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The Man in the Seventh Row

The Man in the Seventh Row

Author(s): Brian Pendreigh

Location(s): Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Northumberland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Moving from North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland, to Edinburgh and off to the States, Roy tells of his lifelong obsession with film. Roy is a film fan. He loves the cinema. What happened that turned his world inside...

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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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Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

Author(s): Robert Stone

Location(s): Los Angeles, New Mexico, Vietnam

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1970s

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In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he’ll find action – and profit – by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go...

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Mile High

Mile High

Author(s): Rebecca Chance

Location(s): London, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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First class is about to get dangerous . . . Pure Air’s new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA – its inaugural journey – with a first-class cabin packed with A List celebrities. As the feuding crew compete...

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Once Bitten

Once Bitten

Author(s): Stephen Leather

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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There’s a full moon over Los Angeles, and for police psychologist Jamie Beaverbook that can only mean one thing: the crazies will be out in force. But when he is called into the station for a consult in 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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Temptation Island

Temptation Island

Author(s): Victoria Fox

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Part set on the fictional island of Cacatra, but most of the action happens in Los Angeles. Welcome to Paradise. Only the rich are invited…only the strongest survive. But is it heaven on earth or a devil s playground?...

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Bungalow 2

Bungalow 2

Author(s): Danielle Steel

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Steel’s latest novel follows the travails of a demure Marin County housewife who finds herself caught up in the glamorous world of Hollywood. Tanya Harris is a contented wife and mother (beautiful for her age, of course) whose children...

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A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale

Author(s): Austin Crawley

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Horror

Era(s): Modern

Few Christmas stories hold as much fascination as the story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Inspired by the Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, three young women decide to hold a séance to raise the spirits of Christmas Past,...

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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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