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Just arrived from New York, Broadway actress Laura Wilson is slated to star in Hollywood’s newest screwball comedy. At her side, of course, is Jake Donovan, under pressure to write his next mystery novel. But peace and quiet are not to be had when an all-too-real murder plot intrudes: After a glitzy party, the son of a studio honcho is discovered dead from a gunshot wound. And since Jake exchanged words with the hothead just hours before his death, the bestselling author becomes the LAPD’s prime suspect.
Michael Murphy strikes again with Jake and Laura as they stumble into adventure requiring their gumshoe tactics and expertise, true partners in crime and love.
All That Glitters takes the reader to Hollywood during The Golden Era with plenty of excitement, silver screen celebrities referenced and included in the narrative, loads of historical references. Murphy has a talent for plunging the reader into the era with ease. The motley characters, the dialog all transport you to the 1930’s, the vibe clearly realized.
Jake and Laura are such vibrant protagonists. Their chemistry, quick banter bulleted with sarcasm charm the reader. Almost animated as they spring to life from the pages. Shenanigans, their passionate bickering all add excitement as they untangle the mystery of ‘who dunnit’ ferreting out the killer.
The fast pace keeps your attention, smart narrative keeps you guessing until the very end as the dynamic duo unearth secrets and scandalous behavior while seeking the culprit.
Great frolicsome protagonists paired with a riveting narrative create a fun and adventurous mystery, exciting until the last page is turned. Once again Murphy leaves me craving more from a favorite couple, anxiously awaiting the next in this fun noir series.
About Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy is a full-time writer and part-time urban chicken rancher. He lives in Arizona with his wife of more than forty years and the four children they adopted this past year. He’s active in several local writers’ groups and conducts novel-writing workshops at bookstores and libraries.
The author is giving away a $25 Gift Card to the book store of your choice as well as a copy of the first book in the Jake and Laura series, The Yankee Club. Ends 1/30.
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Excited to be participating in the tour for Michael Murphy’s a All That Glitters, be sure to check out the entire tour schedule here, it runs through 30 January. Thank you TLC