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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Review: True Hollywood Noir by Dina Di Mambro

By: Dina Di Mambro 
Publisher: Publications 
Publication Date:August 30, 2013
Format: paperback
Source: publisher

Spanning the years of 1922-2001, Dina Di Mambro takes us through 11 Hollywood scandals, mysteries and murders. Each chapter brings us a new mystery giving only facts and letting the reader decide what to believe.

I love true crime so I jumped at the chance to read this when I was asked to. There were many people that I didn’t know, such as William Desmond Taylor, Thelma Todd, and Gig Young, so it was intriguing to read about them. And then it was nice to revisit the ones I did know, George Reeves, Natalie Woods, and Robert Blake to name a few, in hopes of finding something new to the story.

At times it was confusing with the author jumping from one suspect to another and sometimes back tracking at odd times. The author stayed unbiased and made this book an enjoyable quick read for someone who isn’t looking for an in depth investigation into each case. The writing supported the fact that it was well thought out and researched and there was a lot packed into these short 12 chapters.


DISCLOSURE: I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.