Wilson’s David S. Hager releases second novel

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Local author and Wilson Writers Group member David S. Hager has released “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” the second novel in his Hollywood Cold Case trilogy.

The novel opens with the discovery of a young woman’s body yards from the iconic Hollywood sign in October 1954. A second victim, a man, is found with no apparent connection to the first. As Hager’s story unravels, it’s revealed that both murders are the work of studio bosses and the Hollywood power structure.

“Once again, the investigations turn up new and disturbing facts that rip the mask off the powerful alliances between the studio system of the time, the powerful conservative business leaders and politicians who exemplified the corruption of the era,” Hager writes in a synopsis of the book.

“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a 368-page self-published paperback and retails for $14.99 on Amazon.com. A copy is available at the Wilson County Public Library.

The May 5 release follows Hager’s debut novel, “Hollywood Cold Case: The Masked Marauder Murder Mystery,” published in April 2017. The first book in Hager’s planned trilogy is also for sale on Amazon.

The Wilson Writers Group is composed of local residents who share a common interest in creative writing. The group meets most Tuesday evenings at the Wilson County Public Library and welcomes new