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Fast paced, original, inspired and filled with cameos by actual Hollywood stars, corruption and one good cop (who’s quite a character) amongst the many bad guys – this has every ingredient for a wildly entertaining read.
Told in beautiful prose with skilled and detailed scene setting and with apt historical background details this should please mystery readers as well as fans of the era. A well accomplished novel.
Rosie is the daughter of pushy stage Mom Beatrice, who's determined to keep her daughter's pure reputation, especially after the way her good-for-nothing husband cheated on her repeatedly and drank and gambled away what little money she'd earned. As a result Beatrice strongly disapproves of Eddie, who works at the studio as a stage hand and for famous actor Lon Chaney as a PA. When a well-known and successful, (but unpopular) producer Harris is shot dead, the finger is initially pointed at Eddie who'd had a recent argument with him.
Why does Rosie believe Eddie's innocent? What does Lon Chaney have to say about Eddie's whereabouts on the night in question? Who was Harris in debt to and why?
When is Detective Logano appointed to investigate the case? How does he feel about Eddie?
Does he suspect anyone else? Who befriends Rosie and what background do they share?
Who does Rosie meet when she and Eddie go to Clara's party?
Who is Walt and how does he first meet Rosie and Beatrice? What secret is Walt keeping? How does Eddie find out about Walt? How does he save Rosie?
If you love the glamour of the 1920s, with its famous stars and fabulous parties, you'll love this book as the action and romance move from hotel to mansion and trailer to the silver screen as smoothly as a Manhattan Cocktail slips sweetly down your throat. A must for fans of Murder She Wrote, Perry Mason and Agatha Christie. Grab your copy today - and tell all your friends!
Not only does it depict the world of Hollywood in its heyday masterfully, with legendary stars the likes of Valentino and Swanson even making short appearances in it, but it also serves as a proper virtual journey back to this era... The best vehicle to this effect is the language. I relished the dialogue more than anything else, remembering phrases I had last heard years ago when I last binged on James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, and James Cagney movies.
Reading this book equals a total immersion into the 1920s era - you see people and hear them talk inside your mind in full technicolor and it feels incredibly real. Rosie is a sweet heroine, who loves being around her pets more than she enjoys acting, it seems. I enjoyed her sweet romance with her devoted boyfriend Eddie, and found her relationship with her mother incredibly real, their situation so human and believable.
Rosie's tender story revolves around the axis of a mysterious murder, which makes this novel a period sweet romance sprinkled with the intriguing elements of a whodunit. If you enjoy either genre, this book is a must! I devoured it from cover to cover. A true gem.
This book is perfect for historical mystery fans, especially if you like me like the 20s (Hollywood). It does look like an open and shut case, but towards the end, you realize that nothing is what it seems and that it just how I like it when it comes to mystery books. The slow realization, when all the pieces start to fit and the pace starts to get more intense.
I also liked the cameos of celebrities that showed up in the book. Especially Lon Chaney, who played an important role in this book. I found the book to quite good, and I liked both Rosie and Eddie, although Rosie's mother was a bit strenuous, but her past makes that quite understandable.
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