April 11, 2017

Time once again to blow out the candle with Edith, Audrey and Mel! Extend the happiest of birthday wishes to Dangerous to Know, available today, April 11!

The second Lillian and Edith mystery is jam-packed with Hollywood history, jumping off from a long-forgotten real-life 1938 scandal that threatened the careers of two of Paramount Pictures’ biggest stars. Speaking of stars, this book positively bristles with cameos from Tinseltown titans. Here’s a peek at Chapter One.

Reaction to Dangerous has thrilled us so far. Publishers Weekly called it “an exhilarating ride through Hollywood in its heyday,” and said, “lovers of old movies, fabulous gowns, and historical gossip will be enchanted.” Our local newspaper the Seattle Times declared Dangerous to be “jaunty and delightful”—while pronouncing the authors “cheerfully shameless name-droppers.” This is a charge we readily cop to, as our friend George Clooney advised us.The book was spotlighted at Turner Classic Movies’ Backlot (“deliciously captures the flavor of Old Hollywood”) and even earned a mention in the Saturday Evening Post! Lillian would be so excited.

Already there’s been a frenzy of publicity—

The Los Angeles Review of Books had the great good sense to ask the one and only Christa Faust to interview us.

Kirkus also subjected us to the third degree.

For the Rap Sheet, we wrote a guest post delving into the origins of the books.

We talked about the intersection of historical fiction and cocktails for Shelf Awareness.

And there’s an upcoming television appearance we’re still pinching ourselves over. Details to come.

Check back for more updates. And please enjoy Dangerous to Know!

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