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Windhall

by Ava Barry

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Windhall by Ava Barry
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Ava Barry's debut novel Windhall features a decades-old murder and a modern-day copycat that pushes an investigative journalist to solve a cold case from Hollywood's Golden Age.

Ava Barry's debut mystery novel Windhall is centered around the salacious murder of a starlet named Eleanor Hayes during Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1940s. At the time of her death, Hayes is a household name and embodies the glamour and beauty of the era, especially in films directed by her friend and fellow star, Theodore Langley. When Theo is accused of murdering Eleanor at Windhall, his Hollywood estate, it becomes the crime of the century. In the present day, Max Hailey was raised on stories of Hollywood and its bygone decadence, and his interest in the Eleanor Hayes case sparked his career in investigative journalism. Although Theo went to trial for the murder, he was never convicted. Hailey is certain Theo is guilty, and when a local art student is found dead within sight of Windhall, wearing a dress just like the one Hayes died in, he decides to prove it once and for all. As he ...

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