Mike Bove grew up in Vermont. He wrote articles and drew cartoons for his college newspaper. Mike was involved as an actor and director in high school, college and community theater. He adapted a Russian folk tale, The Nosebag, for the stage, produced and directed it. He was a public school teacher, track, and soccer coach before moving to Cape Cod. There he became an avid fisherman and golfer. He joined the Postal Service, transferred to Sedona, retiring in 2010.
Willowtree Is Mike’s first novel in the Bruce DelReno Mystery Series. He lives in Cottonwood, AZ with wife, Jane, and Golden Retriever, Ceile.
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Smashwords book reviews by Mike Bove
- Sounds of Murder
on Aug. 18, 2011
I enjoyed this cozy, but I did not love it. There is a good plot, clue trail, dialogue, and a likable sleuth. Appreciation of the overall story is diminished by a lot of repetition. The interplay among the faculty and in Pamela's family is well written and fun.
- Losing Myself (Short Story)
on Aug. 29, 2011
Losing Myself by T Morrell
This is an interesting short story. A teenager from a broken family tries to be liked by fellow students, or actually anybody. His attempts go unnoticed, so much so that he sees himself as invisible. The reader has to decide as the story progresses whether the youth is ignored enough to seem invisible, or if he really is. The story is told in the first person by the boy and evokes sympathy right up to the surprise conclusion. I want to read more by Tim Morrell.
- Book 'Em - An Eamonn Shute Mystery
on Oct. 24, 2011
This straightforward plot works because of interesting characters and great dialogue. Shute an out of shape, lottery winning, Irish immigrant is in love with Nicky, a Latina bookshop owner. Freeing her from crimes wrongly accused of, becomes Eamonn's passion whatever the cost. I like these two characters very much as well as others such as the big Samoan associate, and the seemingly incompetent lawyer. I also much dislike the sleazy characters including Nicky's ex, who is a lazy slob who is tring to get something for nothing. The south Florida and Islands settings are brought to life so the reader can picture the action. I look forward to my next Tony McFadden story.
- The Wardens of Punyu (The Handover Mysteries, Vol. I)
on Jan. 25, 2012
I enjoyed everything about "The Wardens of Punyu." The story is well plotted and told in a distinct, very descriptive writing style. I could "see" the buildings and streets and Claire moving in them. I am glad that the aspect of obtaining and selling body parts was not made a spectacle by a long narrative about it. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by a well crafted mystery with a strong and likable main character. The technical and geographical knowledge of the author blend well with the dialogue and action. I recommend "Wardens" to readers who are tired of silly mysteries. I look forward to reading the others in this series.
- Heads in the Clouds
on Nov. 10, 2013
Hey, I read a romance, even enjoyed it.
"Heads In The Clouds" by Amber Polo is one the gals and guys will like.
In the unique setting of a small Arizona air park, the gritty heroine, Lia is determined to finish what she went there to do, then get back to her life in Texas.
Of course the guy she meets is nothing like her ex, or anyone she would expect to fall for. But as their reasons for being there become known, Sunrise doesn't seem like such a bad place to be.
The reader gets a good picture of the small-plane community and what it would be like to live to live in one, assuming they all have odd-ball residents.
All of the sub-plots come together and build to a frantic ending.
Aside from the well written, good story, I was particularly impressed with the subtleties, like the origin of names, small plane flying descriptions, local color, and humor.
"Heads In The Clouds" is a fine romance, without the ick and heavy breathing.