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Hi Five

Hi Five

Author(s): Joe Ide

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Contemporary

Christiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She’s also the sole witness and number-one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend – found dead inside her Newport Beach boutique. Angus will...

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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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Lost in Oaxaca

Lost in Oaxaca

Author(s): Jessica Winters Mireles

Location(s): Los Angeles, Oaxaca

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Once a promising young concert pianist, Camille Childs retreated to her mother’s Santa Barbara estate after an injury to her hand destroyed her hopes for a musical career. She now leads a solitary life teaching piano, and she has...

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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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Beijing Payback

Beijing Payback

Author(s): Daniel Nieh

Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Los Angeles

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Victor Li and his sister Jules are devastated by their father’s murder in a botched burglary. Their dad was a well-loved owner of several popular Chinese restaurants outside Los Angeles. But when Victor finds a confessional letter from his...

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The Big Sleep (Phillip Marlowe)

The Big Sleep (Phillip Marlowe)

Author(s): Raymond Chandler

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): 1920s

Los Angeles Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wheelchair-bound General Sternwood to discover who is blackmailing him. A broken, weary old man, Sternwood just wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. However, with Sternwood’s two wild, devil-may-care...

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The Great Pretenders

The Great Pretenders

Author(s): Laura Kalpakian

Location(s): Hollywood

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Outraged by her grandfather’s illicit affair with Empire Pictures’ latest femme fatale, Roxanne Granville forsakes her position as Hollywood royalty and rejects the man who raised her, determined to strike out on her own in McCarthy-era California. Backed by...

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The Confession

The Confession

Author(s): Jessie Burton

Location(s): Hampstead, Los Angeles, Mexico, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s / 2000s

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One winter’s afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows...

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Sacred and Profane

Sacred and Profane

Author(s): Faye Kellerman

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

The second book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina’s young sons, Sammy and Jake, as...

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The Tiger Catcher

The Tiger Catcher

Author(s): Paullina Simons

Location(s): London, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance

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Can true love ever die? Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named...

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