This year marks the 90th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's first cameo appearance in a movie he directed: The Lodger (1927), a silent film about the hunt for a killer resembling Jack the Ripper. Hitchcock appeared briefly in 39 of his 52 films, often in street, bus, or train scenes.
In a sense, he makes a cameo appearance in Final Fondue, the third of my Five-Ingredient Mysteries.
Shortly after cafe manager Val and her grandfather serve chocolate fondue to welcome house guests, one of the guests turns up dead in the backyard, strangled with a rope. Nobody imagines that the murder weapon was inspired by one of Granddad's Hitchcock movie posters until threats reminiscent of other Hitchcock films beset Granddad's guests. Is one of them a movie copy cat killer? Which Hitchcock film will inspire the next attack? And who will be the next victim?
Read more about Final Fondue.
View Hitchcock's cameos.
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