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The Novel Two Film Producers Were Interested In!

It’s Here! The bestselling novel of adventure and intrigue is now an audio book.

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 Now available on Audible. Performed by the talented actor, James Romick.

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James Romick

To purchase audio book, follow link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Crimson-Dragon/dp/B01BU5TTPU/ref=la_B004K2YN0M_1_4_twi_audd_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455833832&sr=1-4

THE NOVEL TWO FILM PRODUCERS SHOWED AN INTEREST IN!

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In celebration, I’ve lowered the price of the e-book to just .99 cents! It’s for a LIMITED TIME, so don’t wait too long. Link to Kindle Edition, below:

http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Crimson-Dragon-Tony-Piazza-ebook/dp/B00NJ5PNFK/ref=la_B004K2YN0M_1_4_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455833832&sr=1-4

 

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Author Tony Piazza

 

 

 

 

The Novel Two Film Producers are Interested in!

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IT’S HERE! Now available on Audible. Performed by the talented actor, James Romick.

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THE NOVEL TWO FILM PRODUCERS SHOWED AN INTEREST IN!

In celebration, I’ve lowered the price of the e-book to just .99 cents! It’s for a LIMITED TIME, so don’t wait too long. Link to Kindle Edition, below:

http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Crimson-Dragon-Tony-Piazza-ebook/dp/B00NJ5PNFK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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If interested in purchasing the audio book, follow this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Crimson-Dragon/dp/B01BU5TTPU/ref=la_B004K2YN0M_1_4_twi_audd_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455833832&sr=1-4

Tony Piazza Interviewed on The Author Show

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REMINDER: My interview with host Linda Thompson of “The Author Show” will begin tonight (2/10/2016) at 8 pm PST and run through tomorrow (2/11/2016) until 8 pm PST tomorrow night. I’ve posted the link below:
http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow.html

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ALSO: James Romick and I just completed proofing and re-recording bits of my novel, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon.” It has now gone to Audible for a quality check, and once approved will be available for sale at Amazon, I-tunes, and Audible. Please check it out, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” audio book. More about it later.

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“A Cautionary Tale for Writers” by Tony Piazza

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Ian Fleming- author of the James Bond books

A CAUTIONARY TALE for writers about the importance of visually checking for misspelling.
I was reading a book (The Man with the Golden Typewriter, edited by Fergus Fleming), which has reprinted the letters of IAN FLEMING. In one, he was relating to his publisher an amusing article that had been published in the local Jamaican newspaper, The Daily Gleaner. It read: “The groom in the wedding wore an orchid in his bottom hole.”

Just two letters changed the meaning, and nowadays even spell-check wouldn’t catch it!

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I have another one, which hits closer to home.  My wife worked for the Gap’s corporate office as a head pattern-maker. In one of the e-mails she received, the China factory was puzzled by an instruction from my wife’s young co-worker. They were asking her what this person meant by the instruction, “The dart is too long and needs to be centered.” However my wife’s co-worker spelled “dart” (a small seam) with an “F.” My wife wasn’t sure how to address this!

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Tony Piazza (Courtesy of Charlotte Alexander)

Tony Piazza is author of the 1930s Hollywood murder mystery novel, “Anything Short of Murder,” which had its roots on the TCM fan website. His second novel, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” was published next in early 2012, and in November of 2013 his second Tom Logan Mystery, “A Murder Amongst Angels was released.” In July of 2015 his latest Logan mystery, “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge” was made available for purchase, and has since been an instant bestseller. All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. He was an actor/extra during the 1970s and worked with such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Karl Malden.  His non-fiction e-book “Bullitt Points” is an in depth look at the making of “Bullitt” from a person who was there. Look for it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites,  or at the link posted below. All profits go to the Boys Republic charity: www.bullittpoints.com.

Tony Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and SLO NightWriters.

NEW!

The novels that started it all. The first and second novel in the Tom Logan mystery series have become audio books- read by actor James Romick, and is available on Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

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NEW!

