Trouble In Glamour Town by [Mallery, S. R.]I’ve been following SR Mallery’s writing from the start and am a big fan. Here is the blurb for her latest master piece, followed by my review. Enjoy!

Hollywood, 1926. Where actors’ and actresses’ dreams can come true. But do they? While silent screen movie stars reign supreme, a film producer is gunned down in cold blood. Enter Rosie, a pretty bit-player, Eddie, her current beau, and Beatrice, her bitter stage-mother. As real celebrities of the time, such as Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Gloria Swanson, and Rudolph Valentino float in and out, a chase to find the killer exposes the true underbelly of Los Angeles––with all its corruption.

I’ve been saving this book for the festive season as I knew I would enjoy this murder mystery set in prohibition Hollywood. An aspiring actress is at the centre of a murder investigation: her ex-boyfriend is murdered on a film set and her new boyfriend is the main suspect.
Fast paced, original, inspired and filled with cameos by actual Hollywood stars, corruption and one good cop (who’s quite a character) amongst the many bad guys – this has every ingredient for a wildly entertaining read.
Told in beautiful prose with skilled and detailed scene setting and with apt historical background details this should please mystery readers as well as fans of the era. A well accomplished novel.


S. R. Mallery

S.R. Mallery, Gold Medalist winner of the 2016 READER’S FAVORITE Book Awards for Anthologies, has been labeled nothing short of ‘eclectic’. She has been a singer, a calligrapher, a quilt designer, and an ESL teacher. As a writer, History is her focus and is woven into her stories with a delicate thread. When people talk about the news of the day, or listen to music, Sarah’s imagination likens the story to a similar kind of news in the past and is conjuring up scenes between characters she has yet to meet.

What readers are saying about S. R. Mallery’s books:

“A master storyteller has been at work, and this marvelous piece of writing is the result.” ~ Thomas Baker Thomas on Unexpected Gifts.

“Honestly, I haven’t read a book this unique in quite some time.” ~ John H. Byk on Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads

“Mallery is an extremely talented writer. Her style lures the reader; you actually become a part of her tapestry of expression.” ~ Melinda Hines on Tales to Count On.

The Dolan Girls “was so enjoyable. At times rollicking, at times poignant, but always authentic, well researched and a beautifully told story. Highest recommendation. Five stars.” – B. Nelson

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