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First, let me make this clear . . . I am NOT that good-looking, young, talented, Olympic Champion with all the Gold and beautiful girls.
I am MICHAEL PHELPS, the (not-so) good-looking, (not-so) young, (but) talented WRITER of Police Procedural, Detective, Crime and Courtroom drama Novels. I don't have a lot of gold, and I am happily divorced (I hope my Ex-wife is, I did not deserve her to begin with). I am a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, Military Police-Combat Defense Forces during the Viet Nam war.
I retired as Chief Investigator for a prominent Coral Gables (FL) Law firm specializing in criminal defense, where I worked on several high-profile cases, including two murder cases.
While working at the Law firm, I co-authored the only authorized Biography of DAVID JANSSEN, the beloved actor best know for his starring role as "THE FUGITIVE", with Ellie Janssen, his first wife. Writing "DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE" rekindled my passion for writing.
"THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE", my debut novel introducing the "Mike Walsh Detective Novels" series is based on the true story of the murder of my close friend and one-time mentor, Jack R. Ohrberg, a detective sergeant in the Robbery & Homicide unit of the Indianapolis Police Department.
The second in the "Mike Walsh Detective Novels" series is titled "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE". It is based on a case I worked for the law firm. A respected horse racing jockey with a winning record, was brutally beaten and shot to death on the last day of the racing season in a small Kentucky town. Eight years later, his widow, son-in-law and her nephew are charged with the crime. Investigator Mike Walsh & his Assistant Rosa Cabbio are dispatched to Kentucky to investigate this very cold case. "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE" takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride into the sleazy under-belly of this fast moving, beautiful sport. It is available as an E-Book on ALL E-Readers.
As a result of renewed interest in "DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE", I have been inspired by many of David's fans and a few friends to write "DAVID JANSSEN-Our Conversations". In this memoir, I relate hundeds of conversations between David and me over the last fifteen years of his life. I relate his opinions of his marriage to and divorce from Ellie, his love affairs, his drinking habits (of whih I shared for a time), his career, his opinions of many of Hollywood's top Producers, Directors, Writers and Stars with whom he worked, his marriage to and planned divorce from his second wife, Dani Crane Greco Janssen and more. It will be released in December of 2012 in both Hardcover and E-Book format.
I split my time between New York City and Miami, Florida, with my faithful companion, Rico der Hunter III ( a German Shepherd Police dog, (who does not believe he is a dog).
My books are available at my web site; www.MichaelPhelpsNovels.com
through the saftey & security of PayPal. They may also be purchased through www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, amazonKindle Edition (The Execution of Justice only), www.barnesandnoble.com, and all other Internet Booksellers.
Reviews are posted on my web site.