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Looking for Garbo

Jon James Miller

"Blending hard-boiled noir and romance into a compelling historical tale, Looking for Garbo is filled with heart and action." --Foreword Reviews

James Main has a film to make. Seth Moseley has a story to tell. Neither have any idea how looking for Garbo would change their lives. When documentary filmmaker James Main places an ad looking for anyone still above ground who knew movie goddess Greta Garbo, he's delighted when Seth Moseley, a salty old reporter, replies with the promise of an untold story of why the reclusive star left Hollywood at the height of her fame. Dying of emphysema, Seth tells the story of when he was a cut-throat paparazzo stow away aboard the S.S. Athenia, intent on getting a candid photo of Garbo to pay off his gambling debts. Instead, the newshound falls hard for the enigmatic star as soon as he meets her face to face. But all is not what it seems and when war in Europe unexpectedly breaks out while the Athenia is still steaming across the Atlantic, Seth has to single-handedly save the movie star in the middle of an open ocean swarming with Nazis. Their daring escape brings Garbo's film career to a premature end and shatters the lives of both star and reporter. And, unbeknownst to James, hearing their story decades later will change his own life forever

Book Details

  • Publisher: Blank Slate Press
  • Publish Date: May 7th, 2019
  • Pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.10in - 21.90in - 1.10in - 0.90lb
  • EAN: 9781943075553
  • Categories: Historical - 20th Century - World War IIThrillers - EspionageNoir

About the Author

Miller, Jon James: -

Jon James Miller has always been passionate about literature and film and pursued a career in the latter at Ithaca College in upstate New York, earning a degree in cinematography. He moved to Los Angeles and found work as a researcher and segment producer on cable documentaries for A&E, Lifetime Intimate Portraits and The History Channel.

In 2008, Jon won Grand Prize of the AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine for Garbo's Last Stand. The World War II set mystery inspired by true events went on to win the 2009 Golden Brad for Drama. But advice Jon received from legendary screenwriter and novelist William Goldman proved most valuable. After reading Jon's screenplay, Mr. Goldman said, "This is a great story, now go write the novel." Looking for Garbo is that novel, Jon's first.

In addition to writing novels, non-fiction and screenplays, Jon is a frequent presenter of live webinars on the craft of writing. His presentations can be found at SCRIPT Magazine, The Writers Store and Writers Digest University online. When he's not writing or presenting, Jon loves to hike, play tennis and go to movies. He lives, works and plays in Northern California.