*ONE OF FOREWORD REVIEWS' TOP TEN HISTORICAL NOVELS OF FALL 2014*
"This unpredictable story is an entertaining fictional view of old Hollywood, full of public glamor and private scandal." – (Foreword Reviews)
"...subtly powerful...a Truman-Capote like piece...deeply affecting and tinged with pathos..." –(Kirkus Reviews)
"...mesmerizing...an eloquent work of art..." - Meghan Hyden, (LuxuryReading.com)
*The debut novel from Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer Mark B. Perry (Revenge, Law & Order, The Wonder Years, Party of Five)*
*HOLLYWOOD, New Year's Eve, 1951*. As Tinseltown rings in the twilight of its Golden Age, a gorgeous young man arrives from Texas, hell-bent on exploiting his brooding good-looks and smoldering sex appeal in exchange for his rightful place among the stars of the silver screen--only to become dangerously entangled in the lives of one of the most powerful couples in show business. As his dream of stardom devolves into a lurid, erotic nightmare, he must choose between fortune and fame or his own sanity and survival in this City of Whores.
"...both satisfies and subverts the reader's expectations......displays an excellent sense of plot and pacing...the historical settings sparkle, especially a vividly described transatlantic passage on one of the last great ocean liners, the SS United States." (Foreword Reviews)
"...fantastic and entirely captivating...a page-turner replete with authentic period details, excellent and witty dialogue, and a layered plot worthy of the finest of Hollywood's golden age." (Anthony Caplan, author of Amazon #1 bestseller, Savior)
"A delicious debut novel. Perry weaves his small town hero Dexter Gaines through 1950s Hollywood, featuring guest appearances by Tallulah Bankhead, Rock Hudson, Judy Garland, and many others. Sexy, dishy, and filled with duplicity, sometimes Hollywood endings don't turn out exactly the way you'd expect. Pour yourself a champagne cocktail and enjoy." (Ann Lewis Hamilton, author of Expecting)
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I loved the audio version of City of Whores and would listen again. Mark B. Perry brings all of the characters to life with his unique ability to capture each personality.
I loved the fact that the author intertwined Hollywood's golden age legends into the story line.
Everything! He is a delight to listen to.
I listened to this book in one sitting. It is that good!
We read/listened to City of Whores as a selection for our book club. It was a treat to Skype with the author during our book club meeting.