K. Scot Macdonald is the author of five novels and four non-fiction books. His work has appeared in the Writers’ Journal, Funds for Writers, and Animal Wellness, among many other magazines, websites and journals. He earned a degree in psychology and history from the University of British Columbia, a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and degrees in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter and spoiled wheaten Scottish terrier.
The police tried to catch him, reporters covered him, the public tried to avoid him: Saucy Jack: Alias Jack the Ripper
Deviant sex, mutilation and murder in Victorian England. A day by day retelling of Jack's reign of terror in the fall of 1888 in London by a psychologist and historian based on extensive primary and secondary research.
Race Traveler and his boss, Scarlett Wynter, are leading a grand excursion to Greece, but an excursionist dies even before their plane touches down in Athens. Race battles to keep death at bay as cystic fibrosis ravages his lungs, vowing to give death some meaning by figuring out what happened on the plane. Then someone steals a wallet and the murderer strikes again and again. Will anyone survive?
The first book to show how writers use deception to surprise and, thereby, entertain their audiences. Fictional Deceptions discusses the use of deception in movies, novels and plays from a broad range of genres from romances to thrillers, dramas to mysteries. Designed for writers of all genres of movies, books and plays, as well as for fans of mysteries, novels and movies.
Sex, Money and Murder: the fascinating story of the rise and fall of Steve Banerjee, founder and owner of the Chippendales exotic male dance troupe. In the post-pill, pre-AIDS, sex-filled LA club scene of the 1980s, celebrities, desperate housewives and wild bachelorettes converged on one place: Chippendales—and behind it all was arson, the Mob and murder.
Anthony "Mouse" Maas, a commodity broker caught in the Baby Boomer crunch with free-spending daughters and parents in financial need, meets his high-school sweetheart at his mother's funeral. His first love reignites an old passion in him and he devises a scheme to allow him to quit brokering and pursue his dream...but then everything starts to go terribly wrong.
What would you risk to achieve your dream?
Would you risk your career?
Your child's life?
While researching Alzheimer's disease, Los Angeles neurosurgeon Julie Stein discovers the key to her long-frustrated dream of becoming a novelist: a combination of drugs that allows her to write as well as Shakespeare. Unfortunately, the drugs' side effects may kill her.