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Lee Goldberg Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar & Shamus Award nominee who has written and produced scores of highly successful TV series and is the author of over forty novels and non-fiction books.

His mother wanted him to be a doctor, and his grandfather wanted him to go into the family furniture business. Instead, he put himself through UCLA as a freelance journalist, writing for such publications as American Film, Starlog, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle.

He published his first book .357 Vigilante (as "Ian Ludlow," so he'd be on the shelf next to Robert Ludlum) while he was still a UCLA student. The West Coast Review of Books called his debut "as stunning as the report of a .357 Magnum, a dynamic premiere effort," singling the book out as "The Best New Paperback Series" of the year. Naturally, the publisher promptly went bankrupt and he never saw a dime in royalties.


His many subsequent books include the non-fiction Successful Television Writing and Unsold Television Pilots as well as the novels My Gun Has Bullets, The Walk, King City, McGrave, Dead Space, and Watch Me Die, which was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Novel from the "Private Eye Writers of America". He's also the writer/co-creator of The Dead Man, the monthly series of original novels published by Amazon's 47North imprint.

Goldberg broke into television with a freelance script sale to Spenser: For Hire. Since then, his TV writing & producing credits have covered a wide variety of genres. He's written and produced TV shows in Canada (Cobra, Missing), England (Stick With Me Kid) and Germany (Fast Track: No Limits). His mystery writing for television has earned him two Edgar Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.

His two careers, novelist and TV writer, merged when he wrote the eight books in the Diagnosis Murder series of original novels, based on the hit CBS TV mystery that he also wrote and produced. He followed that up by writing fifteen bestselling novels based on Monk, another TV show that he worked on.

In addition to his writing, he's worked as an international TV development expert and consulting producer for production companies and major networks in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Goldberg lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his daughter.

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His website: www.leegoldberg.com
Similar authors: Janet Evanovich, Mary Higgins Clark, Sue Grafton, J.D. Robb
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Lee Goldberg Bibliography

The Ian Ludlow Thrillers

  1. True Fiction - April 2018
  2. Killer Thriller - February 2019

Fox & O'Hare Series (written with Janet Evanovich)

  1. Pros and Cons Short Story prequel - 2013
  2. The Heist - June 2013
  3. The Chase - Feb 2014
  4. The Job - Nov 2014
  5. The Scam - Sep 2015
  6. The Pursuit - June 2016

Diagnosis Murder Series

  1. The Silent Partner - 2003
  2. The Death Merchant - 2004
  3. The Shooting Script - 2004
  4. The Waking Nightmare - 2005
  5. The Past Tense - 2005
  6. The Dead Letter - 2006
  7. The Double Life - 2006
  8. The Last Word - 2007

Monk Series

  1. Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse - 2006
  2. Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii - 2006
  3. Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu - 2007
  4. Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants - 2007
  5. Mr. Monk in Outer Space - 2007
  6. Mr. Monk Goes to Germany - 2008
  7. Mr. Monk is Miserable - 2008
  8. Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop - 2009
  9. Mr. Monk in Trouble - 2009 Excerpt: The Case of the Piss-Poor Gold, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 2009
  10. Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out - 2010
  11. Mr. Monk on the Road - 2011 Excerpt: Mr. Monk and the Seventeen Steps, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 2010
  12. Mr. Monk on the Couch - 2011 Excerpt: Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 2011
  13. Mr. Monk on Patrol - 2012 Excerpt: Mr. Monk and the Open House Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine 2011
  14. Mr. Monk is a Mess - July 2012 Excerpt: Mr. Monk and the Talking Car Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine 2012
  15. Mr. Monk Gets Even - 2013 Excerpt "Mr. Monk Sees the Light" Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2012

Charlie Willis Series

  1. My Gun Has Bullets - 1995
  2. Beyond the Beyond - 1997

The Dead Man Series

  1. Face of Evil (with William Rabkin) - 2011
  2. Ring of Knives (with William Rabkin and James Daniels) - 2011
  3. Hell in Heaven (with William Rabkin) - 2011
  4. The Dead Woman (with William Rabkin and David McAfee) - 2011
  5. The Blood Mesa (with William Rabkin and James Reasoner) - 2011
  6. Kill Them All (with William Rabkin and Harry Shannon) - 2011
  7. Beast Within (with William Rabkin and James Daniels) - 2011
  8. Fire & Ice (with William Rabkin and Jude Hardin) - 2012
  9. Carnival of Death (with William Rabkin and Bill Crider) - 2012
  10. Freaks Must Die (with William Rabkin and Joel Goldman) - 2012
  11. Slaves to Evil (with William Rabkin and Lisa Klink) - 2012
  12. The Midnight Special (with William Rabkin and Phoef Sutton) - 2012
  13. The Death Match (with William Rabkin and Christa Faust) - 2012
  14. The Black Death (with William Rabkin and Aric Davis) - 2012
  15. The Killing Floor (with William Rabkin and David Tully) - 2012
  16. Colder Than Hell (with William Rabkin and Anthony Neil Smith) - Jan 2013
  17. Evil to Burn - with William Rabkin and Lisa Klink) - March 2013
  18. Streets of Blood (with William Rabkin and Barry Napier) - June 2013
  19. Crucible of Fire (with William Rabkin and Mel Odom) - 2013
  20. The Dark Need (with William Rabkin and Stant Litore) - 2013
  21. Reborn (with William Rabkin, Kate Danley, Phoef Sutton, and Lisa Klink) - 2014

The Jury Series

  1. .357 Vigilante - 1985
  2. .357 Vigilante: Make Them Pay - 1985
  3. .357 Vigilante: White Wash - 1985
  4. .357 Vigilante: Killstorm Unpublished, released in a Kindle Edition 2010 (retitled Guilty)

Non-Fiction

  • Unsold TV Pilots - 1992
  • Unsold Television Pilots 1955-1989 - 1990
  • Television Series Revivals - 1993 retitled "Television Fast Forward" in the 2010 ebook edition
  • Science Fiction Film-Making in the 1980s - 1994 (co-written with William Rabkin, Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier)
  • Dreamweavers: Fantasy Film-Making in the 1980s - 1994 (co-written with William Rabkin, Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier)
  • Successful Television Writing - 2003 (co-written with William Rabkin)
  • Tied In- The Business, Craft, and History of Media Tie-In Writing - 2010 (Editor)

Miscellaneous

  • The Walk - 2004
  • The Man with the Iron-On Badge - 2005
  • Top Suspense: 13 Stories by 12 Masters of the Genre - 2011 (Contributor)
  • Thrillers: 100 Must Reads - 2010 (Contributor)
  • Die, Lover, Die! - 2011 (Contributor)
  • McGrave - 2012
  • King City - 2012

Lee Goldberg Awards

  • Poirot Award from Malice Domestic - 2012

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