Category Archives: Contemporary Crime

November 30

New Release: DOUBLE IDENTITIES by Dakota Donovan (A Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery)

Dakota Donovan’s second Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery, DOUBLE IDENTITIES, was released on November 28, 2021, in Kindle and Paperback editions. ABOUT THE NOVEL: When Terry Grayson, showrunner for a popular sitcom, starts getting death threats, he’s sure the danger is coming from someone on staff. Grayson hires Dakota Donovan to go undercover in the writers’ room […]

May 12

L.A. SLEEPERS, a Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery by Dakota Donovan

When elderly Hollywood producer Milton Kingman says he’s dying and needs someone to write his memoir, Dakota Donovan takes the job. The pay is lousy and the hours are worse, but the ghostwriter has no other options at the moment. What starts out as a standard “as told to” assignment soon becomes a long, strange […]

Windy City Sinners

September 11

WINDY CITY SINNERS, a magic realism crime novel by Melanie Villines

Part crime caper à la Donald Westlake, part magic realism tale in the spirit of Gabriel García Márquez, part John Kennedy Toolesque hijinks and high comedy, Windy City Sinners offers mystery and mayhem with fun and froth mixed in for good measure. The story takes place on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago, right on the edge […]