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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.
Realizing 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.
“I had a lot of fun with Jimmy Dean’s Last Dance. It is a thoroughly unconventional alternate history novel, and one of the very few published examples of pop culture alternate history. It is a surprising treat, and a novel that many writers in the genre could learn from.” ~ Alexander Wallace Sea Lion Press
Jimmy Dean’s Last Dance presents a fascinating spin on such a well-documented snapshot of American, and world, history. It deals with two major events, both surrounded by the mists of suspicion and conspiracy, something that Alliss pounces on. He wrangles these conspiracies into a compelling story. The characters are flawed, real and at times relatable. They exude raw emotion in every interaction, reaction and action they take. All of this makes for a pacey, dark novel spotted with gallows humour that makes for a compelling, thoroughly enjoyable read ~ Steven, Goodreads reviewer