"The Jean Harlow Bombshell" By Mollie Cox Bryan: Review/Giveaway

by Doward Wilson

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review and links to purchase it.

Charlotte Donovan's boss, world famous Hollywood stars biographer Justine Turner, has requested a meeting to discuss her latest work in-progress, a biography of the original "Blonde Bombshell" Jean Harlow. Before Justine and Charlotte can even start a discussion, Justine falls over dead. Is it a heart attack or something worse?

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Justine's agent and publisher contract with Charlotte to finish the book. When the police determine that Justine's death was actually a murder by poison, Charlotte's world is thrown into turmoil. All Charlotte wants to do is finish the book and get paid, but other people have different ideas.
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When a look alike Jean Harlow starts to stalk her, Charlotte gets the help of police sergeant Den Brophy. Charlotte has moved into Justine's apartment only to discover it hasn't been lived in for weeks. Where was Justine living the last few weeks of her life and why? Then collector's start to harass her about buying Jean Harlow's famous star sapphire ring that disappeared upon her early death. They all insist that Justine had the ring and other items belonging to Harlow. How is Justine's murder tied to the look alike Harlow and ring?

With book deadlines pushing her, Charlotte has to stay focused on the book while the police and Den continue to investigate the murder. Then a second murder takes place and everything is once again up in the air. Can Charlotte finish the book before she becomes the killer's next victim?

The characters leap off the pages of this book and into your life. They are three dimensional and very realistic. They are also easy to relate to with their quirks and foibles. The historical background has been well researched and is presented in an interesting way that ties the whole storyline together with the modern day murders. This is an extremely edgy mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the final reveal. I highly recommend it for all fans of a great mystery story.

To enter to win a copy of The Jean Harlow Bombshell, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "harlow,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 6, 2019. U.S. residents only. If entering via comment please include your email address. If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Doward Wilson is a retired and avid cozy, paranormal, and adventure reader who can’t say no to most books. He recently moved from Independence, Missouri to Gladbrook, Iowa. Located in Central Iowa, Gladbrook (population 900+) is small town, rural farming at its best.

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  1. Taylor R. WilliamsJune 28, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    This has me intrigued - thanks for the contest - trwilliams69 (at) msn (dot) com

  2. This kind of story reminds me of going to the movies as a kid, such a fun times and great stars. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the chance. Would love to read this one! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Love the sound of this book. Really looking forward to reading.

  6. Love the cover and it sounds great...Thank you for the chance.
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