Mike Whitacre

Biography

A fiction writer, carving his own gruesome path through his work. He often mixes genres, but is primarily interested in the Crime/Mystery genre that utilizes the style of hard-boiled writers like Raymond Chandler. He lives in California, making too many damnable mistakes.

Series

Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hard-Boiled Action
Space travel didn't get rid of the dark alleyways, and sentient robots didn't bring about the apocalypse. But, war still happens, and gangsters never change, even if they're robots or some ungodly experiment... Things aren't so bad, but things aren't great, either, which is why heroes of grit are still needed: be they a robot shamus; a mysterious vigilante; a cursed soul; or hard men, looking for action. It's not an extravagant job, confronting crime in space or on the streets, but trouble is the business of heroes, and business keeps on booming. Not meaning to throw a cliche out there, but the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to these tales of future grit and hard-boiled action. Keep your eyes peeled and you just might find something exciting within all the Crooked Pieces...

Books

The Simple Art of Action (Volume 1, Issue 1): Sideway Crimes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Action is more than a verb, and in these hard-boiled stories, the heroes have the grit to prove it. THE SIMPLE ART OF ACTION goes into each issue with a handful of quick tales that leave an impact. Suffice to say, your time won't be wasted on the first issue, SIDEWAY CRIMES. Take a gander if you can take the heat...
Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hard-Boiled Action - Part Three
Series: Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hard-Boiled Action. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A friend lost, a friend gained, but from the rain, out of the ugly pain of past and present, Turbine must face a future he didn't expect to stare him in the face...
Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hardboiled Action - Part Two
Series: Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hard-Boiled Action. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
What maddening web was weaved in this city? Maybe Turbine can find out, or maybe all the trouble will find him in the wrong place at the right time... He should be rekindling a romance, should be resting before his next tour across the solar system. But, he just can't stop seeking to rectify situations that've long gone South for the winter...
Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hard-Boiled Action - Part One
Series: Crooked Pieces: Future Grit And Hard-Boiled Action. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Turbine 7000 Dozer, a seven-foot tall robot, arrives in San Francisco after many long years. With a war still waging across the solar system he hopes to make use of what little time off he has, but the reunion seems to only remind him that war follows, even in times of peace and respite.

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