The debut novel from Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer Mark B. Perry (Revenge, Law & Order, The Wonder Years, Party of Five)
"...subtly powerful...a Truman-Capote like piece...deeply affecting and tinged with pathos..." - Kirkus Reviews
"�mesmerizing�an eloquent work of art�" - Meghan Hyden, LuxuryReading.com
Award Winning Finalist in the General Fiction Category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards!
HOLLYWOOD, New Year's Eve, 1951. As Tinseltown rings in the twilight of its Golden Age, a gorgeous young man arrives from Texas, hell-bent on exploiting his brooding good-looks and smoldering sex appeal in exchange for his rightful place among the stars of the silver screen--only to become dangerously entangled in the lives of one of the most powerful couples in show business. As his dream of stardom devolves into a lurid, erotic nightmare, he must choose between fortune and fame or his own sanity and survival in this City of Whores.
Buzz for City of Whores
"...displays an excellent sense of plot and pacing...the historical settings sparkle..." - Foreword Reviews
�...fantastic and entirely captivating...a page-turner replete with authentic period details, excellent and witty dialogue, and a layered plot worthy of the finest of Hollywood's golden age." - Anthony Caplan, author of Amazon #1 bestseller, Savior, TheNewRemembrance.blogspot.com
"...a page-turner with a big heart. It's irresistible." - Bill Barol, author of Thanks For Killing Me
"A delicious debut novel...sexy, dishy, and filled with duplicity..." - Ann Lewis Hamilton, author of Expecting
"A poignant tale of unrequited love and sexual longing that burns slowly and lingers..." - Kirkus Reviews
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About the Author
After three years and eighteen episodes of The Wonder Years, Mark went on to write and produce such diverse television series as Northern Exposure, Picket Fences, Moon Over Miami, Law & Order, Party of Five, Push, Time of Your Life, Pasadena, First Years, That Was Then, One Tree Hill, Windfall, and What About Brian. After helping successfully launch the second season of ABC's Brothers & Sisters in 2007, Mark was then a co-executive producer on CBS's Ghost Whisperer. Finally, in 2011, Mark began two gloriously venomous seasons on the ABC hit Revenge before resigning to complete his debut novel, City of Whores.
As a producer on the first season on David E. Kelley's Picket Fences, Mark and the other producers received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Dramatic Series (1993). For his episode of Party of Five entitled "Falsies," he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Achievement in Dramatic Writing (1997). And for his writing and producing services on that same series, he shared a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama (1996).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked this book. It's sort of in the Sunset Boulevard mode but with great twists and turns. Any fan of old time Hollywood should love this.
In his debut novel Mark Perry brings 1950s Hollywood to life for his readers. We watch Dexter Gaines work his way through Hollywood and what unravels is just captivating. This book is a great debut novel and a must read. I give it 4 stars.