Shooting Hollywood: LA Murder Mysteries
Praise for Melodie Johnson Howe's City of Mirrors:
"City of Mirrors is deftly written and smart. On top of that, it is entertaining as hell."--Michael Connelly
"A fine crime novel with an engagingly cynical edge"--Simon Brett
It's hard to make a comeback when death keeps getting in your way. Diana Poole is in her forties and is trying to rebuild her acting career but has to contend with lecherous old studio heads, cutthroat young starlets and other desperate fading beauties who will do whatever it takes to land the part. Diana Poole cuts through the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and gets to the greed underneath, but she still knows how to play the game.
"One of the genre’s best short story writers and novelists… More than glamour of setting, what makes Ms. Howe's work stand out is keenness of insight."--Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Shooting Hollywood: The Diana Poole Stories, will delight you, intrigue you, and leave you hungering for the next volume."--Gayle Lynds, author of The Book of Spies