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ARC honest review for Macmillan-Tor/Forge books via NetGalley.

A New series with a dream team of Lillian Frost (Department Store Assistant) and Edith Head (clothes designer at Paramount Pictures), set in the late 1930’s Hollywood setting.  With star studded cameo appearances.

I loved the easy flow of the book, with it’s likable main characters.  A well plotted and written story, with it’s twists and turns…a bit like Barbara Stanwycks driving! 😀

5 Stars*****

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This debut is the first in a series of riveting behind-the-scenes mysteries from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she’s a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount Pictures, domain of Edith Head.

Edith has yet to win the first of her eight Academy Awards; right now she’s barely hanging on to her job, and a scandal is the last thing she needs. To clear Lillian’s name and save Edith’s career, the two women join forces.

Unraveling the mystery pits them against a Hungarian princess on the lam, a hotshot director on the make, and a private investigator who’s not on the level. All they have going for them are dogged determination, assists from the likes of Bob Hope and Barbara Stanwyck, and a killer sense of style. In show business, that just might be enough.

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