Monday 7 May 2018

#BlogTour Trouble In Glamour Town by S.R. Mallery @hfvbt @SarahMallery1

Trouble In Glamour Town by S.R. Mallery
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Trouble In Glamour Town by S.R. Mallery

Publication Date: November 12, 2017
eBook & Paperback; 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1979566070
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Mystery
Murder. Corruption. Romance. Movie stars. A modern day TV shoot ‘em up? No. It’s 1926 Old Hollywood, and a film producer is gunned down in cold blood. In comes Rosie, a pretty bit-player, who, in spite of her stage-mother’s expectations, just longs to be happy. Silent screen idols Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Lon Chaney, and Rudolph Valentino float in and out, as Los Angeles’ corruption is exposed, the era described, and a chase to find the killer revs up before there’s another hit.

"Trouble in Glamour Town is very historically accurate, portraying the real workings of the Hollywood sleaze, dishonesty and corruption happening at that time. S.R. Mallery is a gifted author who drew me into the story from the first word and kept me reading until the very last page...Trouble in Glamour Town is an old fashioned type of murder mystery story and is a very good read." - Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Book Review

I love books set in the 20s, and having this one set in Hollywood among movie stars is a bonus. That it's also a murder mystery books add to the charm as well. And it all starts with a film producer gunned down. Why and by whom is the big question? Could it be someone on the set, someone that has a grudge? Or is it mob related? Rosie didn't think that this murder would involve her, but when the policeman investigating the case takes an interest in her (personally wink wink) and her beau Eddie will this case be very personal.

This book is perfect for historical mystery fans, especially if you like me like the 20s (Hollywood). It does look like an open and shut case, but towards the end, you realize that nothing is what it seems and that it just how I like it when it comes to mystery books. The slow realization, when all the pieces start to fit and the pace starts to get more intense.

I also liked the cameos of celebrities that showed up in the book. Especially Lon Chaney, who played an important role in this book. I found the book to quite good, and I liked both Rosie and Eddie, although Rosie's mother was a bit strenuous, but her past makes that quite understandable.

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About the Author

S.R. Mallery, two-time READERS’ FAVORITE Gold Medal Winner, has been labeled nothing short of 'eclectic'. She has been a singer, a calligrapher, a quilt designer, and an ESL teacher. As a writer, History is her focus and is woven into her stories with a delicate thread. When people talk about the news of the day, or listen to music, her imagination likens the story to a similar kind of news in the past and is conjuring up scenes between characters she has yet to meet.

S.R. Mallery's books include The Dolan Girls, Genteel Secrets, Unexpected Gifts, Sewing Can Be Dangerous And Other Small Threads, Tales to Count On, and Trouble in Glamour Town.

For more information, please visit S. R. Mallery's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 7 
Review at A Bookaholic Swede 

Tuesday, May 8 

Wednesday, May 9 
Review at SilverWoodSketches 

Thursday, May 10 
Feature at Just One More Chapter 

Monday, May 14 
Review at Donna's Book Blog 

Tuesday, May 15 

Wednesday, May 16 
Interview at SilverWoodSketches 

Friday, May 18 

Monday, May 21 
Review at 100 Pages a Day 

Tuesday, May 22 
Feature at Broken Teepee 

Thursday, May 24 
Interview at Passages to the Past 

Friday, May 25 
Review at A Chick Who Reads 


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away four eBooks of Trouble in Glamour Town! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules
– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on May 25th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

Trouble in Glamour Town


  1. Thanks so much for hosting Sarah's blog tour & for your review!

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  2. Much thanks for featuring me today on your site! Glad you enjoyed the book. I had SUCH a blast researching it! :)

  3. Thanks for having me on your site, and thanks for your review! :)