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Hometown:
Born and raised in NY, now living in Tennessee
About Me:
Writer and Executive Producer of crime documentaries. City Confidential-A&E, Dominick Dunne's Power Privilege & Justice-CourtTV, Snapped-Oxygen, Captured-Oxygen (premiers in Oct) Crimewave-History (premieres in '08), and others. new MWA member, just finished writing a book.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler (no brainer), Dashiell Hammett, James Elroy, Jim Thompson, and, on the lighter side, P.G. Wodehouse and Nick Hornby. And then there's Dickens, Melville, Poe. And Vonnegut and Thompson (Hunter S.)

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At 2:35am on August 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Geoffrey , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 5:46am on August 4, 2008, carole gill said…
good luck with your book, Geoffrey!
At 10:27am on October 24, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Geoffrey: Greetings: Just to let you know that my New Orleans noir mystery, The
Beatitudes, has received 5 starred reviews! I am donating all royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries. I have posted Chapter I on my blog www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
At 8:52am on August 10, 2007, Elizabeth Zelvin said…
Thanks, Geoffrey! Glad to be your Crimespace Friend. :) Liz

Death Will Get You Sober (St. Martin's April 2008)
At 8:21am on August 9, 2007, Declan Burke said…
Hi Geoffrey - Cheers for the invite, I'm much obliged. Sounds like a fascinating career there already, even without becoming a writer ... Marlow Productions, eh? You're right, the Chandler thing is a no-brainer ... any man who can make a statement like that is a friend for life. Cheers, Dec
At 12:36am on August 1, 2007, Meredith Anthony said…
Geoff-- Thanks for your note. I love the ad biz -- keeps me writing every day. Welcome to the site. Meredith
At 10:57am on July 31, 2007, JackBludis said…
First person? Yes. Present Tense? No ... Nice background--Fine background as a matter of fact. Good luck with the book.
At 2:31am on July 29, 2007, Geoffrey Proud said…
Unfortunately City went out of production about a year ago afer over 100 episodes, but A&E still runs it and so does the Biography Channel. We have a new mystery show coming on Oxygen in October called Captured! (It'll run after Snapped). Check it out!
At 2:00am on July 29, 2007, Linda Ladd said…
Nice to meet you, Geoffrey! I LOVE City Confidential and have turned all my relatives on to it, too! One of my high school friends, Linda Bloodworth Thomason, is a TV writer/producer but I haven't seen her in awhile. I love Dominick Dunne's show, too.

I live in Missouri so we sorta are neighbors!

~~Linda
At 7:49pm on July 28, 2007, Dennis Venter said…
Hi Geoffrey, welcome to crimespace - nice to have another TV writer here.
 
 
 

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