Michael C. Hughes

Biography

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."

Where to find Michael C. Hughes online


Series

The Ty Connell Noir Novellas
The Ty Connell Noir Novellas by Michael C. Hughes. Book 1 in the Ty Connell Noir Novella Series is Momma Lupe, about that rarity in the criminal world -- a woman crime lord. Book 2, The Bore of the Barrel, is about untraceable weapons hitting the street and how those weapons end up dangerous in more ways than one. Book 3, The Deconstruction and Death of a Natural Beauty, is the story of how the forces in life sometimes crush the softest and most ethereal among us.

Bore of the Barrel

Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!)

Momma Lupe

Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!)

The Deconstruction and Death of a Natural Beauty

Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 10!)

Ty Connell: The Noir Novellas

Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 10!)

Books

Joey Blanks: Budget Hit Man. A Romantic Retro Mob Comedy.
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!) Words: 30,670. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
It's the 1990s, the heydays of the Jersey mob and who knew these guys could be this nuts? Joey's a gaffe-prone mob wannabe and all he wants is that most elusive status in the wise guy world: respect. He just picked the wrong bunch of sadists to make that work with. When he loses five million dollars of mob money, good thing Zoey's there to bail him out. "Falling down funny!"
Dispossessed: The Burning of Murder City USA. 'A True Story!'
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Ty Connell: The Noir Novellas
Series: The Ty Connell Noir Novellas. Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 10!) Words: 59,860. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Noir Novellas. Three novella length short stories - approximately 35,000 words each - that capture the dark side of the police world. Cases that working cops would rather forget ever happened. The kind that haunt and linger. Evil. Tragic. Disturbing. • Momma Lupe • Bore of the Barrel • The Death and Deconstruction of a Natural Beauty
The Deconstruction and Death of a Natural Beauty
Series: The Ty Connell Noir Novellas. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 10!) Words: 40,630. Language: American English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Connell meets Ronalee Rayner, he believes she's the most beautiful and captivating girl he's ever met. A winsome and gentle spirit. Someone seemingly loved by all around her. But he learns that all is not well in Ronalee's world. And the more he learns, the more concerned he gets. Why would anyone thrust a delicate soul like Ronalee into harm's way? Can Connell get there in time to save her?
Bore of the Barrel
Series: The Ty Connell Noir Novellas. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!) Words: 36,570. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Unmarked and untraceable mystery weapons are making there way to the streets. A policeman's nightmare. Someone's gonna pay!
Momma Lupe
Series: The Ty Connell Noir Novellas. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!) Words: 35,240. Language: American English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When “Thin Vinnie” Momesso gets whacked it looks like just another mob hit on one of their own. But the case quickly turns darker. Behind it is a woman. But what kind of woman can order a pro hit on a made mob guy? Momma Lupe can. As Connell starts to dig in, he begins to learn how truly vile and cold-blooded this mystery figure really is. He vows to end Momma's evil reign.

Michael C. Hughes' tag cloud

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