Jimmy Dean's Last Dance

Author: A.K. Allis Narrated By Johnny Heller, Neil Hellegers, Bill Lord, Jo Anna Perrin & Annaliese Rennie

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Winner of the Earphones Award, March 2022 - The award is given by AudioFile to truly exceptional titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterisations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text.

Los Angeles, 1962.

Jimmy Dean, bit part actor befriends famed actress Marilyn Monroe. When Marilyn is found dead in her LA home, the ruling is suicide, but Jimmy thinks otherwise. As he starts digging, he comes up against those who wish to stop him from uncovering the truth.

Realising that he's in over his head, Jimmy calls former business partner, Mississippi truck driver Elvis Presley. As Jimmy and Elvis search deeper, they uncover a potential link between Marilyn's death and the highest office in the land.

Jimmy Dean's Last Dance is an alt-history noir detective novel in the tradition of The Big Sleep and Chinatown.

1962. Jimmy Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and a host of famous names get together in this story.

First thing you must do is ignore what history has told us of their lives, truth actually plays no part in this story, it's all make-believe.

Marilyn is dead, her friend Jimmy believes she has been murdered and starts on finding out the truth.

This is where the real adventure begins!

Jimmy calls up an old friend and business partner, a truck driver named Elvis. What they discover leads them in to a world of danger and intrigue involving some of the most powerful people in the land

Never having heard of the "alternative history" genre I do believe I am a convert, You really can't ask more of a story than that it be entertaining, interesting and fully engrossing, I will certainly be looking out for more great stories by A.K. Alliss.

Great narration, Johnny Heller has always been a favourite of mine, I'm not so familiar with the past works of the others but in this case, I enjoyed their work

Thanks to NetGalley

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