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Double Header (Two Complete Novels) [Kindle Edition]

Lee Goldberg
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Now, for the first time anywhere, both of Lee Goldberg's widely acclaimed "Charlie Willis" crime novels -- MY GUN HAS BULLETS and DEAD SPACE -- are combined together, complete and uncut, in one incredibly low-priced ebook.

MY GUN HAS BULLETS

When Beverly Hills Police Officer Charlie Willis pulls over a speeding Rolls Royce hell-bent for Neiman Marcus, he’s surprised to see Esther Radcliffe, the geriatric star of the TV series "Miss Agatha," behind the wheel. He’s even more surprised when she guns him down and keeps on driving. A few hours later, he wakes up in the intensive care unit…to find a William Morris agent, a network president, and the head of Pinnacle Studios standing at the foot of his bed. They have a proposal for him: in exchange for conveniently forgetting who shot him, they’ll make him the star of his own series, "My Gun Has Bullets." So Charlie trades in his real badge for a fake one…and so begins an uproarious but deadly romp through the wonderful world of TV make-believe…with real bullets.

“It will make you cackle like a sitcom laugh track. Goldberg keeps the gags coming right up to the end.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A very funny novel…a pinch of Carl Hiaasen, a dash of Donald Westlake, and a heaping portion of avarice and inanity Hollywood Style. It’s boffo!”— Booklist

DEAD SPACE

Ex-cop Charlie Willis handles "special security" at Pinnacle Pictures. His job: to protect the studio and its stars, to stop scandals before they explode, to keep the peace in the land of make-believe. When Pinnacle revives the cult, 1960s TV series "Beyond the Beyond" as the cornerstone of a fourth network, two powerful forces fight for control of the show—a talent agency that uses blackmail, torture, and murder to keep its clients on the A-list, and a homicidal legion of rabid fans led by an insane actor who thinks he's in outer space.

(This book was originally entitled "Beyond the Beyond" when it was published by St. Martin's Press in 1997)

“[It] reads like a modern-day Alice in Wonderland set against the venal world of the TV industry. It’s wonderfully revealing and uncannily accurate,” Vancouver Sun (Canada)

"The novel's satiric slant is strong enough to have an effigy of Goldberg beamed into outer space at the next Star Trek convention," Los Angeles Times

"This sharp roman a clef goes where no Hollywood satire has gone before—altering just enough facts to avoid the libel courts but still smacking of a certain je ne sais Trek. It probably won't make Goldberg, a television writer and producer (Baywatch, Spenser: For Hire, seaQuest), the most popular boy on the Paramount lot, but it's a stingingly funny novel just the same."
—Entertainment Weekly

"Goldberg once again bites the hand that feeds him, laughing all the while. Inspired silliness," Publishers Weekly

BONUS MATERIAL: This special Kindle edition includes a sample chapter from Lee Goldberg's THE MAN WITH THE IRON-ON BADGE.

Writer/producer Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award nominee whose many TV credits include DIAGNOSIS MURDER, MONK, SEAQUEST, and THE GLADES. His many novels include the Kindle sensation THE WALK and the bestselling MONK mystery novels, based on the hit TV series, which he also wrote for.


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  • File Size: 662 KB
  • Print Length: 489 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NIFT24
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable romp, editing issues March 16, 2012
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Having picked up the "My Gun has Bullets" stand alone edition for Kindle a few months back (when it was free) and thoroughly enjoyed the over-the-top hijinks and the character of Charlie Willis, I picked up the double book when it was released (and available for free) in order to read the sequel. Note that my review for detail is about the "Dead Space" portion, as opposed to the "My Gun has Bullets" which I didn't read in this packaging.

So, "Dead Space"....
Charlie is as awesome as ever, and I was enjoying his supporting cast as well. However, it was a real struggle to read. Words were missing, just gone, and it made the read through incredibly difficult. Major words too, and it was constant in the first half of the book.

Story-wise, the book was again a ridiculous look at Hollywood and its citizens. I really enjoyed meeting some of the new characters (and was actually rather angry when one of them died, and did so in a quick and off-hand manner. I was hoping for character development!) The Trekkies spoofing was hysterical, and provided a fun backdrop for most of the hyjinks. The ending felt rushed - we were left hanging on some subplot materials despite the epilogue - and while it had a solid core, Dead Space doesn't quite live up to the first book in the series.

