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My newest book is called McRae.

Books and More Books

Of the making of books there is no end,
and too much study wearies the flesh.
                                    ~~~~~Ecclesiastes, 12:12

I have just published a stand-alone short story. This is something that was never possible back in the days of traditional publishing. This one is not part of my canon of historical fiction. This is a dystopian future tale. It's what we call a trunk story. I wrote it years ago and recently found it in a trunk. You can get the whole story for 99 cents, here or over here if you prefer Amazon.

And now, second book in the DiPaolo series. (You don't have to read them in order if you don't feel like it.) The third and probably final tale should be along in a year or so. This one is called DiPaolo and the Colonel. The Colonel being Theodore Roosevelt. Martino DiPaolo is charged with protecting his life. Others want to assassinate him. And what of Kwanyin Luk, who wants revenge? I hope you will enjoy the read.

My newest books are the DiPaolo series. First is Requiem for the Rio, inspired by the disastrous sinking of the SS Rio de Janeiro in San Francisco Bay, in 1901. Introducing Martino DiPaolo, Pinkerton op, and his arch enemy Kwanyin Luk. Find it on Amazon or at Books2Read. 

Third and final tale in the McRae Trilogy is Yama Man. McRae encounters a demon. Or is it a lesser god? Based on an historical event - a trapped miner accidentally invokes the Yama, god of the Underground, and Justice.

Mcrae two

The second tale in the McRae trilogy is now published and online. (See below, about the first book. That is just called McRae.)

McRae Two is titled Elinor Juste, a ghost of the living. After the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, Roderick McRae is haunted for a second time, this spirit being the essence of a living woman who lies in a coma thousands of miles away.

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I won't list all my books here. If you'd like to see them, please visit Books2Read. My latest tale is called McRae, Murder at the OperaIt's somewhat of a departure from my previous books. I usually write about San Francisco or California or Nevada during the 19th Century. I call them my "Gold Rush" stories, though most of them don't have much to do with gold.

McRae takes place in the 20th Century, long after the Rush. It all happens in 1906, before the Great Quake. That was not so long ago. The Opera and Enrico Caruso are in it, and some elements of supernatural. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it, in the midst of all our other emergencies of 2020.

McRae is the first story in a projected new trilogy.
I have two other trilogies, The Ira Beard Trilogy, and the Driver Trilogy. I am finding this a happy medium. (But not in the supernatural sense.) Where does Broderick McRae go after the Great Quake?


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