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The NEW Tom Logan mystery, “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” is available in print, e-book, AND NOW audio book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. For audio- Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

Also:

My earlier bestselling novels, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” and “Anything Short of Murder” now joins “A Murder Amongst Angels” and “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” on Amazon’s Kindle at a new, low price of $2.99. Now you can have hours of adventure, thrills, mystery, and romance for the price of a cup of coffee- and just as stimulating! Look for it on Amazon. Print versions have also been reduced.

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Also: The new Tom Logan mystery thriller, A Murder Amongst Angels . 

Find them all on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. Also available for $2.99 on Kindle.

 

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Star Wars: My Connections by Tony Piazza

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Since everyone’s on the STAR WARS bandwagon with the release of its’ latest saga: ‘The Force Awakens’. I worked with MARK HAMILL twice. Once in 1975, and again in 1977 on “The Streets of San Francisco.” He was a guest star on the show. The episodes were ‘Poisoned Snow’ and ‘Innocent No More.’ He was a very focused actor, and enjoyed his profession. A serious, no-nonsense guy, that knew his lines, and how to deliver them. He also listened to the directors, and nailed his performance every time.

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Mark Hamill in the original Star Wars

 

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Mark Hamill today

I also had a chance of working with HARRISON FORD. My agent offered me a chance to work on “American Graffiti” at the Santa Rosa, CA. location. I turned it down, knowing that I was going to be requested as a stand-in for The Streets Of San Francisco. I don’t regret the decision, but “Graffiti’ would’ve also been great to work on. I was asked recently, “was that a hard decision to make?” Honestly, it would’ve been if I’d even a hint at how much a classic “Graffiti” came to be…and how enormous some of the actors in it had become.

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Harrison Ford today

Another connection I’d like to share, is that years earlier a young film enthusiast used to come down to SF when films were being made. My father being a liaison to visiting film and television companies in the bay area, allowed this young man on location to watch the process. My dad said the young man was a dreamer. His name was George Lucas!

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Early George Lucas

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George Lucas

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Tony Piazza (Courtesy of Charlotte Alexander)

Tony Piazza is author of the 1930s Hollywood murder mystery novel, “Anything Short of Murder,” which had its roots on the TCM fan website. His second novel, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” was published next in early 2012, and in November of 2013 his second Tom Logan Mystery, “A Murder Amongst Angels was released.” In July of 2015 his latest Logan mystery, “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge” was made available for purchase, and has since been an instant bestseller. All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. He was an actor/extra during the 1970s and worked with such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Karl Malden.  His non-fiction e-book “Bullitt Points” is an in depth look at the making of “Bullitt” from a person who was there. Look for it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites,  or at the link posted below. All profits go to the Boys Republic charity: www.bullittpoints.com.

Tony Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and SLO NightWriters.

NEW!

The novels that started it all. The first and second novel in the Tom Logan mystery series have become audio books- read by actor James Romick, and is available on Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

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NEW!

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The NEW Tom Logan mystery, “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” is available in print, e-book, AND NOW audio book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. For audio- Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

Also:

My earlier bestselling novels, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” and “Anything Short of Murder” now joins “A Murder Amongst Angels” and “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” on Amazon’s Kindle at a new, low price of $2.99. Now you can have hours of adventure, thrills, mystery, and romance for the price of a cup of coffee- and just as stimulating! Look for it on Amazon. Print versions have also been reduced.

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Also: The new Tom Logan mystery thriller, A Murder Amongst Angels . 

Find them all on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. Also available for $2.99 on Kindle.

 

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The Ghost of Kate Morgan Haunts the Del Coronado and My Latest Novel! By Tony Piazza

 

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In a recent radio interview I mentioned the fact that as part of my research for a novel I try to visit the locations that I write about. I walk about the area making notes and taking pictures for latter reference when I begin the manuscript. This was the case for my recent mystery “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge.” Upon my first visit to the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego I came under its’ spell, so when I was seeking out the perfect setting for my murder mystery it instantly came to mind.

