Today, I finished the first draft of DIAGNOSIS MURDER #5: THE PAST TENSE… and I’ve sent it off to my writing/producing partner Bill Rabkin (with whom I exec produced Diagnosis Murder) and my brother Tod, the literary novelist, for their opinions, suggestions, and brutal edits. Bill & Tod will also be subbing for me here while I recuperate from surgery.
I also am pleased to annouce I’ve sold my book THE MAN WITH THE IRON-ON BADGE to Five Star, the fine folks who brought you my novel THE WALK. The new novel will be published in hardcover some time next year. It’s a dark-comic mystery about a detective who learned everything he knows about being a PI from watching TV shows and reading paperbacks…and discovers the hard way just how different reality and fiction really are.
I’m going to take a few days off for a speaking engagement and two book-signings in Palm Springs this weekend before going into the hospital for surgery on my arm next week…though that date could change. I’ll know more after I see my doctor on Monday.
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Hope the surgery goes well, and I happen to know already that THE MAN WITH THE IRON-ON BADGE is a dandy.
Both books sound great. I’ll be praying the surgery goes well.
Good for you, Lee! Five Star is doing a nice job with their crime fiction releases these days.
Lee, if Five Star’s interested in a review in Harrisburg, Pa., let me know. (I’ll keep tabs on it as well, of course).
I’m thrilled the book has finally found a home. Although I am proud of all the books I’ve written, MAN WITH THE IRON ON BADGE is, in many ways, the one I like the best. It also got me a great gig. I wrote a spec script based on the book… and on the strength of that script, I was hired to write the DAME EDNA movie. The movie hasn’t been made, and may never be, but I owe my first solo screenplay sale to MAN WITH THE IRON ON BADGE.