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Joined 08-12-15, id: 7034878, Profile Updated: 04-16-21
Author has written 24 stories for Peter Gunn.

Several years ago I returned to writing fan fiction after years of just reading and enjoying the stories of others. During the mid 1990s I wrote stories for "SeaQuest". I only wish I knew what became of those stories. I suppose they're laying idle somewhere on a long-lost flash drive or an old computer drive.

These days I write "Peter Gunn" fanfic. I've always enjoyed the 1958-1961 TV series, which was created by Blake Edwards and features the cool jazz of composer/conductor Henry Mancini. The characters are wonderful and the half-hour stories from the original series starring Craig Stevens, Lola Albright and Herschel Bernardi are such easy watching compared to today's television.

I especially enjoy the first two seasons of the series, when Pete works out of Mother's, Edie sings at Mother's, and the club resembles a seedy hangout. So my stories mostly take place with that jazz club as a prime ingredient and follow the growth of Pete and Edie's relationship, along with crime of course! During the third season of the series Edie has her own club but the episodes remain very much the same.

I thank everyone who takes the time to read my stories. I write for my own enjoyment and to hopefully give others enjoyment. Reviews and comments are always welcome. If you enjoy a story let me know. If not, let me know that, too. Constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated - good, bad or meh!

For those visitors who leave GUEST REVIEWS please know that I appreciate your input. I would happily answer your comments but interaction is impossible unless a person reviews while signed in with an actual account. If you wish, please feel free to PM me by clicking on the little envelope above the icon on the top left-hand side of this page. Just a suggestion? Join FanFiction and become involved! It's a great way to interact with other people who enjoy the same things - fandoms and fan fiction. If you like reading "Peter Gunn" fanfics why not try writing one yourself?

NOTE: Stories are very slowly being migrated to AO3. They can be found there under the same user name in the TV Show fandom. I work on getting them there as I have time.


Current UNPOSTED Works-in-Progress:


For the Last Time (Extended) The re-write will be posted in full when complete.

This story was written as a limited-word challenge fic but is being updated as a longer story with more character and plot detail.

Return to Sender (Extended) The re-write will be posted in full when complete.

This story was written as a limited-word challenge fic but is being updated as a longer story with more character and plot detail.


My "Peter Gunn" Fanfics in Chronological Order:


Pre-Series

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [April 1958]

Umbrella for Two [Kisses Series] [May 1958]

The Cop Meets the Girl [July 1958]

A Moment Like This [September 1958]


Season 1

Expanded Scene: The Kill [Expanded Scene, S1 EP1] [September 1958]

Ain't Love Grand [October 1958]

Sixteen Days [Based on The Chinese Hangman S1 EP6] [October 1958]

Under the Weather [November 1958]

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm [December 1958]

Oh Brother! My Brother [January 1959]

Oh No! Not My Parents [February 1959] (WIP)

Return to Sender [Challenge] [April 1959]


Set Between S1 & S2

A Lifetime in Eight Days [July-September 1959]


Season 2

Cold Lips, Warm Hart [Kisses Series] [October 1959]

Afterward: The Game [Missing Scene, S2 EP10] [November 1959]

Afterward: The Briefcase [Missing Scene, S2 EP12] [Challenge] [December 1959]

Afterward: Witness in the Window [Missing Scene, S2 EP31] [May1960]


Set Between S2 & S3

For the Last Time [Challenge] [August 1960]


Season 3

Christmas: 1960 [December 1960] (WIP)

Don't Fight It [Based on The Royal Roust S3 EP14] [Challenge] [January 1961]

My Heart Pants for You [February 1961]

That's a Sneaky Way to Propose [June 1961]


Post-Series

Christmas Surprises [December 1961] #

Edie's Baby Shower [January 1962]

Giggling Boys and Golden Books [February 1964]


Special thanks goes to Melchy, my partner in "Peter Gunn" crime. It's always fun to find someone who enjoys a fandom to the same degree you do, and I discovered that in her. We share a love of the same characters and have each created original characters that collide in our two universes. It's complicated, but that's a good thing. So please read Melchy's "Peter Gunn" fan fiction. You'll run into some familiar faces! And be sure to check out our collaborative efforts written as Precinct 13.

