Raymond V. Martin

Biography

While the thought of writing a novel has always been in my mind it was not until I retired to Florida that the thoughts became a reality. I am a retired dentist, living in Florida for many years now, I have always been interested in what it must be like to write a novel, and as I thought, it is simply great. My urge to write was probably in the blood as my father wrote a beautiful book before he retired too, it was well received by the press and readers of crime stories also. The effort of writing a book and getting ready for publication is very time consuming and arduous, more than the average reader of your book can imagine.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on Long Island New York, with both parents. They had a very stable famiy life with my mother a stay at home, and my father in the New York Police Department. Dad used to tell us of the many cases they would have and it always facinated me how the criminals would think and how they tried to get away with in some cases murder. My dad retired after 30 years with the Police and it was after that time he began to write a book which was in response to a rather trying time with murders amongst the gangs in Brooklyn, New York. This was a prelude to the "Godfather Movie"
When did you first start writing?
I was a practicing dentist and used to enter short stories or my opinions to the local papers. After I retired to Florida, the thought of writng a novel hit me so I began to write I guess after eight years of retirement. It was at this time I found out what a difficult adventure I had entered upon, believe me it is not easy at all.
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Books

The Mysterious Woman
Price: Free! Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Is it imaginary? Or is it real? Tom is bothered lately seeing visions of clouds and mist with a woman in black. She will disappear as quickly as she appears.Tom has been noticing the women he meets daily are coming on to him in a sexual way.The woman in black keeps appearing to him, he finds the seduced women were murdered. Tom is found to have poison of brain and is placed in a psycho ward.
Where are They?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.50)
The phones ring and the whole world for Joanne turn upside down. The call is from the Pentagon urging her to a meeting of her fellow scientists about the impending near hit of the huge asteroid. She has a secret that will make all the hysteria of the asteroid seem to be very calm. Joanne will reveal to all of those at the meeting her discovery and will introduce it to the group.
The Las Vegas Murders
Series: Jake Fuller, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,080. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.50)
The Las Vegas Murders is the story of retired police detective Jake Fuller, and his search for the killers of four people in a murderous spree in Las Vegas.  After twenty years of being a detective in New York, Jake Fuller decides to retire, move to Las Vegas, and start a simpler, more peaceful life. Four years later, a series of unexpected events changes his life drastically.
The Cape Cod Murders
Series: Jake Fuller, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,720. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(2.80)
This is the story of Jake Fuller, a retired NYPD detective searching for the killers of his wife. He is first led to a yacht where a man who is on it knows the name of the killers. He finds him murdered. Working with local police he finds a large drug smuggling ring. It extends to Mexico from the Cape. There are three murders related to the drugs.The ring is closed the killers unknown to Jake.

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