Dangerous to Know: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel
Edith Head and Lillian Frost are at it again in Dangerous to Know. Lillian is now the social secretary for Addison Ross, a millionaire who loves to throw parties. Her friendship with the legendary costume designer Edith is stronger than ever, and because of this friendship, Edith asks for Lillian’s help. Edith wants Lillian to help find a pianist as a favor to Marlene Dietrich. This missing pianist turns out to be very tricky to find and more complicated than he seemed. As Lillian dives into this mystery, she eventually finds him dead. But who murdered him? Was it the woman he was having an affair with, her husband, or did his involvement with the Nazis have something to do with it? Lillian and Edith will have to use all of their cunning and wits to discover the truth and unveil the Nazi spies working their way into Hollywood circles.
There is something incredibly soothing about the Lillian Frost and Edith Head novels. They draw you in to 1930’s Hollywood, seamlessly blending fact and fiction. The authors perfectly describe the wardrobe of every character, which would make the real Edith Head proud, without making it seem contrived or out of place. Lillian Frost is an indelible character. She is extraordinarily likable. Her sarcasm and wit made me feel like we could easily be friends and made it so I didn’t even question why she got more done than the police.
What I am most impressed with is that this book is written by a husband and wife together. If my husband and I wrote a book together, it would most likely be disjointed, and you would be able to tell who wrote which parts. These authors mesh well together, and the effect is a very enjoyable book that makes you long for the third installment. I can’t wait for the next Lillian Frost and Edith Head adventure. As a side note, dear authors, I really hope Lillian picks Simon.