment, Mannix takes the case--but soon regrets it because he finds he just can't stand this woman. Believe me...you can understand his feelings!

This is a decent episode of "Mannix" and one interesting thing about it are the guest stars--the famous Army Archerd (a columnist for 'Variety') and Rona Barrett (the famous Hollywood gossip columnist). The plot is interesting and I enjoyed this one.


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