Reds in the Beds: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood

Reds in the Beds: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood

by Martin Turnbull


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Reds in the Beds: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood by Martin Turnbull

Hollywood history is more than just colorful. It's dripping with red.

As World War II ends, a new boogieman emerges: the Red Menace. When a scandal accuses Tinseltown of being riddled with Communists, MGM writing department head Marcus Adler needs to keep his reputation beyond reproach. Unfortunately in Hollywood, nobody's past is spotless.

While the House un-American Activities Committee prepares to grill the brightest stars in town, gossip columnist Kathryn Massey is doing everything she can to shed the FBI informer mantle she carried during the war. Desperate to avoid tangling with a notorious mobster, Massey may have to take on J. Edgar Hoover himself to secure her freedom.

The war killed Gwendolyn Brick's dream of opening her own store, but valuable secrets can creep into the strangest of places. From behind the perfume counter at Bullocks Wilshire, Brick makes a shocking discovery that could revive her dream and change multiple lives for good.

In postwar Hollywood, there are reds in the beds, the sharks are circling, and it's feeding time.

"Reds in the Beds" is the fifth installment in the Hollywood's Garden of Allah saga, a series of historical novels set in Hollywood's heyday. If you like authentic and richly-detailed history, compelling and memorable characters, and seeing fiction and history seamlessly woven together, then you'll love Martin Turnbull's authentic portrayal of the City of Angels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523288458
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2016
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Martin Turnbull moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s where, after a long stint in the travel industry, he worked as a private tour guide showing both locals and out-of-towners the movie studios, Beverly Hills mansions, Hollywood hills vistas, and where all the bodies are buried.

He worked for a summer as a guide at the Warner Bros. movie studios in Burbank showing movie fans through the sound stages where Bogie and Bacall, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, and James Cagney created some of Hollywood's classic motion pictures.

For nine years, he also volunteered as an historical walking tour docent with the Los Angeles Conservancy.

From an early age, Martin was enchanted with old movies from Hollywood's golden era, and has spent many a happy hour watching the likes of Garland, Gable, Crawford, Garbo, Grant, Miller, Kelly, Astaire, Rogers, Turner, and Welles go through their paces.

When he discovered the wonderful world of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs, his love of reading merged with his love of movies and his love of history to produce a three-headed hydra gobbling up everything in his path.

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Reds in the Beds: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
vikingkim More than 1 year ago
I didn't find this one as comfortable as the rest of the series. Then I realized I shouldn't! This one covers the ridiculous HUAC era, an uncomfortable ruining of many lives and careers. Marcus is a victim of this sham, and because I've really enjoyed these characters I felt for him! What a series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously. I was up, I was down. I walked away from this book and 30 minutes later was right back in it. I wanted to smack some people in the book and at certain points, had anyone interrupted my reading they may have had their heads snapped off. Yeah, it was that good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of his books and have loved every one of them !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the story continues with our favorite trio dealing the with the all the Commie aqusations and all that came with I still found that I could not put my Nook down! I love these characters and can't wait for the next installment!