William F. Brown

more photos (3)




Alex Ma...
404 books | 970 friends

Seumas ...
465 books | 3,633 friends

Mohanal...
103 books | 2,830 friends

Suzanne...
1,358 books | 713 friends

Jeff Ho...
165 books | 1,240 friends

Catherine
339 books | 5,001 friends

An Indian
142 books | 3,932 friends

Alex Te...
1,189 books | 2,970 friends

More friends…

William is following 55 people

William F. Brown

Goodreads Author


url

born
Chicago, The United States
gender
male

website

member since
March 2011


About this author

I live in Florida. As a Vice President of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, I traveled widely in the US and abroad. A native of Chicago, I earned a BA in History and Russian Area Studies and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Illinois. (Go Illini!) I’ve been active in politics (I had the stupidity to run and the misfortune to win a -year seat on a County Board of Supervisors) (more hard time than you’d get for armed robbery, car theft, or embezzlement in most states!) and active in numerous civic organizations. I served in the US Army and was a company commander and drug counselor. (The only two places in the country that teach leadership and organizational management are the Boy Scouts and the A ...more


To ask William F. Brown questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

William F. Brown Last week I finished my sixth, and I think my best suspense novel, Burke's War. That took a monumental effort all year, but it did take maybe 2 months…moreLast week I finished my sixth, and I think my best suspense novel, Burke's War. That took a monumental effort all year, but it did take maybe 2 months longer than I had hoped. It is a contemporary, domestic thriller, with a complicated plot and lots of action. It may be out by spring.(less)
Average rating: 3.91 · 403 ratings · 144 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Undertaker
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Amongst My Enemies
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Winner Lose All
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thursday at Noon
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Aim True, My Brothers
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by William F. Brown…

Here’s the cover art, fresh off of Todd Hebertson’s drafting table (or computer screen as the case may be). The novel is off for processing and should be up on Kindle next month.


���Like millions of business travelers before him, Bob Burke found himself staring absently out the window of the 767 as it came in to land at Chicago���s O���Hare airport. Unlike all the others, however, when Burke loo...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on January 06, 2015 19:38 • 3 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Undertaker www.amazon.com/dp/B004NIFSVG (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 09, 2011 07:19AM
Description: When Pete Talbott found himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary, it was a mystery he couldn’t leave well enough alone. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people’s names. From the cornfields of Ohio to the slums of Chicago, a bloody kitchen in a Back Bay townhouse, New York’s Washington Square, and the nation’s Capitol itself, the hunt is on. Talbott is a lowly computer wonk who spends his days solving software glitches, not running from County sheriffs, mafia hit men, the FBI, and an army of Chicago cops. But if he doesn’t stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend, Sandy Kasmarek, will be next on the Undertaker’s list.

William's Recent Updates

William F. Brown wrote a new blog post
Here’s the cover art, fresh off of Todd Hebertson’s drafting table (or computer screen as the case may be). The novel is off for processing and sho... Read more of this blog post »
The Black Bullet by Tom Lowe
The Black Bullet
by Tom Lowe (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
A decent thriller and a good series, but this one is a bit rushed at the end. The main protagonist seems to conveniently know too many things to solve the mystery. More importantly, you really can't have characters who were adults in 1945 be active p ...more
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut
Rate this book
Clear rating
Everything you ever wanted to know about the current state of paper and e-book publishing and a whole lot more... a whole lot more, but there is a lot of good stuff in there.
William Brown finished reading
Winner Lose All by William F. Brown
Winner Lose All
by William F. Brown (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
William Brown finished reading
Flowers from Berlin by Noel Hynd
Flowers from Berlin
by Noel Hynd (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
" Normal readers just don't file ratings or reviews. Paying for reviews is a big No No with Amazon and they will spank you hard for that if they catch y ...more"
William Brown made a comment in the group Goodreads Author Feedback GroupFree or not topic
" I also have ceased Freebees. I do Kindle Countdown discount sales, rotating through my book titles each quarter, but not free. Not only do you gain no ...more"
William Brown made a comment in the group Goodreads Author Feedback GroupAudio Books topic
" I had all 5 of my Kindle suspense novels converted to audio books last year. The Audible process is fairy easy, but it does take time to choose a narr ...more"
" I've had a lot of good reviews and a few bad ones. If someone doesn't like my book, that's fine. It's why Baskin Robbins makes all those flavors of ic ...more"
More of William's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Audiobooks: This topic has been closed to new comments. September 2014 268 269 Oct 01, 2014 04:40AM  
Aussie Readers: * What Are You Currently Reading? (doesn't have to be an Aussie book) 13644 2067 19 hours, 0 min ago  
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 6582 members — last activity 2 hours, 21 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Author Q&A Groups, the newsl ...more
62085 Novel Publicity's Author Karma — 342 members — last activity Jan 05, 2015 02:30PM
Novel Publicity’s karmic initiatives are based on the concept of “paying it forward.” If you help your fellow writer, then one day he will help you to ...more



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

William Brown "Thursday at Noon" is now available on Kindle and Amazon Prime. This is the e-book edition of my most successful suspense novel, which came out in hardback, and a number of paper and foreign editions.

As “The New Yorker” said, Thursday at Noon is “a thriller in the purest cliffhanger vein. The technique is flawless. It could only have been learned in a thousand Saturday afternoon movie matinees.”

Cairo, 1962. Richard Thomson was already having a very bad day when someone left a corpse lying on the rear steps of his hotel. Its head had been lopped off like a ripe melon and had been posed so it could look back down at its own body. Thomson is a burned-out CIA Agent and the body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief who tried to sell him photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. What the photos have to do with a dead Israeli Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the fanatical Moslem Brotherhood, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments could start the next Arab-Israeli War or stop it.

Alone and on the run, no one believes Thomson’s answers -- not the CIA, the US Ambassador, Colonel Ali Rashid of Egyptian State Security, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, Chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson, preferably around the CIA’s neck . Under pressure from within and without, the slums of Cairo are a tinder box of discontent and the first faint whiffs of a military coup against the shaky, new government of Abdel Gamal Nasser are in the air. Thompson and the young daughter of one of the German rocket scientists have five action-packed days and nights to figure it out. Tick Toc, Tick Tock! Something is about to blow up in Thomson’s face at Noon on Thursday.

Like "Night of the Generals," this is a murder mystery wrapped inside an international crisis. It is from the author of "The Undertaker", with 21 Amazon Five Star! Reviews and "Amongst My Enemies"", now with 11. This is the e-book edition of his successful hardback, a Joan Kahn Book published by St. Martins and in paperback and foreign editions by Harlequin. In all, he has written 6 international thrillers and four award-winning screenplays.


back to top