Michaela Thompson

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I've written seven mystery-suspense novels, set in wide-ranging locales: Hurricane Season and Riptide explore the beaches and swamps of the Florida Panhandle, where I grew up; Paper Phoenix features a romance between a disillusioned divorcee and a younger crusading journalist in 70's San Francisco; a failure analyst chases private demons to India in Fault Tree; a group of friends plays a deadly game at the Venice Carnival in Venetian Mask; and Magic Mirror and A Temporary Ghost recount the dangerous adventures of freelance journalist Georgia Lee Maxwell, who moves to France with her cat and ends up solving murders in Paris and Provence.

I've been a mystery fan my entire life. I love the form because it's endlessly flexible, yet the structure
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The Grand Tour: Four Intern...

3.78 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 2016
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The Florida Panhandle Myste...

4.22 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2019
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Heat Lightning (Florida Pan...

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The Complete Mystery Collec...

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A Temporary Ghost (Georgia ...

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A Red Family: Junius, Glady...

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Riptide (Florida Panhandle ...

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3.93 avg rating — 1,951 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Hurricane Season (Florida P...

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3.58 avg rating — 911 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Paper Phoenix

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3.78 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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“Lily wondered if Jesus’s cause suffered more because of his enemies or his helpers.”
Michaela Thompson, Hurricane Season

“he nodded and pointed up a staircase just inside the door. The stairs were dark and dusty, no hint reaching them of the bright sun outside. A door at the top was open and a number of people— reporters, I assumed— were milling around in a small living room. A sofa and two chairs,”
Michaela Thompson, Magic Mirror

“in Hurricane Season, and still spends a significant amount of time there. She has worked as a newspaper reporter and a freelance journalist, and has contributed mystery short stories to a number of anthologies. She and her husband,”
Michaela Thompson, Paper Phoenix

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