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The Yankee Club is now available from Random House Alibi http://www.randomhouse.com/book/23707.... The Prohibition-era novel is the first in the Jake and Laura mystery series. The second, All That Glitters will be released January 6. The cover reveal was just announced https://www.facebook.com/readalibi

More News: Harlequin re-released my first mystery, Try and Catch the Wind, in July. Take a peek at the free excerpt or purchase the book here: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.ht...

On August 12, Random House Alibi will release the first Jake and Laura mystery, The Yankee Club.
With all the style and wit of the classic "Thin Man" movies, The Yankee Club follows a detective turned mystery writer and a Broadway actress in 1933 as they investig...more


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Michael Murphy Writer's block can be tough. When I sink into this, I remind myself that the creative part of writing is the subconscious. Typing it into a manuscript…moreWriter's block can be tough. When I sink into this, I remind myself that the creative part of writing is the subconscious. Typing it into a manuscript is merely a mechanical extension of the subconscious. To tap into that, I will think about where I'm at in the novel before going to sleep, meditate, or the old standby, endless jogging on my treadmill. Works every time.(less)
Michael Murphy I believe the essential component of fiction writing is the scene. Novels are merely a set of connecting scenes within a story arc. To master the art…moreI believe the essential component of fiction writing is the scene. Novels are merely a set of connecting scenes within a story arc. To master the art of writing, complete a first draft and set it aside, then return and polish scene by scene. (less)
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A book release is an exciting time for an author and it was for me when The Yankee Club was released Tuesday, August 12. I have so many people to thank for helping me launch the book. First off,thank you to my agent Dawn Dowdle and to my fellow authors at Blue Ridge Literary Agency, for offering support, encouragement, and suggestions to spread the word.


I’ll always be gratefulto Dana, Kimberly,...

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" This is a borderline Thriller the way the story unfolds.

Set in the Dirty 30's when the Prohibition had been dubbed a "noble failure", those who became rich off the bootlegging are beginning to itch. This is where the story sets up it's tent poles... " Read more of this review »
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“They met at Woodstock, and their love lasted a lifetime. Heartbroken but determined he calls on his two best friends to help him return to where it all began. One last roadtrip. One last chance to say Good-bye, Emily”
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“She kept me from living in back alleys and going back to drugs. I paid her back, but I owed her a lot more than the money. Emily saved my life.” Buck Jamison in Goodbye Emily”
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message 8: by Sara

Sara Thanks so much for the invite, Michael, and the welcome to Boomer's lit. It's great to connect!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 6: by Beth

Beth Hi Michael,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


message 5: by James

James Bailey Honor O'Flynn A historical fiction and young adult story about a fourteen year-old girl kidnapped from Ireland in 1700 and brought to Maryland to be sold as a bride. She wanted William to buy her contract, maintain her chastity, and semd home for the money to pay for her return. He wanted a wife and family. The real question bacame what did God want?


message 3: by Yas

Yas Thanks Michael for the request! Your genre sounds like right up my alley, will check your books at out at some stage. Thanks for the good luck. I will need it! =D


message 2: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Michael! Thanks for the friendship! I hope you're having a great weekend!

- Gigi


Bobbie  Crawford-McCoy So nice to meet you, Michael!


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