Max Gold has fantasized about 1930s “blonde bombshell” movie star Jean Harlow his entire life. All the world believes she died in 1937.
Now it’s 1989, and widower Max—video store operator and connoisseur of cinema—is certain he has seen her. Harlow has been revived from a frozen state, he says, cured of her illness, and is back to her Kansas City roots for a quiet life under an assumed name.
Naturally, he goes into hot pursuit…
About Norm Ledgin (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Norm Ledgin’s bookwriting began with nonfiction, Diagnosing Jefferson (2000), followed by Asperger’s and Self-Esteem (2002), the latter republished in France. Historical fiction includes The Jayhawker (2006), designated a Kansas “best book” during the 2011 sesquicentennial.
Mysteries featuring a sexagenarian sleuth and piano teacher are Sour Notes (2009) and Disharmony (2016). His most recent historical fiction, Sally of Monticello: Founding Mother (2012), has generated an audience bordering on cult. Norm rates as his best fiction a Jean Harlow fantasy/romance, Heart Deco (2016).
In another life preceding bookwriting, Norm was an award-winning traffic safety specialist and a North Jersey journalist, blacklisted following House Un-American Activities Committee public condemnation of him in 1951 for opposing the manufacture and use of nuclear weapons.