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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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My Bulletin Board (newsy items will often appear here):

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 a reviewer says…

“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

And, while you’re visiting Smashwords for the above, look for #5 in the series, The CollectorChen and Castilblanco set out to solve the murder of an art dealer from Manhattan. After many twists and turns, some involving whether the dealer had some paintings stolen from the Gardner Museum in Boston in his possession, the detectives discover the case is much more complex. This fast-moving mystery/thriller/suspense novel is now on sale at Smashwords in all ebook formats until July 1, 2017, for $0.99, a 67% discount. Use the coupon code. (This book introduces Esther Brookstone of Rembrandt’s Angel.)

And to further entice you: There’s a big book Summer/Winter Smashwords site-wide promo from July 1 – 31. You have be a member to receive the email catalog. Join Smashwords—it’s free, and it provides a large universe of reading entertainment. Almost of my ebooks are sale (Rembrandt’s Angel and Gaia and the Goliaths are exceptions) with price reductions from 25 – 50 %.

That sale includes the first six books in the “Detectives Chen and Castilblanco Series.” Load your ereader up for summer (northern hemisphere) or winter (southern hemisphere).

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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Note:  Material at this website is NOT public domain – all material is copyrighted by me, Steven M. Moore.  However, I grant free personal and non-commercial use of any of the material if the copyright is fully acknowledged and/or I receive credit for the material.  Commercial use is strictly prohibited without my permission.


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