Hooray for Hollywood
No need for mystery readers to miss out on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. There are several series and titles set in Tinseltown.
Here are some of the WPPL mysteries with a flavor of Hollywood movies and television.
Goulart, Ron – Groucho Marx series (6 titles in the series)
Kaminsky, Stuart - Toby Peters series (1940s Hollywood PI). We have 12 titles in this series. Each title features a star, including Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Mae West, and Judy Garland.
Levinson, Robert – Neil Gulliver, reporter, and his ex-wife, Stevie, a soap opera star, investigate crimes in The Elvis and Marilyn Affair, The James Dean Affair, and the John Lennon Affair.
Bain, Donald – the Murder She Wrote series based on the TV show.
Goldberg, Lee – the Monk series, also based on the TV show by the same name.
The following authors and titles also feature a Hollywood connection:
Clark, Carol Higgins Jinxed
Dunbar, Sophie Fashion Victims
Estleman, Loren Frames
Fiffer, Sharon Hollywood Stuff
Gaylin, Alison Trashed
Haines, Carolyn Wishbones
Kalian, Cady A Few Good Murders
Lange, Kelly The Reporter
McNamara, Mary Oscar Season
Queen, Ellery Hollywood Murders
Rivers, Joan Murder at the Academy Awards
Watch for these new titles by some popular mystery authors.
Beaton, M.C. Death of a Witch (Hamish MacBeth)
Clark, Carol Higgins Cursed
Coben, Harlan Long Lost (Myron Bolitar)
Parker, Robert Night and Day (Jesse Stone)
Perry, Anne Execution Dock (William Monk)
Robb, J.D. Promises in Death
Winspear, Jacqueline Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs)