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A Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance Mystery (Mystery Adventure Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Da Pavia #1)

A Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance Mystery (Mystery Adventure Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Da Pavia #1)

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Publication Date: July 19th, 2016
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About the Author

George Herman is primarily a playwright who also is an actor, director, composer, poet, short story writer and novelist. For twelve years he was a college professor and "artist-in-residence" at various colleges and universities. During this period his play A Company of Wayward Saints won the McKnight Foundation Humanities Award in drama in 1963. It has remained in print and has been continually produced for more than 50 years. In 1967 George moved to Hawaii where he continued to write and won two international playwrighting competitions co-sponsored by the University of Southern Illinois for his play on Lincoln, Mr. Highpockets (1968) and his play on Gandhi, A stone for either hand. While in Hawaii he established and served as artistic director of The Commedia Theatre and acted and directed in numerous plays in various community theatres. He also can be seen in 19 Hawaii 5-0 episodes of the original series. George has written over 140 plays, 15 novels, numerous poems and short stories. He has written and composed music for both full length and childrens plays. All too numerous to mention here but much of his work can be found on Amazon. Worn out and having severely diminished the liquor supply of the Kaamaina Room bar, he retired in 1983, whereupon the Hawaii State House of Representatives passed resolution 834 commending him for "16 years of enhancing the quality of theatre through his skillful efforts as an actor, director, playwright and as a perceptive, candid drama critic." They then held a three-day luau to celebrate his finally leaving the islands. He moved with his family to Portland, Oregon, in order to remind himself what seasons were, and in 1994 wrote his first novel, Carnival of Saints, published by Ballantine. A Comedy of Murders was published by Carroll and Graff also in 1994 followed by Tears of the Madonna. Nine Dragons an anti-war story for children of all ages was published by Tuttle and is beautifully illustrated by Kit Seaton. Now in his mid 80's he continues to write every day in a house tucked away amid old-growth firs, pines, maples and cedars. He is surrounded by 12 children, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Life is good!