Michael E. Benson


Michael E. Benson was born in a small coal mining town in Kansas. He moved to the deserts of Utah when he was twelve and there he learned to hunt and to survive in the wilderness. It was there he also learned of his affinity with horses. Later, he moved to Kansas City. After high school, he joined the United States Coast Guard. When he returned home, he worked at many occupations. Eventually, he became a private detective and later a police officer.He earned a Master of Science in Education degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in American History. He became a member of the faculty at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, Missouri, where he stayed for the next twenty-five years teaching American History and Criminal Justice. After his retirement, he began his writing career in earnest. Today, Michael lives in south Texas with his wife Barbara.

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The Saga of Sonny Tompkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,180. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
A compilation of The Life and Times of Young Sonny Tompkins, Parts 1 and 2. Young Sonny Tompkins left his boyhood behind at age 12. He became a skilled marksman and hunter and learned the Arapaho secrets of taming horses. In 1943, at the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the United States Army. Follow his his life and loves in this historical novel set in the Great Depression and World War II..
The Life and Times of Young Sonny Tompkins, Part 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In 1943, at the age of eighteen, Sonny Tompkins enlisted in the United States Army. He soon discovered that he had a remarkable special ability which the Army was eager to exploit. A whirlwind of events found him a Captain in the O.S.S. by age 20 and killing Nazis behind the lines in occupied Belgium and France. Follow his life and loves in this historical
The Life and Times of Young Sonny Tompkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,690. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
When young Sonny Tompkins is sent to Utah to live with his Uncle Buck while his Dad serves a two year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, he leaves his boyhood behind and embarks upon a series of adventures that will make him older than his years.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,760. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Christian » General
When Rob Stuart's wife Jo dies from cancer he is left broken and disconsolate. Nothing, it seems, can jar him from his grief. Nothing, that is, but the sound of Jo's voice which he hears as he follows a complex set of instructions she left for him in regard to the spreading of her ashes. Is it really her, or is it only a figment of his imagination?
Alvarado's Woman
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 30,690. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Tommy Alvarado has a problem. His stepdaughter has disappeared and the locals, headed by Tommy's outraged father-in-law, have rushed to judgment and called it murder. Tommy is charged with the crime and realizes that only Frank can save him from being convicted of a crime he did not commit.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,320. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Frank Petrovic teams up with Maria de Leon no one believes they will accomplish much. But they have underestimated Frank's ability and his bulldog tenacity, and overlooked Maria's obsession to prove her merit. From the beginning to the shattering end, this novel reads like true crime drama and will keep the reader spellbound.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael E. Benson

  • No Greater Love on June 05, 2010

    Emjae Edwards hits another home run with her latest novel No Greater Love. The plot centers on Fiona and her long standing obsession with Tremaine, who is eight years her senior. She has loved him from “the time she understood the difference between boys and girls.” Tremaine, however, treats her like a sister until one fateful night when he doesn’t. Fiona suddenly has it in her power to force Tremaine to drop Paullette, to whom he is engaged, and marry her. Will she give in to her obsession, or does she love him so much she can’t bear to hurt him? I particularly like the way Emjae allows us to see Fiona’s thoughts, as well as hear her words. Often the thoughts and words are in complete opposition to one another, as in life. The book is a perfect length if you are one who likes to read straight through from beginning to end. I found the book to be thoroughly entertaining. Get it, or you’ll be missing a darn good read.
  • Under a Raging Moon on June 09, 2010
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    This book is the real deal. I have had nearly forty years experience in law enforcement, and I can tell you Frank Scalise is dead on with this police procedural. If you like Joseph Wambaugh, you'll LOVE Frank Scalise. Don't miss reading this thoroughly enjoyable ride with these officers. You'll never regret it.