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Linda Mickey

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Linda Mickey was so mad at her boss, she killed him. On paper. That first late night at the keyboard took her from mystery reader to mystery writer.

Like her protagonist Kyle Shannon, Linda Mickey was employed by a staffing agency. After a twelve-year career in which she saw everything from knife-toting secretaries to drunken vice presidents, Mickey had plenty of motive to write a mystery series featuring a temporary office worker. She is currently employed as the office manager of a small accounting firm, dividing her time between tax returns and murder.

“I always enjoyed reading,” said Mickey in a recent interview, “but my writing taught me to look at the world around me more closely. Now every place is a possible setting; every conversati
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Linda Mickey Hi Michael. That's a tough question. I'd say my first novel was the most difficult because it was the first. In fact, my first was so awful it will…moreHi Michael. That's a tough question. I'd say my first novel was the most difficult because it was the first. In fact, my first was so awful it will never see the light of day. But we have to start somewhere and that first book started me on the journey. I had written several short stories and 3.5 novels by the time I tackled Dollars and Sense. By then I had found my voice.(less)
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Average rating: 4.38 · 21 ratings · 5 reviews · 10 distinct works
Horse Power (Kyle Shannon, #3)

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Defective Goods (Kyle Shann...

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Greased Wheels (Kyle Shanno...

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Test Scores (Kyle Shannon, #5)

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Dollars and Sense for Write...

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Pills, Parties and a Prom Date

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Help Wanted (Kyle Shannon, #4)

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Life Everlasting

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Chicago Dawn

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For some time, I wanted to read one of the Pryne Fisher books on which the television series is based. I did not care for this one but I will try another because many comments indicate that this is not as good as others in the series.

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It was impossible to read this book without seeing Brenda Blethyn or David Leon in my mind. That said, this 400-page book covers a lot of ground that cannot be included in a single television adaptation.

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This was my first experience with Page and her character, Faith Fairchild. This was a continuation of my summer project of trying out new (to me) authors. I did not realize it was a recipe mystery. If I had, I probably would have passed it up. More o ...more
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This is entertaining reading even if the only horse racing you watch is on the first Saturday in May. Drape does a good job of defining terms and traditions for readers who may not know much about the racing biz or horses. He starts when the colt is ...more
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I found this at the library and, since I had never read a Paris mystery, decided to give it a try. While the whodunit was fine and the insights to an actor's world were interesting, I found the lead character unsympathetic. The repeated references to ...more
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A good friend recommended this to me over a year ago. I finally went to the library and checked it out. I'm glad I did. In The Burning Room, Bosch works two cold cases. Both are complex with enough twists to keep any mystery fan happy. Bosch tends to ...more
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message 5: by Sean

Sean Peters Thanks for being a friend, and I hope you will join my thriller group " A Good Thriller"


Michael Murphy Linda,thanks for connecting on Goodreads and congratulations with your success as a mystery writer. I hope you'll add my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 3: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello There,

I am glad to meet you. How are you doing as of lately?
I have been writing on my third dark fantasy book, Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. You should check out my new website, then leave your thoughts and ideas on it.

Keep On Reading . . .


http://authorrustynugent.wix.com/moon...


message 2: by Dale

Dale Thele Linda, thank you for the friend connect. Wishing you all the very best in 2014!


message 1: by Gail

Gail Levy Love the idea of killing someone - on paper ... I did the same in STRANGE EMBRACE just 60 odd years ago ... Glad to be your friend, Linda. The book sounds just my cup of tea (so to speak)


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