Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Book and a Chat with Heywood Gould

It is a big welcome back to the show  for screenwriter, journalist, novelist and film director Heywood Gould. Haywood's screenplays read like a who's who of  film masterpieces including “Boys from Brazil”, “Fort Apache, The Bronx", "Cocktail", “Double Bang” and "Rolling Thunder”. He has also directed films such as One Good Cop, Trial by Jury, Mistrial and Double Bang.

When last on the show we chatted about his novels"Leading Lady," which was a finalist for the 2008 Dashiell Hammett and Foreword Magazine awards for literary excellence in crime writing and a bronze medal winner for the Independent Book Publisher's Award, and his then latest novel "The Serial Killer’s Daughter.

 Now Heywood is back with a new character, and new book and the promise of a new series.

"Green Light for Murder" is described as a thriller in which we are introduced to Detective Tommy Veasy, and is the first in a planned series.  It is however that and so much more a "witty thriller is filled with his inside knowledge of the backstabbing, cutthroat, libidinous one-upmanship of the film industry".

As one reviewer described It... "It's the most deliciously biting and wickedly inspired Hollywood satire to come around the pike since Budd Schulberg."

About Green Light for Murder: (taken from "The Big Thrill" blog)

Having been suspended for beating up a suspect in a 10-year-old girl’s murder, Veasy is back on the force, much to the displeasure of police chief George Jonas. In between solving cases, Veasy ad-libs bad poetry and smokes weed. Meanwhile, washed-up director Jay Braffner (aka the Madman) is devising inventive ways of murdering various producers who have stolen his ideas and derailed his career, and he’s also directing an imaginary, and admiring, film crew while he does it.

As stated "Green Light for Murder" is the first in the Detective Tommy Veasy Mystery series, with book two all ready underway and several more being planned I can see Veasy becoming a series many will enjoy and "Green Light for Murder" another hit for today's guest "Heywood Gould".

So listen to an interesting and hugely entertaining show as I spend thirty minutes sharing "A Book and a Chat with Heywood Gould "


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