I finished Mary Miley's Silent Murders this morning. It is the second in her Roaring 20s series. I love how Miley intertwines real characters and 1920s Hollywood with her murder mystery. In her novels, the reader is right in the middle of cinema's heyday.
Her amateur sleuth, Jessie, is an assistant script girl for Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Because of her connections, she's invited to a director's shindig filled with all kinds of debauchery. There are a string of murders, and Jessie investigates. She is able to pull the random facts together to solve the crimes that center in and around the Hollywood studios. Miley does a great job of recreating a world of the past.
I love that the "Hollywood" sign features prominently in this novel. Miley's novel caused me to do some research on the landmark. The pictures on the website, Hollywood Sign, were fun to peruse.