Jack Dwyer

6 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Murder in the Wings Publisher's Summary

Jack Dwyer, ex-cop turned amateur actor, is delighted when his agent lands him a role in a local production of Long Day's Journey into Night. The real drama starts, however, when Michael Reeves - the play's angry, bullying director - is found murdered, and Dwyer's friend Stephen Wade, a sweet has-been of an actor, is charged with the crime. Dwyer knows that Wade has been set up. But who did it? And why?

Was it David Ashton, an apparent fortune-seeker and heir to the Bridges Theater by marriage; or Richard Keech, the handsome, pushy young actor who shared the woman whom the dead man loved? Or could it have been Anne Stewart - the aging actress who carries a secret as dark as that of the character she plays? And what of Lenora Bridges, the matriarch of the theatrical family, who never comes out of her room in the building high above the stage?

Sure, all the world's a stage, but for Dwyer, it's not that simple, because a real man's life is on the line. In order to save him, Dwyer's going to have to discover what's really going on behind the scenes at the most bizarre, mysterious, complex theater company west of Times Square.

©1987 Edward Gorman (P)2012 David Wilson
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 4

    • Murder in the Wings

    • A Jack Dwyer Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: James Lewis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack Dwyer, ex-cop turned amateur actor, is delighted when his agent lands him a role in a local production of Long Day's Journey into Night. The real drama starts, however, when Michael Reeves - the play's angry, bullying director - is found murdered, and Dwyer's friend Stephen Wade, a sweet has-been of an actor, is charged with the crime. Dwyer knows that Wade has been set up. But who did it? And why?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Eighties mystery

    • By Kevin on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • The Autumn Dead

    • A Jack Dwyer Series Mystery
    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ex-cop, security guard and sometime actor Jack Dwyer feels a familiar buzz when, after fifteen years, he sees Karen Lane, his old high school flame. But things are going so well with his girlfriend Donna, that he's pretty sure Karen is not what he needs right now. Still, he agrees to retrieve a suitcase for her which she'd left with her last lover, Glendon Evans, a psychiatrist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Who Done It

    • By Kenna on 01-31-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

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