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Mike Mitchell

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After a career in computing, including a fair amount of travel worldwide, I started writing my first novel, 'Deadly Contract', inspired by some of my experiences overseas.
The hero of the story is based in Denver, but the bad stuff takes place when he gets involved with a contract in the Caribbean.
My second novel, 'Deadly Intrigue', is a heady mix of sex and fraud, based in Ohio.

I'm now working on my next project for 2018 publication. It's a novel where a college reunion leads to mass murder...

My novels and a couple of short stories are on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in kindle and paperback formats.

Have finished reading 'Down and Out in Paris and London' by George Orwell. Glad I was never in that position... I've heard before about attitudes to hygiene in some restaurant kitchens, but hopefully it's not as horrendous as in Orwell's pre-war experience!
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Average rating: 3.55 · 11 ratings · 8 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Deadly Contract

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Deadly Intrigue

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Deadly Contract and Deadly ...

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
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Sold a million in US and worldwide. Very short book. Life of a seagull, that aspires to better things, and its move to ‘heaven’. I liked it. It was a nice story.
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Noble House by James Clavell
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Over 1000 pages, and an epic. TV mini-series was just as good.
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The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
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Espionage before World War 1. Written in 1903. Nice style, but of course language is old-fashioned.
Lots of tension and mystery when it gets going. If you've ever been sailing, it captures the atmosphere of lonely tidal anchorages perfectly. Prefer th
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Sets the scene well, with upper-class young people on Long Island. Lot on their character as well as physical description. It was fairly slow up to half-way, then things happened faster.
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A Writer's Notebook by W. Somerset Maugham
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His jottings through life, from 1892 to 1949. Lots of amusing anecdotes. eg.
· Unselfish parents have selfish children.
· Fools don’t become less foolish when they grow old, and an old fool is infinitely more tiresome than a young one.
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The Warden by Anthony Trollope
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First of the ‘Barsetshire’ novels. The intrigues of a vicar and clergy. I found it slow going, albeit amusing at times, and didn’t finish. Some wry humour at the expense of the established church.
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Blood Orchid by Stuart Woods
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Ok, albeit some corny stuff, like the cell phone battery going flat at time of crisis, and happening to have a pocket knife at the right moment.
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The Partner by John Grisham
The Partner
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The usual good quality read from Grisham. At the start, it isn't clear who the lead character is, as Patrick is seemingly the villain. Then reader gradually gets to identify with him, so we want him to succeed whatever, as he seems a lot better than ...more
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The Firm by Robin A.H. Waterfield
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Excellent book. But the movie was even better!
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Free to Trade by Michael Ridpath
Free to Trade
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Opening pages are a bit dull, but he puts a taster at front of the book, an extract from page 83. (seems a bit of a cheat to me) Maybe publisher suggested this? Chap 3 annoyed me, as it was a boring digression about him running. Chap 4 equally annoyi ...more
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Calvin Coolidge
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge




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