Still worth picking up, but I'd wait for it to go free again from a readability standpoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Willis escapes - again! September 16, 2014
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Double Header (Two Complete Novels) ... And hopefully returns to help save the crazy people in the movie and tv industry - from themselves! Two great stories featuring plenty of truth - is - stranger - than - fiction details that only an Industry insider could craft so deftly ... Available in both Kindle and book editions
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read June 6, 2014
By Gerrad
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This was a good deal. Two of Lee Goldberg's books for the price of one. If you are looking for a light entertaining read. That is exactly what these are. I hope there is another one in the works.
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1.0 out of 5 stars trash November 9, 2013
By David
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Trashy & vulgar recommended to no one. No plot but just trash. Please remove all vulgarity, & think up a good plot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous fun February 24, 2012
By Manny
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Read the first one and went looking for more. Laughed out loud through both of them. "My Gun Has Bullets" was my favorite. Completely unbelievable, but oh so fun.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My mistake April 16, 2014
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I found this book Less interesting than most I have read during the past few years. I spend a lot of time reading and writing. Although Other works be this author have been very enjoyable. My disappointment was my on fault " I pushed the button"
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More About the Author

Lee Goldberg is an ex-Navy SEAL, freelance Sexual Surrogate and a professional Pierce Brosnan impersonator.

Okay, that's not true. But he wants this biography to be really exciting, so pay attention. If things bog down, I've been instructed to add a car chase or some explicit sex.

Here's the real story. Lee Goldberg writes books and television shows.

His mother wanted him to be a doctor, and his grandfather wanted him to go into the family furniture business. Instead, he put himself through UCLA as a freelance journalist, writing for such publications as American Film, Starlog, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle (He also wrote erotic letters to the editor for Playgirl at $25-a-letter, but he doesn't tell people about that, he just likes to boast about those "tiffany" credits).

He published his first book ".357 Vigilante" (as "Ian Ludlow," so he'd be on the shelf next to Robert Ludlum) while he was still a UCLA student. The West Coast Review of Books called his debut "as stunning as the report of a .357 Magnum, a dynamic premiere effort," singling the book out as "The Best New Paperback Series" of the year. Naturally, the publisher promptly went bankrupt and he never saw a dime in royalties. (But the books are available on the Kindle as "The Jury Series")

Welcome to publishing, Lee.

His subsequent books include the non-fiction books "Successful Television Writing" and "Unsold Television Pilots" ("The Best Bathroom Reading Ever!" San Francisco Chronicle) as well as the novels "My Gun Has Bullets" ("It will make you cackle like a sitcom laugh track," Entertainment Weekly), "Dead Space" ("Outrageously entertaining," Kirkus Reviews), "Watch Me Die" ("as dark and twisted as anything Hammet or Chandler ever dreamed up," Kirkus Reviews).

"Take me now," she moaned, "you hot writer stud."

She tore off her clothes and tackled him onto the floor, unable to control her raging lust. Nothing excited her more than being around a writer with a big list of books.

Got your attention again? Good. I don't know about you, but I was starting to nod off. Where was I? Oh yes...

Goldberg broke into television with a freelance script sale to "Spenser: For Hire." Since then, his TV writing & producing credits have covered a wide variety of genres, including sci-fi (SeaQuest), cop shows (Hunter, The Glades), martial arts (Martial Law), whodunits (Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe), the occult (She-Wolf of London), kid's shows (R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room), T&A (Baywatch), comedy (Monk) and utter crap (The Highwayman). His TV work has earned him two Edgar Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.

His two careers, novelist and TV writer, merged when he began writing the "Diagnosis Murder" series of original novels, based on the hit CBS TV mystery that he also wrote and produced, and later wrote the 15 bestselling novels based on "Monk," another show that he worked on. He's also the co-creator of Amazon's "The Dead Man" series of monthly horror novellas and the author of the crime thriller "King City." Most recently, he teamed up with Janet Evanovich to write the New York Times bestselling books "The Heist" and "Pros & Cons."

But perhaps he's best known for his pioneering work mapping the human genome and negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Goldberg lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his daughter and still sleeps in "Man From UNCLE" pajamas.

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