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Michael Craft

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Michael Craft is the author of more than a dozen novels and three stage plays. He is best known as the author of the popular Mark Manning series, set in the Midwest, as well as the Claire Gray series, which takes place in Palm Springs, California. Three of Craft’s novels have been honored as national finalists for Lambda Literary Awards. His latest latest novel, Inside Dumont, is a collection of linked short stories, set in the quirky little town of Dumont, Wisconsin .

Average rating: 3.81 · 870 ratings · 67 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
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Inside Dumont by Michael Craft
" As the author of "Inside Dumont," I was equally distressed to discover so many typos (conversion errors, actually) in the first Kindle edition. My sin ...more "
The Macguffin by Michael Craft
"One of the best of the almost 50 books I've read so far this year, topped only by Stephen King's "11/22/63." I'll skip the description of the storyline, as this is already covered by the blurb and some of my fellow reviewers. Suffice to say that "..." Read more of this review »
More of Michael's books…
“You’re part of the extended family, Sheriff,” Barb told him, tweaking his ear. She was cooling down. “And besides, we may need you on Saturday. If the little bastards get rowdy, you can legally off’m with your Uzi.” She pointed to the small revolver Pierce sometimes carried in a discreet (I daresay tasteful) shoulder holster of burnished tan leather.”
Michael Craft, Boy Toy

“Neil freshened our coffee and passed her the platter of picked-over pastries, offering, “Have some.” She noticed, as I knew she would, that the bagels were untouched. She asked everyone, “What’s the matter? You don’t like Jew food?” I would normally bristle at such a comment, but as Barb herself was Jewish, she could say such things with impunity—and often did.”
Michael Craft, Boy Toy

“Actually, they’re available, special order.” She grimaced. “But that’s tacky.” This from the woman who’d had the bumpers of her Range Rover gilded—now that’s tacky. But when it came to issues of music, the woman did indeed have high standards, and this was an intriguing new piece to the puzzle that was Barb Bilsten. At first blush, she seemed jaded and smart-mouthed to the point of being coarse. It was easy to overlook her deeper intelligence, her analytical precision. As for her family’s cultured background and her own refined musical talents—who’d have guessed?”
Michael Craft, Boy Toy

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