Author Event: Casey Sherman - "A Murder in Hollywood"

Event date: 
03/21/2024 - 7:00pm

Casey Sherman, author of Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod, presents his new book, A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime

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ABOUT THE BOOK

"A must-read for fans of true crime and Hollywood history, A Murder in Hollywood never disappoints! Casey Sherman deftly serves just the right mix of glamour, glitz, and grit to keep the reader turning pages. It’s a stunner from start to finish." —Kristin Dilley, co-host, Mind over Murder podcast

New York Times bestselling true crime author Casey Sherman pulls back Tinseltown’s velvet curtain to reveal its dark underbelly through the shocking murder of Hollywood darling, Lana Turner.
Hollywood starlet Lana Turner was one Tinseltown’s most recognizable faces in the 1940s and 50s. But, when the Academy Award-winning actress began dating mobster Johnny Stompanato—a thug for west coast mob boss Mickey Cohen—all the lights and glamor of Hollywood did not brighten the darkness of her personal life.

Johnny’s intense jealousy over Lana ruled their relationship from the get-go and Lana’s daughter, Cheryl, witnessed her mother’s bruises and abuse first-hand. On an infamous night in 1958, Lana attempted to break it off with Johnny but he predictably turned violent and Cheryl tried to protect her mother with a knife, killing him. The subsequent murder trial made for the biggest headlines of the year, its drama eclipsing every Hollywood movie.

In A Murder in Hollywood, Casey Sherman pulls back Tinseltown’s velvet curtain to reveal a dark underbelly of celebrity, rife with toxic masculinity and casual violence against women. But in this case, Lana Turner and her daughter finally stood up, which makes for one of the 20th century's most notorious true crime stories. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ClairCasey Sherman is a New York Times Bestselling Author of 13 books including The Finest Hours (now a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck & Chris Pine), Boston Strong (the basis for the film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg), and Hunting Whitey.

Sherman is also the author of 12, Search for the Strangler, Animal, Bad Blood, Black Irish, Black Dragon, Above & Beyond, and The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Sherman is a contributing writer for TIME, Esquire, Washington Post, Boston Herald and Boston Magazine and has appeared as a guest an analyst on more than 100 television news programs.

Sherman is a graduate of Barnstable High School (Cape Cod), Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, ME) and Boston University.

 

A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728276502
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Sourcebooks - February 13th, 2024

Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781728271934
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Sourcebooks - May 2nd, 2023

The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue By Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416567226
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Scribner - April 13th, 2010

Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America's Most Wanted Crime Boss By Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062972552
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 4th, 2021

The Last Days of John Lennon By James Patterson, Casey Sherman (With), Dave Wedge (With) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538753033
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 21st, 2021

Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob's Most Feared Assassin By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781555538224
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Northeastern University Press - April 9th, 2013

Black Irish By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780595430802
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: iUniverse - March 13th, 2007

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Wellesley Books
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Wellesley, MA 02482-5714