Maxwell Beckett Novels - After a stint as a retired CIA
agent on THE EQUALIZER/CBS/1985-89 Edward Woodward starred as a
crime novelist Maxwell Beckett who pretends to be a retired New
Scotland Yard police inspector (to sell his books) on the drama
OVER MY DEAD BODY/CBS/1990-91.
Maxwell Beckett authored such literary gems as:
Just as Beckett was arguing with his publisher
(who informed Beckett his last few books had bombed) he runs
into Nikki Page (Jessica Lundy) a female obituary writer who had
witnessed the murder of a hooker.
At first, Beckett refuses to help, but when
Nikki prints an obituary stating that Beckett had died, he
reluctantly joins forces with her to solve the crime.
At the conclusion of their case, Beckett, now
re-inspired to write, teams with his new newspaper friend to
investigate further criminal mishaps and in doing so gather
ideas for new novels.
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