Alan March

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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's the story behind your latest book?
My current project is a full length biography of my great-grandfather, Dr. Harry A. March. Known as the "Father of Professional Football," Harry was the team doctor for the Canton Bulldogs in 1906, organized the New York Football Giants in 1925, and was on the NFL executive committee for years. He wrote the first history of professional football, titled, "Pro Football: Its Ups and Downs." However, Dr. March was so much more than an organizer of football. He was a journalist who personally knew President William McKinley, the Stark County (Ohio) coroner, a politician, and a theatrical impresario. Among his theatrical troupes in the first decades of the 20th Century was "March's Musical Merry Makers." You can read more about the fascinating life of Dr March at my website: www.acmarch.wix.com/alanmarch.

Also nearly finished is a photo book titled, "Cincinnati Police Stations - A Brief History." The book tells the stories of current and past police buildings throughout Cincinnati's history and shows you where they are. There will be more than 50 photographs in the book, many of them in color. Using the book, you can take a tour of Cincinnati and discover all the old police stations that have served the city today and in the past.
What do you read for pleasure?
I've usually got several books going at the same time. As I research the life of Dr. Harry A. March, I've been reading a lot about the Golden Age of Sports and Sportswriting. "Farewell to Sport," by Paul Gallico, has some of the best writing I've ever read. His imagery depicting Babe Ruth made me feel as Ruth was right there with me. Gallico went on to write "The Poseidon Adventure," and a number of other successful novels.

My favorite fiction authors are Nelson DeMille, Michael Crichton, and Tom Clancy (though I prefer Clancy's earlier work to his more recent work). And, of course, the grand master of police writing, Joseph Wambaugh. The hero in my short story, "The Scar," (in my anthology "Cop Tales") is cut from the same cloth as Wambaugh's Bumper Morgan in "The Blue Knight."

The non-fiction books I read tend to be histories. Among my favorites 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.

My favorite fiction 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. 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.
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Where to find Alan March online


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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.)

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No Witnesses - The Story of Robbery and Murder at the Cabinet Supreme Savings and Loan
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 57,860. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Alan March. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
"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 then and today. Writer's Digest honored the eBook No Witnesses for its passion and coverage of detail.

Books

Cop Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Thanks to all who took advantage of the coupon to receive their free copy of Cop Tales during National Police Week! I hope you enjoy reading the stories. Cop Tales is four short stories that cops share with each other about the humor, and danger, they face protecting their communities.
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 » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
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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