The latest edition of InDTale Magazine awarded 4.5 stars and the ‘Crowned Heart.” Below is an excerpt from Alison Ellis’s review:
“Any fan of the mystery genre needs to have Tony Piazza’s Tom Logan series in their to-be-read stack. This installment (“Murder in the Cards”) is a great stand-alone but more backstory will entice readers to go back and see where this journey starts. Piazza’s writing style transports the reader into a different era, and delightfully so. With the vivid detail with which he paints the settings and the dialect of the characters, readers are truly in for a whodunit from days past. With a Sherlock Holmes vibe, “Murder in the Cards” makes the reader feel like they are entering a real-life game of Clue. With twists and turns and flawless tying together of plot-lines, this a stay up all night because it’s impossible to put down, adventure!”
– Alison Ellis, InDTale Magazine. 4.5 Stars- Awarded Crowned Heart
Award-winning author Tony Piazza has released his latest, “Murder in the Cards.” Logan’s investigation takes him from the Grand Canyon to LA, and eventually to the Central Coast where he’s employed by a newspaper magnate, who happens to have a “castle” on a hill.
While investigating one murder, another more bizarre crime embroils Los Angeles PI Tom Logan in the strangest case of his career. Tom and his wife Rita are invited to a Halloween party by influential and reclusive 1930s newspaper mogul Charles Randolph. In Randolph’s mysterious castle perched atop a winding Central Coast hill, Logan encounters an odd array of suspects. These include a film actor, a journalist, a comic, and a lawyer, any of whom might be the killer. Gypsy fortunetelling, Tarot card readings—and most bizarre of all—a séance that ‘materializes’ the spirit of a movie actress whose earlier death Logan had been investigating, immerse Logan into a chilling mixture of dangerous games played against a backdrop of menace and intrigue.
It’s FINALLY here!
Click below and hear a sample from the NEW audiobook “Murder Will Out,” performed by James Romick. NEED ESCAPE from this world? Then venture into the #Hollywood of the 1930s, where fame leads to greed, and one misstep can end in #MURDER.
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James Romick- Narrator
You’re invited to a Book Signing Event:
Murder Will Out
Where: Bookworm Bookstore
230 E Betteravia Rd. Suite K, Santa Maria
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Join bestselling author, Tony Piazza for the official launch of his latest Tom Logan mystery novel, “Murder Will Out.” He will be reading a selection from his novel at 1 pm and personally signing copies of his book throughout the event.
Tony Piazza is a Central Coast mystery writer, film historian, presenter, and skilled storyteller. An author of five mystery novels, and the memoir, “Bullitt Points,” which is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt.” He is also a contributing author to two anthologies and has done many interviews for television, radio, and the print and electronic media. Piazza worked regularly on many Hollywood movies and television shows filmed in San Francisco during the 1970’s, including “Magnum Force,” “Towering Inferno,” and “The Streets of San Francisco.” He now blogs regularly about his Hollywood experiences at authortonypiazza.com. Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and SLO NightWriters.
We had a great time performing a live presentation of “Mr. Short and Mr. Long” from an old radio show of Ellery Queen. Local mystery writers from the Central Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime took on the various roles to help a charity and reach out to the community. It was a great success, and we had fun doing it. I think you can gather that from the photos that follow, and a video of the entire performance below. Enjoy!
Rehearsals of the cast of Ellery Queen
Night of performance. The room was packed!
Above, from left to right- our commercial spot lady: Susan Tuttle; The coal man and telegraph messenger: Mark Arnold; Nikki Porter: Lida Sideres; Inspector Queen: Rich Gamble; Ellery Queen: Tony Piazza; Narrator: Barbara Hodges; Velie: Victoria Heckman; Biggs: Susan Howe (not pictured).
Gamble (Queen), Piazza (Ellery), and Hodges (Narrator)
Sideres (Nikki) and Gamble (Queen)
Heckman ( Velie) and Howe (Biggs)
Tuttle (Commercial lady) and Arnold (Coal man, messenger boy)
The tale of a man who stepped outside, ducked back into his house to get an umbrella, and disappeared!
Match wits with Ellery Queen and determine whodunnit.
And now from the producers of Alka Seltzer and various other products, and The Central Coast Sister’s in Crime players presents to you that master crime solver, Ellery Queen in tonight’s challenging mystery. Turn out the lights and CLICK ON THE ARROW BELOW.