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Fever City

Fever City

Author(s): Tim Baker

Location(s): Dallas, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1960s/2014

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Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America’s richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become...

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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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All Involved

All Involved

Author(s): Ryan Gattis

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn’t even carry a gun. And...

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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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Beneath the Same Heaven

Beneath the Same Heaven

Author(s): Anne Marie Ruff

Location(s): Dubai, Los Angeles, Pakistan, San Diego

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

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Kathryn, an American woman, and Rashid, a Pakistani-born Muslim man, seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by...

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Author(s): Elizabeth Little

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 21st Century

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‘As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San...

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Drive

Drive

Author(s): James Sallis

Location(s): Arizona, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., Drive is about a man who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. Sallis combines murder, treachery and payback in a sinister plot with resonances of 1940s...

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Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies

Author(s): Cynthia Ozick

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

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1950s

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The book is set among Jewish-Americans in the early 1950’s, the McCarthy years of loyalty oaths. Bea Nightingale,in her 50s is divorced in NYC where she teaches English and has put her life on hold since her divorce. She...

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Good-bye To All That

Good-bye To All That

Author(s): Margo Candela

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Getting ahead in Hollywood poses a challenge for Raquel Azorian, a lowly marketing assistant at a major production company, and while she has ambition, energy, and smarts, the heroine of Candela’s wry latest doesn’t have a mentor or even...

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Author(s): Nayomi Munaweera

Location(s): Los Angeles, Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a...

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