Janyce Stefan-Cole


“A little bit quirky, a little bit noir…an intriguing crime novel with a pitch-perfect narration that sucks you right into the peculiar business that makes Hollywood what it is—and the equally peculiar business of finding one’s muse.” -Booklist

"In Janyce Stefan-Cole’s sure-handed debut, Tinseltown trickery animates an emotional journey that springs into a delectable suspense ..."-V Magazine Magazine

“Part mystery, part noir thriller and part psychological study, Hollywood Boulevard is a complex novel that can be read on several levels… Janyce Stefan-Cole skillfully captures the fuzzy zone between reality and script...and the obligation we have to pursue our talents... A literary thriller that's perfect for both weekend reading and book club discussion.” -She Knows Entertainment News

"Stefan-Cole's fluid interplay between the inner life and outer experience of her narrator is what makes the deceptively simple story highly readable and profound... And the author's highly visual writing really does make you feel you are there. You don't so much feel you are watching a film; you feel you are in one." -Writers Read

“Janyce Stefan-Cole’s…modern film noir novel about a movie star, her men, and her craft is an energetically entertaining and absorbing undertaking … An intelligent and creative first-person narrator …worth getting to know. Both movie and mystery fans will have fun with Hollywood Boulevard -NewPages.com

"Janyce Stefan-Cole's debut novelHollywood Boulevard is a literary Hollywood noir gem, skillfully told and peopled with unforgettable characters."-David Abrams, Largeheartedboy.com

"Janyce Stefan-Cole has laced her witty, melancholy tale with Chandleresque bit players: philanderers, faded starlets, homicidal strippers and flouncy sex kittens. She knows how to tell a story. Read it to the end." -John Turturro, actor, director, screenwriter

"Dialogue throughout the novel has the sharp edges of the dialogue of a Tarantino film, cuts deftly from scene to scene. Hollywood Boulevard is itself an architectural balancing act. The intertwining of setting, character, and plot that constitutes this novel’s structure is a marvelous achievement. Taking on a milieu that is so much a part of our collective imagination, Stefan-Cole grasps the superficial celebrity skin of Hollywood and gives it a twist.”-The Brooklyn Rail

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