Michael Paulson

Biography

Michael Paulson lives in Austin, Texas and writes hard-boiled mysteries set in the streets of Austin and surrounding parts of Texas. Paulson grew up surrounded by crime and crime families and draws on his own background in creating the colorful characters and criminals who feature in his stories.

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Books

Blind Woman's Bluff
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Their former partner betrayed criminals Mike Zeeman and Tio Menotti and now she wants to hire them for a job. The job, it turns out, is stealing diamonds from a blind woman--which sounds easy. But Zeeman and Menotti don't know a crazy man and a Russian mobster are also after the diamonds, or that their partner has her own plans. Then there's the blind woman all of them take too lightly.
Cherem: A Thriller
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,130. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Mistaken for a CIA agent, American Harry Bronstein is targeted by Chechen terrorists/spies, Russian intelligence, and a Chinese crimelord, as well as the French police. In the circumstances, staying alive would be nearly impossible. Staying alive and seducing sexy Russian spy Anitchka seems beyond hope. Author Michael Paulson delivers a fast-paced adventure and vivid characters.
Deadly Turn: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
If he hadn't turned into the rest stop for a nature call, Deacon Bishop never would have heard about the hundred million dollars--or gotten involved with his favorite Mafia family, the Portellos. But he did make the stop--and gave a lift to the woman who claimed to be a Fed. Bishop would do a lot for a hundred million... and a few dead bodies aren't that big a concern. Rita Portello, though...
Deadly Trade: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,080. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
PI Deacon Bishop is suspicious when a man hires him to look for his son-in-law--clearly there was no love lost between these two. He didn't think, though, that he'd find himself the leading suspect in a serial killing--or that he'd finally find the evidence he needs to put local Mafia boss Frank Portello on death row. First, though, he needs to stay alive.
Deadly Age: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Private Detective Deacon Bishop will do anything to take down the Portello crime family. So, rescuing Rita Portello is low on his priority list--until he learns of a DVD incriminating her brothers, a DVD that Rita can give him. He doesn't count on wading through devil-worshipers, druggies, or Sicilian assassins to get to her. Then again Bishop doesn't have much luck. Hardboiled adventure.
I, Philibert Q. Winslow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When his beautiful receptionist is murdered, lawyer Philibert Q. Winslow is distraught... until he learns he is a suspect. Agreeing to defend the ex-boyfriend is a step in the right direction but evidence seems to keep piling up against Philibert. Is he being framed... or might he actually be acting out his fantasies. Funny and exciting mystery.
The Van Gogh Deception
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,670. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Stuart S. Stuart comes to Paris to find artistic inspiration. Instead, he falls for a Mafiosa's wife, becomes a murder suspect, gets beat up by criminals searching for millions worth of diamonds, and learns that some of his student works have been fradulently sold to another Mafia boss...with the promise that they're genuine old masters. Then there are the police...
Who Killed Michael Douglas?
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,510. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2010 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Lawyer Chambers Elliot suspects something strange about the supposed priest in his office. Still, Elliot can't ignore the priest's story. But when evidence points to the Portello crime family, he wonders who's setting him up, and what scam is being played. Hard-boiled mystery fiction.
Deadly Sting: A Deacon Bishop Mystery
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,390. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2009 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It sounds like an easy job--trail a woman from the airport to her destination and call in where she went. In fact, the job sounds too easy for hardboiled P.I. Deacon Bishop. Still, he needs the money. So... Unfortunately, Bishop is right. Before he can say 'sting,' he's caught in a web of deadly redheads, angry terrorists, murder and... honeybees.
Dead On
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Series: Deacon Bishop Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2009 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When a scruffy ex-boxer picks up P.I. Deacon Bishop at the south Texas airport, Bishop worries that he's made a long trip for nothing. Because Leon Huggins doesn't look like he could pay a bar tab, let alone a detective's retainer. But Leon isn't the client--not at first, anyway. Leon's brother is supposed to be the client but then Eli Huggins ends up dead. Bishop can't walk away.

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