Murder, He Wrote: Grove Point Press Builds a One-Author Publishing Program

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April 2014
by Linda Carlson

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Chris Fischer has a problem. His father and business partner, Peter S. Fischer, turns out mysteries so fast that fans don’t have to wait for the next novel.

“You need the anticipation of the next adventure: you want to enjoy waiting for the next one,” says the younger Fischer, who helps run Grove Point Press in Pacific Grove, CA. “Since late 2009 we’ve released eight books in the Hollywood Murder Mysteries series, plus an earlier novel and my dad’s memoir about working with Angela Lansbury.”

Has Anybody Here Seen Wyckham? came out this month, following the September publication of Me and Murder, She Wrote, and Chris Fischer says it’s now time for a break in issuing new titles (despite the other manuscripts his father has completed that are waiting for publication). Instead, he and his sister Megan McElrath, who handles publishing at Grove Point along with him, are preparing audio editions of each novel, and striving for more media coverage.

“Before we move on to more titles, I’d like to see more readers discover this great series,” he explains.

So far, the Fischer books are off to a fine start in terms of media recognition. Each novel’s plot is woven around the making of a famous film, such as Giant and Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and each has won praise from Kirkus Reviews (“Well-paced, with exceptional, believable dialogue and development. . . . An addicting thriller”) and bloggers (“A very quick and enjoyable read, and so many twists and turns that you can’t stop turning the pages” and “Good character development with the fictional characters. . . . Fun reads”)….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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