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Michael Bracken

Bio: Michael Bracken is the author of All White Girls, Bad Girls, Canvas Bleeding, Deadly Campaign, Even Roses Bleed, In the Town of Dreams Unborn and Memories Dying, Just In Time For Love, Psi Cops, Tequila Sunrise, and more than 800 shorter works published in Australia, Canada, China, England, Ireland, and the United States. His work has appeared in more than 140 different commercial, small press, and electronic publications.

He is also the editor of Fedora: PRivate Eyes and Tough Guys and three other anthologies currently in press.

Michael has received numerous ADDY awards, including Judges, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards for copywriting, both individually and as part of a creative team. A series of radio commercials Michael helped script received a Flair Award, his short story, "Of Memories Dying,"appeared on the preliminary ballot for a Nebula Award, and his short story, "Cuts Like A Knife," was short-listed for a Derringer Award.

In addition to writing, Michael has many years of experience in commercial and small press publishing, having been editor, publisher, designer, production manager, systems manager, or independent consultant to publications large and small.

Michael speaks about writing, publishing, typography, and desktop publishing at conferences, conventions, and corporate seminars, and has taught non-credit courses for writers at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He lives in Waco, Texas, with his wife, Sharon, and son, Ian. He has three other children--Ryan, Courtney, and Nigel--from a previous marriage.

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1 All White Girls [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  They're dying in the fleshpits in the Windy City. They're all white girls. One young woman is missing. Another is dead. They were drawn to the Windy City like moths to a flame, but the city's bright lights can't illuminate every dark corner. Hidden in the alleys and back streets and in a three-block long stretch of strip clubs and adult book stores are the men who prey on young women like these: the pedophiles, pimps, and pornographers. When former partners, unlicensed private investigator Big D... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 42947 - Reading Time: 122-171 min.
Category: Suspense/Thriller
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2 Bad Girls [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  When a French secret service operative is murdered on a lonely Alpine highway, a womanizing CIA agent must find the killer and terminate ... with Extreme Prejudice. Back in the states, the same agent discovers ... The Only Good Red. Three years after a bank robbery goes bad, a convict on the verge of parole learns that his partner's wife really knows how to set up a ... Con Job. When an attractive young woman borrows money for a new car, it's the loan manager who learns never to trust the ... Fi... more info>> (Published: 2000)

Words: 37335 - Reading Time: 106-149 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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3 Deadly Campaign [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  Covering City Hall during an election year was all the excitement reporter Dan Fox needed--until he discovered Alderman Bill Franklin's bullet-ridden body. Who killed the alderman? Why did they do it? Fox wants the story. Everyone else wants him. Hit men, mob bosses, politicians, and mistresses: They all have stories to tell, and Fox pieces them together while dodging bullets and fighting deadlines. Fox digs for the story, and he unearths the long-hidden secrets of the city as he's caught in the... more info>> (Published: 1994)

Words: 46153 - Reading Time: 131-184 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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4 Just in Time for Love [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  His father writes confessions and jokes, and the biggest joke of all is his name--Justin Tyme. But Jay, as he prefers to be called, hasn't had much to laugh about in the years since his mother died. His father retreats into an alcohol-hazed world of denial and self-pity, reversing their care-giver roles, and forcing Jay to grow up virtually on his own. Then, they move to O'Shea, where his father manages a mobile home park, and Jay begins yet another year as the "new kid" in school. He has a lot ... more info>> (Published: 1998)

Words: 35005 - Reading Time: 100-140 min.
Category: Young Adult/Romance

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5 News Flash [Secure eReader]
by Michael Bracken
  When a local television news anchor hires Waco, Texas private eye Morris Ronald Boyette to follow her husband, he thinks he's taking on a run-of-the-mill cheating-spouse case. Instead, he gets a harsh lesson in how aging unfairly impacts working women. A work of short crime from our Fingerprints line.
Category: Mystery/Crime

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6 Tequila Sunrise: Hardboiled P.I. Nathaniel Rose--Bullets, Booze, and Broads [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  Private Eye. Tough Guy. He works hard, plays hard, and loves hard. Rose would do anything for the women in his life, from the strippers to the socialites. When an old case comes back to haunt him, who can Rose trust? When a client's husband disappears, why does Rose lose his taste for fast food? When a young woman wants to make a few copies, why does she honeymoon in heaven? When seven witnesses watch a man kill his wife and her lover, how lucky can he be? When a socialite wants her husband dead... more info>> (Published: 2000)

Words: 25731 - Reading Time: 73-102 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime
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7 Yesterday in Blood and Bone [MultiFormat]
by Michael Bracken
  Derringer Award winning short story writer Michael Bracken returns with another impressive collection of hardboiled crime fiction, including his new novella, "Yesterday in Blood and Bone." When veteran newspaper reporter Benjamin "Bucky" Weaver and Alderman William Kelvin and killed, reporter Dan Fox finds himself searching deep into the past to discover how the two men were connected and why someone would want them dead. In the process, Fox learns a lesson about prejudice, 1950s justice, and ho... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 55948 - Reading Time: 159-223 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller
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