Announcing the release of the audiobook of “Tinseltown Confidential” (and other news)

It’s a little amazing to me that I am announcing the release of (the audiobook version of) the 7th novel in my Hollywood’s Garden of Allah series, but here we are. Just two more novels to go! I’m deep into the writing of book 8, so the 9th book is now looming on the horizon. In some ways, I feel like a marathon runner who has just turned into the final straight. The finishing line is still a way off, but it’s juuuuuuuust in sight.

Meanwhile, we’ve still got the 1950s to experience and Tinseltown Confidential opens in 1951 just as a new tell-all-spill-all-take-no-prisoners magazine called “Confidential” is ramping up to turn Tinseltown upside down.

So with that in mind, I am pleased to announce the release of the audiobook version of Tinseltown Confidential.

Tinseltown Confidential Audiobook Cover


My audiobook narrator – Daniel David Shapiro – has done a wonderful job breathing life into the ups and downs of our three heroes, Marcus, Kathryn and Gwendolyn.

The Tinseltown Confidential audiobook is available through:

And all the links to the paperback and ebook versions are on the Tinseltown Confidential page on my website.



(Book 7 in the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah series)

by Martin Turnbull

As America embraces the 1950s, that brash upstart called television is poaching Hollywood’s turf, inch by inch. If the studios don’t do something drastic, they may lose the battle.

When screenwriter Marcus Adler fell afoul of the blacklist, Europe offered sanctuary. Hollywood lures him back, but the specter of Joseph McCarthy forces Marcus to fight for a final chance to clear his name.

A charismatic figure rises to intimidate the entire film industry, and Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey realizes that she knows a secret that just might topple this self-appointed savior. If Kathryn fails, will her neck land on the chopping block instead?

A new kiss-and-tell magazine splashes onto the scene—but it isn’t playing by the rules. Gwendolyn Brick figures she doesn’t need to worry about a scandal rag until she spots someone lurking around the Garden of Allah during Marilyn Monroe’s birthday party. Suddenly, Confidential threatens to expose everything.

Tinseltown Confidential is the seventh installment in the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah saga. If you like richly woven details, the Golden Age of Hollywood, and characters who come to life, then you’ll love Martin Turnbull’s captivating historical fiction series.


I am also happy to announce that book 2 in my series – The Trouble with Scarlett – has now been translated into Portuguese by José Luiz Correa da Silva.

O Problema com Scarlett is now available at



I have now finished the first draft of book 8 in the series. For some reason, this draft came out much longer than most of my first drafts (like, 40,000 words longer!) so editing it down to a manageable length will take a bit longer (and involve a gallon or two more sweat) than I anticipated, but we’ll get there. At this stage, I’m anticipating a release date of February 2018 (…ish.)

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
  • Book 7 – Tinseltown Confidential
  • Book 8 – Due out February 2018


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About Martin Turnbull

The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels blog is by Martin Turnbull, a Los Angeles based historical fiction author of a series of novels set at the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959. Check him out at and Facebook: "gardenofallahnovels"
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