# Written in collaboration with Melchy as Precinct 13

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Epilogue by MyCedarChest reviews
With Stewart Whitman's passing earlier this year, I felt moved to create closure for the characters of this extraordinary TV Western. I chose to write between and after the events of the episode Whitey. This episode had explored the spaces between Dulcey and Crown thoroughly. Crown was forced to choose what mattered most in his life and viewers found out that it was not his badge.
Cimarron Strip - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 26,484 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/12 - Published: 9/21/2020
A Blast from the Past by SlvrVxn reviews
A late night, shots ring out, glass shatters. Who is shooting? What's behind this? It's up to our favorite lawyer, his secretary and his PI to figure this out before someone really gets hurt or worse. This one comes in chapters. A huge thanks to Karen B. (thekmb) for her help and suggestions in making this story come to life.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,860 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/2/2021 - Published: 1/16/2021 - Della S., Lt. Tragg, Paul D., Perry M.
Pickup in Aisle 4 by clagjanet reviews
Amanda spends Valentine's Day, 1984 at the grocery store, checking coupons and reflecting on how her life has changed. A response to the FB challenge for a romance-free Valentine's Day story. Set in Season 1.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,274 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/13/2020 - Amanda K., Dotty W., Lee S./Scarecrow - Complete
The Case of The Absent Attorney by JACL1993 reviews
This takes place during those four episodes when Perry is recovering from surgery.
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,395 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31/2020 - Complete
Redemption by Melchy reviews
Set after the 2nd season episode Sentenced, Peter Gunn proves his conviction of murder/robbery was a set up but living with the aftermath could prove to be much harder.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 150,317 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/24/2019 - Published: 12/2/2015 - Peter G., Edie H., Emmett W., OC - Complete
Buttermilk by Melchy reviews
An additional ending to The Long Green Kill
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,048 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24/2019 - Complete
Oh My Papa! by Melchy reviews
After hearing disturbing news from his wife, Michael "Papa" Hart comes to visit Edie and confront Peter Gunn for the truth.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,785 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/16/2016 - Published: 7/30/2016 - Complete
But You Were the Only One Here Challenge 2 by Melchy reviews
A challenge story based on a scene from the Season 3 Episode 14 Royal Roost. Lovers alone in a big restaurant, at night. In a thousand words or less.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,156 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2016 - Complete
Between the Lines by Melchy reviews
Stories that happened during and after Unexpected Christmas
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/29/2015
Unexpected Christmas by Melchy reviews
A sudden storm changes everyone's Christmas plans
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,248 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2015 - Complete
Oh Mama Mia! by Melchy reviews
When Mama Hart comes to visit her daughter,she finds out something she'd rather not know about Edie and Pete.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,243 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/30/2015 - Complete
Endings and Beginnings by Melchy reviews
Peter Gunn and Edie Hart have been happily married for three months and everything is going very well but then an old girlfriend of Pete's waltzes back into their lives.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,374 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2015 - Complete
Life, Death and Dizzy Gillespie by BJ Thompson reviews
How Joe Mannix went from private citizen to private detective
Crossover - Mannix & Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 24,354 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/2/2014 - Complete
How to Say You're Sorry by Melchy reviews
It's an old story. Edie catches Pete with another woman. He says it's not what it looks like. And it's not. So, how does she say I'm sorry?
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,266 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/10/2014 - Complete
After Bullet in Escrow by GratefullyDead reviews
A little follow-up to this episode.For Piglet and Melchy
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,752 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/16/2011 - Complete
Rainy Days & New Beginnings by Emily Hoyt reviews
She just needed a walk to clear her head. It's not her fault it started raining before she could get home. It's also not her fault her feet had a mind of their own and brought her to his doorstep. JH/ST
Sue Thomas: FB Eye - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,701 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/4/2009 - Complete
All the Rest by ulstergirl reviews
Della doesn't know quite what to make of him, at first. Early in Bookverse.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,140 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/22/2008 - Complete
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Oh, No! Not My Parents reviews
This story takes place immediately following "Edie Finds a Corpse" S1 EP22. Mama and Papa Hart pay a visit and things become interesting. Whoever said relationships were easy?
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,463 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 5/12/2021 - Published: 1/27/2021 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC
Christmas Traditions: 1960 reviews
This is a series of short Christmas-themed ficlets involving Peter Gunn and Edie Hart. All the action takes place during December 1960. There will be 31 entries, one for each day of the month.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,177 - Reviews: 18 - Updated: 2/8/2021 - Published: 12/2/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.]
Ain't Love Grand reviews
A woman never knows what she might learn while spending time with a friend. This is just a short piece of fluff from the Peter Gunn universe.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,503 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/20/2021 - OC, Edie H. - Complete
Cold Lips, Warm Hart (Kisses Series) reviews
This is #2 in the Kisses Series of unrelated short stories, vignettes and ficlets based on the 1958-61 TV series "Peter Gunn". Each story features two prompts: a kiss prompt and a word prompt. Prompts are indicated at the end of each story. The time frame of these stories ranges from pre-series to post-series and they are written in random order.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,375 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] - Complete
Umbrella For Two (Kisses Series) reviews
This is #1 in the Kisses Series of unrelated short stories, vignettes and ficlets based on the 1958-61 TV series "Peter Gunn". Each story features two prompts: a kiss prompt and a word prompt. Prompts are indicated at the end of each story. The time frame of these stories ranges from pre-series to post-series and they are written in random order.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,651 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/29/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] - Complete
Return to Sender reviews
