Tony Piazza is a Central Coast mystery writer, film historian, presenter, and a veteran storyteller well-known for his passion for writing and movies.
He is the author of five mystery novels, "Anything Short of Murder," "A Murder Amongst Angels," "Murder is Such Sweet Revenge," "The Curse of the Crimson Dragon," and "Murder Will Out" all available through Amazon. Piazza 's memoir, "Bullitt Points," from SansTree, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt" and the involvement of the Piazza family in the production. He is also a contributing author in two anthologies: "The Best of the SLO NightWriters in Tolosa Press 2009-2013" and "Deadlines: Murder & Mayhem on the California Coast" Volume 2; and also numerous memoirs published in other periodicals.
Piazza worked regularly as an extra and stand-in on multiple Hollywood movies and television shows shot in San Francisco during the 1970's, including "Towering Inferno," "High Anxiety," "Magnum Force," and "Streets of San Francisco." He now blogs regularly about his Hollywood experiences at authortonypiazza.com.
His inventory of stories reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood from that era: Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Darren McGavin, Paul Newman, Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Raymond Burr, Walter Matthau, Fred Astaire, Robert Vaughn and Leslie Nielsen.
Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, California Writer's Club, and SLO NightWriters.
Mr. Piazza has also done many interviews for television, radio, and the print and electronic press.
All of his novels are also available as an audiobook, narrated by Broadway actor, James Romick. They can be found at Amazon, Audible, and I-tunes websites.