In a time when the slightest scandal meant the
end of a lucrative career...Movie stars are being blackmailed to perform acts of espionage.
Be sure to check out the MYSTERY below for
a chance to win a great prize!
"Hollywood is a place where they have great respect
for the dead, but none for the living." Errol Flynn
"Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the
back while climbing a ladder." William Faulkner
The Return of the Hardboiled Mystery/Thriller
A Nostalgic Whodunit Mystery Filled with Hollywood
Glamour and Gangsters. It’s 1938 and the golden age of Hollywood.
Gangsters, gumshoes, movie stars, Nazi spies and Hollywood’s elite
create an evocative and fascinating page-turner of a novel in author Mitch Haynes’ Hollywood Agent Provocateur.
In 1938, a secret and illegal nightclub was opened for the Hollywood elite.
It was a place where actors relaxed without fear of publicity; a place where studio brass negotiated million dollar deals
and careers were made or broken. It was also a place where secrets were the most prized currency - tools used to control
the lives and demands of spoiled movie stars and overzealous studio personnel.
repository of these secrets is the incorruptible bar manager, Thomas Moseley. A word in his ear and suddenly Clark Gable
is chosen to play Rhett Butler instead of Gary Cooper. Unfortunately, Moseley isn't the only one privy to these secrets.
Someone else is using them for a much more sinister reason.
the club manager is murdered, Moseley is forced to run the nightclub and protect his clientele from the killer. Was
it a gangster trying to muscle in on the club's action? Or was it a Nazi spy blackmailing movie stars to perform acts
of espionage? The answer pushes Moseley beyond his meager talents and tests his relationships with those he thought
he could depend on.
You’ll take a nostalgic step back in time to the days of gangsters, movie stars and corruption! Haynes’
fast paced novel reads like the ones of yesteryear—think William Powell and Myrna Loy in THE THIN MAN.
Razor-sharp and caustic dialogue, colorful and lively characters and an intricate plotline set the stage for an incredibly
satisfying, fast paced, hard-to-put down read.
REVIEWS: From Amazon.com
great novel, mixing spies and ne'er do wells with movies, stars, studios and our flawed belief that the only bad thing
to come out of Hollywood were the B movies. 4 stars. J.W. London
Creative and witty, Mitch Haynes combines facts and fiction in this wildly entertaining portrayal of old Hollywood
glamour. Great Writing and a great story. 4 stars. R. Simmons
is a very intriguing story. I especially enjoyed the storyline and the time period. Reading about actual characters while
fitting them into a story of this nature was superb. Being a history buff and a bit of a movie fanatic, I turned every page
with enthusiasm and couldn't wait for the ending. 5 stars. J. Ingram
a great piece of historical fiction. If you're a buff of either WWII, the Nazis, or post prohibitions era crime, you'll love
this book. Mitch Haynes takes the reader on a journey through a maze of liars, spies, and criminals with the ease of leading
a child through a playground. Good writing, a good story, and above all, a good read. 4 stars. C. Gordon
Hollywood Agent Provocateur combines real-life people with fictional characters to tell a twisted tale of life during
the Nazi Regime. With familiar actors and unfamiliar enemies, Haynes' main character begins as a bartender at a secret club
and soon finds himself spiraling through action, adventure, and more than one brush with death. With a woman to protect and
a dog by his side, the main character's life keeps the reader guessing as to who are his friends, who are his enemies and
who will be the next to die. This is a must-read novel that will leave its readers anxiously awaiting the sequel. 5
THE MYSTERY -
I found this secret message in an old copy of The Bishop Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine. It took
me a long time to figure out the message. Now I invite everyone to try and figure it out. The first person to respond with
the correct answer will receive a special prize. It' tricky so take your time.