by Maia Chance (Goodreads Author)
by Sheila York (Goodreads Author)
At Epic, she’s prepared to be handed a low-budget B-picture, but instead, her assignment electrifies her: Bring a scandalous novel to the screen, a sensational story of betrayal, corruption, and a vicious killing. And write for a star she’s adored for years. Things are looking up. Until fiction turns into real life.
Lauren finds a beautiful young actress brutally murdered and her leading man stained with blood. She begins to wonder if she really is a harbinger of disaster. Then she discovers just how far the studio and even the police will go to cover up the killing and protect a star.
If she won’t lie, her career is over. And maybe her life.
In Hollywood, telling the truth is the most dangerous thing a woman can do.
by Sharon Rowse (Goodreads Author)
Hungry and broke, adventurer John Lansdowne Granville takes a job guarding silk trains, along with his friend and fellow gold-hunter Sam Scott. When they stumble on a gangster’s corpse, Scott is arrested for murder.
Granville’s hunt for the real killer takes him to the seedy side of Vancouver; to burlesque halls, gambling joints and down along Dupont Street -- two blocks of brothels and opium dens along the reeking mudflats. He finds allies in Emily Turner, the emancipated daughter of a very Victorian father and in young would-be train robber Trent Davis.
Can Granville survive the dark side of the city and find the answers he needs in time to save his friend?
Talk about a big, bubbling stewpot of a book! … Rowse, a first-time novelist, has delivered a wild ride through a colorful, relatively unknown period in North American history, and she's populated it with a host of unforgettable characters. Her protagonist, the Honorable Granville, makes an appealing leading man, and his lady love, the liberated Emily Turner, provides the perfect romantic coda to this rip-roaring adventure – Mystery Scene Review
“A rollicking trip through old Vancouver's brothels, saloons and opium dens… this book is a lot of fun” -- Globe and Mail
“A well-researched and lively story” – Seattle Times
“This newcomer to Canada's crime scene has created a great detective in the down-on-his-luck gentleman John Lansdowne Granville and an even better setting in the rough and tumble of 1890s Vancouver.” -– Calgary Herald
“The Silk Train Murder establishes its scene and details well, with a good ticking-clock pace and hero haunted by his guilt over a friend's death as well as his loyalty to Sam and his sense of justice.” -- Historical Novel Review
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