(The Glamorous Dead) PDF NEW Ï Suzanne Gates
She nd up just like her friendsI liked the idea of the story the place and the time when it took place However my opinion only the books is way too long too many characters and way too many background stories I had a very hard time focusing on the book
and follow the storyline I m biased but I loved this book A great vocation of the glitz and mystiue of follow the storyline I m biased but I loved this book A great vocation of the glitz and mystiue of ra Hollywood serves as a backdrop for a compelling murder mysterypsychological suspense Fans of The Black Dahlia or the podcasts Hollywood Crime and You Must Remember This will find a lot to love I didn t like this book at all I really wanted to The description on the back of the book does not match the story It is not thrilling or suspenseful The protagonist is mostly an idiot or at least mentally unbalanced I could not see anyone doing the things she didAlthough we realize that sleazy things happened in Hollywood during that ra the book made me feel sleazy just for reading it I There was no redemption for any of the characters I will probably not purchase any of Ms Gate s titles I do not see my library patrons Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life enjoying this any than I did I received The Glamourous Dead by Suzanna Gates from Kensington Books via NetGalley inxchange for an honest reviewThis was a difficult book to read In all honesty I DNF d it which is a once in a blue moon kind of thing for me I really wanted to like this book too I loved the cover I loved the summary the mystery and the glitz and glam that it promised but I didn t really get any of that I m a huge fan of historical mysteries The writing style threw me off I felt like I got whiplash from how uickly and randomly the direction would change I felt like there was a lot of information we as readers were Crazy Love expected to already know about these characters and how they live their lives I understood they were filming and that they werextras but okayPenny who is the narrator threw me off I understood the shock value of Rosemary s death But there was something xtremely off about her How she acted how she spoke how she was in general The dialogue was written in a way I would
have to go back and read sections over again in order to comprehend what I was to go back and read sections over again in order to comprehend what I was I normally read in one pass and verything clicks This was not that The thrill factor and mystery failed to hold my interest The Glamorous Dead by Suzanne Gate is a free NetGalley book that I read in arly NovemberAs a kind of 40s Hollywood murder mystery the cheeky guydame dialogue shines when it s coming from the likes of Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda but from its lead narrator a bit player for Paramount named Penny it comes off as pensive worrisome and insecure Either way it s dripping with just the facts testimonials Californian interpersonal critiue and the kind of pervasive pressure and sardonics that you d xpect from the old Hollywood lite fixers lawyers and other people tasked with protecting their studio players reputations. Assic comedy The Lady Eve where the star took an instant liking to her With Stany's powerful connections and no nonsense style she has no trouble following clues out of the studio backlot from the Los Angeles morgue to the Zanzibar Room to the dark winding streets of Beverly Hills But there's something Penny isn't telling her famous partner in crimesolving a not so glamorous secret that could lead them to Rosemary's killer or send Penny to the lectric chai.
Suzanne Gates ↠ 4 ReadThank you so much to Kensington Books for giving me an ARC of The Glamorous Dead by Suzanne Gates via Netgalley in xchange for an honest reviewI m sorry but 15 I DNF it on 36% and I never DNF any book but this I tried I tried so much but this just didn t pull me I do not recommend this for Most of the action in Suzanne Gates s debut mystery THE GLAMOUROUS DEAD takes place in 1940 on a Hollywood movie set while Preston Sturges films his classic screwball comedy The Lady Eve Between takes And After Hours The after hours the s leading lady Barbara Stanwyck plays amateur sleuth to solve the murder of one of the film s xtras While the premise sounds like it will be a lightweight comedic mystery along the lines of Stuart M Kaminsky s Toby Peters series or George Baxt s novels featuring real celebrities solving fictional murders Gates s mystery is deadly serious THE GLAMOUROUS DEAD will remind genre lovers of Dorothy B Hughes s darker noir crime fiction specially the fever dream atmosphere and unreliable narrator in her 1947 classic IN A LONELY PLACEWhen her beautiful roommate disappears on Halloween and is later found buried in a shallow grave film New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood extra Penny Harp becomes the LAPD s top murder suspect It doesn t help matters that Penny the narrator has a lot of secrets and seems to alienateveryone around her with the xception of the film s star Why is Stanwyck suddenly best buddies with this background performer Was Stanwyck s husband dashing actor Robert Taylor having an affair with the murdered girlTHE GLAMOUROUS DEAD alternates between chapters of the two women trying to solve the murder with flashback chapters that begin to xplain why neither