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Killing the Dead

By Paul Ferguson

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Format: Paperback, 338 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 September 2011
Life was never going to be easy for Joe Tubbs. Without a father, his role model was his mother, a promiscuous addict who died of an overdose when he was just fifteen. The Hollywood dream kept his fragile mind together, but ridicule and rejection from the industry he loved turned disappointment to anger and rage. When he finally hit on a brilliant idea for a film no one in L.A. would look at his script. Alone and desperate for recognition, Joe decided to bring his script to life and take it to the people. Within days, his chilling deeds spread fear and panic in the city. Suddenly, Joe had a lead role that everyone was talking about. He was finally living the dream. With no leads, bodies piling up and pressure from City Hall mounting, Detective Dan Scott needed all the help he could get. But would a theory put together by small town investigative journalist Leigh Turner help them find the man responsible for bringing terror to the streets of L.A.? Zodiac, The Sunset Strip Killers, The Freeway Killer, The Vampire of Sacramento and The Gallego Sex Slave Killers were just a few of the many evil men and women to plague the Golden State over the last fifty years. Dan knew that California was no stranger to serial killers, and if Leigh Turner was right, another one was already making headlines. But this one was different.

About the Author

Originally from England, Paul spent his childhood in Ottawa Canada and went on to achieve a BA degree in History from The State University of New York in Oswego. Whilst in New York Paul played drums in a band who had a recording contract with Jamie Records in Philadelphia (Dwayne Eddy's label). His writing career began in the 70's when he wrote lyrics for pop songs, working both solo and alongside Zack Lawrence and Chas Cronk (bass guitarist with The Strawbs), those who recorded his songs include Lyn Paul (of The New Seekers), Chicory Tip, Crispian St Peters, Keely Ford, Salena Jones, The Alexander Brothers and Jim McCloud, and Mike Kennedy (Lead singer for Los Bravos who sang 'Black is Black'). He also wrote lyrics for the winning entries at the Japanese, Spanish and Irish song festivals. Paul's musical composing included writing the film score for the movie Assassin. After playing professional ice hockey in Europe, Paul spent over twenty years as an ice hockey commentator working with the BBC, ITV, Sky and Eurosport covering four Winter Olympics, over 10 World Championships as well national and league games in both Europe and the UK. He is the commentator on the Play Station Actua Ice Hockey Game. In the mid eighties he wrote a book on how to play ice hockey (published by David and Charles). In 1985, Paul along with John Snell, set up Ferguson Snell UK Immigration Consultants dealing with the executive end of the market for clients such as JP Morgan, Citigroup, Formula One, Harrods, Warner Bros, and Football Clubs including Chelsea and Newcastle United. They sold the company to 2006. Short film script writing earned Paul a BAFTA nomination for 'My Darling Wife' in 2008 and since then several of his scripts have been made into short films. These days Paul lives in the UK with his family and continues to write scripts and his first full length novel - Killing the Dead.

EAN: 9781908098245
ISBN: 1908098244
Publisher: 2QT Limited (Publishing)
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7 centimetres (0.33 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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