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Someone is Killing the A-list Actors of Hollywood


When Pete Dyes, the beloved and Academy-Award winning actor, is shot and killed one night outside a famous director’s Brentwood home, and then America’s Sweetheart, movie actress Allison Rodgers is gunned down in broad daylight in a public park, Hollywood holds its collective breath. Who is killing the A-list actors of Hollywood and leaving a defaced DVD of one of their films at the crime scene, and why?

Author Bob Frey answers these questions and more in his blue-collar crime-fiction novel, The DVD Murders. An advertising copywriter and freelance writer for many years, Frey has served as copy chief and creative head for a number of Los Angels ad agencies and received several awards for his creative work. The DVD Murders is his first novel.

Detective Second Class Frank Callahan is a big, rough and tumble sort of guy who happens to be gay. Follow him and his fellow Irish Catholic sidekick, Barry, as they pursue the elusive DVD killer over the streets of Hollywood, through gay bars and cruising grounds, on a chase around Magic Mountain, Forest Lawn, and other L.A. landmarks. Witness Callahan’s about face from a seeker of personal glory to team player, his running battle with a gay-bashing rival detective, the brutish Moose Koehler, and his on-again, off-again romance with his estranged lover, a fascinating character named Car. In the end, it’s good old fashioned police work that leads to the killer’s downfall in an exciting climax reminiscent of Hollywood’s legendary gangster film, White Heat..

“I enjoyed The DVD Murders very much…The ‘gay’ element of this mystery certainly gives the novel a unique twist, adds some humor and insight...Yes, I would recommend this book on many levels.” –Kaye Trout’s Book Reviews

“Frey does a good job of creating interesting characters, and has an Oscar-winning car chase . . . Gay detective Frank Callahan is handsome, gutsy and has a wry sense of the scene around him.” –I Love a Mystery

“Bob Frey has written a memorable character by defying stereotypes in creating a whole person who is neither sinner nor saint. Frank Callahan is just the kind of man needed to stop the DVD killer before more Hollywood stars drop from the sky.”
–H.L. Cherryholmes, author of A Slight Touch

Also an actor, Frey has appeared in more than forty independent films and stage plays. Now retired, he lives in the great Northwest with his wife, Susan.

The DVD Murders is available at, BuyBooks on the Web, and other fine book stores. For an interview, contact the author at bobfreyauthor@


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