Bruce Kimmel is the author of three previous Adriana Hofstetter mysteries (Murder At Hollywood High, Murder At The Grove, and Murder At The Hollywood Historical Society). He has also written the acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), the mysteries Writer’s Block and Rewind, and a collection of short fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories. Recently he wrote his first work of non-fiction, a memoir entitled There’s Mel, There’s Woody, and There’s You: My Life In The Slow Lane.
Mr. Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit The First Nudie Musical. He also co-created (with David Wechter) the story for the hit film The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s.
Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also Grammy nominated. His musical The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) is licensed by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. His record label, Kritzerland, regularly reissues classic Broadway and soundtrack recordings (www.kritzerland.com).
Mr. Kimmel lives in Studio City, California.