Alan March

Biography

Alan March's writing has been based upon his career of more than 30 years of police work. His writings cover police history, police procedure, crime and police fiction. You can read some of Alan's work for FREE at his website: acmarch.wix.con/alanmarch.

Alan published the true crime book "No Witnesses - The Story of Robbery and Murder at the Cabinet Supreme Savings and Loan." "No Witnesses,” is the true story of three petty thugs who try to strike it rich by robbing a suburban bank. Instead, they became mass murderers. Written by his mother, veteran journalist, Kate March, with retired police chief Howard Makin, “No Witnesses” tells the story of top-notch police work, a community full of witnesses, the dissolute lives of young men who become mass murderers, and the impact of the crime on the victims’ families. “No Witnesses,” is available in paperback, hard cover, and other eformats. "No Witnesses," is now available through Smashwords. Watch the short video below to see inside the book "No Witnesses."

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I've usually got several books going at the same time. I'm currently reading "Black Box," by Michael Connelly. It's a police procedural set in LA. My favorite fiction authors are Joseph Wambaugh, Nelson DeMille, Michael Crichton, and Tom Clancy (though I prefer Clancy's earlier work to his more recent work). Over the years, I've come to respect Charles Dickens' work as setting the format for the modern novel. I'm glad my high school English teacher forced me to read "A Tale of Two Cities!"

The non-fiction books I read tend to be histories. My favorite book in that category is "The Frontiersmen" by Allen Eckart. My taste runs mostly to US history with a lot of military history. David McCullough is a wonderful historian. His books "John Adams" and "1776" transported me back to Revolutionary America. I've become quite interested in the US Civil War, especially after finding I've got ancestors who fought in that war.

My favorite book is "The Killer Angels," by Michael Shaara. After seeing the movie Gettysburg, I made a point of reading the book upon which it was based. Normally a slow reader, I finished "The Killer Angels," in one week. I was stunned. Though it is fiction (it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1975), it is history, too. Shaara read the memoirs of the three main characters, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and used their words as dialogue in the book. As I read the book, I felt as if Shaara had personally interviewed these men and put their thoughts on the pages of his book. It is a masterful work. I've read it many times.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use a basic Kindle. My sons gave it to me as a Christmas present several year ago. Using that, I learned that ePublishing is a great way to read anything from "how to" books to great fiction. I've considered upgrading to other Kindles, but since it was a gift, I'm reluctant to replace what I've got. It works, it's easy to carry, and feels like a book in my hand.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Alan March online


Videos

No Witnesses - The Story of Robbery and Murder at the Cabinet Supreme Savings and Loan
Take a look inside the book "No Witnesses," then read "No Witnesses," to learn how three small time crooks became mass murderers. Available on Smashwords and in paperback or hard cover. (see Alan's website acmarch.wix.com/alanmarch for more information.)

Books

Cop Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
NEW PRICE! Cop Tales is four short stories that show you the danger, and the humor, cops share with each other.
No Witnesses - The Story of Robbery and Murder at the Cabinet Supreme Savings and Loan
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 56,890. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
NEWS FLASH! WRITER's DIGEST honors "No Witnesses." See full details at acmarch.wix.com/alanmarch. "No Witnesses," tells how three petty thugs go for the big score and instead become mass murderers. "No Witnesses” makes you witness to the crime, the investigation, the trials, the killer's time behind bars and the impact the crime had on the entire community
Four Corners - Four Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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NEW PRICE! Four Corners has stories with warmth, humor, and surprise. They tell of the human condition in various aspects of life.

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