John's new book is called Funny Man, and is now out! And for sale on the Javelina Books website. It is also available in the e-book edition on Kindle. Merely click on the Kindle link below or order the brand new hot off the press paperback today.
He began writing his first novel, Funny Man, in the mid-Nineties during the rise of cable television, including "Court TV," celebrity gossip shows, and the 24/7 news cycle. The new television environment presented a perfect backdrop for Randy Ralston, the book's comedy hero, a man with out of control appetites.
Mr. Theofanis took a shot at performing stand-up comedy and found it a terrifying experience.
John Theofanis's Books:
Redheaded Randy Ralston, a popular game show host and comedian, stands atop the Hollywood galaxy. Everybody loves him. He's America's funny man...UNTIL his wife Yvette ends up dead on his agent's couch. Randy's the number one suspect, and he doesn't remember if he killed her or not. He was drunk or stoned or otherwise incapacitated.
Funny Man is a cross between Elmore Leonard and Regis Philbin after a few martinis. Randy riffs freely on his obsessions: the female form, the comic's worldview, and the quirks of the City of Angels. It's a mystery, a crime novel but best described at literary fiction. Funny Man - Love and Murder at Venice Beach ISBN 978-0-9910903-2-7 Fiction $14.95