Ace Collins is one author that I keep my eyes open for. His mysteries are fun and entertaining to read. He usually keeps me guessing to the end and so when Hollywood Lost was announced I was waiting to get a copy and start reading.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood a murderer is on the loose. He or she is killing off young starlets or at least hopeful starlets. Detective Bill Barrister believes that Galaxy Studios is somehow involved. They are the home of rivals Flynn Sparks and Dalton Andrews along with rising star Shelby Beckett.
Shelby arrived in town hoping to escape the Great Depression and is thrust into the lime light. She is just trying to survive in a town fraught with dangers with her morals intact. Now she also finds herself the target of a serial killer. Will the killer find her first or will Bill be able to save the damsel in distress.
I think that is why I like Ace's books. He right away puts you into a setting and makes you feel at home. Whether it is just a different town and area or a different time in history, it doesn't matter. Ace does his research and includes those very interesting details to make it all the more real.
I recommend this book to male or female readers because even though Ace includes romance in his books, the mystery is still the main storyline and that makes for a good read.