Announcing the release of Book Six of Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels: “TWISTED BOULEVARD””

"Twisted Boulevard" - book 6, Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, by Martin Turnbull

I am very happy to announce that my new novel

“TWISTED BOULEVARD”

is now available!

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The late 1940s were a perilous time in the film industry.

Many Hollywoodites assumed that they were done with the venomous HUAC and that life could return to some semblance of normal–or whatever passed for normal in Hollywood. But the Red Scare wasn’t quite done with them…and there was yet another monster looming on the horizon.

Every now and then, new technology leaps to the fore and threatens the current system. We saw that with the advent of VHS tapes and the concept of “home theaters”; the digitization of music and the ease of file sharing; and more recently the ability to stream movies without having to own them. But this phenomenon isn’t new.

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“Please, mommy, how are we supposed to see anything on that teeny, tiny screen?”

It happened in the late 1940s when the seemingly unassailable studio system dismissed that plywood box in the corner of the living room with the teeny, tiny screen. How could it possibly compare to the rich experience offered by the silver screen theaters?

Today, we look back and wonder, “How could they not see that?” But Hollywoodites of the late 1940s were not blessed with the wisdom of hindsight, and it’s in this whirlpool we meet up again with Marcus, Kathryn and Gwendolyn in February 1948 as they meet each twist and turn of a world changing around them.

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“Twisted Boulevard”

Book Six in the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels

When the Red Scare ends, paranoia lingers. Can Tinseltown recover to take on television?

After an exile from MGM, ousted screenwriter Marcus Adler is looking for his way back into the biz. When he hatches a plan to start over with a disgraced movie star, a Hollywood censor reminds Marcus that the misdeeds of the past aren’t soon forgotten.

Hollywood Reporter columnist Kathryn Massey is always looking for a hot tip. She never expected it would come from Lauren Bacall, and point her toward a new career high. But when a trip to the set of Sunset Boulevard reveals a haunting glimpse into her past, Kathryn isn’t sure who to trust, especially when a hot new rival hits town.

Gwendolyn Brick thought her new store would be a hit, but she never realized it could become a target. Threatened by Los Angeles’ most notorious madam, Gwendolyn will need a Hollywood-style miracle to keep her store alive.

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The first chapter is available to read on my website: CHAPTER ONE

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Twisted Boulevard is available in all formats.

Martin Turnbull with "Twisted Boulevard" - Book 6 - November 2016

Martin Turnbull with “Twisted Boulevard”
Book 6 – November 2016

Amazon (US) paperback

Amazon (US) Kindle ebook

Amazon (UK) paperback

Amazon (UK) Kindle ebook

Amazon (Australia) Kindle ebook

Amazon (Canada) Kindle ebook

Barnes & Noble Nook ebook

Barnes & Noble paperback

Apple iBook ebook

Kobo ebook

Book Depository paperback (free worldwide shipping)

For more information, see the Twisted Boulevard page of my website.

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And when you have read it (assuming, of course, that you enjoyed it), if you have the chance and inclination, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a review on whichever website you bought it. Rate it as many stars as you see fit, and give your honest opinion. Just a couple of lines will do! The more reviews a book has, the higher its profile rises. Thanks!

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The Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels:

  • Book 1 – The Garden on Sunset
  • Book 2 – The Trouble with Scarlett
  • Book 3 – Citizen Hollywood
  • Book 4 – Searchlights and Shadows
  • Book 5 – Reds in the Beds
  • Book 6 – Twisted Boulevard

These books are also available in two boxed sets of trilogies (ebooks only)

Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels - Trilogy #1

The Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels trilogy #1

  • Book 1 – The Garden on Sunset
  • Book 2 – The Trouble with Scarlett
  • Book 3 – Citizen Hollywood

Trilogy #1 on Amazon

Trilogy #1 on Amazon Canada

Trilogy #1 on Amazon UK

Trilogy #1 on Amazon Australia

Trilogy #1 on Barnes & Noble

Trilogy #1 on Kobo

Trilogy #1 on iBooks

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The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels trilogy #2

The Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels trilogy #2

  • Book 4 – Searchlights and Shadows
  • Book 5 – Reds in the Beds
  • Book 6 – Twisted Boulevard

Trilogy #2 on Amazon

Trilogy #2 on Amazon Canada

Trilogy #2 on Amazon UK

Trilogy #2 on Amazon Australia

Trilogy #2 on Barnes & Noble

Trilogy #2 on Kobo

Trilogy #2 on iBooks

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And in other news Hollywood's Garden of Allah relate news

 

The OFF THE SHELF website just published a list of:

11 Scandalous Novels that Illuminate the Golden Years of Hollywood

Much to my surprise, honor and thrill, my first novel, The Garden on Sunset was listed alongside the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joyce Carol Oates, and James Ellroy.

You can check out the list here.

And in case you haven’t gotten around to reading The Garden on Sunset yet, it’s currently available for FREE in ebook formats.

"The Garden on Sunset" by Martin TurnbullMore information can be found on my website.

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If you enjoy seeing old photos of Hollywood and Los Angeles, and of the people and personalities that populated it, follow me on Facebook.

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And a personal note to everyone who has read my previous Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels and took the time to tell me how much they enjoyed them, I’d like to take this opportunity to send out a great big

THANK YOU!

Your support has been wonderfully encouraging.

All the best,

Martin Turnbull

www.MartinTurnbull.com

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Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels by Martin Turnbull

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The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels blog is by Martin Turnbull, a Los Angeles based historical fiction author writing about the golden era of Hollywood in his series of novels set at the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959. Check him out at www.martinturnbull.com and Facebook: "gardenofallahnovels"
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One Response to Announcing the release of Book Six of Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels: “TWISTED BOULEVARD””

  1. Robin Cutler says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are so amazing!

    On way out……Good Luck with this,

    Robin

    Robin R. Cutler 917 566- 2949 https://robinrcutler.com/

    On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM, Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels blog wrote:

    > martinturnbull posted: ” I am very happy to announce that my new novel > “TWISTED BOULEVARD” is now available! ~oOo~ The late 1940s were a perilous > time in the film industry. Many Hollywoodites assumed that they were done > with the venomous HUAC and that life could return” >

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