Dead and Not So Buried (Gideon Kincaid Hollywood Thrillers)

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9781603818667: Dead and Not So Buried (Gideon Kincaid Hollywood Thrillers)

Hollywood is rocked after the remains of one of the most idolized movie stars of the '60s are stolen. The thief chooses Gideon Kincaid to deliver the ransom, forcing the PI and ex-cop to unravel a master plan that will include extortion, blackmail and murder. While trying to stay one step ahead of his nemesis, Gideon is led on a harrowing roller coaster ride through sun and sin-drenched Hollywood. The dead beauty is not Gideon's only concern; he must also contend with a few live ones. First there's the tough-as-nails cop assigned to the case Gideon's bitter ex-wife. Then there's the gorgeous starlet he must protect. Unfortunately they have a history that puts her in jeopardy. Finally there's Gideon's assistant, the adorable and adoring Hillary, whose involvement in the case endangers them both. As the body count mounts and the madman's crimes grow ever more audacious, Gideon finds himself in a desperate race against time. Can he put a stop to this crime spree before Gideon himself ends up dead and very buried?

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James L. Conway has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Los Angeles as a writer, producer, director and studio executive. Recent directing credits include Switched at Birth, the new 90210, Smallville, Supernatural, Psych and Charmed. Over the past thirty years, he has directed a wide range of episodic shows, including the pilot for Star Trek: Enterprise. Besides many movies-of-the-week, he has directed two feature films, the cult favorite The Boogens and Hangar 18. James's writing and producing credits include four seasons as the Co-Executive Producer of Charmed. While serving as writer and Supervising Producer on the CBS Western Paradise, he won the Western Writers of America SPUR AWARD for Best Television Screenplay. James also wrote and produced the cop show Hollywood Beat and the detective series Matt Houston. For six years James served as Executive Vice President of Spelling Television, where he worked on over twenty TV series, including such hits as 90210, Melrose Place and 7th Heaven. James lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. Dead and Not So Buried is his first novel.

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"Screenwriter Conway hits the ground running with this entertaining, debut Hollywood potboiler with a likable PI and tongue-in-cheek humor. It's a clever mystery with one more satisfying twist at the very end. Great fun."
-- Library Journal

"His characters breathe on the page and are enlivened with emotions and desires that are nearly palpable. Add frequent plot twists that are capped by a satisfying ending, and you have a mystery novel of the hardboiled school that is sure to keep even the most ardent reader guessing."
--New York Journal of Books

"A fast paced thriller mystery... An unusual plot that sprawls all throughout Hollywood, Dead and Not So Buried is an excellent pick for community library suspense and thriller collections."
--Midwest Book Review

"This mystery has all the markings of a bestseller. James L. Conway proves with his first novel that he knows how to write a great mystery with a likeable lead character that leaves his readers wanting a sequel or maybe a series."
----Suspense Magazine

"A fabulous read! If you loved L.A. Confidential or are a fan of Hammet, Chandler and Spillane, you are going to love this thriller a page-turning tour de force that combines mystery, murder and mayhem with razor sharp humor. Conway's ingenious plot with its show business milieu has more twists and turns than a bent corkscrew and his shocking de'nouement will leave you begging for a sequel." ---- E. Duke Vincent, author of Mafia Summer, The Camelot Conspiracy

"Conway knows his genre and he knows Hollywood. A fast, breezy caper that will keep you guessing and laughing." --Mark Frost, author of The List of Seven and The Second Objective

"Dead and Not so Buried is a quirky, fun read. A true who-dun-it with off the wall characters and just enough humor thrown in to make it different from other mysteries .... This mystery has all the markings of a bestseller. James L. Conway proves with his first novel that he knows how to write a great mystery with a likeable lead character that leaves his readers wanting a sequel or maybe a series following the antics of Gideon Kincaid." ----Jodi Hanson for Suspense Magazine

"Conway is to the ego-crazy world of Hollywood what Carl Hiaasen is to Florida's wacky underbelly. The exploits of Gideon Kincaid explode into an action-packed page-turner that is nothing short of hilarious."
--Rick Berman, writer & executive producer of Star Trek

"Dead and Not So Buried is good and goofy, comfortable as an old shoe and fresh as a daisy...I raced right through it, never quite knowing where Conway would take me next, laughing all the way." -- --David Jacobs, creator of Dallas and Knotts Landing

"Conway is to the ego-crazy world of Hollywood what Carl Hiaasen is to Florida's wacky underbelly. The exploits of Gideon Kincaid explode into an action-packed page-turner that is nothing short of hilarious."
--Rick Berman, writer & executive producer of Star Trek

"Dead and Not So Buried is good and goofy, comfortable as an old shoe and fresh as a daisy...I raced right through it, never quite knowing where Conway would take me next, laughing all the way." ----David Jacobs, creator of Dallas and Knotts Landing

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