There's no shortage of tinsel in bestselling author Robert S. Levinson's tenth mystery-thriller set in 1930s Hollywood.
Phony Tinsel starts off when adored film star Sarah Darling digs her claws into Charlie Dickens‚ a naïve‚ quick-tempered screenwriter desperate for success. He's easily seduced into Sarah's scheme to murder her husband‚ skirt-chasing producer-director Max Moonglow.
There's romance‚ too‚ as Charlie juggles his emotions between conniving ingénue Polly Wilde and Robin Moon‚ a missing migrant worker he's vowed to rescue from the harsh realities of life beyond Tinseltown.
Sarah‚ meanwhile‚ plays hostess to a stable of lovers from her sex-driven past and her ego-driven present--keys to a future she finds worth the price of a murder or two‚ or three.