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  • Location: Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills

The Second Murderer

The Second Murderer

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1940s: There’s something dark brewing in Hollywood…..

  • ISBN: 978-1787302853
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

It’s mid-September, a heatwave has descended on the parched hills of LA and Private Detective Philip Marlowe is called to the Montgomery estate, an almost mythic place sitting high on top of Beverly Hills. Wealthy twenty-two-year-old Chrissie Montgomery, set to inherit an enormous fortune, is missing.

She’s a walking target, ripe for someone to get their claws into. Her dying father, along with his sultry bottle blonde girlfriend, wants her found before that happens. They’ve hired Anna Riorden, Marlowe’s nemesis, too. The search takes them to the roughest neighbourhoods of LA through dive bars and Skid Row. And that’s before he finds the body at The Brody Hotel. Who will get to her first, Marlowe, Anne, or the men chasing her fortune? And does she want to be found?



Travel Guide

Los Angeles and Hollywood

This is a very different view of perhaps the most famous place on Earth! The Montgomery Mansion sits high in Beverley Hills and it’s a huge mansion with an even bigger secret. There are plenty real mansions in this area to imagine events taking place as they do in the book!

Around the city of Los Angeles, the view and streets are less stunning – Skid Row close to where the fictional Brody hotel is where most of the city’s homeless live. A very sad sight to see and one which is explored in this novel.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Second Murderer

Destination/location:  Los Angeles, Hollywood   Author/guide: Denise Mina  Departure Time: 1940s

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