David Elliot Pedneau (September 28, 1947- December 12, 1990) was a reporter and columnist for the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and Princeton Times. He was also a magistrate judge for Mercer County, West Virginia (1977-1981). He spent the last years of his life writing mystery and horror novels at his home in Kegley, West Virginia.
Born in Princeton, West Virginia Pedneau resided in the area until his death.
Aside from writing novels he enjoyed playing music with local bands such as the Melody Makers and the Red Coats.
As of August, 2012 Crossroad Press has taken on the task of publishing Dave Pedneau's books in e-book format. Updates will be provided on the releases of his novels.
- Presumption of Innocence (January 1985)
- Dead Witness (March 1987)
- Blue Movie- Used for an episode in the television series "Private Eye" (1988)
- D.O.A. [Dead on Arrival] (February 1988)
- B.O.L.O [Be On The Look Out] (April 1989)
- A.K.A. [Also Known As] (June 1990)
- A.P.B. [All Points Bulletin] (January 1991)
- B. & E. [Breaking and Entering] (February 1991)
- N.F.D. [No Fair Deal] (April 1992)
Pedneau also used pseudonyms to publish books in the horror genre.
- How Dear the Dawn [Marc Elliott] (1990)
- Night, Winter and Death [Lee Hawks] (1990)
As of 2012, Crossroad Press has taken on the task of publishing all of Dave Pedneau's books. Currently, all the books in his six book series have been published as well as "How Dear the Dawn." You can find them at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and directly from Crossroad Press.
Also most titles are now available in audio book format at The Audio Bookstore!
Or you can check out Dave's official website, anytime. www.davepedneau.com
If you're looking to re-read Dave's books in eBook format or even read for the first time, send me an email and I'll get you a copy of his first book, "A.P.B" in eBook format for free! All I ask is that you please leave a helpful review for all to see! Just shoot me an email (in my profile) and let me know which format you would like the book to be in (Nook or Kindle). Thanks!
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Pedneau attended high school at Princeton Senior High School from 1963-1695. He was chosen for All-State Band and thoroughly enjoyed swing and jazz music. Later in life he played stand up bass for local bands including the Melody Makers and the Red Coats. Pedneau later attended Concord College (known now as Concord University) and received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Economics.
Personal life and death
Pedneau met Margie Thompson at Concord College and they had one son, Marc Elliot Pedneau who was born in 1969.They divorced soon after however they remained close friends. In 1975 Pedneau remarried to Elaine Hawkins and gave birth to their only child, Holly, in 1985. In 1982 Pedneau's son, Marc and ex-wife Margie were moving from Raleigh, North Carolina to Buena Vista, Virginia. In Hillsboro, North Carolina a drunk driver struck their Volkswagen van and both died after the accident. His sister, Judy Pedneau, wife Elaine and daughter Holly still reside in the Princeton area. Pedneau began writing full time at his residence. He suffered a heart attack on December 12, 1990.
A Personal Note
Even though I didn't get to know him, I am honored to call Dave Pedneau my father. Most of my knowledge about him has come from my mother, Elaine, and aunt Judy. The community that we reside in has also helped me get to know him and for that I will be forever grateful. His books are now out of print, but still can be found on Amazon and in random used book stores. There is no real information about him online so I wanted to provide information to those that bought his books and are seeking further knowledge. This hub is being published in memory of his birthday (September 28, 1947).