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On July 14, book three in the Jake and Laura series, Wings in the Dark, will be released. Pre-order now for just $2.99!
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"Witty and stylish in the classic Dashiell Hammett tradition, Michael Murphy’s latest high-flying Jake & Laura mystery features a Hawaiian honeymoon that’s interrupted when their friend Amelia Earhart is accused of murder." https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

If you'd like to review Wings in the Dark, it's now available through NetGalley. https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/sho...

On the heels of The Yankee Club, comes the second in the Jake and Laura mystery series, All That Glitters, a murder mystery during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Check out the great Goodreads reviews alre
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Michael Murphy I've always been interested in classic Hollywood films, like The Thin Man series, pretty much anything with Cary Grant, William Powell, or Myrna Loy.…moreI've always been interested in classic Hollywood films, like The Thin Man series, pretty much anything with Cary Grant, William Powell, or Myrna Loy. So I tried to incorporate those impressions of the actors into my Jake and Laura series. William Powell even appears in All That Glitters.(less)
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)
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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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“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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“Gino refilled my glass. “What a night. Booze, broads, and a barroom brawl.”
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message 10: by Jo Ann

Jo Ann Glim Happy to connect with you on Goodreads, Michael. I have a partial message from you and can't seem to pull the rest of it up. Would you mind resending it?

Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story


message 9: by C.L.

C.L. Hoang Michael, So glad to connect with you on Goodreads.
Best wishes for continued great success with your writing!


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 So nice to meet you, Michael!


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