Malibu Creek State Park is a beautiful locale for campers, tourists, hikers, and Hollywood. For Detective Eve Ronin, it’s a backdrop for murder in a riveting thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.
For decades Malibu Creek State Park was the spectacular natural setting where Hollywood fantasies were made. But when a female camper is gunned down, it becomes a real-life killing ground. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives Eve Ronin and Duncan Pavone are assigned the case…which Duncan fears is the latest in a series of sniper attacks that began long before Eve came to Lost Hills.
Seven victims over fourteen months…and top officials still refuse to see a connection. Eve and Duncan are stonewalled, threatened, and ordered to keep quiet. But Eve won’t back down. She’s no stranger to intimidation or corruption—she’s had a target on her back from day one at Lost Hills station.
Despite finding no evidentiary links between the shootings, Eve and Duncan follow their instincts into the shadows of Malibu Creek, where it’s not enough to expose the secrets and break the conspiracy of silence. They also have to make it out alive.
“Finished this on the plane home. Typically classy police procedural from Lee Goldberg—giving Michael Connelly a run for his money…” Ian Rankin
“The fourth book in Lee Goldberg’s series is his most ambitious and best realized yet…Movieland is crime-writing of the highest order. Goldberg’s style touches on both Michael Connelly and Robert Crais, in whose company he now squarely belongs.” Providence Journal
“Movieland, Lee Goldberg’s fourth novel featuring Ronin, is every bit as good as the first three. The characters, including victims, suspects, and an assortment of lazy, hardworking, honest and corrupt cops, are quirky and well developed. The depiction of police procedures feels authentic. The writing is vivid and precise. And with startling twists around every corner, the suspenseful tale unfolds at a furious pace.” Associated Press
“Bestseller Goldberg’s strong, fourth Eve Ronin mystery… assured prose matches the tight plot.” Publishers Weekly
“Goldberg’s compelling follow-up to Gated Prey is a fast-paced, riveting police procedural influenced by actual events in California. A character-driven series entry that skillfully depicts Hollywood corruption.” Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Murder, politics and deception in the heart of Hollywood…oh my! Movieland brings the heat and packs a punch like a shotgun blast to the face.” Best Thriller Books
“Splendidly compelling.” Mystery Scene Magazine
“Lee is fantastic at combining clever plotting, humor, and thrills in his stories.” Boyd Morrison, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“[An] intelligently written series [with] memorable characters and intriguing plots. Lee Goldberg is one of those authors with natural-born story-telling gifts.” Deadly Pleasures
“Totally loved Lee Goldberg’s new Eve Ronin book, Movieland. This series just keeps getting better.” Nick Petrie, Thriller Award–winning author of the Peter Ash series
“A tense, gritty, and engaging novel with wit, suspense, action, and some great twists.” Mystery & Suspense Magazine
“LA noir is real, so is Malibu noir, and no one does it better than Lee Goldberg.” Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author
“Goldberg’s work conjures up the same authenticity and mood as Michael Connelly’s Bosch novels…Movieland is a must-read for anyone who enjoys compelling crime fiction with a strong sense of place.” Crime Fiction Lover
“Movieland is a fast-paced mystery with interesting and well-developed characters and plenty of twists and turns. If this book, and this series, aren’t on your radar yet, they should be!” Kings River Life Magazine