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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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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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Cold Desert Sky

Cold Desert Sky

Author(s): Rod Reynolds

Location(s): Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Late 1946 and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles, trying to stay anonymous in the city of angels. But when Yates, back in his old job at the Pacific Journal, becomes obsessed by the...

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Crescent

Crescent

Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

Thirty-nine-year-old Sitine, never married, lives with a devoted Iraqi-immigrant uncle and an adoring dog named King Babar. She works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant, her passions aroused only by the preparation of food—until an unbearably handsome Arabic...

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Daisy Jones and The Six

Daisy Jones and The Six

Author(s): Taylor Jenkins Reid

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): The 1960s & 1970s

‘For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.’ ‘Nobody ever...

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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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Fly Me

Fly Me

Author(s): Daniel Riley

Location(s): Los Angeles, World

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1972

The year is 1972, and the Los Angeles beaches are the center of the world. Literally dropping into the embers of the drug and surfer scene is Suzy Larsen, who has dropped out of college and followed her mysterious...

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Gallery of the Dead

Gallery of the Dead

Author(s): Chris Carter

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’ That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the...

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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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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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