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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...

At novellaweb.com/Novelist I have a link to some tools and notes that could be of interest.
If you've an Android phone, I've also put some of the tools in an app called 'Novelist' that you can download from Google Play Store.

My publications are on Amazo
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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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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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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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Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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A strange story, written in 1884 ... A ‘square’ describes his life in flatland (a world of only 2 dimensions). Then tells of his experience of being taken to a ‘space’ of three dimensions. He also sees a world of one dimension (all beings live on one ...more
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Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
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Very funny novel about misadventures of a journalist sent to cover possible war in Africa. I’ve ordered the DVD as will be fun to watch that and see how the characters play out on screen. I'll have to read more of Evelyn Waugh's novels.
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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It is a fictional recollection of a journey up the Congo river in Africa, based on Conrad’s own journey there in 1890. It is strong on the brutality towards the natives. It is quite good reading, and you do want to know what comes of the journey, but ...more
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On the Beach by Nevil Shute
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Story of last days of mankind after Nuclear War.
The plot is terrific, but the language was a bit old-fashioned and it jarred a bit. Also the relationships were sometimes laboured, and descriptions excessive. Frequent and rapid changes of viewpoint.
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The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo
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It is set in Guernsey in about 1820, and paints a vivid picture of life then, for example the tension and feelings when the first steam-driven ferry replaced sail boats. It was incredibly slow to get going, setting the scene with long descriptions of ...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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