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Michael Sinclair

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I am thrilled to be a member of CWA. I have penned five historical thrillers set during the Roaring 20s. The titles published include:

  • An Unfortunate Coincidence
  • The Consequences of Murder
  • Murder in Cucumber Alley
  • Darker than the Night
  • Raise Your Glass to Murder

Currently I am working on my sixth mystery and have plans for many more in the future! I would enjoy hearing from other CWA members.

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Michael Sinclair has penned a captivating series of 1920s historical mysteries. Here are the titles in this intriguing collection:

  1. “An Unfortunate Coincidence: A 1920s Mystery”: This novel delves into a web of secrets, where chance encounters lead to unexpected consequences. The drama unfolds against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties, with elements of bootlegging and blackmail woven into the narrative. A Sloan Sheppard murder mystery.
  2. “The Consequences of Murder: A 1920s Mystery”: Set in the aftermath of World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic, this lush family drama revolves around murder, family dynamics, and hidden truths. Private investigator Sloan Sheppard takes center stage as he unravels the mysteries surrounding a brutal killing.
  3. “Murder in Cucumber Alley: A 1920s Mystery”: In February 1927, Schenectady, New York, becomes the stage for another gripping mystery. As the snow falls, secrets emerge and the search for the truth intensifies. Sloan Sheppard is summoned to discover exactly what occurred in Cucumber Alley.
  4. “Darker than the Night: A 1920s Mystery” In 1926, a dance marathon, all the rage in the 1920s, proves fatal for a young woman and her friends. Deaths more mysterious than the first follow until the culprit is finally revealed. Sloan Sheppard investigates.
  5. “Raise Your Glass to Murder: A 1920s Mystery.” It is 1923 and during an extremely hot summer, Albany residents deal with murder, gangsters, bootlegging and the unexpected death of President Warren Harding, interwoven into the plot. Another compelling Sloan Sheppard murder mystery.

The 1920s historical mysteries penned by Michael Sinclair share a common thread that weaves through their captivating narratives.

  1. **Setting and Atmosphere:
    • Each novel is meticulously set in the Roaring Twenties, a vibrant and transformative era marked by social change, prohibition, and cultural shifts.
    • The backdrop of speakeasies, jazz music, flappers, and clandestine activities creates an immersive atmosphere that transports readers to a bygone time.
  2. **Intriguing Characters:
    • Sinclair’s mysteries introduce a diverse cast of characters, from detectives and investigators to ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events.
    • These characters grapple with personal dilemmas, hidden pasts, and complex relationships, adding depth and authenticity to the stories.
  3. **Secrets and Unraveling Mysteries:
    • At the heart of each novel lies a mystery waiting to be unraveled. Whether it is a murder, blackmail, or a web of deceit, the truth remains elusive until the final pages.
    • Clues, red herrings, and unexpected twists keep readers engaged as they follow the protagonists’ quest for answers.
  4. **Family Dynamics and Relationships:
    • Sinclair delves into family dynamics, exploring sibling bonds, parental legacies, and the impact of loss.
    • The Latimer family in “The Consequences of Murder” exemplifies this theme, as they grapple with tragedy, secrets, and the consequences of their actions.
  5. **Historical Context:
    • The novels seamlessly integrate historical events, such as the aftermath of World War I, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and the Prohibition era.
    • These real-world events shape the characters’ lives and influence their decisions, grounding the mysteries in a rich historical context.

Michael Sinclair’s mysteries offer a blend of suspense, nostalgia, and intricate storytelling, making them a delightful choice for fans of historical fiction and mystery genres.

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Books by Michael Sinclair

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  • Raise Your Glass To Murder Raise Your Glass To Murder


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