Running Meter Press Reading

Join Running Meter Press at BookBar to hear Colorado author Mark Stevens read from the late, great Gary Reilly's Devil's Night.

Devil's Night: Denver cab driver Brendan Murphy, a.k.a. “Murph,” drops off four costumed teens at a Halloween-themed haunted house party. Later, worried about whether the kids made it home safely, he is pulled into the vortex of an eerie con game. He endures a hellish week of seances, arson and a spooky graveyard chase. Murph has only himself to blame for his troubles. He’s violated his most cherished principle: Never, under any circumstances, get involved in the personal lives of your fares.

 

Gary Reilly was a writer. Born in Arkansas City, Kansas he spent his early years in Kansas and Colorado in a large Irish-Catholic family–seven brothers and sisters. The family moved to Denver, where Gary attended parochial high school, graduating in 1967. He served two years in the army, including a tour in Vietnam as a military policeman. After discharge, Gary majored in English at Colorado State University and continued studies at the Denver campus of the University of Colorado.

All along, his overarching ambition was to write fiction. His first published short story, The Biography Man, was published in the Fall, 1977 edition of The Iowa Review. It was later included in the fourth volume of the Pushcart Prize anthology. Later he turned to novels, several based on his army experiences. While he wrote both serious and genre fiction, his greatest invention was his character, Murph, a likable, bohemian Denver cab driver. Starting with The Asphalt Warrior, Gary cranked out eleven Murph novels. His dedication to writing did not include self promotion. Instead of seeking agents and publishers, he focused on his craft, writing and rewriting, polishing to perfection. He wrote well over twenty novels before he thought he was ready make his work public.Unfortunately, he passed away in March, 2011, before he could realize that dream. Devil’s Nightis the eighth novel in The Asphalt Warrior series.. All made The Denver Post’s local best-sellers list and three –– Ticket to Hollywood, Doctor Lovebeads and Pickup at Union Station –– were finalists, respectively, for the 2013, 2014 and 2016 Colorado Book Awards

Event date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Devil's Night Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780990866657
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Meter Press - September 20th, 2016