Like The Last Tycoon? Try This!

June 26, 2017
Danielle Finnegan
Riveted Editorial Board

Are you a fan of old Hollywood, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and/or finding the perfect books to pair with your TV show? Then you’ve found the perfect post for you! I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for the first full season of The Last Tycoon and found THE PERFECT book companion to help make the wait (somewhat) manageable.


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The Last Tycoon starring Matt Bomer and Lilly Collins highlights the romance and thrills of 1930s Hollywood. Amazon  premiered the pilot over a year ago and the full season will finally available to stream on July 28th. The pilot was addicting and THAT TWIST AT THE END has kept me on my toes for over a year! We only have a month left to the release, but haven’t we waited enough?! Girl About Town by Adam Shankman and Laura L. Sullivan will bring you into old Hollywood and help you pass the time quickly. Plus, it’s a free read until July 3rd! Like The Last TycoonGirl About Town  is set in the glittering Golden Age of Hollywood and captures the charm of the era as well as the thrilling murder mystery romance. The story follows Lucille O’Malley who was living in poverty in New York until she’s thrust into Hollywood as the new It Girl, Lulu Kelly. Then enters Freddie van der Waals, the only son of a New York tycoon. When Freddie finds out how his father made his billions, he leaves New York searching for a new identity. When fate brings Lulu and Freddie together, of course, chaos and romance ensue. Also, did I mention there’s a murder and Lulu might be involved? It’s a thrilling ride you won’t want to miss!

BONUS: Murder Among The Stars, the second book in this series, is also available now.

Girl About Townby Adam Shankman

Acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura Sullivan pen a sparkling, witty, romantic mystery inspired by Nick and Nora Charles and Hollywood glamour.

Not too long ago, Lucille O’Malley was living in a tenement in New York. Now she’s Lulu Kelly, Hollywood’s newest It Girl. She may be a star, but she worries that her past will catch up with her. Back in New York she witnessed a Mafia murder, and this glamorous new life in Tinseltown is payment for her silence.

Dashing Freddie van der Waals, the only son of a New York tycoon, was a playboy with the world at his feet. But when he discovered how his corrupt father really made the family fortune, Freddie abandoned his billions and became a vagabond. He travels the country in search of redemption and a new identity, but his father will stop at nothing to bring him home.

When fate brings Lulu and Freddie together, sparks fly—and gunshots follow. Suddenly Lulu finds herself framed for attempted murder. Together, she and Freddie set out to clear her name. But can they escape their pasts and finally find the Hollywood ending they long for?

Murder among the Starsby Adam Shankman

A murderer is picking off the young Hollywood starlets gathered at the swanky Hearst Castle, and Lulu Kelly might be next—unless she can find the killer first in this glitzy, glamorous, and cinematic sequel to acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura Sullivan’s Girl About Town.

After being framed for attempted murder, Lulu Kelly has earned a rest. Unfortunately, there is no rest in Hollywood for a rising starlet. Lulu and her boyfriend Freddie are invited to posh Hearst Castle, where Lulu will be competing against other young actresses for the role of a lifetime. But what’s a house party without a little murder?

After a rival actress is found dead under the dining room table, Lulu makes it her mission to solve the mystery. But illusion is this town’s number one export, and it’s hard to tell the ambitious from the truly evil. As the clues pile up, Lulu and Freddie race to find the killer, even as Lulu becomes the next target.

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