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Mick Murphy's LawMick Murphy's Law
A Mick Murphy Key West Mystery

A pregnant woman friend of Mick Murphy's is beaten to death. As she lay dying Murphy promises to make the killer face justice. His pursuit takes him and his mismatched eclectic friends to the Ocala National Forest looking for a meth lab run by outlaw bikers. That brief, deadly encounter leads them to the Tit-4-Tat strip club in Dayton Beach where they run into a FBI/DEA/ATF stakeout and investigation. Cooperation is short lived and the Feds are what they seem as Murphy and his friends head back to the forest and St. Johns River to get their man. ... Read Chapters 1 & 2

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It Began to Go Bad With a Phone Call
Chapter ONE

No good comes from a phone call at three in the morning.

Kristofferson’s Shake Hands with the Devil, the ringtone on my cellphone, woke me. The bedside clock radio displayed 3:07.

I sat up, unplugged the phone from its charger and saw Richard on the display screen. “Yeah?” I’d expected it to be someone needing bail money.

“Mick, get down to the hospital. Right now!” Key West Police Chief Richard Dowley’s voice sounded stressed.

“What’s happening?” I came fully awake, concerned because Richard didn’t call at that hour.

“You know Robin Church.” It rushed out as one, long word.

“Richard, what’s going on?” I stood and slipped into my cargo shorts.

Robin and I had been friends since we met at a rodeo in Southern California, a long time ago. Briefly, we’d been lovers. A fling she’d called it. She liked the bad boys. I wasn’t one. She rode out of my life with a bull rider in an old pickup. A few years ago, she arrived in Key West. We rekindled our friendship, that’s all. Old habits die hard and before long she hooked up with a pimple-charmer named Morgan Pryce.  
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"Michael Haskins' 'Nobody Wins' is a breathless, high-octane international crime thriller with the fast-pace of an '80s action movie."  ~ Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton and A Case Of Noir.

"Mick Murphy has been in some trouble before, but NOBODY WINS puts him in a life and death situation about every five pages. From Key West to Los Angeles, from New Jersey to Dublin, Ireland, Mick is on the run, and he’s never sure why. Twists, turns and a climatic ending make this page turner a thrill- a- minute read." ~ Don Bruns, author of the Stuff Series & Sever Music Series


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Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
The Jan. 2015 issue features my Mick Murphy short story - Hemingway's Typewriter. If you can find a copy, it's fun reading as Mick has to help a friend deal with Hemingway's ghost, among other things. Edition should be available first of December on the newsstands and in the mail to subscribers before that.

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