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About the author

Michael Pool is the author of thrilling crime, mystery, and detective novels. Michael’s stories are crafted from real-life experiences, most recently from his full-time work as a private investigator.

Michael holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Western Colorado University, and is the author of three full-length novels: the noir mystery novel Rose City; the Elmore Leonard-reminiscent crime novel Texas Two-Step; and the first book in the Riley Reeves female private investigator mystery series, Throwing Off Sparks (set for release in May 2020). Michael is also the author of the Seattle-set crime noir novella, Debt Crusher.

Michael’s work has been compared to writers such as Sue Grafton, Robert Crais, and Joe Lansdale.

Michael’s crime and mystery short stories have appeared in magazines such as All Due Respect, Heater, and Thuglit, as well as in multiple crime anthologies, including The Eyes Of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods. Michael was the editor of the cult classic 80s-themed crime fiction anthology, Fast Women and Neon Lights: 80’s-inspired Neon Noir.

Michael lives and writes in Denver, Colorado, where he investigates real mysteries by day and trains grappling martial arts by night. He can also often be found roaming the countryside in his home away from home, Vancy Pants. Find him online at www.michaelpool.net.