NO BROKEN HEARTS
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Promised her first screen credit in years by Marathon Studios, script doctor Lauren Atwill is promptly loaned out to second-tier Epic Pictures. And she's not one bit happy about it.
Have the superstitious Marathon bosses been spooked by the grapevine gossip that bodies start to fall whenever Lauren Atwill signs on to a picture?
Her first Epic assignment electrifies her: Bring a thrilling, scandalous novel to the screen, a sensational story of betrayal, greed, corruption, and a vicious killing. Yes, things are looking up. Until fiction turns into real life.
Lauren finds a beautiful young actress brutally murdered, and she begins to wonder if she really is a harbinger of disaster. Then she discovers just how far the studio and even the police will go to cover up the killing and protect a star. If she won’t lie, her career is over. And maybe her life.
In Hollywood, telling the truth is the most dangerous thing a woman can do.
DEATH IN HER FACE
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Mala Demara, sultry European beauty and box-office goldmine, has vanished; Mickey Triton, her gangster boyfriend, lies dead in the burned-out hulk of their secret love nest, shot through the head.
Marathon Studios needs help, fast, and they know just where to get it: Screenwriter Lauren Atwill and her lover, P.I. Peter Winslow.
Peter has to find Mala. If the police discover she was Triton’s mistress and she’s still missing, the publicity will destroy her even if she’s innocent.
Lauren starts rewriting the script for another star should Mala be a killer in more than looks.
But Lauren’s first night on the lot, she discovers another man shot dead, who turns out to be an undercover agent. Now, everyone wants Lauren out of the way. Let the men handle it. Fat chance.
She’ll follow a tangled trail of betrayal, secrets, greed and murder. She’ll face down the FBI, who can crush her career, and a vicious mobster who demands Peter find Triton’s killer or else he and Lauren will never work in Hollywood again. Or breathe.