Welcome to Mike Markel's fiction site

Mike Markel is a writer who lives in Boise, Idaho.

He is the author of the four novels in the Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series: Big Sick Heart, Deviations, The Broken Saint, and Three-Ways.

Please look around--and get in touch. He would love to hear from you.


What readers are saying about the Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series


"Third book in detective series is a great addition
This is a recommended read for those who want an intriguing mystery with interesting characters and a plot that keeps you guessing until the end. You do not have to read the first two books to enjoy this one; however, the detectives have worked together for several years, and you can get more background about them from previous books. My rating: Recommended." -Pam Brewer, writing in The Idaho Statesman

"With The Broken Saint, author Mike Markel demonstrates why he is one of the rising masters of the detective mystery, his easy-reading style and compelling characters pulling the reader from page to page and chapter to chapter." -Dennis Meier

"If you enjoy detective novels, add Deviations to your reading list. Detectives Seagate and Miner are not to be missed." - Shewhirler

"Mike Markel knows how to write dialogue! The chatter in Seagate's head is at once tragic and hilarious. Yes, this woman is a mess, but for some reason I liked her from the beginning." - Marty H.

"This latest Seagate mystery by Mike Markel was gritty and, in places, gruesome, and yet I read the whole thing in one sitting." - M. K. Brown

" . . . puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there." - William B. Hillman

"So . . . this Markel guy. He's not just good, he's really superior." - Prophet

"I can't wait to see more of this author and this series. Great one!" - Georges Huberty

" . . . great characters and c'mon-just-one-more-page allure." - Ciler Retnuh

 

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