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  • Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles

The Hurricane Blonde

The Hurricane Blonde

Why a Booktrail?

2023: Hollywood loves a dead girl. She’s always so photogenic.

  • ISBN: 978-0749030629
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Salma Lowe understands better than anyone how Hollywood chews up and spits out starlets. She is the offspring of Hollywood royalty, a former child-star turned guide on a true crime bus tour and sister to Tawney, dubbed the ‘Hurricane Blonde’, who was murdered in the mid-’90s. The case remains unsolved. Then she discovers another dead woman with an uncanny resemblance to Tawney on the very property where her sister was killed.

Salma has to face the fact that a killer has struck again and with the police investigation going nowhere, she needs to plunge herself back into Los Angeles’ seductive allure to find the culprit. But the search for the truth will take her deep into the rotten heart of Hollywood past and present, and into her family’s dark secrets.

Travel Guide

The Hollywood of locations in Hurricane Blonde – with Halley Sutton

Authors on Location with Halley Sutton

The author says:

The Hurricane Blonde, is set in Los Angeles, and mostly in Hollywood—both the neighborhood, but also the industry.

One of the very first places I went to research was the Warner Brothers studio backlot tour. I wanted to make sure I knew enough about movie-making to make Salma’s experience realistic and immersive.

The Chateau Marmont

The Chateau Marmont is a Hollywood institution, with more than one Tinseltown scandal attached.  Tucked away just off the Sunset strip, Chateau Marmont remains a place for movie stars to be seen—or to hideaway, if need be.

Musso & Frank Grill

It was well-known that Raymond Chandler would post up at this Hollywood watering hole and down a few gimlets.

The Cinerama Dome

The Cinerama Dome was created to showcase widescreen Cinerama films. (It also made a cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…)

The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers is also the eternal resting place of many of Hollywood’s most famous luminaries. Marilyn Monroe’s marble headstone has been kissed so many times, it’s permanently stained pink.

Trail Gallery

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Hurricane Blonde

Destination: Hollywood, Los Angeles  Author/guide: Halley Sutton  Departure Time: 2023

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