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Michael Newton
A California native, Michael Newton has published 295 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977. He began writing professionally as a "ghost" for author Don Pendleton on the best-selling Executioner series and continues his work on that series today. With 128 episodes published... show more

A California native, Michael Newton has published 295 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977. He began writing professionally as a "ghost" for author Don Pendleton on the best-selling Executioner series and continues his work on that series today. With 128 episodes published to date, Newton has tripled the number of Mack Bolan novels completed by creator Pendleton himself. Newton's first book under his own name was Monsters, Mysteries and Man (1979), a survey of unexplained phenomena for younger readers. While 205 of Newton's published books have been novels--including westerns, political thrillers and psychological suspense--he is equally known for nonfiction, primarily true crime and reference books. Newton's Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (Facts on File, 2000) is currently in its second edition. His history of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, The Invisible Empire (2001), won the Florida Historical Society's 2002 Rembert Patrick Award for Best Book in Florida History. His Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology was named as one of twelve books on the American Library Association's 2006 list of Outstanding Reference Sources. His western, Hanging Judge, was a finalist in the 2010 Western Writers of America's Spur Awards. His western, Manhunt, won the 2010 Peacemaker Award from the Western Fictioneers, and his novel, Avenging Angels, was a finalist in the same category, and was also a finalist for the 2011 Best Original Mass Market Paperback for the Western Writers of America's Spur Awards. His western, Blood Trails, was nominated for the 2011 WWA Spur Awards for Best Western Novel. His western West of the Big River: The Avenging Angel was a finalist in the 2014 Peacemaker Awards for Best Western Novel by the Western Fictioneers.Michael Newton is a member of the Western Fictioneers and International Thriller Writers. He lives in Indiana. Visit his website: http://michaelnewton.homestead.com/
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 years ago
This was one of these books that really just wasn't for me. It features a nice introduction on fairy tales in the Victorian era, which was a good read and although I'm not particularly interested in the subject, I found it entertaining and interesting. Next is a string of fairy tales and frankly, I ...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 7 years ago
I’m not sure what to make of this book. I didn’t like most tales in the first half. Each one was a slow read and often didactic. William Makepeace Thackeray’s The Rose and the Ring was a farce and it had all the required archetypes: a couple of usurper kings, a poor misplaced prince, a good princess...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. While a few of the tales collected here have appeared in other places more than once, this is varied collection of Victorian fairy tales. The collection includes at least a few that are feminist in nature, carrying on in a Victorian fashion the work o...
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