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NOBODY WINS Now that my Irish research trip and the Mystery Writers Key West Fest are over, I've finally finished the new book, NOBODY WINS!

"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

Chapter 1

The February sun fought its way through a thin cloud cover and did its best to help Key West remain tropical, even while a north wind blanketed the island. A Canadian chill in the air did not bother the sun worshipers from colder parts of the country. Locals, including me, wore long-sleeved shirts. Some of us even wore jeans with our flip-flops. The wind wasn’t cold enough to force us into sneakers and socks, but it was getting there.

Schooner Wharf Bar had its clear plastic windscreen in place, holding back the breeze, but it didn’t interfere with the water view, as tourists sat on the pea rock patio and listened to Michael McCloud sing his island ballads. They sat in T-shirts and plaid shorts, sandals with socks, drank beer and rumrunners, immune to the chilly weather because it had to be colder wherever they came from and, for some, the rumrunners were good antifreeze for the body. ...

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“The Russian Mafia, gunfights, a harrowing in-air plane crash all capture the violent world Mick Murphy inhabits. Michael Haskins makes me wonder if I ever want to visit the Keys again. He takes the laid back Key West culture and ratchets it up to where you can’t turn the pages fast enough. Another breathtaking tale from Haskins and Murphy.” -- Don Bruns, author, Hot Stuff, Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, Stuff to Spy For, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Too Much Stuff and the Sever Music Series.

Behind this very public facade the literary side of the (Hemingway Days) festival is also in full swing. I wander along Duval Street to a local gallery to one of the headline events. Crime writer Michael Haskins is giving a reading from his latest Mick Murphy crime novel, Car Wash Blues. His books, set in and around the Florida Keys, reveal a side of the keys we’ll never meet but is vivid and alive in Haskins’ story telling. -- Gary Quinn, Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland

FREE RANGE INSTITUTION by Michael Haskins is “A masterful tropical mystery. Every city has an ugly underbelly populated with bad guys—even touristy Key West. In Michael Haskins’ deft storytelling, this tip-of-Florida isle—literally at the end of the road—is equal parts paradise and murderous mayhem, one made all the more exciting by his hero, Boston Irishman Mad Mick Murphy.” -- W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV, Wall Street Journal and New York Times #1 bestselling authors

“I’ve had the privilege of spending a month during each of three years on Key West. Michael Haskins, now, has lived on the Rock for more than a decade. And, like most non-natives who become reporters for local newspapers, he’s absorbed more island life and lore than most. FREE RANGE INSTITUTION is a wonderful new entry in his Mick Murphy mystery series. Happily for those who love Key West, FREE RANGE INSTITUTION is both a terrific ride through, and a terrific read about, the people and places personifying America’s beachhead in the ‘North Caribbean.’” -- Jeremiah Healy, author of RESCUE and SPIRAL

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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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