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- Print Length: 370 pages
- Publication Date: December 22, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004APA45C
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Murder Changes Everything Kindle Edition
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Being named John Osipowicz has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that I'm usually referred to by my first name--the disadvantage is that maybe six people in my lifetime have pronounced my name correctly. To aid you in perhaps becoming the 7th Guinness Book of Records pronunceer, the last name goes like this: "O.C.--puv--itch." Now aren't you glad you know??
I was born in Madison, Wisconsin to parents who loved me dearly but spoke maybe 27 words to me my entire growing up period. As a result, I did develop a full internal world, for which I'm eternally grateful. If you're not already familiar with it, I can refer you to Edgar Lee Masters' poem, "Silence," where he reveals all sorts of different kinds of silences: the silence of loss, the silence of misunderstanding etc. etc. Silence is its own reality, not the absence of reality. Because my parents didn't speak very much, I had time for thinking. I still enjoy that kind of silence.
I now live across from a horse farm, about thirty miles outside of Philadelphia. I have a dog who barks at everything that isn't herself, and a cat who is so shy he's embarrassed to use the litter box. I graduated from Notre Dame and am equally happy when that institution finishes in the Top 20 academic schools, as when it finishes in the Top 20 football polls.
My first legitimate job was for The Chicago Tribune in advertising, but after a couple of years I decided to seek the Elysian Fields of Education. I taught English in Madison before I migrated to the Philadelphia suburbs, where I had Kobe Bryant as a student in his tumultuous Senior year. That year he turned pro, but I didn't.
I retired from teaching four years ago and began writing. I think my whimsy is more in the tone of Robert B. Parker or Robert Crais, two of my favorite authors.
My hobby so far is Leisure, which I've become quite good at. My wife still teaches and goes through understandable agony every weekday morning at 6:30 A.M., when she leaves for school while I'm still in bed. Telling her I am creating while I sleep, does not wash. Luckily, she's a Special Ed. Teacher, and she can heal herself.
With a trailing moniker like mine, I certainly would consider a pen name. I could go by "John Richards" (my middle name is Richard)--or, to class it up, I could become John Richard, with that important accent on the second syllable. I've had my regular name for quite a while now, so that is all right also.
I wish you luck.
Top Customer Reviews
I first read "CAN ICON YOU" by Author Ospiowicz and enjoyed it immensely. Now, in "MURDER CHANGES EVERYTHING" he does not disappoint.
In spite of himself, Greg Garrison has become a highly sucessfull man in the film business. He is one of those guys who provides the Ratings for motion pictures, as in 'R' for RESTRICTED. At age 40, he drives a flashy yellow car, dresses outlandishly and is 'noticed'. As he's wheeling down the street, smoking his joint, his life ends with a big Bang . . . and his car is reduced to unrecognizable scrap metal. His brother-in-law, the CEO of Vita Pictures (the largest studio) retains Private Detective Millard Whitney at five thousand dollars per week to find his sister's husband's killer. Whitney, an ex-Philadelphia cop likes the "$5,000 per week - as long as it takes". He wastes no time in going after the killer. With the help of his friend Sgt. Beam in the Philadelphia Police Department, he finds other cases involving bombings. Soon, he has an army of suspects.
Author Osipowicz has woven a tight, constantly moving novel that takes Whitney and his companion Athena on a whirl-wind trek across Italy and France for the man Whitney is convinced is Greg Garrison's killer.
This is a fast moving novel with enough twist and turns the reader feels he is trapped in a maze.
I must say, Author JOHN OSPIOWICZ has written a novel worthy of FIVE STARS!
Miami Shores, Florida
Will look for others from John Osipowicz.