A Host of Suspects

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Overview

In tales exploring dark, primal desires of man, Michael Marra creates intriguing characters facing police corruption, revenge and murder that catch on quickly and arrive at seemingly obvious conclusions, and then discover that things are not always as they appear to be. These absorbing characters learn to expect the unexpected in Marra's hard-boiled menageries.

Life's lessons can manifest themselves in strange, unforeseen ways. No Less a Man sheds light upon behavior, other ...

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Overview

In tales exploring dark, primal desires of man, Michael Marra creates intriguing characters facing police corruption, revenge and murder that catch on quickly and arrive at seemingly obvious conclusions, and then discover that things are not always as they appear to be. These absorbing characters learn to expect the unexpected in Marra's hard-boiled menageries.

Life's lessons can manifest themselves in strange, unforeseen ways. No Less a Man sheds light upon behavior, other people's expectations concerning it and the impact of these expectations on others. Beyond Your Means provides a glimpse into the extent of what some people will do to live the life they feel they deserve. Yet perseverance and cunning don't always guarantee success. A man in One for the Money goes to extremes to surreptitiously acquire money, love and the most powerful job in the world.

A Host of Suspects is a collection of stories full of gritty, corrupt worlds in which the line between right and wrong, free will and destiny, and good guys and bad guys is often very hazy. Enjoy the lurid environments in which murder, greed, seduction, betrayal and passion provide ingredients propelling their residents to do things they never would have imagined.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440114359
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Series: Rising Star Series
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Marra grew up on the streets of New York in the 1960s. After experiencing the summer of love in Woodstock, New York, he attended college, and later worked as a director of a drug rehabilitation center. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    5 Stars, Michael! Fantastic creativity and writing

    Rarely do I pick up a book and keep reading until done. It has been a long time. Fantastic writing and styling. I was sorry when it was over. Cannot wait for Michael's next book! Everything was in this book..and a lot said about what people will do to get what they want. Unfortunately, the people who really need to see this, wont! Well done!

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    AWESOME!!!!

    Michael Marra really knows how to get your attention and just when you think you have it figured out, you don't. That's what keeps you wanting more and more. I love the fact that it makes me as a reader try to out think the writer. All I can say is awesome, awesome, awesome, did I mention awesome. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Posted February 18, 2009

    Fantastic

    I am not much of a reader, I don't have much time. This book is great because I can read a story or two and pick it back up when I have time and not forget where I'm at. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait until he publishes his next one. I'm usually pretty good about guessing what's going to happen, but he got me everytime!!!

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  • Posted February 18, 2009

    Wow! A must read!

    If you are looking for stories with twists and turns and an ending you never expect then read these stories. I can't wait for another of this type! The characters are so real and Michael Marra puts you in the thick of the plots that keep you guessing. I thoroughly enjoyed his book.

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

    5 STARS!!!!!

    A HOST OF SUSPECTS CAUGHT MY INTEREST FROM THE MINUTE I STARTED READING THE FIRST STORY AND KEPT ME INTRIGUED UNTIL I FINISHED READING THE LAST STORY. MICHAEL MARRA HAS A FANTASTIC WRITING STYLE WHICH MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE PART OF THE ACTION. THE CHARACTERS SEEM SO REAL AND THE STORIES KEEP YOU GUESSING. JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I FIGURED OUT THE ENDING MICHAEL MARRA SURPRISED ME WITH HIS PLOT TWISTS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I REALLY ENJOYED A HOST OF SUSPECTS AND CAN'T WAIT UNTIL HE PUBLISHES HIS NEXT BOOK. GREAT BOOK!

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

    A Host of Intrigue!

    Each story was well written and caught my interest right away. Michael Marra did a fine job creating characters that people could relate to and want to hear their story. I enjoyed this book so much that I bought an extra copy for a friend. Looking forward to more quality work from Mr. Marra!

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