|NEW YORK – Richard Belzer has a story to tell you – about a guy named Richard Belzer. |
The 62-year-old actor-comedian has signed with Simon & Schuster to write two mystery books featuring himself as a TV performer caught up in his own plot.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I will bring the world of show business, celebrity worship, sly social commentary and even 'cameos' by real celebrities into my literary adventures,” Belzer said in a statement released Monday by his publicist.
He plays Detective John Munch on NBC's “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Belzer continued: “A potent mix of Dashiell Hammett, Oscar Wilde, Lenny Bruce and Robert Altman seasoned by the Belzerian vision of life, as the wry and raucous, raunchy worlds of make-believe and reality converge, this is the first 'reality novel' of the new millennium that explores a unique universe that poses the question, 'What is reality?'”
The first book, “I Am Not a Cop,” will be published in fall 2008.