“Sex! Drama! Scandal! If you have the slightest curiosity about the dark purple scars of Hollywood history, this is the go-to book you cannot miss. . . Epic and fabulous—every page is haunting, every chapter a film noir. I was up all night.” — Rex Reed

“An endlessly fascinating examination of one of Hollywood’s most infamous unsolved crimes… Mann believes he has solved the case. And, after finishing this book, I think he’s right!” — Liz Smith

“A dazzling reimagining of a fabled time.” — John Buntin, author of LA Noir

“A stellar and gripping true-crime narrative . . . Mann has crafted what is likely to be a true-crime classic.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Mann seamlessly weaves the details of the murder investigation, witnesses and newspaper accounts into the rich history of early film [and] captures the zeitgeist of Hollywood in its early days.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“William Mann fires on all cylinders in this fascinating real-life crime story that has stumped film fans since 1922. A page-turner with incredible research and prose double-boiled, Tinseltown is a whodunit tour de force, revealing the dark heart of Hollywood.” — Patrick McGilligan, author of Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light