There's no shortage of tinsel in bestselling author Robert S. Levinson's tenth mystery-thriller set in 1930s Hollywood. Phony Tinsel starts off when adored film star Sarah Darling digs her claws into Charlie Dickens, a naive, quick-tempered screenwriter desperate for success. He's easily seduced into Sarah's scheme to murder her husband, skirt-chasing producer-director Max Moonglow. There's romance, too, as Charlie juggles his emotions between conniving ingenue Polly Wilde and Robin Moon, a missing migrant worker he's vowed to rescue from the harsh realities of life beyond Tinseltown. Sarah, meanwhile, plays hostess to a stable of lovers from her sex-driven past and her ego-driven present -- keys to a future she finds worth the price of a murder or two, or three.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tale filled with as much ambition, greed and treachery as a Joan Crawford double-feature." - Joseph Finder

"A delightfully improbable romp through 1938 Hollywood with all the usual Levinson wit and humor." - Margaret Maron

"Boffo!... a wry, fast-paced, often hilarious tale of love, ambition and making movies in Hollywood’s Golden Age... Truly a delight!" - Christopher Reich


Used availability for Robert S Levinson's Phony Tinsel

Hardback Editions

January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Phony Tinsel (Five Star Mystery Series)
Author(s): Robert S Levinson
ISBN: 1-4328-2679-4 / 978-1-4328-2679-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phony Tinsel (Five Star Mystery Series)
Author(s): Robert S Levinson
Publisher: Five Star Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU