Venice To Avalon
Everyone who comes to Hollywood has a dream. Katharine Parish, a young costume designer from New York, is desperate to land the job of assistant to a legendary costume designer, who is coming out of retirement for one last film. But things go disastrously wrong from the moment she steps inside his crumbling mansion below the Hollywood sign.
She soon finds herself trapped in terrifying nightmares revolving around a murdered 1930's starlet. Could these dreams be of a real person? Are they memories of a former life? Are they leading her to the truth about the murder or just figments of an overstressed imagination?
Tormented by these vivid dreams, Katharine sets out to find the truth. When the bizarre pieces of the complicated puzzle finally begin to make sense, she discovers she is trapped in a deadly web of murder and revenge. Spellbinding suspense builds to a shattering unexpected climax.
An insider's knowledge infuses the writing and reveals the deadly secrets behind the glitter of Hollywood. When the stakes are this high, dreams and truth are a lethal mix.
About the author
James Cass Rogers attended Stanford University on a football scholarship and Yale School of Drama on a playwriting fellowship. Recruited by CBS TV, he joined the network programming department in NYC, where he was an executive on several, award winning entertainment specials.
Dissatisfied with corporate life, he left for Europe to write an expose of network programming, published under a pseudonym to protect the guilty. Six more books followed, the last being STARCROSSED, put out by Warner Books.
Rogers worked on all the film scripts of his Stanford friend, Colin Higgins, and joined him at Universal Studios on his last film projects. Rogers, a native of Washington state, lives in L.A. He script consults, teaches now and then and is finishing up two more Hollywood mysteries.