Critics’ Choice

by – djv murphy (Author)

27 Fabulously Entertaining Short Stories (Terrific Short Stories)

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Book Description:

“Critics Choice” and it’s 27 fabulously entertaining short stories include a wide range of themes and introduce most interesting characters who are either caught in crime, romance, money capers, mysteries, humorous circumstances, or other challenges. Some of the stories have gone onto becoming full novels and award-winning screenplays.

Reviews for the Book

Fabulously Entertaining from the title is an accurate description of this terrific book of short stories.  It introduces characters facing life's challenges and victories as well, through most interesting stories.  A real "page turner" according to the publisher.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very EntertainingReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2020The stories kept my interest. Murphy appears to be a very versatile writer.

About the Author: djv murphy

djv murphy is an award-winning screenplay writer and has published a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction. His latest books include one of unique ghost stories, a true story from World War II, and a mystery thriller. He has also added a new children’s book “Billy The Burpster” as a companion to “The Fartster” [both are terrific reads for boys who don’t like to read!]

His latest creation is a stage play based upon the best selling book “You Can Call Me Jay.” also by the same name.

Murphy’s screenplays have been recognized by a number of film festivals: Beverly Hills Film Festival made Amber Room Treasures an official “selection”; Charleston Film Festival in the top 25%; It won The Finalist Award in the Mountain Film Festival; and “You Can Call Me Jay” won The Finalist Selection in Mexico-based “Oaxacan Independent Film and Video Festival. Actress Betty White after reading the “Jay” screenplay said she “loved it…. especially the characters”!

His wide-ranging management career provided him an opportunity to live on both Coasts of the U.S., as well as in the Midwest. In the latter part of the 1990s, he renovated a Central Railroad Freight Station in New Jersey [winning a historic preservation award] and turned it into the hottest art gallery/restaurant in the region. This new venture resulted in a thriving gallery that featured over 200 artists from around the world. Now relocated to his farm, the new gallery has become Carpediem Art Gallery.

His latest offerings include a terrific book of short stories “Critics’ Choice 27 Fabulously Entertaining Short Stories” plus another book of short stories entitled “Revenge What Goes Around Comes Around”. Also, another is based upon the true World War II Story of the 103d Cactus Division, which places the reader inside the group of soldiers as they march and fight across France and Germany reaching Innsbruck, Austria for the victory celebration. Also new is a book of short stories: “Elvis Tribute And Other Incredible Stories” and a thriller “Sound Of Money.” Another is a biography of an entrepreneur who started his own car company in the 1890s. “An Original Car Guy: The E. B. Gallaher Story” about the life and times of an automotive pioneer who created his own fortune and left it to his Alma Mater, and from there no one knows what happened to his bequest. Also out this year is a compilation of compelling short stories entitled “The Cottage: Thirteen Terrific Short Stories” and a hilarious illustrated book “The Fartster” slated to be a best selling novelty book. Another book just published is “I Killed The Bastards” also available on Kindle and “So You Want To Be A Landlord…Tales From The Crypt” is a humorous look at buying and owning investment real estate…and each chapter is illustrated depicting various rental property stories. It contains practical tips on finding, buying, and managing rental property.

Other recent books include one that actress Betty White loved, “Jeezsus: Call Me Jay.” This is a humorous look at two down on their luck ‘thirty-something’ guys who meet a delusional Jesus character and the threesome go on a week-long journey that turns into a humorous road trip! “Bunker Treasures: A Search For The Amber Room” and is also a mystery/thriller. The story is a contemporary look at the art world and its connection to Hitler’s thievery during World War II. The fictional account stays true to the dates and places of Hitler’s theft of The Amber Room and the continuing search for its whereabouts.

“Life, Love, Remembrances”…..a book of poetry illustrated by the author’s own original artwork is also featured on Amazon books and

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