Thursday, October 9, 2008


The Multiverse, a combination of fictional universes focused on various outlets for Mankind's creative spark (literature, movies, television, music, Hallmark cards, etc.), is getting all wibbley wobbley with the release of a new book this coming week from Simon and Schuster. "I Am Not A Cop!" is about an actor who plays a TV detective but who also solves a murder mystery on the side.

The actor in the novel is Richard Belzer. The cop he plays on TV is John Munch.

The author of the book is Richard Belzer, the actor who plays John Munch on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' currently. (He created the character on 'Homicide: Life On The Street' and has gone on to appear in about eight other TV series as Munch. John Munch is the crossover king; he's seen above in one of the final episodes of 'The Wire'.)

The project reminds me of that series of mystery novels from the nineties written by off-beat country singer Kinky Friedman, which centered on off-beat country singer Kinky Friedman and his real-life pals.

Can't wait to see what the reviews are for this one!

Toby O'B

1 comment:

Terence Towles Canote said...

LOL. I guess it's not enough Munch has appeared in half the TV shows ever made...Now he has to crossover to books too! (-: