Lee Goldberg
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Lee Goldberg

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Lee Goldberg is an ex-Navy SEAL, freelance Sexual Surrogate and a professional Daniel Craig impersonator.

Okay, that's not true. But he wants this biography to be really exciting, so pay attention. If things bog down, I've been instructed to add a car chase or some explicit sex.

Here's the real story. Lee Goldberg writes books and television shows.

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 also wrote erotic letters to the editor for Playgirl at $25-a-letter, but he doesn't tell people about that, he just likes to boast about those "tiffany" credits).

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. (But the books are available on the Kindle as "The Jury Series")

Welcome to publishing, Lee.

His subsequent books include the non-fiction books "Successful Television Writing" and "Unsold Television Pilots" ("The Best Bathroom Reading Ever!" San Francisco Chronicle) as well as the novels "My Gun Has Bullets" ("It will make you cackle like a sitcom laugh track," Entertainment Weekly), "Dead Space" ("Outrageously entertaining," Kirkus Reviews), "Watch Me Die" ("as dark and twisted as anything Hammet or Chandler ever dreamed up," Kirkus Reviews).

"Take me now," she moaned, "you hot writer stud."

She tore off her clothes and tackled him onto the floor, unable to control her raging lust. Nothing excited her more than being around a writer with a big list of books.

Got your attention again? Good. I don't know about you, but I was starting to nod off. Where was I? Oh yes...

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, including sci-fi (SeaQuest), cop shows (Hunter, The Glades), martial arts (Martial Law), whodunits (Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe), the occult (She-Wolf of London), kid's shows (R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room), T&A (Baywatch), comedy (Monk) and utter crap (The Highwayman). His TV work has earned him two Edgar Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.

His two careers, novelist and TV writer, merged when he began writing the "Diagnosis Murder" series of original novels, based on the hit CBS TV mystery that he also wrote and produced, and later wrote the 15 bestselling novels based on "Monk," another show that he worked on. He's also the co-creator of Amazon's "The Dead Man" series of monthly horror novellas and the author of the crime thriller "King City." Most recently, he teamed up with Janet Evanovich to write the #1 New York Times bestselling Fox & O'Hare novels ("The Heist," "The Chase," "The Job," "The Scam," "The Pursuit").

But perhaps he's best known for his pioneering work mapping the human genome and negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Goldberg lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his daughter and still sleeps in "Man From UNCLE" pajamas.

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Best Sellers

    • True Fiction

    • Ian Ludlow Thrillers
    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 360

    When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A clever and fun parody of espionage thrillers!

    • By Wayne on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Heist

    • A Novel
    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,893
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,906

    From Janet Evanovich, New York Times best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, best-selling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!!

    • By Amanda on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Scam

    • A Fox and O'Hare Novel, Book 4
    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643

    Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O'Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that's what everyone thinks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crazy cliffhanger, #5 better not take a year!

    • By Damon on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Chase

    • Fox and O'Hare, Book 2
    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348

    Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O'Hare....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen

    • By Wayne on 08-18-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Chase

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,788

    A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

    • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Job

    • A Fox and O'Hare Novel, Book 3
    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

    He's a charming con man and she's a dedicated FBI agent, and they're about to drive each other crazy - again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Good, the Bad , and the Funny!

    • By defrost on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Pursuit

    • A Fox and O'Hare Novel, Book 5
    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688

    Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top 10 fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fast, Funny, and Sexxxy

    • By green ice cream garden on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Shell Game: A Fox and O'Hare Short Story

    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717

    It was love at first con. Find out how FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare and con artist Nicolas Fox first met in this exclusive eBook original short story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prequel to the wonderful & fun Fox & O'Hare series

    • By Wayne on 01-02-16

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Pros and Cons: A Short Story

    • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 825
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826

    Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who’s on the hunt - and a master con artist who’s enjoying the chase....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read - But not as good as Janet's other books

    • By Cool on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Mr. Monk is Miserable

    • By: Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    On a return trip from Germany, Monk and Natalie stop over in Paris. They visit the catacombs - a vast, underground cavern in the center of the city, lined with millions of ancient human bones....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By SRuss on 02-20-09

    Regular price: $15.36

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