Silent Murders: A Mystery (Hardcover)

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After the events of The Impersonator,
Leah is now using the name Jessie, and living in Hollywood. Working
as a script assistant, and assistant to Douglas Fairbanks, Jessie is
determined to learn everything she can about the film industry. When
three murders occur after a luxurious industry party, Jessie gets
involved in the investigation. Miley's books immediately transport
you back in time, and this one is filled with Old Hollywood cameos.
Jessie is a resourceful heroine whom I hope has a long career as an
amateur sleuth.  

— John


Vaudeville actress Leah Randall took on her most daring role ever when she impersonated missing heiress Jessie Carr in order to claim Jessie's inheritance in The Impersonator. Now that the dust has settled around that tumultuous time in her life, Leah has adopted Jessie's name as her own and moved to Hollywood, where she's taken a modest but steady job in the silent film industry.

Jessie's thrilled when Bruno Heilmann, a movie studio bigwig, invites her to a party. She's even more delighted to run into a face from her past at that party. But the following day, Jessie learns that sometime in the wee hours of the morning both her old friend and Bruno Heilmann were brutally murdered. She's devastated, but with her skill as an actress, access to the wardrobes and resources of a film studio, and a face not yet famous enough to be recognized, Jessie is uniquely positioned to dig into the circumstances surrounding these deaths. But will doing so put her own life directly in the path of a murderer?

With Silent Murders, MB/MWA First Crime Novel Competition winner Mary Miley has crafted another terrifically fun mystery, this time set in the dizzying, dazzling heart of jazz-age Hollywood.

About the Author

MARY MILEY is the winner of the 2012 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition. She worked at Colonial Williamsburg, taught American history at Virginia Commonwealth University for thirteen years, and has published extensively in history and travel. Silent Murders is her second novel. Miley lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250051370
ISBN-10: 1250051371
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014
Pages: 311
Language: English
Series: Roaring Twenties Mystery