Celebrity-author MARK BEGO will be on hand this weekend at the L. A. Times’ Festival Of Books … along with fellow authors Valerie Harper; Paul Anka; Molly Ringwald; Debbie Reynolds and Carol Burnett, signing copies of his latest release, Murder At Motor City Records.
After 59 rock-biographies (Micky Dolenz; Cher; Bette Midler; Michael Jackson; Madonna; Bonnie Raitt; Billy Joel; Aretha Franklin; Whitney Houston; and, Elton John) Bego has penned his first novel; set in his hometown of Detroit. Gary Graff in the Journal Register said of the book: “For his 60th (!) book, Detroit-born celebrity biographer Bego gives his home town some love with a mystery that touches on some of his own favorite sights and sounds. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty, but Bego spins an engaging yarn, complete with lyrics to fictional songs and a couple twists and turns that make it easy to keep turning the pages.”
Cindy Adams said in the NY Post: “With Motown’s Berry Gordy musical open; Bego’s book is an homage to those Detroit roots.”
“Murder at Motor City Records” is up for an award in the upcoming The Paris Book Festival as well. Winners will be announced in May 2013 and awards to be presented in Paris on May 30, 2013.
Adds Bego about his book : “Having been a fan of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie—especially And Then There Were None, the film noir-inspiring novels of James M. Cain—particularly Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce, and the novels of Dashiell Hammett—especially The Thin Man, I came up with the plot of Murder at Motor City Records.”
Bego will be autographing his copies of his novel “Murder at Motor City Records” at “The Los Angeles Times” Festival of Books, in the Publish America booth on Sunday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.