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    Dan Turner Hollywood Detective #10 by Robert Leslie Bellem

Another bookful of Dan Turner stories from 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, and 1943 issues of Spicy Detective Stories, Speed Detective, and Dan Turner Hollywood Detective. Included in this book are: Dead Man's Head Falling Star Silverscreen Spectre Veiled Lady Death's Passport Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead Star Chamber Riddle in the Rain Sleeping Dogs Sing a Song of Murder

Year: 1936
Genre: Pulp FictionSpicy Pulps

    The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald

Sultry movie star Lysa Dean has gotten herself into a spot of blackmail, posing for naked photos while participating in a debauched party near Big Sur. If the pictures get out, Lysa's engagement to her rich, strait laced fiancé doesn't stand a chance. Enter Travis McGee, who's agreed to put a stop to the extortion, working alongside Lysa's assistant, Dana Holtzer.

Year: 1964
Genre: Extortion

    Fools Die by Mario Puzo

Played out in the underground worlds of high-stakes gambling, publishing, and the film industry, this epic thriller follows two brothers, Merlyn and Arite, as they delve into the dangerous underbelly of American life. From Las Vegas to New York to Hollywood, there is one thing that remains constant: organized crime and the law are simply two sides of the same coin...

Year: 1978
Genre: Organized Crime

    Tinsel by William Goldman

In the glittering world of Hollywood peopled with stars, hopefuls, and hasbeens, hungry and cunning producers, starlets, moguls, and whores are willing to sacrifice everything for an elusive place at the top

Year: 1979

    Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and other films...into the plush offices of Hollywood producers...into the working lives of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his own professional experiences and creative thought processes in the crafting of screenplays.

Year: 1983
Genre: on Film Making

    Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Getting Leo becomes a movie pitch unfolding in a city where every move you make is a potential scene, and making it big isn't all that different from making your bones: You gotta know who to pitch, who to hit, and how to knock 'em dead.

Year: 1990
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Groucho Marx, Master Detective by Ron Goulart

In this inventive mystery set in Hollywood's golden era, Ron Goulart revives America's favorite cigar-wielding comic--Groucho Marx. Needing a project to occupy him between movie stints, Groucho agrees to act in a radio serial. But when a beautiful starlet is found dead before production even begins, Groucho is determined to find out who killed her.

Year: 1998
Genre: Comic Mystery

    Be Cool by Elmore Leonard

The sequel to Chili Palmer's hit movie Get Leo tanked and now Chili's itching for a comeback. So when a power lunch with record-label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized-crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters.

Year: 1999
Genre: Crime FictionMusic

    Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman

From the Oscar-winning screenwriter ofAll the President's Men, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, here is essential reading for both the aspiring screenwriter and anyone who loves going to the movies.

Year: 2000
Genre: on Film Makingon Screenwriting

    A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch crosses paths with FBI profiler Terry McCaleb while investigating the murder of a Hollywood actress.

Year: 2001
Genre: FBIPolice Procedural

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1936Dan Turner Hollywood Detective #10 by Robert Leslie Bellem Pulp Fiction, Spicy Pulps, Hollywood
1964The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald Extortion, Travis McGee, Hollywood
1978Fools Die by Mario Puzo Organized Crime, Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York City
1979Tinsel by William Goldman Hollywood
1983Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman on Film Making, Hollywood, Non-Fiction
1990Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Hollywood
1998Groucho Marx, Master Detective by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
1999Be Cool by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Music, Chili Palmer, Hollywood
2000Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman on Film Making, on Screenwriting, Hollywood, Non-Fiction
More Adventures in the Screen Trade
2001A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly Police Procedural, FBI, Harry Bosch, Terry McCaleb, Hollywood
2002Groucho Marx, Secret Agent by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
2005Groucho Marx, King Of The Jungle by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
2016Medusa's Web by Tim Powers Family Secrets, Supernatural, Hollywood
2019The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke Crime Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, Hollywood, New Orleans
2021The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly Cold Case, Police Procedural, Harry Bosch, Renee Ballard, Hollywood
2021Widespread Panic by James Ellroy Whats New, Hollywood

 

 

 


 

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