The Gatsby Game: a romantic-comedy mystery

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This comic novel was inspired by a real unsolved Hollywood mystery-the death in 1973 of David Whiting during the filming of the Burt Reynolds' movie, "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing". Whiting was found dead in the motel room of the married British actress Sarah Miles, which caused a massive media scandal. The cause of Whiting's death was never determined.

When smart-mouthed Bryn Mawr freshman Nicky Conway meets Fitzgerald-quoting Alistair at a Princeton mixer in 1969, she falls ...

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The Gatsby Game: a romantic-comedy mystery

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Overview

This comic novel was inspired by a real unsolved Hollywood mystery-the death in 1973 of David Whiting during the filming of the Burt Reynolds' movie, "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing". Whiting was found dead in the motel room of the married British actress Sarah Miles, which caused a massive media scandal. The cause of Whiting's death was never determined.

When smart-mouthed Bryn Mawr freshman Nicky Conway meets Fitzgerald-quoting Alistair at a Princeton mixer in 1969, she falls for his retro, Jazz-Age charm. But she discovers he's a con man obsessed with his own "Daisy"-British actress Delia Kent. After Alistair manipulates Nicky into nannying for Delia's daughter on the set of a Hollywood film, Delia finds Alistair dead in her motel room. Local police can't decide if it's accident, suicide-or murder, in which case, Nicky is the prime suspect.

Names and places have been changed for this fictional speculation on what might have happened that fateful night.

"In The Gatsby Game, Anne R. Allen blends a perfect combination of witty, sharp narration, a plot that won't let the reader go, and nuanced characters that evoke our caring. A genre novel that artfully transcends its genre."- Catherine Ryan Hyde, #1 Amazon bestselling author

"Dark, twisted chick lit with a side of laughter. Plus celebrities, murder and and a smart-mouth nanny." Ruth Harris. NYT million-selling author.

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Editorial Reviews

Gerry's Books - Gerry McCullough
There are twists and turns in plenty in store for us even up until the last chapters, an added bonus in this very enjoyable and page turning book. For anyone who likes their books to be witty, with great characters, an atmosphere which it is a delight to experience, and a fast moving plot, this book is one you definitely shouldn't miss.
Dead End Follies - Jean-Benoit Lelievre
THE GATSBY GAME is a great, well-structured cozy mystery with just a few elements of noir to attract bulkier readers. But the showstopper is… Alistair Milbourne. Wow. What a character that guy is. Anne R. Allen has a knack for creative, unique, lively characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781503063129
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/3/2015
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne R. Allen is a popular blogger and the author of seven comic novels: THE GATSBY GAME, FOOD OF LOVE, THE LADY OF THE LAKEWOOD DINER and the Camilla Randall mysteries: THE BEST REVENGE, GHOSTWRITERS IN THE SKY, SHERWOOD, LTD., and NO PLACE LIKE HOME. She is published by Mark Williams Digital Publishing and Kotu Beach Press.

She's the co-author of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE...A SELF-HELP GUIDE, written with Cambria author Catherine Ryan Hyde, and has a two-fer boxed set, CHANEL-GATSBY with New York Times bestseller Ruth Harris, which combines Ruth's THE CHANEL CAPER with Anne's THE GATSBY GAME

Writer's Digest has named "Anne R. Allen's Blog...with Ruth Harris" one of the "Best 101 Websites for Writers", and the blog was a finalist for best publishing industry blog in a contest run by Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers.

Anne is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and in a former life was an actress and stage director. She's the former artistic director of the Patio Playhouse in Escondido, CA and now lives in San Luis Obispo, the place Oprah named "the happiest city in the world."
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