Murder in the Movies
by Esther Luttrell
From the Reviewers:
"When a friend asked if I would review a book by a Topeka author, I was less than enthusiastic. I finally told her I would at at least start the book to see if it would hold my attention. Needless to say, it grabbed me, held me and then threw me away still wanting more books from the author, Esther Luttrell." D.E. Nightengale, Topeka Gazette
"A wonderful read! Delightful!" Joe Franklin, National Talk Show Host, WOR, New York City
"Just finished Murder in the Movies, loved it. Did not want to put it down. I think Katlin is another Stephanie Plum. When is book #2 coming out?" Nona Christie, Columbus, GA
"For those like whodunnits, Murder in the Movies is a must! Luttrell's electric wit and her familiarity with the people who inhabit Hollywood make this novel a delight to read. It's a lively ride!" Betty Laird, Lawrence, KS
"Do not attempt to read this book without first clearing your schedule. It is one of those you cannot put down until the very end. The witticisms flow throughout, making Murder in the Movies a page turner!" Michael Jamison, Topeka, KS
"When I read a book, I want to be transported into a scenario with which I am not familiar. I want to be entertained. This writer has taken me on an exciting ride! Thank you, Ms. Luttrell, for fulfilling my every wish as a reader." Elsie Austin, Columbus, GA
"Katlin Wallace's story is told with such vibrancy and intimacy that I felt like the author plopped me into the passenger seat of Kate's rental car, to experience with her a blur of action! I can't wait for the next Katlin Wallace adventure. This is a solid and witty romp of a book." Paula Acconcia, Kansas City, MO
Katlin Wallace thought she had left everything to do with Hollywood behind when she moved to Mt. Dora, Florida with her husband, MacKay, who recently retired as a detective, and whose clients had been primarily celebrity wives checking up on their cheating celebrity husbands. Barely settled into their Florida digs, MacKay does the unthinkable - he leaves Katlin at a time in her life when she was anticipating ... well, social security checks and balmy beach days. The timing of her friend Helen's call could not have been worse.
Appropriately enough, it was a dark and stormy night when Helen phoned, begging Katlin to return to the west coast as quickly as she can get there. Helen's daughter, Lane Allison, once known as the Sweetheart of American Cinema, had been accused of murdering her producer husband. Helen needed Katlin to be with her through these, the darkest hours of her life.
With nothing to offer but friendship and support, Katlin arrived back in the heart of Hollywood. Lane had been released on bail and was hiding from the media at an undisclosed location. Ambitious reporters were not to be put off so easily; surely a best friend would lead them to the secret hideout of the famous murderess. They are relentless in following Katlin's every move. Suddenly, she realizes that a killer is stalking her as well.
With more spirit and gumption than experience at sleuthing, she follows clues across Hollywood, into Fresno and finally takes refuge on a houseboat, in a desolate marina. With the media breathing down her neck, and a killer closing in, she is forced to play the one last card she has up her sleeve. An exciting Hollywood ending that could take Katlin's breath away - permanently!
Murder in the Movies
is available through Amazon as a book in print, and as an ebook. Watch for the audio book, coming soon!
MURDER IN THE MOVIES
available through Amazon in print and as an ebook
Contact Esther: firstname.lastname@example.org
Murder in the Movies was the first novel I'd ever written. When I finished it, I sent it to one publisher and they accepted it. It came out about 8 months later, in 2003. I toured with it and it had a nice little run, then the publisher went under. I thought that was the end of that - but within a month, another publisher picked it up for hardback release and as a trade publication in 2007. In September of 2011, Harlequin World Wide Mysteries picked it up from that publisher, for paperback release! Then the second publisher went belly-up and I thought, well, that's that. However, L&L Dreamspell Publishing came along and released it under their banner in June of 2012. They closed in 2013 and here you have Murder in the Movies released through Golden Harvest Press. I call it The Little Book That Just Won't Die.