Praise for


“An atmospheric and cynical take on Hollywood realpolitik in the silent era.”  IRISH TIMES

“For fans of mysteries set in Hollywood’s early days… this one is a sure thing.”  BOOKLIST

“O’Donovan has fun amid the fleshpots of 1922 Hollywood, and like-minded fans will too“ Kirkus Reviews



“Fast-paced, exciting and

thrilling – an impressive debut”

The Sunday Times

          “Deeply satisfying”

               Kirkus Reviews

THE DOOM LIST A new adventure in the outstanding historical crime series set in silent-era Hollywood featuring private eye Tom Collins

“Vividly etched... a stylish, scabrous and punchy private eye investigation”

Declan Burke, IRISH TIMES

“An attractive and moving picture of Twenties Hollywood as a haven for misfits and free spirits . . .  The characters, real or imagined, are excellent company”

Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph – Best Thrillers and Crime Fiction of 2020 so far

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