“With Coldwater, Diana Gould has staked her claim as a writer on par with the L.A. greats. Think Chandler, Macdonald, and Ellroy. A classic Tinsel-land tour from glitz to gutter — narrated by a woman on her own trip to narcotic hell, in a voice you’d follow anywhere. For fans of noir, fans of fearless, unflinching fiction, and fans of literature, this is the kind of book you’ll read till your eyes bleed, then stagger into daylight in sheer, brain-fucking wonder.”

Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, Bad Sex On Speed, and Happy Mutant Baby Pill

Coldwater is an extremely persuasive Hollywood thriller, an inflammatory and heartbreaking mix of money, fame, guilt, and hard-earned redemption. A great debut novel by Diana Gould.”

Timothy Hallinan, Edgar and Macavity Award nominated author of  The Fear Artist and Crashed

“Unreeling in the intersection of cops and show business, Coldwater  is not just a gripping murder mystery that exposes the lurid sex lives of Hollywood’s power elite, but a harrowing journey into the nightmare of drug and alcohol addiction, and a moving tale of personal redemption. Great job. I read it in one sitting.”

Steven Bochco, Edgar, Emmy, Humanitas award winning writer-producer of Hill Street Blues, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Murder One

“Diana Gold’s debut novel is so entertaining you won’t even realize she is leading you through the dark side of Hollywood towards truth and light.”

Parabola Magazine

“From the first pages—which recall Simenon—until the last redemptive words, a sustained, suspenseful novel.”

Sheila Kohler, author of Becoming Jane Eyre

“A thoroughly satisfying contemporary noir that fronts a deliciously subversive view of Hollywood. Brett Tanager is a totally original ‘detective’—tough, flawed, complex and witty—who takes on the world and herself with unflinching honesty and intelligence.”

Jonathan Kaplan, director of In Cold Blood, The Accused, Unlawful Entry

“A taught and gutsy debut novel with clean, brilliant writing. I look forward to more from this author”

Sue Ann Jaffarian, best-selling author of  the Odelia Grey and Ghost of Granny Apples mysteries