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As counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Keith Raffel held a top secret clearance to watch over CIA activities. He has also founded an award-winning Silicon Valley software company, taught writing to Harvard freshmen, run for Congress, supported himself at the racetrack, and worked at a DNA sequencing company. These days he stays busy writing his mysteries and thrillers in his hometown of Palo Alto, California. Check the latest news at http://www.keithraffel.com.

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Kick Starting My Fifth Novel

I have published four books. My first two were done the traditional way – paper and ink. Neither showed up on the New York Times bestseller list, but I have no real complaints. Bookreporter.com called my first book “the mystery debut of the year” and the second made the top 10 on a national bestseller list for crime fiction and was optioned for film. Still for my third book it was time to move... Read more of this blog post »
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In A Kind of Mirraculous Paradise, Sandra Allen shows us how her Uncle Bob, diagnosed as a schizophrenic, led a life of profundity and significance. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” In a memoir entrusted to his niece, Bob did ...more
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A truly frightening book that shows how America is following in the footsteps of other countries that have given up democracy for authoritarianism: countries like Hungary (now), Chile under Pinochet, Turkey (now), Germany in the 1930s, and Italy in ...more
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What fun to read a novel set against a party convention in the 1960s written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles Bailey, the authors of SEVEN DAYS IN MAY. The leader for the nomination going into the convention defies common wisdom and speaks out on the ...more
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What Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra did during the War and how it affected them. A great story well told.
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message 4: by Simon

Simon Hey Keith!!


Arthur Kyriazis Keith Raffel is one of the finest writers around. His prose has bite, blood and guts, but wraps around your brain like a fine Rubik's Cube Puzzle on a summer's evening while the waves are lapping at the shoreline.


message 2: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Keith. Thanks so much for Friending me. Lovely to catch up with you here. How's the writing going with you?


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Keith,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Midnight Ink author here as well as in real-life!


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