Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Glamorous Dead

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Glamorous Dead
Suzanne Gates
Expected publication date: October 31, 2017
Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star-studded web of scandal, celebrity, and murder . . .
The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway--no pun intended. But when a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesn't take long for the police to identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it. Rosemary, with the beauty and talent, who stood out from all other extras on the Paramount lot. She was the one whose name was destined for a movie marquee--not for the obituaries. And for an extra twist, now an LAPD detective thinks Penny is the one who killed her . .
Penny is determined to prove her innocence--with a little help from an unlikely ally, the world-famous queen of film noir, Barbara Stanwyck. Penny met "Stany" on the set of Paramount's classic comedy The Lady Eve, where the star took an instant liking to her. With Stany's powerful connections and no-nonsense style, she has no trouble following clues out of the studio backlot, from the Los Angeles morgue to the Zanzibar Room to the dark, winding streets of Beverly Hills. But there's something Penny isn't telling her famous partner in crimesolving: a not-so-glamorous secret that could lead them to Rosemary's killer--or send Penny to the electric chair . . . - from Goodreads
This sounds like a really fun mystery, and I love the 1940s Hollywood setting!

20 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds so good! And the cover is stunning! Great pick, Angela :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. 1940's Hollywood? Yes, please! And yay for not having long to wait for this one.

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  3. Oooh! I'll have to keep an eye out for this one!!

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  4. I love the setting of this one and what a perfect book to come out on Halloween!

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  5. 1940s Hollywood....sold! I need to read this asap. Thanks for sharing :)
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  6. I am in love with the setting of this book, for sure! Any Hollywood glam is right up my alley. Thanks so much for sharing this one. I will have to check it out! :)

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    1. I know, it's such a fun era! I hope you love it!

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  7. The cover is just gorgeous and I do hope that enjoy it. Great pick.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

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  8. Ohh, that book sounds quite interesting! I love anything Hollywood, for some reason that world has always intrigued me SO much ahah. Thank you for putting this on my radar :)

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    1. It's such a fun time period and location!

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