Michael W. Smart

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Michael W Smart writes mystery and science fiction novels. A native New Yorker, he is an experienced blue water sailor and airplane pilot, two passions the protagonists in his novels also share. The Bequia Mysteries are set in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a tropical achipelago in the Eastern Caribbean where Michael lived and sailed for many years. He draws on these experiences to create intimate and lively portraits of the islands and the people surrounding these compelling mysteries.

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Michael W. Smart Using my imagination to create a scene, a character, a plot, or an amazing sentence. Also I love that the time spent writing is my own time, no…moreUsing my imagination to create a scene, a character, a plot, or an amazing sentence. Also I love that the time spent writing is my own time, no clients or staff or other job related issues to be concerned about. (less)
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Dead Reckoning (Bequia Myst...

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Deadeye (Bequia Mysteries, #2)

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Davidia's Seed

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“Battle Stations…”

Twenty-Four DaysJ. Murray’s just released “Twenty-Four Days” (read my review here), the second novel in the Rowe-Delamagente series, moves much of the action to sea, taking us aboard nuclear submarines and surface combat warships. Murray’s in-depth research and knowledge of the U.S Navy is once again on display in this sequel to “To Hunt a Sub”, providing dramatic authenticity to the edgy science that buoys the plot. Rea...(read

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To Hunt a Sub by J Murray
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J Murray’s long anticipated thriller, To Hunt a Sub, is a satisfying read from a fresh voice in the genre, and well worth the wait. The time devoted to research paid off, providing a much appreciated authenticity to the sciency aspects of the plot. T ...more
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Blackwater Lake by Maggie James
Blackwater Lake
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Like I’ve done with all of Maggie James’s engrossing novels, I devoured Blackwater Lake in a single sitting. While Blackwater Lake’s novella size makes it a quick read, as usual I was captivated from the opening pages and swept along by Maggie’s conv ...more
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Shadows of the Mind Box Set 1 by Maggie James
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3 masterfully woven tales by an author with a talent for transporting her readers inside her characters’ head, while weaving a suspense filled mystery around their physiological dysfunctions. Give yourself time for these engrossing reads. Once I star ...more
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Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft by Maggie James
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I’m a fan of Maggie James’s well crafted psychological suspense novels. Her foray into non-fiction with “Write Your Novel! From getting started to first draft”, is exceptional in the crowded how-to-write and writing tips field, in its focus on buildi ...more
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HellKat by Robyn Roze
HellKat
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A truly fun read!

I haven’t had so much fun reading a novel in quite a while. And never as much fun reading a romance novel. Perhaps because Hellkat is also a gripping mystery, filled with intrigue, deception, and danger amid the delicious desire
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