It started out as a screenplay idea that was workshopped in the UCLA writer’s program in 2008 and 2009. The idea fascinated me. What if you could surround yourself and interact with historical and celebrity characters? What if said historical and celebrity characters were used to solve mysteries? That’s a natural progression, right? Challenge accepted. A draft of the short novel was finished a year later and then the work of polishing began.
The science surrounding the story is dated now. Virtual gaming is practically a reality and, in a few short years, will surpass the ideas that are found in the book. Ultimately, the story is not about the science. There is a mystery, a dame that steps out of the detective’s past and a missing millionaire. Add a cross-dressing hitman, a casino enforcer named Johnny Nickels and you have a story with roots in the past, a foot into the future and a tongue firmly in its cheek. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, “The Holographic Detective Agency.”
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In 1981, J.P. Linde co-wrote and appeared in a one-man comedy show titled “Casually Insane.” Shortly after, he joined the ranks of stand-up comedy and performed in clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada. In 1989, he made his national television debut on “Showtime’s Comedy Club Network.” He wrote the libretto for the musical comedy “Wild Space A Go Go” and co-wrote and co-produced the feature motion picture, “Axe to Grind.” “Son of Ravage” is his second novel.