A Deadly Shoot in Texas

A Deadly Shoot in Texas

by Peter S Fischer


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Joe Bernardi's in Marfa, Texas, and he's not happy. The tarantulas are big enough to carry off the cattle, the wind's strong enough to blow Marfa into New Mexico, and the temperature would make the Congo seem chilly. A few miles out of town Warner Brothers is shooting Edna Ferber's "Giant" with a cast that includes Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean and Jack Warner is paying through the nose for Joe's expertise as a publicist. After two days in Marfa Joe finds himself in a lonely cantina around midnight, tossing back a few cold ones, and being seduced by a gorgeous student young enough to be his daughter. The flirtation goes nowhere but the next morning little Miss Coed is found dead. And there's a problem. The coroner says she died between eight and nine o'clock. Not so fast, says Joe, who saw her alive as late as one a.m. When he points this out to the County Sheriff, all hell breaks loose and Joe becomes the target of some pretty ornery people. Like the Coroner and the Sheriff as well as the most powerful rancher in the county, his arrogant no-good son and his two flunkies, a crooked lawyer and a grieving father looking for justice or revenge, Either one will do.
Will Joe expose the murderer before the murderer turns Joe into Texas road kill?
Tune in.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523350650
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2016
Series: Hollywood Murder Mysteries , #10
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Peter S. Fischer is a prolific writer producer with over 25 years of experience in network television. Among his many credits is "Murder, She Wrote" which he created with the well known television team of Richard Levinson and William Link. He also served as Executive Producer for the first seven years and contributed over 50 scripts. As producer he was the winner of two Golden Globe awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Best Television Drama and also received an "Edgar" from The Mystery Writers of America, in which he is an active member. In addition to "Murder, She Wrote", the author was also involved for many years with "Colombo" starring Peter Falk, first as Story Editor and later as producer..

In 2011, Mr. Fischer released book one of "The Hollywood Murder Mysteries", "Jezebel in Blue Satin", which follows the life of Press Agent Joe Bernardi. In each installment, Joe is promoting a Classic Motion Picture that is being filmed. The Stars of those Movies make cameos in the books, which makes "The Hollywood Murder Mysteries" a great read. The series continues in book two, "We Don't Need no Stinking Badges".

Currently there are twelve titles for sale, including the latest release "A Touch of Homicide", featuring Orson Welles.
Stayed tuned for additional Titles in 2016...

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