It was announced last year that actor Vin Diesel would reprise the great television role of Lieutenant Theo Kojak originally played by Telly Savalas. While Kojak fans wait for the final motion picture, attendees at Muse on Rodeo next week will get a rare chance to hear what it was like to work on the original Kojak series with Telly Savalas, and how crime fiction in literature, both fiction and non-fiction, has emerged and why detectives, thriller and suspense novels continue to fascinate readers. Guests include bestselling authors Gregg Hurwitz and Miles Corwin.
Kevin Dobson portrayed Det. Bobby Crocker from 1973 to 1978, and later reunited with Savalas for the 1990 TV movie, Kojak: It's Always Something. He has also played Detective Leo McCarthy in F/X: The Series.
Gregg Hurwitz has written twelve novels in the last decade and penned screenplays for Disney, Paramount, MGM and other major studios, and served as writer and consulting producer on ABC’s “V.” And he didn’t stop there. He has written comics for Marvel and DC, where he added to the tradition of Wolverine and Batman, and recently teamed up with Shawn Ryan to adapt his Tim Rackley series for TNT. As a New York Times Bestselling author, Gregg continues to publish critically acclaimed novels and earn the top awards in the genre, including nominations for the ITW Thriller Award and CWA’s Silver Dagger Award. His ability to grab readers from the opening sentence and create compelling characters thrust into extraordinary circumstances has earned him a place among the top thriller writers of his time.
Miles Corwin is a former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and is the author of three nonfiction books: The Killing Season, a national bestseller; And Still We Rise, the winner of the PEN West Award for nonfiction and a Los Angeles TimesBest Book of the Year; and Homicide Special, aLos Angeles Times bestseller. Kind of Blue was his first novel. The most recent book in the Ash Levine series is Midnight Alley.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. - Dessert: 7:30 p.m. - Event begins at 8 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick's
Wilshire Private Dining Room
206 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Attendees can register here http://museonrodeo.com/
The evening will begin at 7:00 pm and include dinner and networking with entertainment professionals. Seating is limited.
ABOUT MUSE ON RODEO
Muse on Rodeo is a literary experience of fine dining and spoken word with bestselling authors and entertainment personalities. As technology changes the way people read, nothing replaces the spoken word. That is what inspired Muse on Rodeo. They produce high quality, live literary events on the illustrious Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Their focus is literature, mystery and poetry and their interaction with the entertainment industry. Their events are crafted with the purpose of celebrating the art of literature and film, creating a memorable experience for anyone who attends, and for the inspiration of finding one’s bliss or their Muse.