Girl about Town (Hardcover)

A Lulu Kelly Mystery

By Adam Shankman, Laura L. Sullivan

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781481447874, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/13/2017)

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Description

Acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura Sullivan pen a sparkling, witty, romantic mystery inspired by Nick and Nora Charles and Hollywood glamour.

Not too long ago, Lucille O’Malley was living in a tenement in New York. Now she’s Lulu Kelly, Hollywood’s newest It Girl. She may be a star, but she worries that her past will catch up with her. Back in New York she witnessed a Mafia murder, and this glamorous new life in Tinseltown is payment for her silence.

Dashing Freddie van der Waals, the only son of a New York tycoon, was a playboy with the world at his feet. But when he discovered how his corrupt father really made the family fortune, Freddie abandoned his billions and became a vagabond. He travels the country in search of redemption and a new identity, but his father will stop at nothing to bring him home.

When fate brings Lulu and Freddie together, sparks fly—and gunshots follow. Suddenly Lulu finds herself framed for attempted murder. Together, she and Freddie set out to clear her name. But can they escape their pasts and finally find the Hollywood ending they long for?


About the Author

Adam Shankman is the director and producer of the exuberant musical remake of Hairspray, the producer of the top-grossing Step Up films, the director of the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller A Walk to Remember starring Mandy Moore, and the director of Bringing Down the House starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. Adam has also directed episodes of Modern Family and Glee, and he was a popular judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

Laura L. Sullivan is a former newspaper editor, biologist, social worker, and deputy sheriff who writes because storytelling is the easiest way to do everything in the world. Her books include Love By the Morning StarDelusion, and Ladies in Waiting. Laura lives on the Florida coast.


Praise For Girl about Town: A Lulu Kelly Mystery

“Adam Shankman and Laura L. Sullivan have created a wonderful story of love and overcoming obstacles. Bravo!”
— Misty Copeland, ballerina and bestselling author

Girl About Town is a nonstop romp with all the magic of a classic Hollywood film. From charming romance to captivating mystery, every page sparkled with spirit and style. I never wanted it to end!”
— Jessica Alba

“Readers will love the crackling chemistry and delicious banter. The juicy mystery had me flying through the pages. And the romance is to die for!”
— Kresley Cole, bestselling author of The Arcana Chronicles

Girl About Town will give you Gossip Girl feels with a hint of old school Nancy Drew that takes you on a dramatic roller coaster of fun and flash.”
— Anna Todd, bestselling author of the After series

“This lushly written mystery pulls back the curtain on Old Hollywood and exposes a vivid and thrilling world filled with hot heirs and gossip girls, romance, and murder. Pure fun!”
— Amy Talkington, writer/director

“Mystery, intrigue, and romance in an entertaining look at the price of success in Hollywood.”

“Cinematic pacing, a compelling whodunit, and the glitzy aura of golden age Hollywood combine in this star-studded novel. . . . The authors’ knack for snappy dialogue is just the tops.”