Overall, he has enjoyed a long and varied professional career. He was employed in the film industry for 10 years during the 1970's as an actor and stand-in, during which he worked for Quinn Martin Productions on television productions such as "The Streets of San Francisco", which aired from 1972 to 1977. He also did occasional work for Warner Brothers Studios in movies featuring such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Clint Eastwood.
In 1980, he earned a Biology degree from San Francisco State University, which subsequently led to work in scientific research at U.O.P and the U.C.S.F., and finally as a Histology Technician for the Pathology Department at San Francisco's Veteran's Administration Hospital. As a Biologist, he co-authored several research papers published in scientific journals.
Presently, he lives with his wife on the beautiful California Central Coast, where he is employed as an Assistant QA Manager for a food safety laboratory.
Perhaps as a result of growing older, he recently started looking nostalgically back at an earlier form of fiction, detective mystery pulps. In his attempt to create something new, he decided to return to something old to reintroduce the excitement that modern readers are missing today, combining his years of enjoyment in literature with his background in the film industry and love of motion pictures. With a dash of his knowledge of police procedures thrown in, having grown up around a father employed in law enforcement, he has written this, his first fictional novel.
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This fast paced detective thriller is set in Hollywood during the 1940s. A great mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. Plenty of twists and turns. Especially enjoyed the narrative description of landmarks and lifestyle's during that era. Really felt like I was there too.
Anything Short of Murder is a great book! It reminds me of the great hard-boiled detective novels of the first half of the twentieth century... and reads like it too! Tom Logan is a private investigator who finds himself in the middle of Hollywood (during its illustrious 1930s Golden Age). On the surface level, everything is glamorous and cinematic, until Logan gets deeper and deeper into the corruption and disillusionment of its gritty realism. Anything Short of Murder is a book for any classic film lover, any classic mystery "Whodunit" lover, and any lover of pure fun entertainment! I highly recommend if you want to get thoroughly sucked completely into a book.