Author: Michcael Kurland

A plump, middle-aged man with greying hair and mild, hazel eyes looking out from behind wire-rim glasses, Author Michael Kurland has the perpetually nervous look of a rabbit invited to lunch at the Lions' Club. He has been a teacher of obscure subjects to disinterested children, the editor of a magazine even more idiosyncratic than himself, a seeker of absent persons, a magical explainer, and guest lecturer at numerous unrelated events. But he has never wandered far from his chosen profession of scrivener for very long, since he finds the fawning idolatry of his fans a useful counterbalance to the disinterest of landlords and the disapproval of bank managers.

He is the recipient of two Edgar scrolls and was nominated for an American Book Award for his first Moriarty novel, The Infernal Device. Among his other works are The Last President (with S.W. Barton), Death by Gaslight, Ten Little Wizards, A Study in Sorcery, The Unicorn Girl, and Star Griffin. His most recent work of nonfiction, an idiosyncratic history of Forensic Science called Irrefutable Evidence, has enjoyed a European vogue. The latest Moriarty novel, Who Thinks Evil, is now in bookstores near you, if there are any bookstores near you. His works have been translated into Chinese, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and some alphabet full of little pothooks and curlicues.

Kurland presently lives in a Secular Humanist Hermitage in a secluded bay somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he kills and skins his own vegetables.

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The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes - An Alexander Brass Mystery 2

The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes
  • Number: 9781783295388
  • Release: 2016-02-02
  • Author: Michcael Kurland
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Titan Books
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Two-Headed Mary, the philanthropic panhandler who dresses like a society matron when she approaches theatergoers for donations to nonexistent charities, is missing. So is sidelined hoofer Billie Trask, who disappeared from the cashier’s office of K. Jeffrey Welton’s hit show Lucky Lady with the weekend take. Could either of them have followed a third Broadway babe, Fine and Dandy chorine Lydia Laurent—whose strangled, nude body, accompanied by two complete suits of clothing, has been found in Central Park? If this seems like an awful lot of women in jeopardy, Two-Headed Mary turns out to have enough separate identities to populate a small European monarchy: She’s claimed under various guises by a Broadway hanger-on, a daughter, a husband, and a big-time con man, the Professor, who’s got even more cover stories than she does. Since the police are as helpless as they always are in 1935, it falls to New York World columnist Alexander Brass and his cheerfully wide-eyed sidekick Morgan DeWitt to dig up the truth.


Too Soon Dead - An Alexander Brass Mystery, #1

Too Soon Dead
  • Number: 9781783295364
  • Release: 2015-11-17
  • Author: Michcael Kurland
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Titan Books
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NEW YORK CITY, 1935. NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST EXTRAORDINAIRE ALEXANDER BRASS NEEDS A STORY...

It all begins when a furtive tipster promises an explosive story and gives Morgan DeWitt—assistant to New York World celebrity newsman Alexander Brass—an envelope filled with photographs of the most compromising nature. When the tipster turns up murdered, Brass and his team resolve to find the killer, running the gauntlet of blackmailing Nazis, accommodating nymphomaniacs and US senators on the way...


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