It's a Mystery 2/24/2009

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)


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