All the Wrong Places
(Cara Walden Mystery #1)
by Lisa Lieberman
Pub Date 27 Jul 2017
Seventeen-year-old Cara Walden arrives in 1950s London with her half-brother Gray‚ a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter and closeted homosexual. Gray has looked after Cara ever since her mother‚ glamorous actress Vivien Grant‚ was found drowned in the pool at their estate. As Cara embarks on a film shoot in Sicily and begins a love affair with a temperamental actor‚ she cannot help pondering the mystery surrounding her mother's death‚ but the questions she asks soon put Cara's own life in danger.
Fans of old movies will get a kick out of All the Wrong Places, a historical mystery set in exotic European locales that pays tribute to the films of the forties and fifties, capped off with a thrilling finale straight out of Hitchcock.
"Old Hollywood glamour comes vividly to life in historian, novelist, and film blogger Lieberman's series debut, highlighting the effects of the 1950s Red Scare on the movie industry and the tragedies that happened off the silver screen. Aficionados of Alfred Hitchcock and Hollywood-themed mysteries will find this historical noir right up their alley."
-- Library Journal
“All the Wrong Places is a wonderful pick for people who love their mysteries beautifully written. Lieberman crafts characters who are exciting people that you will care about and her vivid recreations of setting are a downright pleasure to read. I highly recommend this book!”
– Sharon Healy-Yang, author of the Jessica Minton vintage film mystery series
"All the Wrong Places weaves in historical events and controversial politics with remarkable subtlety. Like recent Philip Marlowe tribute The Black-Eyed Blonde, this goes way beyond mere period pastiche. The Cara Walden setup has a lot of promise, and indeed, Lieberman is halfway through a sequel. . . Settle in with some popcorn and a stack of DVDs: I predict plenty of nostalgic viewing--and reading--ahead."
-- Rebecca Foster of BookTrib.com
"Yes, there is a death, and a mystery, and danger. But there is so much more to enjoy in All the Wrong Places. Open the novel and step into the time machine that Lisa Lieberman has created for you. Prepare for a magical ride back to the Hollywood of the 1940s and international film community of the 1950s. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953? Check. The marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956? Check. Enjoy."
-- Michael Kahn, award-winning author of The Sirena Quest and the Rachel Gold mystery series