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Bill A. Brier


Bill A. Brier

Bill Brier grew up in California and went to Hollywood High School, then served as an Air Force combat cameraman. After hiring on at Disney Studios as a film loader, he soon advanced and moved on to other film studios. Bill earned a master’s degree in psychology, a big help when working with Trumpish Hollywood producers.

During his more than 25 years in the movie business as a cameraman, film editor, and general manager, Bill worked on everything from the hilarious, The Love Bug, to the creepy, The Exorcist, to the far out, "Star Trek" and "Battlestar Galactica."

Eight years ago, Bill switched from reading scripts to writing mysteries and driving racecars. After completing three award-winning novels, he signed with Black Opal Books. His first novel, THE DEVIL ORDERS TAKEOUT (April 2017), is a stand-alone thriller about a devoted father and husband who makes a deal with a real-life devil to protect his golf-prodigy son after his wife and older son are killed in a mysterious accident --- and pays hell for it. Bill’s debut novel was a finalist in the 2015 Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

Bill’s second novel, THE KILLER WHO HATED SOUP, is Book One in his 1950s The Killer Who mystery series. The series’ second novel, THE KILLER WHO WASN'T THERE, will be published in February 2018.

Bill writes every day and golfs infrequently (that damn right knee!). His five children and eight grandchildren keep him busy going to birthday parties, and he never misses one! He is a member of Mystery Writers of America.

Books by Bill A. Brier

by Bill A. Brier - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

The Internet? Never heard of it. Smart phones? Who you kiddin’? We’re talkin’ 1956. Energetic and eager to make his mark on what Time magazine called the next great boom town, Bucky Ontario leaves his Louisiana home and hops a bus to Defiance, Oklahoma, a town not particularly averse to murders, just the embarrassment of them. While helping his friend, Kindra, search for a ring that once belonged to her dead mother, Bucky is told: “Find the baby, find the ring.”