Dispossessed: The Burning of Murder City USA. 'I WAS THERE!"

Detroit in 1950 was a bustling metropolis, the most advanced and fastest growing city on the planet at the time... "Motor City USA": a place with the brightest of futures. But by 1967 it was being called "Murder City USA" and, in July of that year, tensions that had been simmering for too many years finally blew. In four days of rioting Blackbottom, the heart and soul of old black Detroit, burned. More

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About Michael C. Hughes

Michael has had three biographies of colorful sports/media personalities published. His book about what was termed the "Detroit Race Riots of 1967" -- DISPOSSESSED: THE BURNING OF MURDER CITY USA -- was a nominee in the 2018 Michigan Notable Books campaign.

Raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, Michael became hooked on the world of mystery fiction when, at age fourteen, he discovered Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett.

Det. Ty Connell is a hybrid character based on several police officers Michael Hughes has known and worked with personally at city, state, and federal levels. Michael also counts as a reliable source a formerly active member of one of New York City's major crime families since retired from "the Life."

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