Dead and Not So Buried (Paperback)

A Gideon Kincaid Hollywood Thriller

By James L. Conway

Camel Press, 9781603818667, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012

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Hollywood is rocked after the remains of one of the most idolized movie stars of the '60s are stolen. The thief chooses Gideon Kincaid to deliver the ransom, forcing the PI and ex-cop to unravel a master plan that will include extortion, blackmail and murder. While trying to stay one step ahead of his nemesis, Gideon is led on a harrowing roller coaster ride through sun and sin-drenched Hollywood. The dead beauty is not Gideon's only concern; he must also contend with a few live ones. First there's the tough-as-nails cop assigned to the case--Gideon's bitter ex-wife. Then there's the gorgeous starlet he must protect. Unfortunately they have a history that puts her in jeopardy. Finally there's Gideon's assistant, the adorable and adoring Hillary, whose involvement in the case endangers them both. As the body count mounts and the madman's crimes grow ever more audacious, Gideon finds himself in a desperate race against time. Can he put a stop to this crime spree before Gideon himself ends up dead and very buried?

About the Author

James L. Conway has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Hollywood as a writer, producer, director and studio executive. James lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. "Dead and Not So Buried" is his first novel.

Praise For Dead and Not So Buried: A Gideon Kincaid Hollywood Thriller

"A page-turning tour de force that combines mystery, murder and mayhem with razor-sharp humor. Conway's ingenious plot with its show business milieu has more twists and turns than a bent corkscrew. His shocking denouement will leave you begging for a sequel."

—E. Duke Vincent, author of Mafia Summer and The Camelot Conspiracy

"Conway is to the ego-crazy world of Hollywood what Carl Hiaasen is to Florida's whacky underbelly. The exploits of Gideon Kincaid explode into an action-packed page-turner that is nothing short of hilarious."

—Rick Berman (writer and executive producer of Star Trek: Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise)

"Conway knows his genre and he knows Hollywood. A fast, breezy caper that will keep you guessing and laughing."

—Mark Frost, author of The List of Seven and The Second Objective