Marquis Syler


M. E. Syler is retired and resides with his wife in East Tennessee. A U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran has worked in Law Enforcement in Baltimore Maryland and with the Veterans Administration. Holds degrees in Law Enforcement and Public Administration. Interest are spending time with family,reading,gardening and writing.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
After reading several blogs and articles from many self-published authors sparked my interest and started me down the path to become an indie author. The other factor was it's easier to protect my copyright without hiring a lawyer to wade through a publisher's contract. I have more control with the final product and higher royalities.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling the story. The art of creating characters and plot fascinates me.
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The Finger Of Suspicion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,310. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When small-town Tennessee residents discover the brutal murder of a neighbor, retired Army investigator Robert Snow is the prime suspect. In order to clear his name, Snow teams with the chief of police, and they must overcome allegations of an improper affair to track down the true killer. In the process, they revisit an eerie curse that plagued the town's past.

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Smashwords book reviews by Marquis Syler

  • Rural Poems on Feb. 22, 2017

    Rural Poems takes the reader on a journey through life in the country. The free flowing words are like the brush of a painter that reveals the landscape filled with imagery of pastures, farms, and the people who live outside of the large cities. Not lost on the reader is a feeling of a simpler life and a satisfaction ones gains from their labor.
  • Killer On The Train on Feb. 26, 2017

    An interesting and well crafted murder story with believable characters. The main character is likable and with flaws. The police procedural elements are well researched and not over done.