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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 · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Deadly Contract

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

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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I'm afraid I found it too heavy going, and gave up after 60 pages. The concepts are good, and his style I'm sure suits others, as this was a best seller. But I got weary (maybe too quickly) of sentences like this:
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John le Carré by Adam Sisman
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John Le Carre (real name David Cornwell) has had a most interesting life, well depicted here. Early days at a boarding school (cold showers!), then university, dropping out and returning, then onto MI5 and MI6. The best of the biography is that perio ...more
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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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John le Carré by Adam Sisman
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John Le Carre (real name David Cornwell) has had a most interesting life, well depicted here. Early days at a boarding school (cold showers!), then university, dropping out and returning, then onto MI5 and MI6. The best of the biography is that perio ...more
Mike Mitchell is on page 150 of 672 of John le Carré: Massive bio, starting with school years, and a chaotic family upbringing.
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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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Biographical, published in 1936. The Paris experiences were mainly working as a labourer in the kitchens of grand hotels and restaurants, where everywhere was filth and cockroaches, when not unemployed. He reckoned that the more expensive the hotel, ...more
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And Be a Villain by Rex Stout
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It's one of a famous detective series from the 1940's, and I did enjoy it. Style is slowish to start with, like those old Perry Mason crime TV programs. But a good page turner once it got going. No real action in it, more of a Poirot-style puzzle-sol ...more
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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
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I'm afraid it was too slow for me. I know it's a great classic, but I got weary of it after 100 pages (with another 600 to go).
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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
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A classic I wanted to read. It was certainly interesting and unusual,
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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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