OUT NOW in hardback in UK & Ireland. In USA and on Kindle from May 1st

The first in a thrilling new historical crime series as Irish-American private eye

Tom Collins takes on silent-era Hollywood’s most notorious murder case

“Fast-paced, exciting and

thrilling – an impressive debut”

The Sunday Times

Praise for


“An outstanding series launch”


“For fans of mysteries set in Hollywood’s early days… this one is a sure thing.”  BOOKLIST

“Delivers an atmospheric and cynical take on Hollywood realpolitik in the silent era.”  Declan Burke, THE IRISH TIMES

“This is a cracker of a book” FULLY BOOKED crime fiction blog

“O’Donovan, who’s clearly done his homework, has fun amid the fleshpots of 1922 Hollywood, and like-minded fans will too“ KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Readers will hope this marks the start of a long-running series”  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Deeply satisfying”

Kirkus Reviews