“'An Almost Perfect Ending' ranks alongside the best Hollywood noir. It takes the reader on a journey which leads relentlessly towards a final, fatal conclusion.”
Book Two, 'An Almost Perfect Ending' opens with sultry heroine Sonya Saint-Amant at the height of her career—a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro’s, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood where everyone wants to claim her as their friend.
But in 1954, popular music is undergoing a revolution in which all but the biggest stars will be cast aside. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career . . . if only she can maneuver a tricky path through the many dangers that beset her, a vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder . . .
“Pacy and unstoppable, the second book in the 'The Torch Singer' series takes over where the first left off, grabbing your wrist, tugging you along, refusing to let go.”
“'The Torch Singer' exposes the fragility of fame. The higher the edifice the greater the risk that some element of deep-set animal emotion or human baseness will bring everything crashing down . . . and watching it happen is not just compulsive—it’s addictive and unmissable.”
“Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.”
Ambition, blackmail, murder . . . 'THE TORCH SINGER' is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.
|Publisher:||Swan's Nest Canada|
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About the Author
ROBERT WESTBROOK grew up in the world of which he writes. The child of Hollywood parents in the Golden Age he brings the period alive with insight, humor, and an insider’s knowledge of show business. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy, nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood Columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald which was published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM motion picture. Much of Robert Westbrook’s backlist is in the process of being reissued.
His latest "Torch Singer" series is a noir-thriller trilogy set in 1950s Hollywood.