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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. 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.

And don’t be shy about contacting me.  I might be an introverted author, but an important part of my social life occurs via email and discussion groups on the web, and through comments to my blog posts, so drop me a line about what’s on your mind.  I enjoy hearing from people all over the world.

You can also follow me by clicking “Follow Author” on Goodreads: My Author Page (note: that requires you to log in, if you aren’t already).  You can also “friend me” there–I prefer that to Facebook because Goodreads is more for readers. However, my Facebook author’s page often contains short posts of interest to readers and writers not found elsewhere.


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

NEW books to be published in 2017 (if not earlier):

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, spring 2017.)

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 next addition to the “Detectives Chen and Castilblanco Series.” (Carrick Publishing, February 2017.)

And, while you’re visiting Smashwords for the above, look for #3 in the series, Teeter-Totter between Lust and Murder, about how Castilblanco strives to prove Chen innocent of the murder of a U.S. senator. In the process, the two uncover something much more sinister. Now on sale at Smashwords in all ebook formats until May 1, 2017, for $0.99, a 67% discount. Use the coupon code XW55G. (This book is also available on Amazon in Kindle ebook format, but the ebook is NOT on sale there.)

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!

Watch for more ebooks of mine on Smashwords in 2017.

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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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