Christopher Geoffrey McPherson
In more than three decades as a professional writer/journalist, Christopher has covered myriad subjects and interviewed thousands of people from the famous to the unknown. He brings his years of experience to each one of his novels.
Every work is different. Through reading his novels, you can visit the American home front in the 1940s, a future San Francisco wiped out by a killer earthquake, a romantic love affair in post-war Paris in the 1920s, a future planet where the major industry is making babies -- or an exciting detective series set in 1930s Los Angeles.
In his career, his work has appeared in daily newspapers, monthly magazines, extensively on radio and the occasional dalliance with television. He has written advertising copy and radio commercials -- and continues to write.
Christopher is currently working on a series of novels that take place in 1930s Los Angeles called “The James Murray Mysteries.” Books in the series are "Murder at Eastern Columbia," “Sabotage at RKO Studio,” “Abduction at Griffith Observatory” and the newest “Blackmail at Wrigley Field.”
Other works featuring his byline include "The Babi Makers" -- a science fiction tale about a world where the most important resource is babies; "Sarah & Gerald" -- a novel about Paris in the 1920s; "Forever - and other stories" -- a collection of short stories; "The Life Line" -- the novel of the big one that levels San Francisco; "News on the Home Front" -- a novel of two friends during World War Two; and "Mama Cat" -- a book for children. Also, several short plays, a few radio plays and a boatload of radio documentaries.
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Blackmail at Wrigley Field
Los Angeles. 1937. When we last saw young novelist James Murray, his life had taken a bad turn. And now, two years later, he must come to grips with the choices he's made in this, the fourth James Murray Mystery. Here, he meets a young ballplayer who's been receiving blackmail threats. Can James turn his life around and help the young man?
Abduction at Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles. 1935. Writer James Murray is hard at work on a third novel, living with the girl he loves and enjoying a life he once could only dream about. But an innocent outing to Los Angeles’s new Griffith Observatory changes all that when a commotion during a presentation leads to a kidnapping. James feels compelled to find out the truth behind it.
Sabotage at RKO Studio
Hollywood. 1933. James Murray’s first novel is a surprise success. On contract at a major film studio, he tries to figure out what’s behind a series of accidents plaguing various productions -- including "King Kong," the studio’s new film. "Sabotage at RKO Studio" is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two cases in two different versions of 1930s Hollywood.
Murder at Eastern Columbia
Los Angeles. 1931. James Murray, clerk in the Junior Boy's department at the swankest new department store downtown, suddenly finds himself trying to solve the murder of his best friend before time runs out. "Murder at Eastern Columbia" is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two murders in two different versions of 1930s Los Angeles.
The Babi Makers
Welcome to Nové, a planet much like your own. There is no war or hunger. No conflict of any kind. It's a "happy life ever" on this utopian world. Balance has finally been achieved after all life was nearly extinguished during The Fall. There is one major industry on Nové: the making of babies. Babies are the most important resource on the planet.
Sarah & Gerald
In the years after the great war, life was golden and happy for those who had survived it. An entire generation of young men died so others could sit on a beach and splash in the water and have sandwiches on the sand. It was a golden time for American expatriates -- like Sarah and Gerald -- to be in Paris.
Forever -- and other stories
A collection of stories about life -- and death -- and life forever. Includes "Forever" a story of two souls that continue meeting in one life after another.
The Life Line
Take three men and two women, add one concrete underwater tunnel, shake vigorously with a major earthquake and you have the makings of "The Life Line" -- a novel of survival.
News on the Home Front
Set against a worldwide canvas that includes New York, Paris and Germany "News on the Home Front" tells the story of two women who have been friends since their childhood in West Lake, Maryland. The world war has torn apart their lives leaving each trying to find a way to put it back together. It's been a difficult few years with rationing and shortages starting to take their toll.
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