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A new book about movie writers and their works reads like a primer in dramatic irony. Every one of the writers also ended up in some sort of serious trouble. One author disappeared. Probably murdered. The second committed suicide. The third was killed during a police chase in a 220-foot fall from the Oakland Bay Bridge. The fourth writer, likely the only living one, is finishing up a sixteen-year stretch in a German prison.

A new book about movie writers and their works reads like a primer in dramatic irony.

The subjects of the book, Four Of The World's Most Intriguing, Undiscovered Screenwriters, all chose to write screenplays. Every one of the writers also ended up in some sort of serious trouble.

One author disappeared. Probably murdered. The second committed suicide. The third was killed during a police chase in a 220-foot fall from the Oakland Bay Bridge. The fourth writer, likely the only living one, is finishing up a sixteen-year stretch in a German prison.

The most dramatic events of each writer's life are reflected with surprising accuracy in the authors' works, which are included in the book.

The four tales provide something for everyone--a taut, edge-of-the-seat murder mystery, a quirky comedy, a twisty heist drama, and a paranoid conspiracy thriller. Also provided are biographical details of the lives that produced those works.

One reviewer at Amazon says, "Each story has its own unique style, complexity and richly drawn characters. It's like getting four movie tickets in a book. Also fascinating to see what motivates the writers to create these stories. If I was a producer, or director, or head of a movie studio, I'd make these movies--and they'd be better than most of what you find in the theaters. A great gift for film buffs!"

"Ace Of Diamonds" is the story of a poker player whose well-honed bluffing skills are tested when he becomes entwined in a murder plot. The author was a British poker player of similar ability, who may have been murdered as part of a high stakes gamble.

"Bob" follows the life of a not-too-bright, but good-hearted fellow (a la Chauncey Gardner or Forrest Gump) who manages to achieve grand success in spite of his intellectual limitations. The script was written by a woman whose own simple, unsophisticated father became a billionaire industrialist.

"Trade Secrets" probes the dark, steamy side of advertising, where, to sell products, marketers are willing to commit murder and sabotage. The author, who was an advertising professional himself, is reported to have attempted similar, questionable ploys during his own rocky marketing career.

"Savant" follows a complex heist and criminal mastermind who seeks retribution against those who aim to harm his family. The writer, not coincidentally, is currently serving sixteen years in a German prison for a vengeance-motivated robbery.

The four screenplays offer satisfying, well-developed characters, unusual stories, and a surfeit of surprises. The briefly detailed lives of the authors are no less compelling.

Wolf Tarsier, the book's author, says the correlation between the writers' works and events in their lives is no coincidence. "Drama emerges from life and infuses fiction," he says. "But sometimes fiction also infuses the writer's life."

More information about the book is available at http://www.FourScreenwriters.com, Amazon. Also available as a Kindle download, as well as for Nook and other e-Readers at BarnesandNoble.com.

CONTACT:     Wolf Tarsier (760) 840-1084; info(at)FourScreenwriters(dot)com

Four Of The World's Most Intriguing, Undiscovered Screenwriters
& The Works Their Tragic Lives Produced
By Wolf G. Tarsier
(ISBN - 1453836012, Published November 2010, 408 pp,
$14.95, Ingraham & Associates Publishing)

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