by Brad Shreve

A Body on the Hill
Part of the Mitch O'Reilly Mysteries series:
Editions:Kindle - First Addition: $ 4.99
Pages: 227
Paperback - First Edition: $ 13.99
ISBN: 978-0578704500
Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in
Pages: 418

PI Mitch O'Reilly is hired by big time Hollywood director T.J. Mooney to follow his son Austin who is starting an acting career without riding the coattails of his powerful father. T.J. isn't happy his beloved son has changed his last name and chooses to live in a sketchy apartment and not the family mansion in Bel Air.

To Mitch it's another routine stakeout until Austin’s body is found on the hill below the Hollywood Sign. Was the body left there to send a message? If so, deciphering that message could lead Mitch to solving the crime.

Reviews:Becca on Love Bytes Reviews wrote:

Brad knows how to weave a great story. The characters are in depth and complex, to the point you don't quite know what to think about each one. I'm ready for book 3, because I'm hoping to see a few things happen. Plus, I just love this series and am ready for the next story. If you guys haven't read this series yet, you need to.

ParisDude on Rainbow Book Reviews wrote:

This books explores the darker sides of our modern lives with a sane and uncompromising look on things but without dragging the reader down. It is both lucid and entertaining, on top of being well-written and well-researched.

Lorie Lewis Ham on KRL News & Reviews wrote:

It has been fun reading this series from the get go, as a reviewer I don’t always get to do that. The mystery is well plotted with plenty of twists and turns. I really enjoy this series and hope there will be many more books to come.

About the Author

Brad is the author of the Mitch O'Reilly Mystery Series

Host of the weekly Queer Writers of Crime podcast.

After growing up in Michigan and North Carolina, I crisscrossed the country while working in the hotel industry. In addition to working in hotels as a bellman, front desk clerk, and reservation call center director, I managed coffee houses, waited tables, sold potato chips off a truck, and even hawked pre-burial funeral plans.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak developed my first interests in art and storytelling. I’d spend hours on the floor sketching and painting and writing stories.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George gave me my first inklings that I’d like to be a novelist someday. Authors Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Gregory Mcdonald and Robet B. Parker, influenced my love of mystery.

I was delighted when I discovered the gay mystery subgenre and the list of writers who inspired me to follow this more comfortable direction are too numerous to mention.

As a grownup I was thinking of what I wanted to do when I became a bigger grownup and the answer was obvious. My fingertips have been on the keyboard ever since.

I’m a proud dad, beach bum, and coffee house squatter.

I currently live in the Los Angeles South Bay with my husband, Maurice

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