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And it is news although itís about olds. The olds being old books Ė well, let us not say ďoldĒ, let us say ďtimelessĒ. To be specific, many of my early novels have now been reissued.

All eight Albert Samson and all three Leroy Powder novels are now freshly available in all popular electronic formats, throughout the world. And except the US and Canada theyíre also available as new paperback and hardback books.

Sorry about that, US and Canada. But as compensation you can get three more novels (electronically) that the rest of the world canít get. These are my Indianapolis mysteries, UNDERDOG and AND BABY WILL FALL, which both feature some of my other characters in them. As well, you can get FAMILY BUSINESS. This is completely different, set in the city where I live now (Bath, England) and is the first of the Lunghi family novels.

Does it sound a bit complicated? Well itís been a long process, involving two different publishers, two countires, and two sets of new book covers. Iíve attached the new cover for my first ever mystery, ASK THE RIGHT QUESTION. Itís the one you can get in the US and Canada. But Iíve posted the other new ASK cover on my website.

But do check out your favorite/​favourite online suppliers of books to see all the covers, titles, and editions available to you. If, that is, youíre inclined to read or reread some of these books.

And as a special tempter, on February 18th only, those of you in the US and Canada will be able to get HARD LINE (2nd of the Powder novels) at a discounted price. Give it a try?

And thatís the news. Given that I havenít issued a newsletter for three years I guess you believe me when I say on my website that I wonít inundate you with them.

And otherwise, things here are good here Ė apart from the unreliability of British weather. Iím continuing to work and will announce things as they emerge. And as well I have it in mind to publish a collection of Samson stories that have otherwise only been available individually in magazines. Four of them are linked and one won a prize (and another a nomination.) So later this year. Or nextÖ

Meanwhile you can keep up to date on my website Ė where, among other things, I now try to post a picture every month or two as I wander around this part of the world.

I hope youíre well too.

Michael Z. Lewin



November 22, 2012

I donít send you many newsletters but Iíve just published a new book and I wanted to let you know about it.

You see the cover, if the image has come through above. The title is CONFESSIONS of a DISCONTENTED DEITY. The book is a short novel and itís available from Amazon, for kindles and for direct downloads to your computer. Iíve priced it cheaply - $2.99 in the US and the equivalent of that for other countries Ė because Iíd like for it to be read. I think the storyís good and fun and entertaining; I hope youíll think so too.

The basic idea is that if God created man in his own image then if you look at men and work backwards youíll learn what God is really like. I figure this explains a lot.

But the storyís about a particular time in Godís life. It begins when he realizes that something in him is changing. At first he doesnít understand what. Or why. His first attempts to clarify things end in his feeling that he doesnít understand modern men at all. Or women. And he gets slapped a lot.

But God is a problem-solver and he isnít a quitter. In CONFESSIONS he recounts how he came to understand what was going on Ė in him and with modern man in general. And he works out what he needs to do in the future.

In the course of his journey he explains how he came to create people in the first place, how he likes to spend his time, what a yoyo moon is, how he solved a case of arson, when he first cried, his relationship with the Devil and many other things.

If youíre interested, you can look at the first three chapters of the book on my website Ė www.MichaelZLewin.com. Thereís a slightly shorter sample on the Amazon website. And you can learn a bit about the cover photograph. As time goes on Iíll be adding details to the CONFESSIONS page there Ė for instance, the connection to Rover from my earlier book

And if youíre not interested Ė if, say, you prefer your mysteries to be less about the mystery of life and more about whodunit Ė then Iím sorry to have cluttered your inbox.

MZL November 22, 2012

Click on the title for more information.

Click the title to see a sample of this new novel - or look at the first 15% of the book on Smashwords.
B - Albert Samson Novels
C - Short story collection
Stories written over a period of twenty years or so, along with an introduction - by me - about writing stories and an extensive bibliography of my crime writing. Click on the blue title for more information.
D - Leroy Powder Novels
The three Lt Leroy Powder novels. Click on the blue titles for more information.
E - The Lunghi family private detective novels
Three generations of an Italian family run a private detective agency in Bath, England. Ever seen a detective agency run as a family business? I don't think so. Click on the titles for more information.
F - other Indianapolis novels
A homeless "entrepreneur" in Indianapolis gets more than he bargains for when he sees an opportunity in UNDERDOG. Albert Samson's woman friend gets a book of her own in AND BABY WILL FALL. A mystery writer finds himself compelled to participate in a real life mystery in OUTSIDE IN. Click on the titles for more information.
G - a historical mystery
A young woman pursues her best friend's killer in 19th Century US and England. Click on the title for more information.
H - stories told by Rover
Rover, a stray dog, describes his live as a crusader on behalf of downtrodden dogs. Click on the titles for more information.
I - novelization of a film script and non-fiction book
Sean Connery starred in the movie THE NEXT MAN and I wrote the book while it was being filmed. HOW TO BEAT COLLEGE TESTS was my first book. Click on the titles for more information.