Releasing the audiobook of “City of Myths” (and other tidbits)

I am very happy and excited and all-things-tingly to announce the release of a new audiobook in my Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels:


I have a new narrator for this one. His name is Price Waldman and oh boy, did he have a challenge on his hands. Not only did he have to contend with the usual rigors of giving voice to Marcus, Kathryn, and Gwendolyn, but part of the story unfolds in Italy, so he also had to come up with a number of Italian accents, as well as some Italian dialogue. In addition to that, he had to voice Romanian film director Jean Negulesco, Polish actress Bella Darvi, Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. He has done a superb job and I’m sure all you audiobook fans out there will agree.

"City of Myths" by Martin Turnbull, narrated by Price Waldman (audiobook cover)

The City of Myths audiobook is available through:




Links to the paperback and ebook versions are on the City of Myths page on my website.



When you live in a city built on shifting sands of myth, it can be hard to know which way is up.

Kathryn Massey spends her days spreading rumors and keeping secrets. Losing herself one headline at a time has left Kathryn’s personal identity scattered—and dumps her at the narrow end of the bargaining table with the man she trusts the least.

Gwendolyn Brick has simpler aspirations. As a costume designer, her sights are set on glamour, not heights of fame. But her friendship with Marilyn Monroe puts her directly into the crosshairs of studio head, Darryl Zanuck—and he’s someone you don’t say no to.

Marcus Adler is stuck in a much more precarious situation. Exiled in Rome but under the spell of an unexpected romance, he’ll have to learn to say goodbye to everything he’s accomplished in order to give love a chance.

The road through Hollywood bears sharply to the right as those who dare to play its game can easily become lost in its intoxicating glow.



For those of you who are wondering, the first draft of the 9th (and final!) book is progressing well. In fact, I’m working on the second-to-last chapter right now. It takes place at the Garden’s closing party, which means it all comes down to this night. Come the morning, there shall be no more Garden of Allah Hotel…

(For photos of that night, see my collection of shots taken during the party.)


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 – City of Myths
  • Book 9 – Due out November 2018-ish (emphasis on “ish”)

Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels by Martin Turnbull


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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 ofa 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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