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The Silver Blonde



by
Elizabeth Ross

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Delacorte
ISBN
9780385741484
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: General , Discrimination: Religious , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use
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Mystery High Plus

For fans of Ruta Septys and Monica Hesse comes a lush historical mystery set in post-World War II America against the flashy backdrop of Hollywood’s film studios about a shocking murder that threatens to unearth the ghosts of a young German immigrant’s past.

Hollywood, 1946. The war is over, and eighteen-year-old Clara Berg spends her days shelving reels as a vault girl at Silver Pacific Studios, with all her dreams pinned on getting a break in film editing. That and a real date with handsome yet unpredictable screenwriter Gil. But when she returns a reel of film to storage one night, Clara stumbles across the lifeless body of a woman in Vault 5. The costume, the makeup, the ash-blond hair are unmistakable—it has to be Babe Bannon, A-list star. And it looks like murder.

Suddenly Clara’s world is in free-fall, her future in movies upended—not to mention that her refugee parents are planning to return to Germany and don’t want her to set foot on the studio lot again. As the Silver Blonde murder ignites Tinseltown, rumors and accusations swirl. The studio wants a quick solve, but the reality of the situation is far more complicated. Nothing is what it seems—not even the victim herself.

Clara finds herself drawn, inevitably, to the murder investigation, and the dark side of Hollywood. But how far is she willing to go to find the truth?

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Violence: General , Discrimination: Religious , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

400

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

HL730L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2021

Book Genres

Mystery, Thriller

Topics

Motion picture industry. Mystery and detective stories. Dating (social customs). Twentieth-century history of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Leni Riefenstahl (1902–2003).

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