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GARY'S TRUE CRIME BOOKS / NOVELS FOR PRE-TEENS / ADULT NOVELS / BIOGRAPHIES

 

TRUE CRIME


All of Gary's best-selling true crime books were optioned or developed for movies. 

 

Fatal Dosage: The True Story of a Nurse on Trial for Murder

(Bantam; Crossroad Press)

Following doctor's orders, Ann Capute administered unrestricted doses of morphine as a humane antidote to the unbearable suffering of a dying patient.  She is one dedicated nurse battling against the vast influence of the medical establishment.  A true story of courage, drama, and penetrating suspense.  (Made into the CBS TV film, Fatal Judgment, starring Patty Duke.)

 

Perfect Husband: The True Story of the Trusting Bride Who Discovered Her Husband Was a Coldblooded Killer.

(Pocket Books; Crossroad Press) 

An intruder's bullet brought their storybook marriage to a shattering end, revealing a tangled web of greed and depravity that shook the city of Daytona Beach to its core.

 

Finder: The True Story of a Private Investigator

(Crown; Crossroad Press)

Marilyn Greene, self-taught sleuth, was known as "The Number One Finder of Missing Persons".  Gary's book drew actresses to Marilyn's "strong woman" role--including Jessica Lange, Cher, Sally Field, Bette Midler, Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandan and Kathleen Turner. 

 

Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under The Influence

(Pocket Books; Crossroad Press)

She was a hard-working, cheerful waitress at the IHOP.  One of the nicest people you'd ever want to know. But she loved too much.  Drank too much.  And ended up being the first woman in South Florida to be sentenced to the Electric Chair.

 

 

Into Their Own Hands

(Bantam Books; Crossroad Press)

Shocking True Stories of Citizens Who Took The Law . . . Into Their Own Hands. Stories of ordinary citizens who become victims of crimes and not only get mad -- they get even. A thought-provoking look at the American criminal justice system.

 

Across The Border: The True Story of the Satanic Cult Killings

in Matamoros, Mexico

(Pocket Books; Crossroad Press)

College students on Spring Break.  And the most hideous mass murder since Helter Skelter. . . Exposes the grisly details of this brutal cult—and reveals how such an atrocity could happen today.

 

How to Write and Sell True Crime.

(Writer's Digest Books; Crossroad Press)

THE book that takes you step-by-step through the process of crafting your true dramatic story into compelling, publishable shape for commercial success.

 

 


PRE-TEEN NOVELS (9-13)

 


The Pork Chop War

(Bradbury Press/Macmillan; Crossroad Press)

'Parent's Choice', and 'Children's Choice' Awards

Three brothers and four pork chops make for trouble.  As Brian sees it, there are too many brothers and not enough chops.

 

Good If It Goes (by Gary and Gail)

(Bradbury Press/Macmillan; Crossroad Press)

1985 National Jewish Book Award Winner for Children's Literature

David Newman's approaching bar-mitzvah date is more than a rite of passage—it's a comedy routine.

 

Popcorn (by Gary and Gail)

(Bradbury Press/Macmillan; Crossroad Press)

Notable Book, Social Studies

Twelve-year-old songwriter Mark Newman, Popcorn's leader and keyboardist, has dreamed of a recording contract for so long it seems real. Missy, on drums, and Richard, on guitar—are not so sure. The adventure begins.

 

David and Max (by Gary and Gail)

(Jewish Publication Society)

National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature

Newbery Honor Nominee

Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multi-Cultural Awareness

 

Highly-acclaimed as an"instant classic." Twelve-year-old David knows that whatever happens, he can count on Max, his grandfather, for good times and lots of laughs. But during a summertime vacation, David and Max, along with David's new friend Candy, become caught up in a search for a man Max thought had died in the Holocaust. Slowly, David learns about Max's terrible years during World War II, information that Max had never intended to tell. As he comes to terms with Max's horrific memories, David grows to understand more about the meaning of honesty—and about himself.


ADULT FICTION:

 


Baffled In Boston

(Berkley Crime; Crossroad Press)

Burned-out true-crime writer Scotty Scotland has been abandoned by his wife, ordered to give up coffee by his doctor, and--according to his latest review--give up writing as well.  But when his best friend, a beloved nationally syndicated advice columnist, is murdered he must get back into life--and enter a contest to replace her-- in order to find the killer.

 

The Dorchester Gas Tank

(Fedora Books; Crossroad Press)

This is the book that launched Gary's freelance career. Not for the faint of heart. Irreverent, satirical look at just about everything. Gave new meaning to Self-Publishing...

 

Share The Dream

(Silhouette Romance; Crossroad Press)

Gary's Cape Cod story about male/female relationships, including friendships. Written under pseudonym Marian Chase.

 

OTHER

BOGART: In Search Of My Father

 

Gary and Stephen Bogart collabortated to bring these memories to life.  Combining the drama of Humphrey Bogart’s life with that of a son whose path of reconciliation first had to move through a very difficult time, this is biography at its best—at once a loving tribute and a fascinating revelation. This ebook edition includes photographs directly from Stephen Bogart's personal collection.