Friday, May 25, 2018

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours Book Review: Trouble In Glamour Town

Trouble In Glamour Town by S.R. Mallery

Publication Date: November 12, 2017
eBook & Paperback; 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1979566070
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Mystery
Murder. Corruption. Romance. Movie stars. A modern day TV shoot ‘em up? No. It’s 1926 Old Hollywood, and a film producer is gunned down in cold blood. In comes Rosie, a pretty bit-player, who, in spite of her stage-mother’s expectations, just longs to be happy. Silent screen idols Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Lon Chaney, and Rudolph Valentino float in and out, as Los Angeles’ corruption is exposed, the era described, and a chase to find the killer revs up before there’s another hit.
"Trouble in Glamour Town is very historically accurate, portraying the real workings of the Hollywood sleaze, dishonesty and corruption happening at that time. S.R. Mallery is a gifted author who drew me into the story from the first word and kept me reading until the very last page...Trouble in Glamour Town is an old fashioned type of murder mystery story and is a very good read." - Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

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Review:  If you are a fan of Historical Mysteries or old Hollywood, this is a book you simply shouldn't miss.

When a rather nasty Hollywood producer is taken out the lives of Rosie, an extra actress, her boyfriend, Eddie and her family are tossed into turmoil. Rosie's career is starting to possibly take off, thanks to the notice of another producer, but her relationship with Eddie is also heating up.

I loved these two. Eddie was a totally endearing and lovable hero. Rosie, was naive but very likable. (Any character who loves animals is great in my book) Rose in particular is a girl that feels out of place in "Glamour Town." Her desire to please her mother is what seems to keep her from doing what she wants to do. Oh and her mother, Beatrice, is a piece of work unto herself. She's gone through a lot, but she's a real studio mom, trying to live through her daughter, regardless of what Rosie wants.

Then there is Detective Frank, who has a crush on Rosie, and who is walking the line between good cop and crooked cop. Its a very fine line, and because he has feelings for Rosie, he almost crosses it a few times.

Ms. Mallery brings old Hollywood to life in this story and intermixes celebrities like Clara Bow and Lon Chaney and the films they were involved in, to the story. 

The mystery is really amazing. Throughout most of the book, you think that it is one person that killed the producer, but in the last chapter your mind will be blown by who really did it.

This book was amazing!

Rating: 5 flowers

About the Author

S.R. Mallery, two-time READERS’ FAVORITE Gold Medal Winner, 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, her 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. S.R. Mallery's books include The Dolan Girls, Genteel Secrets, Unexpected Gifts, Sewing Can Be Dangerous And Other Small Threads, Tales to Count On, and Trouble in Glamour Town. For more information, please visit S. R. Mallery's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 7
Review at A Bookaholic Swede

Tuesday, May 8
Feature at View from the Birdhouse

Wednesday, May 9
Review at SilverWoodSketches

Thursday, May 10
Feature at Just One More Chapter

Monday, May 14
Review at Donna's Book Blog

Tuesday, May 15
Feature at So Many Books, So Little Time

Wednesday, May 16
Interview at SilverWoodSketches

Friday, May 18
Review at E. Lizard Breath Reads

Monday, May 21
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, May 22
Feature at Broken Teepee

Thursday, May 24
Interview at Passages to the Past

Friday, May 25
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at LadyJ's Bookish Nook

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away four eBooks of Trouble in Glamour Town! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below. Giveaway Rules – Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on May 25th. You must be 18 or older to enter. – Giveaway is open internationally. – Only one entry per household. – All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. – Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. Trouble in Glamour Town


Sarah (S. R.) Mallery said...

Thank you SO much for your great review of my book! Much appreciated. I had SUCH a good time researching this... :) :)

Passages to the Past said...

Great review, Andrea! Thank you very much for hosting Sarah's blog tour!

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