'CSI' creator to write memoirs


NEW YORK -- The creator and executive producer of CBS' "CSI" franchise is planning to write his memoirs.

Anthony Zuiker has signed a deal with Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, the company said Monday. The book is set for release in the fall of 2009.

In the book, tentatively titled "Mr. CSI," Zuiker discusses his gangster father, and the decisions he made during his journey from Las Vegas bellhop to Hollywood mogul, Collins said.

"Most shocking is Zuiker's recollection of his father's suicide in Las Vegas, which happened the night he was on stage at the People's Choice Awards collecting his fourth statue for 'CSI,' " the publisher said. "In a scene that could have been pulled from the show, Zuiker flew right to the scene and attempted to piece together his father's last hours."

The top-rated forensics drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," starring William Petersen, debuted on CBS in 2000, followed by the spin-offs "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY."

"My life has certainly been one of extremes," Zuiker said. "But they show that what may seem like bad luck or an accident of good fortune are in reality due to basic rules all of us can follow when making the decisions that affect our life and work."