woman is being completely honest with the other This moody and retro noir mystery pulls readers along with carefully revealed twists complex characters and unnerving apprehension In this dark and moody retro murder mystery actress Barbara Stanwyck turns amateur detective when a beautiful film xtra is murdered I think a member of my book club summed it up nicely when she said This book should be re titled CALL YOUR BROTHERFirst of all I spent a good couple of pages wondering who the hell the main character was until I checked the back of the book jacket to remember it was Penny This book was not glamorous it was just one shit show after the other and I found myself frustrated with the main character because she wasn turgent the murder that took place she knew she saw her brother so pick up the murder that took place Also she knew she saw her brother so pick up phoneAlso the whole reason behind the murder in the first place wasn t the robbery or a cover up or anything linear like that I found it random And while I njoyed the first half by the time we came around to Will I started to loose interest and by the time we found out who did it and why I was just disappointed I will recommend this book to certain people who will njoy it but I won t read it again Compulsively readable noir set in 1940 Hollywood. Set in the dream factory of the 1940s this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star studded web of scandal celebrity and murder The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway no pun intended But when a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub it doesn't take long for the police to identify its owner Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere it belongs to her best friend Rosemary And so does the rest of the ,
The prose snaps in noirish patter and you feel like you re there I had a small problem with the motive and thought the nding was a bit flat but an njoyable and stylish read all the same ARC received in xchange for an Honest Review Suzanne Gate s debut novel The
glamorous dead bringsDead brings back in time to the 1940 s Hollywood with the glamour fame and dark secrets This is truly a captivating story that has you guessing on who did it and why they did it It is also filled with OMG that did not just happen moments This mysterythrillerhistorical will have goosebumps rising and you will be gripping onto your tablet or book yelling don t do it Penny is a young aspiring Hollywood hopeful She moves to Hollywood with her best friend in dreams of making a better life for herself When a human thumb with chipped nail polish is found Penny s life turns upside down with full hurricane force Being the number one suspect in her best friend murder Penny starts her own investigation to prove herself innocence Help comes from an unexpected source world famous movie star Barbara Stanwyck aka Stany With Stany s connections and take no prisoner attitude the journey to prove Penny s innocence is well on its way Penny holds her cards close to the heart not knowing whom she can trust But when the unthinkable happens she must decide to trust someone and fast While I The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs enjoyed reading this at times it was almost as if there was too much information given Information that wasn txactly necessary to the story There were also times it felt as if the characters were just rambling on and on These things made it a little difficult to read I Moreno enjoyed this story because of the plot line of the 1940 s glamour and the mystery of old Hollywood The details of the backlots and stage settings made me feel like I was sitting on the stage with them A bonus to the story line is the use of and involvement of the 1940 popular celebrities I felt that added to the story of how captivating Hollywood was then and still is today I started off reading this story and thinking that I wouldn t be able to finish it but in thend I truly njoyed the overall story line FOUR glamourous stars The story
takes place in 1940 in Hollywood Penny Harp an actress wannabe has found herself in a middleplace in 1940 in Hollywood Penny Harp an actress wannabe has found herself in a middle a murder investigation Two of her friends have been murdered and Penny suspects that both deaths are somehow connected Barbara Stanwyck befriends Penny during the making of one of the movies and helps her to find the truth During the investigation Penny discovers non glamorous and dark secrets about her friends her brother and her mployer Paramount The last secret holds A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author everything together Penny later discovers that Paramount likes to fix any problems that come upon the company or people that work there Penny uestionsverything and What If everyone and isager to learn the truth but the truth can cost Penny her life Will she let Paramount fix her or will. Ody buried beneath it Rosemary with the beauty and talent who stood out from all other The Exhaustion Breakthrough extras on the Paramount lot She was the one whose name was destined for a movie maruee not for the obituaries And for anxtra twist now an LAPD detective thinks Penny is the one who killed her Penny is determined to prove her innocence with a little help from an unlikely ally the world famous ueen of film noir Barbara Stanwyck Penny met Stany on the set of Paramount's cl. ,