Silent Murders by Mary Miley is the second Roaring Twenties mystery, featuring a former Vaudeville actress who goes undercover to solve a murder in the silent film industry (available September 23, 2014).
The silent picture scene in 1920’s Hollywood was rife with drug scandals, elaborate parties, and tragic deaths among the young and talented actors of the era. Mary Miley gives us one murder more with the deaths of Ester Frankel and director Bruno Heilmann in Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties Mystery series.
Leading lady Jessie Beckett gets a bit more than she bargained for as assistant script girl at Pickford-Fairbanks when the host of her first Hollywood party winds up with a bullet in his brain. The news falls on the heels of Jessie discovering the body of her new acquaintance, Ester, a face from the past she didn’t expect to see in Hollywood. Suddenly, Jessie’s knee-deep in trouble.
Jessie appears alongside renowned actors of the time, including Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, as well as Faye Gordon and Myrna Loy.