Retired baseball pitcher now Private Investigator Vic Landell and his over-the-top redheaded girlfriend Marcia Glenn, find themselves in the middle of two murders. While they are shooting the Redhead's ABC Special in France, someone is shooting up Midtown Manhattan. Returning to New York, they hook up with an ill-tempered NYPD detective, and our amateur crime-fighters go on the hunt. As always, mixing high-life living with low-life characters, they encounter thugs, greedy bankers, gun peddlers, a "Roast", serious eating, two princesses, and hired killers. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Vic Landell mystery without a mob lawyer, a stripper, courtroom shenanigans, Harry Winston, help from his father, and a surprise ending. All seen through the eyes of our sometimes brilliant - sometimes not - private investigator and his much-too-much wingman. It all happens in "Midtown Mayhem, A Vic Landell Mystery."
About the Author
Steve Orlandella spent his career working in Television, most of it in Baseball. He studied broadcasting, history and theatre at California State University, Northridge. While working on his degrees he joined the University staff as a producer-director of Educational TV. In 1979, he joined KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles as a news producer, senior sports producer, and director of "News at Ten". In 1985, he was promoted to KTLA's Supervising Producer/Director. He produced and directed entertainment programs, Angels Baseball, and Clippers Basketball Games. In 1987, he worked for MCA/Universal as Producer of media for the Merchandizing/Licensing Division, later becoming an independent Producer/Director. He produced winter and summer Olympic specials, Kings Hockey games, promos and commercials for Z-Channel and Sportschannel, and directed boxing, pro and college basketball. In 1993, he became Producer for Dodgers Baseball for nine seasons. He won Golden Mikes, Associated Press Awards, and was nominated for Emmys twelve times. He received two Emmys for his work with the Dodgers. In 2005, he launched Steve Orlandella Productions and Ormac Press. His published works include "Burden of Proof", "Capitol Murder", "Marathon Murders", "Dance with Death", "Midtown Mayhem", "Titanic", "The Game", and "Stevespeak".