By Mary Miley
Vaudeville actress Leah Randall took on her so much bold position ever whilst she impersonated lacking heiress Jessie Carr in an effort to declare Jessie’s inheritance within the Impersonator. Now that the dirt has settled round that tumultuous time in her existence, Leah has followed Jessie’s identify as her personal and moved to Hollywood, the place she's taken a modest yet regular task within the silent movie industry.
Jessie’s delighted while Bruno Heilmann, a film studio bigwig, invitations her to a celebration. She’s much more thrilled to run right into a face from her previous at that get together. however the following day, Jessie learns that someday within the wee hours of the morning either her outdated pal and Bruno Heilmann have been brutally murdered. She’s devastated, yet together with her ability as an actress, entry to the wardrobes and assets of a movie studio, and a face now not but recognized adequate to be well-known, Jessie is uniquely situated to dig into the conditions surrounding those deaths. yet will doing so placed her personal lifestyles at once within the course of a murderer?
With Silent Murders, MB/MWA First Crime Novel festival winner Mary Miley has crafted one other terrifically enjoyable secret, this time set within the dizzying, spectacular center of jazz-age Hollywood.
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Silent Murders by Mary Miley