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American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine

Author(s): Matthew Specktor

Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

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Beau Rosenwald – overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic – arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most...

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Melting the Snow on Hester Street

Melting the Snow on Hester Street

Author(s): Daisy Waugh

Location(s): Hollywood, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First three decades of 20th Century

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Sumptuously evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood, a time when money is built on greed and love can be a trick of the light, Daisy Waugh’s stunning new novel is a compelling portrait of love, fame, and survival. It...

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The California Club

The California Club

Author(s): Belinda Jones

Location(s): Hollywood, San Diego, Yosemite

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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When Lara Richards jets off to glamorous California, the last thing she’s expecting is to find her old friend Helen transformed from a clipboard-clasping frump into a shimmering surf goddess. The secret of her blissful new life? The mysterious...

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The Pictures

The Pictures

Author(s): Guy Bolton

Location(s): Hollywood

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): 1939

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World-weary Jonathan Craine is a detective at the LAPD who has spent his entire career as a studio ‘fixer’, covering up crimes of the studio players to protect the billion-dollar industry that built Los Angeles. When one of the...

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Santa Fe Rules

Santa Fe Rules

Author(s): Stuart Woods

Location(s): Hollywood, Santa Fe

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Late 1900s

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Affluent Hollywood producer Wolf Willet has engine trouble with his small plane and lands by the Grand Canyon. He happens to read a report in the NYT that his wife Julia and his business partner and seemingly he himself...

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Actress

Actress

Author(s): Anne Enright

Location(s): Dublin, Hollywood

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s

This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O’Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London’s West End. Katherine’s life is...

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Chasing Salomé

Chasing Salomé

Author(s): Martin Turnbull

Location(s): Hollywood

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920

Alla Nazimova has reached the pinnacle of success. She is the highest-paid actress in town, with a luxurious estate, the respect of her peers, adoration of her fans, and a series of lovers that has included the first wife...

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Engaged in Danger: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 4) (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 4)

Engaged in Danger: A Jamie Quinn Mystery (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery Book 4) (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mysteries) (Volume 4)

Author(s): Barbara Venkataraman

Location(s): Florida, Hollywood

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Present day

Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn–her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy–but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce...

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Happy Little Bluebirds

Happy Little Bluebirds

Author(s): Louise Levene

Location(s): Hollywood

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

It is September 1940 and Evelyn Murdoch, a translator from the Postal Censorship department, is uprooted from her home in wartime Woking and transferred to Hollywood. She is to assist a mysterious British agent in his attempts to outwit...

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Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery)

Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 (Jamie Quinn Cozy Mystery)

Author(s): Barbara Venkataraman

Location(s): Florida, Hollywood

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Present day

Books 1-3 of the Jamie Quinn Mystery Series! Including: “Death by Didgeridoo”-Winner of the Indie Book of the Day award. Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, still reeling from the death of her mother, is pulled into a game of deception,...

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