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The Brink of Fame (Emily Daggett Weiss #2)

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“The early days of American cinema come vividly to life in this delightful new series.” —Publishers Weekly on The Edge of Ruin

In 1913, Emily Daggett Weiss is left stranded and destitute. Film tycoon Carl Laemmle comes to her rescue with a job offer directing a film in Hollywood, provided she can track down and bring back Laemmle’s own missing star actor. . .
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Minotaur Books
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Paul Pessolano
“The Brink of Fame” by Irene Fleming, published by Minotaur Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller

In 1913 Emily Daggett Weiss and her husband Adam were owners of a prosperous motion picture studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Emily is on her way to Flagstaff, Arizona where she is to meet her husband who is working on a picture.

Arriving at their hotel in Flagstaff she finds that her husband has left and lost their business in a poker game, and to make matters worse he has run away with the star of their s
Cathy Cole
First Line: When Emily Daggett Weiss boarded the Twentieth Century Limited in the spring of 1914, bound for a brief sojourn in the West, one or two old biddies gave her the hairy eye.

Women just don't travel without a chaperone in those days, so Emily gets more than two hairy eyeballs looking in her direction along the route. Her husband has been out in Flagstaff, Arizona, scouting for a location to shoot their next picture and trying to locate some camels to use in the movie. When Emily inquires
What happened? The first book in this series - The Edge of Ruin - was a fun historical mystery with a plucky heroine (who didn’t read like a modern woman dropped into 1909). I adored it.

The Brink of Fame has all of the same pieces that made the first book fun, but it's ... not good. Poor writing, weak characters ... I can sum up this book in one question: how is it possible to make 1913 Los Angeles and Hollywood boring?

As bad as this book was, if there is a third book in this series (and given h
This was a quick read but I was still entertained. I liked the characters and the setting (Flagstaff and Hollywood). I enjoyed the first book in the series - The Edge of Ruin - and it was great to read the further adventures of Emily Daggett Weiss.
Poorly written mystery that takes place when talking movies are just beginning. Time period is interesting and that is it. Book by New Jersey author.
Donna Murray
I think these Irene Fleming stories are charming and fun. If you're in the mood for some light entertainment, these are worth a try.
Dav'ne (Davney)
do not waste your time on this stupid, poorly written, ridiculously silly book.
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