Tony Piazza is a Central Coast mystery writer, film historian, presenter, and a veteran storyteller well-known for his passion for writing and movies.
Author of seven mystery novels, “Anything Short of Murder,” “A Murder Amongst Angels,” “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge,” “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon,” “Murder Will Out,” “Murder in the Cards,” and “A Murder, Well-Scripted” all available through Amazon. His memoir, “Bullitt Points,” provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” and the involvement of the Piazza family in the production. He is also a contributing author to two anthologies: “The Best of the SLO NightWriters in Tolosa Press 2009-2013” and “Deadlines: Murder & Mayhem on the California Coast.”
Piazza regularly worked as an extra and stand-in on multiple Hollywood movies and television shows shot in San Francisco during the 1970s, including “Towering Inferno,” “High Anxiety,” “Magnum Force,” and “Streets of San Francisco.” He now blogs regularly about his Hollywood experiences at authortonypiazza.com.
His inventory of stories reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood from that era: Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Darren McGavin, Paul Newman, Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Raymond Burr, Walter Matthau, Fred Astaire, Robert Vaughn, and Leslie Nielsen.
Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, SLO NightWriters, and California Writers Club, and was chapter president for three years of Central Coast Sisters in Crime.
Mr. Piazza has also been interviewed for television, radio, and the print and electronic press.
All his novels are available as audiobooks, narrated by Broadway actor James Romick. They can be found on Amazon, Audible, and I-tunes websites.