Steve J Spears

Murder by Manuscript

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

All internationally renowned "lady showbiz detective" Stella Pentangeli wants, is to solve a simple literary riddle: did William Shakespeare belong to a blood-thirsty 17th century cult which resurrected dead people?

All enigmatic and brilliant Investigator Ng wants, is to find out why a relentless monster is using Shakespeare's personal recipe to make "resurrection soup" out of 21st Century citizens.

As the body count mounts, all the serial killer wants is to add Stella and Ng to the menu.

ISBN: 
1862546428
Series: 
Stella Pentangeli
Investigator Ng
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press

Murder at the Fortnight

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Murder at The Fortnight is a darkly hilarious tale of murder, greed, fame and lust set squarely under the bright lights of the world of showbusiness. When celebs start dropping like flies at The Playwright's Fortnight, Stella and Ng must battle media hysteria and political backstabbing in their desperate search for a killer who keeps on killing. Who will be next?

ISBN: 
1862546169
Series: 
Stella Pentangeli
Investigator Ng
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2003

Innocent Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In Innocent Murder, Investigator Ng and Stella Pentangeli work different sides of the crime fence. Ng's case is one of triads, sex slavery and murder. Stella's case is a showbiz trifle - she must discover who is stealing plotlines from the hugely successful soap The Young and the Naked and selling the information to a rival channel.

ISBN: 
1862546649
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2005

Steve J Spears

Author Information
Spears, Steve J

About the Author

Steve J. Spears was a professional writer for thirty years. He is best known as the author of one of Australia's classic plays, The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin. He has published stage plays, children's books and a collection of his essays, In Search of the Bodgie.

He died in 2007.

Steve J Spears (1951 / 2007)

Author Name: 

Very sad news from The Age today - Steve J Spears died yesterday - 16th October.  He was 56 years old.  Amongst an enormous body of other work, Steve wrote 3 crime fiction books in the Stella Pentangeli and Investigator Ng series.  Arty, elaborate, and totally unrealistic, they are 3 light-hearted, funny and highly entertaining.

MURDER AT THE FORTNIGHT - Steve J Spears

Author Information
Book Title: 
Murder at the Fortnight
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
0733618979
Series: 
Stella Pentangeli
Investigator Ng
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2003