Valentino Will Die by Donis Casey Poisoned Pen Press
Rudolph Valentino is a top movie star adored by women yet he really wants a simple life! He keeps receiving death threats and he becomes even more fearful when a vase falls on him during the making of a movie. He decides to confide in his fellow star, beautiful and sassy Bianca. Bianca seems confident, but she is also somewhat lonely and troubled, so she and Rudy understand each other and she tries to help him.
Rudy's death leads her to a chain of investigations into who killed him. Was it the magician with strange eyes, the gangsters to whom he owed money or a spiteful ex-girlfriend? Bianca has to follow every lead. Luckily, she has a private detective and a journalist who can help her.
This is a fast-paced, well-written and interesting murder story by Donis Casey filled with real characters from 1920s Hollywood, such as Mary Pickford. The historical atmosphere is well-researched and exotic with its gamblers and bootleggers. It was a great idea to write a story based on Valentino's death, and I look forward to more novels featuring the intrepid Bianca.
I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.