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Michael P. Naughton
About My Library

I am a mystery reader and enjoy Elmore Leonard. Ross Macdonald. Gregory Macdonald. Richard Stark/Donlad E. Westlake. Robert B. Parker. Carl Hiassen. Michael Connelly. I also have read and collect a lot of pulp fiction writers. I consume a lot of poetry from William Blake to Kenneth Rexroth and have also read Joseph Campbell, Jung, Camus, Sarte, you name it... I worked in bookstores for many years and I was like a kid in a candy store.

About Me

I was born in Detroit, that's how I first got hooked on Elmore Leonard. I am also a professional musician and screenwriter. I had done corporate sales and author events for years at Borders and went on to publish actor Michael Madsen's poetry and photography under 13 Hands Publications. I have released my first mystery novel: Deathryde: Rebel Without a Corpse ( Available on Amazon, May 27th published by Gilded Hearse Press ) it is written in the hip, offbeat style of Richard Stark's Parker novels, Carl Hiaasen, Gregory Mcdonald (Fletch), and, of course, Elmore Leonard. "Pit" A Leo Van Cleef Novel is a new detective series that was published in Jan. 2023 and is a police procedural with a lot of Hollywood references.

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Other: 2010 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA Campus, McCormick & Schmick’s - Wilshire Room

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