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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Bracken  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Canton, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Lived and worked in Illinois from 1976 to 1991.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Bracken is the author of several crime fiction books and more than 700 shorter works published in Australia, Canada, China, England, Ireland, and the United States. He was born in Canton, Ohio, has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., and currently resides in Waco, Texas

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Titles At Your Library

Bad Girls
ISBN: 1587152533

Wildside Press. 2003

One Dozen Dangerous Dames Who Lie, Cheat, Steal, and Kill

Deadly Campaign
ISBN: 1587152711

Wildside Press. 2003

DEADLY CAMPAIGN / Covering City Hall during an election year was all the excitement reporter Dan Fox needed -- until he discovered Alderman Bill Franklin's bullet-ridden body. / Who killed the alderman? Why did they do it? Fox wants the story. Everyone else wants him. / Hit men, mob bosses, politicians, and mistresses: They all have stories to tell, and Fox pieces them together while dodging bullets and fighting deadlines. / While Fox digs for the story, long-hidden secrets rise to the surface -- secrets that threaten the political fabric of the city -- and Fox soon discovers he's caught in the middle of a Deadly Campaign.

Tequila Sunrise
ISBN: 1587152525

Wildside Press. 2003

Private-Eye Nathaniel Rose has seen it all--from dead strippers to exploding Mustangs to blackmailing lovers. After a brief tour of Korea and ten years as a cop, Rose now walks the dark side of the street, handling cases in St. Louis, Missouri. Whether it takes brains, brawn, or bullets to solve a case, Rose knows exactly what to do. With friends on both sides of the law and a hardboiled sense of justice to guide him, Rose takes the most difficult cases to heart. And solves them.

Psi Cops
ISBN: 1587152703

Wildside Press. 2003

PSI COPS / Geeks and freaks. / That's what Detective Sergeant Tony Carvelli thinks of Psi Cops until he's faced with a sadistic serial killer who leaves no evidence behind. / In a near-future St. Louis, after sexually-transmitted diseases have been eliminated and sex without commitment is a lifestyle for much of the population, Carvelli investigates the deaths of women dismembered in their own bedrooms. / Carvelli still believes in the old values: love before sex and investigation before technology. When Psi Cop Colleen Allison is assigned to the case against his wishes -- thanks to his new partner, recently-promoted Detective Phil Palmer -- Carvelli resents her and everything she represents. / Fighting against time and against each other, Carvelli, Palmer, and Allison struggle to find the killer before he strikes again.

His Friday Girls/Just in Time for Love (Young Adult)
ISBN: 0759910006

Hard Shell Word Factory. 2001

(YA Duet) HIS FRIDAY GIRLS: As if having a hopeless crush isn't bad enough, high school sophomore Megan Linders has just been assigned a huge career project that her teacher claims will get her ready for the "real world". Problem is, Megan doesn't know if she wants to get ready for the "real world"-- she'd rather think about a hunky guy with green eyes. JUST IN TIME FOR LOVE: His father writes confessions and jokes, and the biggest joke of all is his name--Justin Tyme. But Jay, as he prefers to be called, hasn't had much to laugh about in the years since his mother died. His father retreats into an alcohol-hazed world of denial and self-pity, reversing their care-giver roles, and forcing Jay to grow up virtually on his own.

All White Girls
ISBN: 1587158493

Borgo Press. 2002

There's a serial killer loose in the Windy City -- a stalker picking off prostitutes in the red light district. His victims are ALL WHITE GIRLS

Canvas Bleeding
ISBN: 1587158132

Borgo Press. 2002

tales of natural and supernatural noir Whether real or imagined, natural or supernatural, the horrors in these macabre tales of lost love, quiet desperation. These are dark, dark tales -- of lost love, of quiet desperation painful memories that will linger in your thoughts long after you turn the last page.

Yesterday in Blood and Bone
ISBN: 1592247490

Wildside Press. 2005

Derringer Award winning short story writer Michael Bracken returns with another impressive collection of hardboiled crime fiction, including his new novella, "Yesterday in Blood and Bone."



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