Phony Tinsel, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Robert S. Levinson
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  • ISBN-10: 1432826794
  • ISBN-13: 9781432826796
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 358 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2013 | Published



There’s no shortage of tinsel in bestselling author Robert S. Levinson’s tenth mystery-thriller set in 1930s Hollywood.

Phony Tinsel starts off when adored film star Sarah Darling digs her claws into Charlie Dickens‚ a naïve‚ quick-tempered screenwriter desperate for success. He’s easily seduced into Sarah’s scheme to murder her husband‚ skirt-chasing producer-director Max Moonglow.

There’s romance‚ too‚ as Charlie juggles his emotions between conniving ingénue Polly Wilde and Robin Moon‚ a missing migrant worker he’s vowed to rescue from the harsh realities of life beyond Tinseltown.

Sarah‚ meanwhile‚ plays hostess to a stable of lovers from her sex-driven past and her ego-driven present—keys to a future she finds worth the price of a murder or two‚ or three.

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"The author...takes a lighter tone, peppering the tale with humor and wordplay. Fans of Hollywood's Golden Age will have lots of fun with the real-life movie references." Booklist, December 2012

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