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Michael Weitz

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Michael Weitz is the author of the award-winning Ray Gordon mystery series. He has also written short stories, television commercials, and documentaries. He is an avid chess player and student of the game, and has an eclectic mix of other hobbies and interests including reading, bicycling, photography, pool and astronomy. Michael lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA with his wife and dog.

Average rating: 4.18 · 51 ratings · 12 reviews · 3 distinct works
Even Dead Men Play Chess

4.13 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Grandmaster's King (Ray...

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Till Tomorrow (A Ray Gordon...

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Chess is everything

When it comes to my books, Even Dead Men Play Chess and The Grandmaster’s King, I’ve been asked, Why chess? Why is Ray Gordon (the main character) a chess teacher?

For some people chess is an enigma, that interesting looking but mysterious game in grandpa’s den, but for others chess is much more than a game. Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov said, “Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.” Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 02, 2015 12:10 Tags: chess, fiction, mystery, schools

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Michael Weitz The bestselling mystery, Even Dead Men Play Chess, is now available on Kindle for only $0.99! Hurry, it's for a limited time!


Even Dead Men Play Chess by Michael Weitz

Michael Weitz Great news! Both Ray Gordon mysteries, Even Dead Men Play Chess and the award-winning The Grandmaster's King, are now available in print! Check out my website, www.michael-weitz.com for details!

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