Peter Gunn and Lieutenant Jacoby solve a little mystery. This story is the result of a challenge between myself and Melchy. The specifics of the challenge are in the story notes. *Currently being re-written as an extended fic to be posted when complete.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Crime/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,639 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/23/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Lt. Jacoby - Complete
For the Last Time reviews
This is a short ficlet that takes place between S2 and S3 of "Peter Gunn". It may give possible insight into what might have caused the changes that took place between the two seasons. The story was written as part of the Writers Anonymous Special Places Challenge. *Currently being re-written as an extended fic to be posted when complete.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,504 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] - Complete
Edie's Baby Shower reviews
Edie's girlfriends surprise her with a baby shower a couple of months prior to the birth of her and Pete's first child. This is a short multi-part story that features most of the original characters of "Peter Gunn" as well as a number of originals. No crime or drama in this one, just humor, family and romance.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,950 - Reviews: 10 - Updated: 7/23/2020 - Published: 3/8/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC, Mother - Complete
Expanded Scene: The Kill reviews
This is an expanded scene from "The Kill" (S1 EP1). Oftentimes we wonder what else might be happening between or during the scenes we see on-screen or what might be going through the minds of the characters. That's where our imagination takes over. This story includes some narration from Pete's point of view because the original episode included such.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,587 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/23/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Lt. Jacoby, Mother - Complete
Under the Weather reviews
This is just a piece of fluff involving Peter Gunn and Edie Hart. The plot is briefly referenced in my story "A Lifetime in Eight Days".
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,646 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/2/2020 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC - Complete
Afterward: The Briefcase reviews
This is a challenge story based on "The Briefcase" (Season 2, Episode 12). Edie's dander is raised by a revelation at the end of the episode. This is one way that loose end might be tied up.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,329 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/11/2019 - [Peter G., Edie H.] - Complete
That's a Sneaky Way to Propose reviews
Pete once told his dad that he and Edie knew where they belonged, knew where they were going and would know when they got there. They've finally arrived at that place in their own way and time. This story takes place near the end of Season 3 between "Deadly Intrusion" (S3 EP35) and "Voodoo" (S3 EP36) and features all the regular characters and a few originals.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 47,145 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/23/2019 - Published: 4/29/2018 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC, Leslie - Complete
My Heart Pants for You reviews
Just a quick little one-shot for Valentine's Day involving PI Peter Gunn and his lady-love Edie Hart. Story takes place in Season 3.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,541 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/16/2019 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC, Lt. Jacoby - Complete
Giggling Boys and Golden Books reviews
A short piece of future fluff featuring Peter Gunn and Edie Hart, this story takes place in late February 1964.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,337 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/6/2018 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC - Complete
Sixteen Days reviews
An ending for "The Chinese Hangman" (Season 1, Episode 6). Peter Gunn returns home from a job that had him chasing across Europe after a woman accused of stealing 200,000.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,307 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/13/2018 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Lt. Jacoby, Mother - Complete
A Lifetime In Eight Days reviews
A breakup and a disappearance bring heartache and change for Pete and Edie. Characters: Peter Gunn, Edie Hart, Lt. Jacoby, Original Cast
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 143,747 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/15/2017 - Published: 8/15/2015 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Lt. Jacoby, Mother - Complete
A Moment Like This reviews
A new chapter in the unfolding relationship between Peter Gunn and Edie Hart. The P.I. and his sultry singer girlfriend have been together five months. When Edie is threatened their relationship moves forward to a new and more intimate level.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 17,829 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/12/2016 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Lt. Jacoby, Mother - Complete
Don't Fight It: Episode Challenge 1 reviews
This is a one-shot challenge fic of 1,000 words or less for the Peter Gunn episode "The Royal Roust" (Season 3, Episode 14) based on a conversation between Peter Gunn and Edie Hart within the episode. Various words and phrases had to be used and are in bold in the story.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,150 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2016 - [Peter G., Edie H.] - Complete
The Cop Meets the Girl reviews
Just a little story about the first meeting between Edie Hart and Lieutenant Jacoby. Characters: Peter Gunn, Edie Hart, Lieutenant Jacoby, Mother, Barney
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,139 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/19/2016 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Lt. Jacoby, Mother - Complete
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm reviews
Peter Gunn and Edie Hart celebrate their first Christmas. Characters: Peter Gunn, Edie Hart, Various
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,937 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/24/2015 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC, Wilbur - Complete
Mad Dogs and Englishmen reviews
A quick little story set toward the beginning of Peter Gunn and Edie Hart's relationship. Characters: Peter Gunn, Edie Hart, Mother, Barney, Emmett.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,558 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/11/2015 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Mother, Emmett W. - Complete
Oh Brother! My Brother reviews
Edie's brother comes to visit only to discover something very personal about his sister and Peter Gunn.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,132 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/23/2015 - [Peter G., Edie H.] OC, Lt. Jacoby - Complete
Afterward: The Game reviews
An afterward to "The Game" (Season 2, Episode 10). Peter Gunn has had a rough day with insurance agents and diamond thieves and has the birthday blues to boot. But maybe his day can have a happy ending after all.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,208 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/7/2015 - [Peter G., Edie H.] - Complete
Afterward: Witness In The Window reviews
An afterward to "Witness In The Window" (Season 2, Episode 31). Remember when Edie pushed Pete into the river? Here's how some loose ends might have been tied up.
Peter Gunn - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,790 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/8/2015 - [Peter G., Edie H.] Mother - Complete
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