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Closing Credits: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,480. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When a mysterious list starts circulating, columnist Kathryn Massey's life falls under a public magnifying glass. Beset by writer’s block, screenwriter Marcus Adler finds a box in the basement of the Garden of Allah whose contents could rejuvenate his career but cost him his reputation. New to television, Gwendolyn Brick teams up with Lucille Ball but is conflicted by new opportunities.
Appear
Price: Free! Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Jane a high school teacher in a small desert community while listening late one night to her shortwave radio heard a transmission having tones and wording never before monitored though recognize its devastating importance, knew very soon someone would want to know what she’d heard especially how seeing the frequency band hadn’t existed.
Buffalo Gambling/Lottery Raid October 23, 1959
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
A massive roundup of lottery operators occurred in upstate New York and several northeastern states in the late afternoon of October 23, 1959. The New York sweep was coordinated by State Investigative Chairman John W. Ryan. The 1959 New York Crime Commission handled the arrests of the state's central area, i.e. its key professional gamblers. Agents also struck across the border from Buffalo.
August 1958 Teamsters Union Business Agent Is Burning Torch Victim?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Kierdorf's "human torch" ordeal made headlines throughout the United States in August 1958. A business agent for the Teamsters Union in Flint, Michigan, he arrived helpless near the entrance of St. Joseph's Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. His traumatic story also involved his uncle, ex-con Herman Kierdorf. Released after questioning, Herman later fled from Oakland County authorities.
Carmen Miranda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
In August 1985, a full thirty years after her untimely death at 46, Carmen Miranda was remembered by 18 fan clubs in her native Brazil. Her post-death popularity was also impressive in Europe and the United States. My e-book looks at her entire career. By 1939 she was a feature performer at the Waldorf Astoria's Sert Room in New York. Miranda sang, danced and acted in Hollywood films and on TV.
Acropolis
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
A small group of soldiers enters Vassar College, courtesy of the GI Bill, and each attempts to settle into civilian life. A clash of cultures combined with readjustment battles amid the creative intellectual world of academics during the beginnings of the McCarthy era makes for an engaging story, as these good men are forced to examine long-held beliefs of freedom, patriotism, and service.
Wayne's New Television
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Take a trip through the last half of the 20th century with Wayne Miller and his amazing new television. From the Dodgers-Yankees World Series match-up in 1955 to Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, Wayne and his television witness the unfolding of the future in a most unlikely way.
Frank "Blinky" Palermo Philadelphia Boxing Manager
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Blinky Palermo manipulated boxing fights and robbed boxers that he managed for decades. One of his most successful fighters was Ike Williams, who captured the lightweight world championship in the late 1940s. Years later Williams told an author that Blinky stole money from him regularly. On one occasion Palermo took the entirety of a $33,400 paycheck Williams earned for fighting Beau Jack.
The White Limousine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,840. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“My name is Lisa, Fred. Your prize is that you can travel back in time to three dates and places in your past.” Fred has just lost his last few dollars in the casino, and now, relaxing in the back of a white limousine, he listened in stunned silence. He has nothing left to lose.
Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,490. 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.