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Mike Mitchell

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After 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 projects for 2019 publication. One is 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.
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Being Down and Out

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

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Samuel Pepys by Claire Tomalin
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This marvelous book gives the family background prior to the Pepys diary, and then follows the events of the diary, and finally goes in detail over the events in his life, following the diary years. Quite gripping in itself, with him one minute in pr ...more
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From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
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Spends too much time at the start describing the SMERSH killer and his background.
Overall plot is more or less the same as the film. Most of action is in Turkey and then the Orient Express. At end, Bond is stabbed with Rosa Klebb’s poison shoe knife,
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
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Absolutely brilliant! 1000 pages, and a page turner. Events in the 1660's around the English king and parliament (Restoration of Charles 2), war with the Dutch, the great plague, the great fire of London 1666, and also LOTS of his personal life, esp ...more
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Open Secret by Stella Rimington
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Interesting biography of the (retired) Director of British MI5. But I was hoping for a bit more detail about the security services in the cold war, and perhaps less of her early life. Got a bit dull at the end where she moans about unfairness of trea ...more
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Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
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Diamonds are being smuggled in large quantities from Africa via London to USA. Bond takes the place of a courier to take a batch from London to NY. The baddies this time are organised crime in USA.
Maybe most readers like detailed descriptions of peo
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Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Watson Fowler
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I got this for Christmas, and I love it. It's a great reference book of course, but I love the dry humour when he advises against certain usage. For example where people pronounce Chorizo as 'choritso', as if it's an Italian word, he says: "If you wi ...more
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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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“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.”
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