Book Of The Day – The Alexandrite

by Ron on June 6, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery novel by Rick Lenz and it’s 75% off for a limited time. The Alexandrite has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Absolutely riveting.” -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, New York Times bestselling author

The Alexandrite
by Rick Lenz
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 save $3


Is sleeping with Marilyn Monroe worth getting murdered again?

When Jack Cade, a down-and-out aging Hollywood actor, is fired from a no-pay production of Hamlet, he has no inkling his next role will be opposite Marilyn Monroe – only forty years back in time, in the year 1956.

An award winning time-travel noir that slips between the shimmering worlds of modern and mid century Los Angeles show business.

After Jack’s wife leaves him, he receives an invitation from a mysterious woman to her old mansion deep in the San Fernando Valley. Jack steps through her door and into a world of beguiling physics, magic and travel in time. Through a dark whirlwind of events, he meets Marilyn, gets killed (more than once) and emerges with the alexandrite ring – a jewel that will change his luck and destiny.

How many lives will he have to blow before getting it right?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This book has everything: intrigue, murder, romance, even a fascinating spiritual journey; in fact it has all the elements that make it so much fun to get lost in a really good book.


An intriguing time-travel story about a struggling actor and his life in Hollywood. The characters are well defined even when mysterious. The reader can actually “feel” what Hollywood was like at that time and the plot twists keep you riveted and wondering what could possibly happen next. I am still pondering the symbolism in this unique work.


Incredible read, a real page turner, the most remarkable time travel I have ever read. The eras were kept separate and the late 50s reminded me of my teen age years and I could relate to some of the actors and the area. It was amazing the way the author brought it together at the end but kept his readers in suspense until then. Such a unique novel it would make a great movie.


Loved the book! This is a compelling story that has more twists and turns than an Alfred Hitchcock movie or Twilight Zone thriller. The writer skillfully takes his readers down an exciting path. A must read!


Another page turner by Rick Lenz!!! What a book!!! It kept me in constant suspense. Each chapter, each page, added elements that deepened the mystery and propelled the intrigue of the plot. The humor, the suspense, the central element of an actor drawn into a mystery that turns out to be the best role he will ever play—the most exciting role (roles) of his life!

Get The Alexandrite here: The Alexandrite

About The Author

Rick Lenz is a jack of all trades in show business: actor, artist, and author. He has acted alongside many of the biggest names on stage and screen, and his prismatic role-playing parlayed over to the pen with a successful string of plays from Off-Broadway to PBS.

Lenz’s award-winning memoir about show business, addiction, and recovery, NORTH OF HOLLYWOOD:AN ACTOR’S STUMBLING BABY STEPS TOWARD KINDNESS AND PEACE, broke the fourth wall between him and his audience.

When Lenz is not riding away on his next kaleidoscopic quest, he can be found painting, playing the piano, or reading at home with his beloved wife, Linda.

Come to to discover Rick’s blog, books, art, and interviews.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Rick Lenz and ENT appreciate it.


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