About the Author
Peter S. Fischer is a prolific writer producer with over 25 years of experience in network television. Among his many credits is “Murder, She Wrote” which he co-created with the well-known television team of Richard Levinson and William Link. He also served as Executive Producer for the first seven years and contributed over 50 scripts. As producer he was the winner of two Golden Globes from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Best Television Drama and also received an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America. In addition to “Murder, She Wrote”, the author was also involved for many years with “Columbo” starring Peter Falk, first as story editor and later as a producer. During this time, he wrote 12 ninety minute and two hour episodes for the series. His other credits as a writer-producer include the nine-hour mini-series, “Once an Eagle” starring Sam Elliott, the five hour mini-series “Black Beauty”, as well as several movies-of-the week. His first movie-of-the week “The Last Child” was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Best TV Movie. Other series created by Mr. Fischer are “The Eddie Capra Mysteries”, “Blacke’s Magic” starring Hal Linden and Harry Morgan, and “The Law and Harry McGraw” starring Jerry Orbach and Barbara Babcock. His writing credits include, among many others, “Marcus Welby,MD”, “Kojak”, “Baretta”, “Mac Millan and Wife”, and “Ellery Queen”. The latter was his first producing credit. In 2009, Mr. Fischer came out of retirement to write the political thriller “The Blood of Tyrants”. It is must reading for those who love this country and the freedom it represents. It is available on this website, along with the follow-up, “The Terror of Tyrants”. Both are page-turning, thought provoking novels concerning the dangerous direction this country is now heading. In 2011, Mr. Fischer released book one of “The Hollywood Murder Mysteries”, “Jezebel in Blue Satin”. The series continues in book two, “We Don’t Need no Stinking Badges”. Update: “The Unkindness of Strangers“, Book Five in “The Hollywood Murder Mysteries” just recieved the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award for best Mystery/Suspense novel of 2012. Congratulations Mr. Fischer! Book Seven in the series, “Pray for us Sinners” was released on July 15, 2013. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, he is the father of three, grandfather of six and currently lives with his wife Lucille in the Monterey Bay area of Central California.