Love Whodunits? Love Old Movies and the Stars of Yesterday?
Then welcome to the wonderful world of…
“THE HOLLYWOOD MURDER MYSTERIES”
Set in Tinseltown right after World War II this exciting and intriguing series features many of your favorite movies and stars like Bogart, Cagney, Brando, Reagan, Clift, John Wayne and starlets like Wyman, Leigh, Parker, Sheridan and Doris Day in stories that will keep you guessing right to the end.
WORLD WAR II is over and Joe Bernardi, army war correspondent and aspiring novelist, has landed a job in the Publicity Department of a third rate movie studio. He’s good at his job but it gets a lot tougher when he stumbles upon the body of an aspiring young actress on the set of a low budget B movie. The cops have him pegged as the killer and they’re not much worried about such niceties as evidence or proof. His world in shambles, he struggles to clear himself even as he fights to salvage a wartime marriage that ended in divorce. This is just the first in a series of novels that take Joe from the sound stages of Hollywood to distant locations like Tampico, Mexico, where John Huston is directing Humphrey Bogart in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” or the oil storage tanks of Torrance where Jimmy Cagney blows himself up in the final scene of “White Heat”. Whatever the crisis, Joe is involved, whether it be murder, blackmail, or extortion. If you love mysteries, if you thrive on the memories of a Hollywood when stars were stars and the silver screen was a source of near mystical joy and fascination, and if you love page-turning adventures, then you will be captivated by Joe Bernardi’s travails in a world of nostalgia we all recall with great fondness. It starts in 1947 but it doesn’t stop there as Joe matures, becoming more and more his own man, even as he deals with danger, deceit and doublecrossers.