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…and not just wanted to read my books. Storytelling and listening to great stories existed long before printed books; it’s what makes us human! Reading carries on that great human tradition. A reading public is an educated and vigilant public wary of the false promises from haters, bigots, and demagogues. Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 describes the dangers. We should all champion reading and literacy.

I know you have many reading choices these days, so I’d be honored if you choose some of my books to read.  To dip your toes into the water, please read on to see what I have to offer on this website.  If you have questions, drop me an email (use the contact page)–I love your questions and suggestions.  This site’s mostly about books, but there are other things.  And it’s all about entertaining you with good reading.

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NEW books published in 2017:

Rembrandt’s Angel: To what extremes would you go to recover artwork stolen by Nazis?  Esther Brookstone, Scotland Yard inspector specializing in stolen art, and paramour Bastiann van Coevorden, an Interpol agent, match wits with a group of Neo-Nazis who intend to use the sale of stolen artworks to finance an insidious plot.  The case takes them around Europe to South America and back. (Penmore Press, May 2017.) The ebook version is now available on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. A print version is also available on Amazon and B&N or at your favorite bookstore (if not, ask for it).

What the reviewers say…

“…a thrilling, globetrotting adventure that provides readers a glance into the world of art forgery, Neo-Nazi conspiracies and even links to ISIS. The duo of Brookstone and van Coevorden can be favorably compared with utmost respect to Agatha Christie’s classic characters, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. Esther is a strong, well-liked character with a saucy disposition, while Bastiann, though he plays costar and lover to Esther, is able to hold his own with regards to likability…”

“…Steven M. Moore’s novel should be read by fans of the mystery genre particularly because the author has a keen ability to weave a great storyline that is not only filled with suspense, but captures a reader’s attention. A few quotes stood out as quite descriptive and remained with this reader well after the book was completely read, for example, “In the ice cream shop of crime, there are many flavors” and “A committee of clouds enjoyed a private meeting over the manor. …the character Esther Brookstone provides readers with an unusual female protagonist who is more than just a senior Scotland Yard Inspector. She is a memorable and tenacious dame who readers will undoubtedly enjoy throughout the novel and will look forward to reading any of her possible future exploits.”

“Rembrandt’s Angel is a complex thriller with several plots intertwined throughout the story. It is recommended for serious mystery fans who are looking for not only a challenging read, but also one that allows readers to become an armchair adventurist and detective, along with Brookstone and van Coevorden, spanning many different parts of the globe.”—Lynette Latzko, Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“If you lean toward mysteries that entertain as well as intrigue, this title is for you. …successfully couples history’s fascination with the still-missing master artworks that disappeared under the Third Reich with a pair of intercontinental sleuths who are more than a match for the cast of neo-Nazis they choose to tangle with. I say choose because 60-something Esther Brookstone of Scotland Yard and her somewhat younger partner and paramour Bastiann van Coevorden (Interpol) are clearly in command as they pursue a missing Rembrandt canvas across borders….”

“As the story unfolds, the pair maintain a delightful banter centered as much around their sex life as their pursuit of artworks and the crooks who would trade them for enough cash to finance a new and even more nefarious Nazi regime. Read it to find out which side triumphs and how they do it. Then join me in hoping there are more stories ahead starring this clever pair.”—Amazon Customer

Gaia and the Goliaths: Now available on Amazon (.mobi Kindle ebook format) and Smashwords (all ebook formats including .mobi Kindle) and the latter’s affiliates and lenders. An environmental activist is murdered after a peaceful protest.  NYPD homicide detectives Chen and Castilblanco take the case.  An American energy conglomerate and the Russians are suspects, but why? What damning evidence does the activist’s lover have that makes him an international target? Twists abound in this mystery/thriller, the newest addition to the “Detectives Chen and Castilblanco Series.” (Carrick Publishing, February 2017.)

What a reviewer says…

“I really enjoyed this book…I haven’t been reading as much mystery books as I would like. This book was a nice get-away from my usual romance. This book is about an environmental activist getting murdered on the streets of where she lives over information she wasn’t supposed to find. It turns out her boyfriend has evidence on an international conspiracy. I did like this book…. The beginning drew me in…. In the series, they are all standalone books….”—Haley Maddock, in her Amazon review

Please note that every book in this series is a complete and independent story–and is now available on both Amazon and Smashwords. There are no cliffhangers, and you can read them in any order!

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