Bakley killing spawns book

St. Martin's Press rushes to print 'Murder in Hollywood'

NEW YORK — The May 4 murder of Bonny Lee Bakley, wife of actor Robert Blake, is getting the instant book treatment.

St. Martin’s Press soon will rush 250,000 copies of Gary C. King’s “Murder in Hollywood” into bookstores.

Book details the as yet unsolved case, including Bakley’s relationship with Blake, the police work to date and the circumstances of the murder. Bakley was shot while sitting in Blake’s car in Studio City.

King is the author of such St. Martin’s true-crime books as “An Early Grave” and “The Texas 7.”

Peter Miller, prexy of PMA Literary & Film Management, is shopping TV rights.

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