Philip Reed

Philip Reed

Nominated for the Edgar and Anthony Awards

Philip Reed is a former police reporter who turned to writing mysteries, non-fiction books, plays and screenplays. His latest novel, Off & Running, is a darkly funny thriller about a desperate biographer who kidnaps his celebrity subject. We can only wonder how much of the novel was inspired by Reed’s experience writing his first book, Candidly Allen Funt, an autobiography of the 1960s TV legend.

Reed’s first novel, the “car noir” thriller, Bird Dog, was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards and optioned by Hollywood seven times. His many other books include Low Rider,  Marquis de FraudFree Throw,  In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing and Wild Cards, a non-fiction account of a year spent playing blackjack in casinos across the country with a professional card counter. He lives in Long Beach, California.

Books by Philip Reed

Off and Running

Off and Running

Struggling writer Jack Dillon’s personal and professional life is falling apart…until he gets a lucrative gig writing the biography of TV comedy icon Walt Stuckey. But things go terribly, unpredictably wrong, pushing Jack into a committing desperate crime...

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Reviews For Philip Reed

A Writer with Thin Skin 5.0

He does for lowlife L.A. what Hiaasen does for Florida

Publishers Weekly

A Writer with Thin Skin 5.0

A major virtuoso of mystery

New York Times

A Writer with Thin Skin 5.0

The author knows how to make his stories dance

Midwest Book Review

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