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‘The Del’  (El Cabana in the novel)- photo by author.

‘The Del’ is an interesting place. Its’ unique Victorian architecture- somewhat out of place in an area known for Early California/ Spanish structures-  and elegant ambiance lends to its’ attraction as a location for use in literature and movies. L. Frank Baum used elements of the hotel in his Oz stories, and who could forget Marilyn Monroe in her white swimsuit tossing a beach ball from its’ pristine beachfront in Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot.”

 

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Marilyn on location at ‘The Del’ for “Some Like It Hot.”

Another attraction of ‘The Del’- and one I used as a sub-plot in “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge”- is the supernatural goings on, in, and around room 302. As the story goes, on Thanksgiving Day 1892 an alone and depressed Kate Morgan checked into room 302 of the Del Coronado in anticipation of a male lover who was to join her. After five days had passed without his arrival, she supposedly took her own life by a bullet delivered from a handgun she’d purchased earlier in San Diego.

 

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Door to the haunted Room 302 (today 3327)

I say supposedly because there were some inconsistencies noted by the Coroner. One very important one is that the bullet removed from her head didn’t match the caliber of her weapon.

 

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Inside courtyard of ‘The Del’ – photo by author

 

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Another Del Coronado photo- by author

 

Kate Morgan was described in the press reports of the time, as “the Beautiful Stranger.” She was young- 24 at the time of her death, with a pale and sickly appearance. Estranged from her husband, and thought to be traveling alone, some witnesses swore that they saw a woman of her description arguing with a man on a train en-route to her destination.

 

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Kate Morgan circa 1886

Today guests of ‘The Del’ feel her presence in the hotel, especially in room 302. Visitors have experienced objects moving on their own, unexplained flickering lights, unusual sounds and scents, dramatic temperature changes, and disembodied voices coming from everywhere and nowhere.

 

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Hotel lobby of Del Coronado

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The Crown Room (Royal Room in the novel)

These ghostly goings on intrigued me, and was why I included them in my latest mystery novel, “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge.” If you want to feel more of the thrill, the book is available for purchase on the Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites as print, e-book, and audio.

 

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Del Coronado as it would’ve appeared at time of novel (1930s)

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Tony Piazza (Courtesy of Charlotte Alexander)

Tony Piazza is author of the 1930s Hollywood murder mystery novel, “Anything Short of Murder,” which had its roots on the TCM fan website. His second novel, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” was published next in early 2012, and in November of 2013 his second Tom Logan Mystery, “A Murder Amongst Angels was released.” In July of 2015 his latest Logan mystery, “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge” was made available for purchase, and has since been an instant bestseller. All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. He was an actor/extra during the 1970s and worked with such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Karl Malden.  His non-fiction e-book “Bullitt Points” is an in depth look at the making of “Bullitt” from a person who was there. Look for it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites,  or at the link posted below. All profits go to the Boys Republic charity: www.bullittpoints.com.

Tony Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and SLO NightWriters.

NEW!

The novels that started it all. The first and second novel in the Tom Logan mystery series have become audio books- read by actor James Romick, and is available on Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

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NEW!

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The NEW Tom Logan mystery, “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” is available in print, e-book, AND NOW audio book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. For audio- Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

Also:

My earlier bestselling novels, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” and “Anything Short of Murder” now joins “A Murder Amongst Angels” and “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” on Amazon’s Kindle at a new, low price of $2.99. Now you can have hours of adventure, thrills, mystery, and romance for the price of a cup of coffee- and just as stimulating! Look for it on Amazon. Print versions have also been reduced.

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Also: The new Tom Logan mystery thriller, A Murder Amongst Angels . 

Find them all on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. Also available for $2.99 on Kindle.

