Books by Renee Patrick

Released: Jan. 7, 2020

"A meaty, densely packed presentation of Tinseltown riven by potentially murderous factions on the brink of World War II."
Three years after a 1936 bank robbery turned lethal, a Hollywood production based on the story fans fatal flames for costume designer Edith Head (Dangerous To Know, 2017, etc.), her buddy Lillian Frost, and several other less fortunate denizens of La La Land. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Renee Patrick
Released: April 11, 2017

"A brightly written tale of how Hollywood simmered while Atlanta, or at least David Selznick's simulation of it, burned. Patrick not only provides walk-ons for Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo, Errol Flynn, Dorothy Parker, and Leni Riefenstahl, but actually furnishes something for most of them to do."
The closing days of 1938 bring a second case to failed actress-turned-shopgirl-turned-Hollywood social secretary Lillian Frost. Read full book review >
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick
Released: April 19, 2016

"Although the serenely levelheaded costumer designer gets to solve the mystery, Patrick often keeps her under wraps, and even the cameos by Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, and Preston Sturges aren't an adequate substitute. Here's hoping the promised series will redress the balance."
Patrick, a fig-leaf pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team, debuts with a tale that entangles not-yet-famed costume designer Edith Head in a case of Hollywood murder. Read full book review >