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Here are some reviews:
Publishers Weekly: Retired Boston attorney and playwright William Prendergast takes deadly aim at Hollywood's Golden Age in his first novel, Forbidden Hollywood, an homage to classic noir mystery. A small-time hood begins to have second thoughts after his attempt to blackmail a stunning screen actress with a dark secret lands him in a nest of murder and bizarre sexuality.
Frank Wardega, Reviewing the Evidence: ('Forbidden Hollywood' is) Nathaniel West's 'Day of the Locust' shaken in a Chandler shaker but poured into a tawdry Harold Robbins/Jacqueline Susann glass...The book is a page turner and every character in it is richly drawn...Recommended with reservations--don't tell my English teachers, my minister, or my wife.
Etienne Borgers, Hard Boiled Mysteries: A GOOD READ! Largely humorous throughout, and has some very funny parts in the Donald Westlake vein.
Sharon M. Nogg â author of I Love A Mystery: William Prendergast's 'Forbidden Hollywood' is a bit like Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon on Hollywood and Vine. Characters abound with some twists that are almost not to be believed, but he makes it work.
J. Kingston Pierce, January Magazine: âMost Wanted Reads!â Dark humor and a smart-alecky first-person point of view elevate this book above the heap...
William Prendergast is a man who has been unfairly treated his whole life. Surrounded by bigots and morons, Prendergast fights an endless struggle to improve the sorry little planet we all inhabit. An attractive, urbane, cultured and witty individual,Prendergast will one day be recognized as the national treasure he truly is.