Michael C. Hughes

Biography

Raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, Michael had a successful career as a journalist and news editor before launching his own marketing/PR firm. Det. Ty Connell is a hybrid character based on police officers Michael has known well at city, state, and federal levels. He 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." In addition to the Ty Connell Series, Michael has written biographies of two colorful sports/media personalities, as well as a chronicle of events leading up to what were called "the Detroit Race Riots of 1967." That book, THE BURNING OF MURDER CITY USA, was a nominee for the 2018 Michigan Notable Book of the year. It is also available in eBook and paperback.

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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.
Ty Connell: Noir Novellas
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Opioid Warrior -- George Chuvalo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,540. Language: American English. Published: June 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
The last thing George Chuvalo wanted as he embarked on an astonishing heavyweight pro boxing career -- where he was called ‘The Toughest Man on the Planet’ by both Muhammad Ali and George Foreman -- was to be remembered as an ‘Opioid Warrior.’ But in retirement, he was thrown into the fight of his life, trying to save four family members – three sons and his wife -- from opioid hell.
Joey Blanks: Budget Hit Man. A Romantic Retro Mob Comedy.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,670. Language: American English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
It's the 90s, the heydays of the Jersey mob and who knew these guys could be this nuts? Joey's a loveable gaffe-prone mob wannabe. All he wants is that most elusive status in the wiseguy world: respect. He just picked the wrong bunch of sadists to make that work with. When he ends up with five million dollars of mob money by mistake it's a good thing Zoey is there to save his butt -- again!
The Burning of Murder City USA
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,830. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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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: Noir Novellas
Series: The Ty Connell Noir Novellas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,760. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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 Cut Girl: Rookie M.E., Book 3 in The Ty Connell Crime Thriller Trilogy.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,800. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A case so bloody, so baffling, so disturbing, that police are already calling it a “black hole" -- cold before it even starts. Dr. Julia Reesman, a rookie Medical Examiner, is one of the first on the scene and she also panics, then sees it as a chance to kick-start a new career -- IF she can help solve it. It becomes her and Connell against the world and a case almost too freakish to believe.
The Crime Lord's Daughter, Book 2 in The Ty Connell Crime Thriller Trilogy.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,620. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A family feud turns deadly as Dani O'Banion, a hot-headed 22-year old, fights for what's hers. Her inheritance is due soon from her late mother’s estate and her stepfather is not only executor of the will... but he's also one of New York’s dirtiest crime lords: John O'Banion. And she’s been well warned: do NOT provoke this calculating killer. But, for Dani, it's personal, it's war -- and it's ON!
The Producer's Girl, Book 1 in the Ty Connell Crime Thriller Trilogy.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bully Hollywood producer, Lou Lazar, wants to get his money back. Gorgeous LA P.I., Bobbi Stratos, wants to get her life back. Obsessive Boston detective, Ty Connell, wants to get some justice for a murdered little street girl. Sadistic knife-wielding hit man, Razor Rutan, wants to take over his boss’s drug territory. Meanwhile, the body count just keeps rising. You can’t always get what you want.

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