HOLLYWOOD KIDS, bestselling author Jackie Collins' newest offering, is now in paperback and serves up plenty of money, glamour, sex and trouble.

This latest novel centers around Hollywood's elite, a closely knit group of twenty-something offspring of rich and famous power players, all of whom are poster children for dysfunctional families.

Beautiful Jordana Levitt plays at her tough-talking, bad girl image, but what she desperately wants is recognition and love from her renowned producer father.

Daughter of a major studio head, Cheryl Landers is determined to make her own mark on the town, so she acquires the little black book of a friend and becomes a leading Hollywood Madam.

As a deranged serial killer stalks the close-knit community, Michael Scorsinni, ex-cop turned private investigator, and Kennedy Chase, a brilliant and beautiful journalist are drawn together to try and solve this string of grisly Hollywood murders, hopefully before the killer reaches his new targets, Jordana and Cheryl.

As always Jackie Collins delivers an exotic mix of sex, glamour, money and power that showcases the excesses that can thrive in the entertainment industry's capital. (July, 525 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith