Book Review: Tinseltown Riff

Tinseltown Riff
By: Shelly Frome
244 pages
Genre: Fiction: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Sunbury Press
Publication Date: March 2013
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Tinseltown Riff centers on Ben Prine, a thirty-something hack screenwriter who, on a Labor Day weekend, finds himself in desperate straits. Latching on to a dubious last-minute opportunity, he unwittingly embarks on a collision course with a Montana tracker connected with a Vegas mob; an odyssey which culminates in a fateful showdown on an abandoned Western movie.

My Thoughts:

* received this free in exchange for an honest review.

This book is filled with a quirky cast of characters with a screwball plot. But underneath it has a compelling message. A fun read.

 About the Author:

Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of mysteries, books on theater and film, and articles on the performing arts appearing in a number of periodicals in the U.S. and the U.K. He is also a film critic and a contributor to writers' blogs.

His fiction includes Lilac Moon, Sun Dance for Andy Horn, the trans-Atlantic cozy The Twinning Murders and Twilight of the Drifter, a southern gothic crime-and-blues odyssey. Among his works of non-fiction are the acclaimed The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Tinseltown Riff, his latest novel, is both a social commentary and a Hollywood crime caper.

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  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Tinseltown Riff.


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