Tarnished Idols

Tarnished Idols

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by Susan Schoeffield
     
 

Peter Gregory is a well-respected playwright with an endless array of quirks. Hired to write a screenplay about a screen goddess who committed suicide fifty years ago, Peter begins to unravel the truth about her life and death. Along the way, he meets people who either want to help him in his quest or end it, even if it means putting an end to Peter. Does he stand a…  See more details below

Overview

Peter Gregory is a well-respected playwright with an endless array of quirks. Hired to write a screenplay about a screen goddess who committed suicide fifty years ago, Peter begins to unravel the truth about her life and death. Along the way, he meets people who either want to help him in his quest or end it, even if it means putting an end to Peter. Does he stand a ghost of a chance?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000892763
Publisher:
Susan Schoeffield
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
678,482
File size:
589 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Schoeffield was previously Managing Editor of The Poetry Hut, a quarterly, online poetry magazine and Administrator of two poetry prompt blogs. Other obligations made it impossible to continue in all of those roles and The Poetry Hut and related projects were discontinued. Prior to her detour down other, creative avenues, Susan published her first novel, Tarnished Idols, A Silver Screen Murder Mystery, and her first collection of poetry, A Walk and Imagine, both available at Smashwords. She has dabbled in website building and podcasting, but her heart has never forgotten her one, true passion: the art of words. With the publication of Haiku Harbor, Susan has returned to her favorite place, the computer keyboard, to continue projects that had been put on the back burner for way too long: the compilation of her second poetry collection, And Autumn Remembers, the second novel in the Silver Screen Murder Mystery series, Reel Madness, and her first children’s book, The Basset Goes To Boston. Also in the works is the first book in a new series called, Distilled Demons, A Speakeasy Mystery. She is thrilled to be back where she belongs. Nothing is more rewarding than lighting the fire that drives the soul.

Susan’s new, personal website is called "Susan Writes Left" (http://bit.ly/mOV49Z). If you would like to reach her, you can send an email to her at susanwritesleft@gmail.com. After a prolonged absence, she has also returned to tweeting on Twitter @SusanWritesLeft.

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Tarnished Idols 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
Domwar More than 1 year ago
A fairly quick, fun mystery. Well-written, not too predictable. I'm very good at working out whodunnits and it was only closer to the end of this one that I was certain who the culprit was. The few grammatical errors were surprisingly stupid given how well done the rest if the book was. I would certainly read another book by this author.
SPEDTeachBM More than 1 year ago
This is a great Hollywood type murder mystery. A quick read that will keep you entertained!
dappll More than 1 year ago
I was suprised that I would enjoy such a short book. I would recommend this book.
McDr More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Exciting, suspenseful, with just a little paranormal influence, and a total surprise ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent murder mystery tale with some big twists at the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a book that was written with flash backs that sometimes was hard to follow from the original story. The story was good with a surprise ending. At least it was a full book and not a book with less than 100 pages.
LoriLH More than 1 year ago
This book will appeal to mystery lovers and fans of the Golden age of Hollywood. It has everything from ghosts to scandals, as well as a surprise ending. I loved the way the author wove flashbacks in to reveal the mystery behind the death of movie star, Jennifer Deane. Was it suicide or murder?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old Hollywood with a tale of intrigue.
MONASTONE More than 1 year ago
This book should definitely be made a movie. I could not put the book down. The ending was exciting and surprising. A MUST to become an exciting movie. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Marg Mecca More than 1 year ago
Interesting and different. Didn't see all the filth and not a lot of typos. Like to read more of hers.
Deborah Tidwell More than 1 year ago
Currently trying to read this book but the font changes in every paragraph! Usually typos dont bother me but there are so many just in the first few chapters. Between the font changes and the typos I dont think i can get through this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't get past the first few pages because of all the filth
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
almost did not get past the first few chapters - decided to continue reading and very glad i did -hard to put down after that - surprise ending - highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skimmed most of it. Predictable and long. Not my cup of tea.
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good read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, great characters. If you like a bit of glam, plus an interesting plot, you'll love this one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peter kept looking & finally found his mother--it was an excitong
Dell_Anne_Hines_Afzal More than 1 year ago
I just completed this book and found the writer to have the ability to hold my total attention throughout the entire storyline. The ending was totally unexpected and throughout the read I was attempting to guess the bad guy. I dream of having the ability to pen such an interesting storyline myself but will take much more practice than I presently possess. My efforts, however, will not cease but I'll definately be seeking this author's future work. Great job!
diDE More than 1 year ago
Pretty good, worth reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sex symbol actress falls from grace and commits suicide? Independently wealthy writer charged with writing a screen play about her and her death. Lots of twists and turns. Well written. Of course there are many typos. After all it's an ebook.