Books tagged: 1950s

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Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,900. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
As America embraces the 1950s, television is poaching Hollywood’s turf and Joseph McCarthy forces exiled screenwriter Marcus Adler fights to finally clear his name. Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey knows a secret that might take down a charismatic figure out to intimidate the film industry. When “Confidential” magazine arrives, Gwendolyn Brick figures she’s got nothing to hide - until she does.
Pat's Tavern
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A personalized history of a Chicago neighborhood as I lived if during the 1930's, 40's and 50's as told through stories, poems and essays including photographs.
Memories of Summer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
An old favorite comes back to tug at your heart again. From Publisher's Weekly: "Appalachia in the 1950’s is the vividly drawn springboard to this tender, lyrical novel about mental illness." The Horn Book: "Distinct and startlingly beautiful . . . White’s most moving offering to date.”
The Agents of Mystery: The Last Night
Price: Free! Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
THE AGENTS OF MYSTERY is a science fiction novella set in the 1951, which follow the events of "The Last Night of the World," a short story by written Ray Bradbury.
In Those Dazzling Days of Elvis
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
A secret rules her life. In the days when Elvis Presley dazzled the nation, his "good luck charm," Julie Morgan, a small town girl bound by the social code of the 1950s, makes a serious mistake in a bungled attempt to cope with her broken home and bolster her self-esteem. A seemingly innocent decision to attend a concert proves to be a misstep which leads to another and yet another.
A Quest in Berlin
Series: Adventurous Quests. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,770. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
This is the 5th novel in the 'Quest' series of mystery / thrillers set in the world of the 1950s. 'A Quest in Berlin' plunges Andrew and Clemency into peril as they arrive in a city that still bears the scars of war and is now at the centre of the Cold War. It's a place and a situation in which they don't know who to trust.
From the Ashes of Heroes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Even heroes die. Especially heroes. Paul Thompson carried the ashes of Captain Mega, a man touted as a legend during the war to end all wars. With Mega's ashes close, Paul could suffer a mountain levied against him, but when a path of retribution toppled Firebrand's criminal headquarters, his betters saw fit to relocate the man who did nothing but stir up trouble.
The Dead Possum Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017 by Bluewood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Rick Edwards’ young life is turned upside down when his dad returns from the war and the family move to Southern California and Rick discovers a cadre of friends. Confronted with new threats—nuclear holocaust, polio, a war in Korea—the boys unite as The Dead Possum Gang. When Diane moves in next door, she brings her flute, friendship, and danger in the form of her step-brother, Larry.
Desert Ice
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017 by Shorebird Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A missing Marine and stolen diamonds lead Private Eye Skylar Drake to Sin City in 1955, where the women are beautiful and almost everything is legal—except murder. Drake is forced to choose between the right and wrong side of the law. Common sense tells him to go back to L.A., but his gut tells him to find the Marine
Spitfire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
Born in Belgium, trained in Texas. The true story of an aspiring pilot seeking to fulfil his childhood dream.