The Secret Empress brings a crowd to Barnes & Noble at the Grove

Last Monday night author Frank R. Heller, a Beverly Hills resident, businessman, husband, father, and grandfather to four granddaughters mesmerized an SRO crowd at B&N at the Grove, talking about his first thriller, The Secret Empress. (“Dramatic and engrossing throughout!” Kirkus Reviews)

Introduced by his long-time friend, ex-Deputy District Attorney, Lea Purwin D’Agostino who emphatically told the audience, “This is the best book I ever read,” Mr. Heller talked about his years traveling to and from China and all the fascinating facts intertwined with his engrossing fiction. At a time when most Americans are at the edge of our seats watching the developments in China and Hong Kong, Mr. Heller’s novel is of particular interest.