Christopher Geoffrey McPherson
a different world in every book...



In more than three decades as a professional writer/journalist, Christopher has covered myriad subjects and interviewed thousands of people from the famous to the unknown. He brings his years of experience to each one of his novels.

Every work is different. Through reading his novels, you can visit the American home front in the 1940s, a future San Francisco wiped out by a killer earthquake, a romantic love affair in post-war Paris in the 1920s, a future planet where the major industry is making babies -- or an exciting detective series set in 1930s Los Angeles.

In his career, his work has appeared in daily newspapers, monthly magazines, extensively on radio and the occasional dalliance with television. He has written advertising copy and radio commercials -- and continues to write.

Christopher has recently finished work on the last of a series of novels that take place in 1930s Los Angeles called The James Murray Mysteries. Books in the series are Murder at Eastern Columbia, Sabotage at RKO Studio, Abduction at Griffith Observatory, Blackmail at Wrigley Field and the newest Haunting at Ocean House.

Other works featuring his byline include The Babi Makers -- a science fiction tale about a world where the most important resource is babies; Sarah & Gerald -- a novel of Paris in the 1920s; Forever - and other stories -- a collection of short stories; The Life Line -- the novel of the big one that levels San Francisco; News on the Home Front -- a novel of two friends during World War Two; and Mama Cat -- a book for children. Also, several short plays, a few radio plays and a boat load of radio documentaries.





Los Angeles. 1939. Writer James Murray isnít famous, but his first four novels have firmly established him as a writer of popular detective novels. Now happily married, he sets out to help his wife -- famed newspaper woman Arden St. Johns -- as she investigates a popular mystic. Someone is trying to convince others that the dead niece of a famous actress is out for revenge. Can James and Arden team up to solve the mystery?

Haunting at Ocean House is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two mysteries in two different versions of 1930s Los Angeles. Join James and his alter ego as they each try to find the person and motive behind the haunting. Itís filled with twists and turns leading to a dramatic climax inside the cityís most popular dance spot: The Palomar Ballroom.

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Los Angeles. 1937. While writer James Murray isnít famous, his first three novels have sold well enough to keep him at his typewriter as he tries to pen his fourth. But James has other problems: heís not done very well since his girlfriend left him to pursue her own career. Heís fallen on difficult times and fallen hard. Can he help himself as he tries to help his new friends who are the victims of a mysterious blackmail scheme?

In the tradition of the first three James Murray Mysteries, Blackmail at Wrigley Field is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two cases in two different versions of 1930s Los Angeles. Join James and his alter ego as they each try to find the person and motive behind the blackmail. Itís a story filled with twists and turns that leads to a final showdown in a spectacular mansion high above the city in the Hollywood Hills.

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Los Angeles. 1935. Writer James Murray isnít famous, but his first two novels have been selling at a moderate pace and now heís hard at work on a third. Heís living with the girl he loves and enjoying a life he once could only dream about. But an innocent outing to Los Angelesís new Griffith Observatory changes all that when a commotion during a presentation leads to a kidnapping. James, witness to the abduction, feels compelled to find out the truth behind it.

Abduction at Griffith Observatory is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two mysteries in two different versions of 1930s Los Angeles. Join James and his alter ego as they each try to find the person who was kidnapped. Follow the twists and turns until the final showdown aboard a rusty old freighter moored at a dock at San Pedro harbor.

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Hollywood. 1933. Your name is James Murray. You are the junior screenwriter at a major Hollywood movie studio. You always wanted to be a writer and your first novel was a surprise success. Suddenly, you find yourself trying to figure out whatís behind a series of ďaccidentsĒ plaguing various productions -- including the new film King Kong. Can you solve the mystery before it's too late?

Sabotage at RKO Studio is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two mysteries in two different versions of 1930s Hollywood. Join James and his alter ego as they each try to find the saboteur. Follow the twists and turns until the final scene at a glamorous Hollywood movie premiere at Graumanís Chinese Theatre.

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Los Angeles. 1931. Your name is James Murray. You are a clerk in the Junior Boy's department at the swankest new department store in downtown. You want to be a writer, but there's a Depression on. Suddenly, you find yourself trying to solve the murder of your best friend. Will you be able to find the murderer before it's too late?

Murder at Eastern Columbia is two novels in one: two parallel stories, featuring two heroes, working two murders in two different versions of 1930s Los Angeles. Join James and his alter ego as they each try to solve the murder of the girl with sorrel-colored hair. Follow the twists and turns until the climactic scene atop the tallest building in all of LA: the brand new Los Angeles City Hall.

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Take a trip to the future world of Novť in the science-fiction tale The Babi Makers. Here, there is no hunger or war, and the most important industry is the making of babies. Hiperyan and Dion are living the perfect life, until a mysteries illness strikes her. It's an illness that could not only jeapordize their lives, but all life on Novť.

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Travel back in time to post-war Paris in the 1920s in the romantic novel Sarah & Gerald about two Americans who count among their closest friends painters, writers, composers and many other artists on the brink of fame and immortality. Their lives are golden, but not even a perfect life is free from sadness.

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A tale about books that escape from a home where they are not loved, the story of a birthday party and an unexpected guest, and a tale of love through the ages. All of these and more will be found in Forever - and other stories a collection of short stories about life and death -- and life forever.

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The unthinkable has happened, and San Francisco has been wiped off the face of the earth in a devastating earthquake. But there are survivors -- trapped under hundreds of feet of water in the mass-transit tunnel which, for them, is The Life Line in this novel about the big one.

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Two friends. Two spoiled rich girls for whom the war has been nothing but an inconvenience. But soon, life for Carole and Irene will be changed dramatically in News on the Home Front a novel of two friends coming of age on the home front during World War Two.

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What happens to cats when they die? Why, they go to live forever with the Mama Cat in this book for children. A sweet and uplifting story that turns sadness into happiness

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Christopher has also written several short stage plays, a few radio plays and a boatload of radio documentaries.

Here is a partial listing of the avenues which have featured his work:


NEWSPAPERS (daily)
Arizona Republic
Phoenix Gazette
Scottsdale Progress
NEWSPAPERS (weekly)
Az Style (The Arizona Republic)
The Rep (The Arizona Republic)
Arizona Business Gazette
North Valley This Week
Observer
Scottsdale Life
MAGAZINES
Albuquerque Monthly
Archaeology
Arizona Highways
Arizona Living
Los Angeles
Vis-a-Vis
Wildlife Conservation
RADIO STATIONS
KFYI (Phoenix) Documentary producer
KKFR (Phoenix) Host "Power Source"
KJZZ (Mesa) Reporter
KPFK (Los Angeles) Reporter
KTAR (Phoenix)
KXCI (Tucson)