Me and Murder, She Wrote

Me and Murder She Wrote From a sleepy little small town in the middle of Long Island to a place at the table in the exciting world of network television I lived the impossible dream I am years old happily married scrap

  • Title: Me and Murder, She Wrote
  • Author: Peter S. Fischer
  • ISBN: 9780988657137
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a sleepy little small town in the middle of Long Island to a place at the table in the exciting world of network television, I lived the impossible dream I am 35 years old, happily married, scraping along well enough, but obsessed with the reality that I am not living the life I had always dreamt of And then in a set of circumstances that would be unbelievable in aFrom a sleepy little small town in the middle of Long Island to a place at the table in the exciting world of network television, I lived the impossible dream I am 35 years old, happily married, scraping along well enough, but obsessed with the reality that I am not living the life I had always dreamt of And then in a set of circumstances that would be unbelievable in a nickel and dime B movie, my world suddenly changes and I find myself writing scripts for and rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in television and the movies.Me and Murder, She Wrote Glenn Ford, Lorne Greene, Sam Elliott, Rock Hudson, Robert Urich, Hal Lindon, Robert Young, Telly Savalas, Roger Moore, Robert Culp, William Devane, Robert Blake, and so many , but especially Peter Falk and Jerry Orbach and a very special lady in my life to whom I owe a great deal, Angela Lansbury This, then, is my career in Tinseltown, the good days and the bad, the good guys and the not so good, the thrilling successes and the depressing failures, all a part of the fabric of an adventure that had no right happening.but did.

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    1. I have a confession to make: I am a Murder, She Wrote junkie. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I am a huge fan of the series, so when I saw Peter S. Fischer’s “unauthorized” autobiography available on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read and review it. In Me and Murder, She Wrote: My Adventures in Television with Angela Lansbury, Peter Falk and Jerry Orbach…Among Others, the Murder, She Wrote creator, television producer, and writer tells the story of his career, it [...]

    2. Being a fan of both Colombo and Murder She Wrote, I really enjoyed this trip down memory lane and getting in behind the scenes with the author.

    3. Yes, I am a big fan of Murder, She Wrote. I can't exactly explain why. I was 11 years old when I saw the first episode, and have seen every episode plus the tv movies. There's just something very relaxing about the weekly cosy mystery, especially the first few seasons when plots where still fresh and settings fairly original.So when I discovered this memoir by series creator Peter S. Fisher, I just had to pick it up. And I was not disappointed. Even though Fischer is never really going deep, and [...]

    4. I enjoy reading 'behind-the-scenes' books from the entertainment world.  I suspect this comes from my own professional work backstage.This particular book caught my eye because 1) Murder, She Wrote was one of my wife's favorite television shows (along with Columbo), and 2) I lived and worked in LA at the same as most of this book takes place, and much of the industry was familiar to me then.Fischer's writing is quite readable (no surprise, since he wrote popular mystery/drama for millions of pe [...]

    5. Disclaimer: I received this book free from Grove Point Press in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.Thinking back on all the things that remind me of my mom, MURDER, SHE WROTE is definitely one of them. I remember how we would get snacks and beverages ready and plop down onto the couch to watch the latest episodes. During the commercials we would try to hash out the clues that have been presented to see if we could figure out who did it. Angela Lansbury was [...]

    6. Me and Murder, She wrote is a Grove Point Press publication released in September 2013. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Peter S Fischer gives us an account of how he decided to become a writer, his first forays into screen writing which led to a few made for TV movies. This led to his writing one script for the mystery show "Columbo". Peter's script was the only one Peter Falk really liked and he kept wanting to bring Peter Fischer [...]

    7. Peter S. Fischer was a television writer and producer whose most famous work was on the early years of Columbo and the first six years of Murder, She Wrote. In this memoir, he recalls how he got into the TV business in his thirties by knowing someone in the business. Getting your foot in the door is only the first step though. He succeeded by getting a reputation for writing snappy scripts in record time and managed to land on two of the most popular series of the 1970s and 1980s.Fischer tells h [...]

    8. I’m a huge fan of the show “Murder, She Wrote” and Angela Lansbury, so I was interested in reading this book by the original executive producer for the show. Peter Fischer wrote many episodes for a variety of popular TV series, including “Columbo,” “Ellery Queen” and others besides MSW. He comes across as a regular guy working in a not-so-normal field. The book is full of insider stuff about the television industry (and it is amazing how much happens when people meet to “do lunch [...]

    9. More than just a look behind the scenes!This book is much more than just a look behind the scenes of the successful series Murder She Wrote. It is a well written book of the story of one man’s journey into the world of writing in Hollywood. Mr. Fischer’s life is testimony to not giving up and believing in your craft. His story is fast paced and you’ll find yourself lost in the years gone by of stars and stories. A wonderful and genuine look at many famous names that make you wish you knew [...]

    10. I am a huge lover of Murder She Wrote as a glance at my shelf can tell you and I devoured this book from digital cover to digital cover. Fischer not only gives us a behind the scenes look at the show but details of what it was like to be a struggling television writer. I enjoyed hearing about his process and his stories about Jerry Orbach, Jean Stapleton and Angela L herself. This book is a must buy for any Murder She Wrote fan and one of my Favorite Reads of 2014. *I got this book as a digital [...]

    11. This is a great look at the ongoings that occur behind the scenes for murder she wrote as well as other great tv shows from and era I grew up on. I found myself remembering many of these shows and often wondered what had happen to them. I enjoyed Peter's reminiscing of his early days in Hollywood and the personal insight to many of my favorite actors and actresses. I'm intrigued by his other stories and I will have to check them out.

    12. Borrowed a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.This was good, it gave you a look at what goes on as TV shows are being made and how Peter Fischer career in writing took off. There were a few parts of the book I found boring but it was mostly because I didn't know what actor or TV show he was talking about.

    13. Conversational memoir by an author with a knack for hooking a reader into effortlessly turning pages, one after another. Funny, entertaining, and informative, this is a great book for writers looking for a peek into what television production entails.

    14. A nice little fluff piece to read. Enjoyable,but probably would have been more so if I was familiar with a lot of the shows and actors that were talked about. I was looking for a break from more serious, heavier reading. This was a good choice in that regard.

    15. this one was a bit interesting as far as memoirs go, loved the part about how he found Jessica Fletcher and the actress who he got for the part, just perfect and plays the character beautifully, also liked the way the writer shares some of his experiences.

    16. If you like typos, rambling non-stories, and seemingly endless lists of television actors you've never heard of, this is the book for you!

    17. I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This book cover is on my Pinterest board and my blog, Michelle Dragalin’s Journey.

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