 

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The Curse of the Crimson Dragon on Kindle

“The Curse of the Crimson Dragon.” I’ve been approached by more than one person, that this would make a great movie. When I wrote it, I set out to provide all the thrill-a-minute action, suspense, romance, and humor that the old movie serials (for us older folk), or their clone, Indiana Jones (for those slightly younger), and I believe I nailed it! See the reviews and decide. It’s set in paradise and priced for less than a Starbuck’s coffee. Please give it a try. I guarantee you’ll be back for more! That’s why I’ve temporarily set it at this introductory LOW PRICE! Look for it on Amazon Kindle.
http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Crimson-Dragon-To…/…/ref=sr_1_4…

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Murder is Such Sweet Revenge- Haunted Hotel and Honeymoon Murders

Video by Dave Watson, Davlin Studios, U.K. Voice provided by S.Michael Leier.

Who says honeymoons aren’t dangerous? This one was murder!

 Private investigator Tom Logan and his girlfriend Rita finally tie the knot, choosing a turn-of-the-century beach resort on Coronado Island as their ideal honeymoon escape. Unfortunately what begins as a romantic getaway, ends suddenly with murder. A bestselling author is brutally killed on the night of a mystery writers’ convention, and Logan is forced to postpone their plans when drawn reluctantly into the case. During the course of the investigation, Logan meets an odd assortment of suspects that include: a soon-to-be ex-wife seeking monetary compensation, a jealous husband whose wife may be having an affair with the author, the writer’s male secretary who’s subservience to his boss was wearing thin, a lady mystery author with an agenda all her own, and a pair of publishers whom the writer accuses of plagiarism. A famous actor who plays a detective on the screen also makes a surprise appearance, as does a hotel ghost who just refuses to check out. Matching wits with a vengeful killer is what Logan does best, and he does exactly that in Murder is Such Sweet Revenge.

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Available now on Amazon in print, e-book, and audio (Audible, I-tunes, and Amazon). Link below to Amazon page.

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Tony Piazza (Courtesy of Charlotte Alexander)

Tony Piazza is author of the 1930s Hollywood murder mystery novel, “Anything Short of Murder,” which had its roots on the TCM fan website. His second novel, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” was published next in early 2012, and in November of 2013 his second Tom Logan Mystery, “A Murder Amongst Angels was released.” In July of 2015 his latest Logan mystery, “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge” was made available for purchase, and has since been an instant bestseller. All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. He was an actor/extra during the 1970s and worked with such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Karl Malden.  His non-fiction e-book “Bullitt Points” is an in depth look at the making of “Bullitt” from a person who was there. Look for it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites,  or at the link posted below. All profits go to the Boys Republic charity: www.bullittpoints.com.

Tony Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and SLO NightWriters.

NEW!

The novels that started it all. The first and second novel in the Tom Logan mystery series have become audio books- read by actor James Romick, and is available on Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

11401368_1139753982708066_1713633751399547843_n

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NEW!

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The NEW Tom Logan mystery, “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” is available in print, e-book, AND NOW audio book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. For audio- Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.

Also:

My earlier bestselling novels, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” and “Anything Short of Murder” now joins “A Murder Amongst Angels” and “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” on Amazon’s Kindle at a new, low price of $2.99. Now you can have hours of adventure, thrills, mystery, and romance for the price of a cup of coffee- and just as stimulating! Look for it on Amazon. Print versions have also been reduced.

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ASofM

Also: The new Tom Logan mystery thriller, A Murder Amongst Angels . 

Find them all on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. Also available for $2.99 on Kindle.

 

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Romick Signs for Book #3 Tom Logan Series!

GREAT NEWS for Audio fans! James Romick has just signed on to do TOM LOGAN #3; “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge.” If you haven’t heard James, and his fine acting skills which brings characters to life, you’ll soon have three choices to do so: “Anything Short of Murder” available now on Audible, Amazon, and i-tunes; “A Murder Amongst Angels” coming soon (I’m listening to it now…reviewing it…it’s a treat); and now: “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge.” If you’re not part of the Tom Logan phenomenon…here’s your chance: Audio, print, and e-book!

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Tony Piazza's photo.