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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall (Author, Killer Move)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Michael Marshall (also known as Michael Marshall Smith) is an award-winning British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. AMO recently reviewed his latest novel Killer Move, describing it as an “engaging thriller written by a heavyweight of the genre.” Nearly two years have passed since Michael first joined us for an exclusive online interview. Today, we are delighted to welcome him back to AMO once more!

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BOOK REVIEW – Killer Move by Michael Marshall

By Marty Mulrooney

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Killer Move is the latest psychological thriller from Michael Marshall, award-winning author of The Straw Men, The Intruders and Bad Things. Bill Moore has a lucrative job selling condos in the Florida Keys, a huge house and a wife he is madly in love with. Bill is a man with a plan. Then one day, he finds a strange card on his desk. It’s black on both sides, with just one word printed in white: MODIFIED. Suddenly, Bill’s life is turned completely upside down…

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Site Update – A Word From Site Creator And Founder Martin Mulrooney

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hey everyone! If you are reading this, then congratulations. You are one of the increasingly large number of people who visits Alternative Magazine Online on a regular basis. You are the lifeblood of this whole experiment in offering something set slightly aside from the mainstream!

Today marks a very special day for the site, and for myself personally. That is because today, the site hits 6 months of age! I would have never thought all that time ago, not even graduated from university yet, that the site would grow so rapidly, or get such a wide variety of visitors and collaborators. So now, if you would please bear with me, I have several announcements to make!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Michael Marshall (also known as Michael Marshall Smith) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer, currently living in London, UK. His groundbreaking first novel, the science fiction thriller Only Forward, won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth awards, as well as much critical acclaim. He built on this success with two more sci-fi novels that soon followed, Spares and One Of Us, before switching genre and his writing name with the release of The Straw Men (as Michael Marshall.)

This was my first introduction to Michael’s work, and one I shall likely never forget. I was 15 years old, reading a book about child kidnappings, murder and secret societies deep in the heart of America, the summer light fading fast as I lost track of time. No doubt some extremists, who likely think the Harry Potter books promote witchcraft in children, would have balked at this series of events. Still, I was totally enthralled and I have read every book Michael Marshall has published since.

He has a strange power to take real life and twist it totally on its head, whilst still retaining a strong sense of reality. If you have never read Michael’s work, I urge you now, go and grab one of his books. His earlier sci-fi works such as Only Forward, or the later reality-based endeavours such as The Straw Men (my personal favourite) all offer a great place to start. It’s the type of storytelling that grips the reader and won’t let go, and you will not be disappointed. His fans can certainly attest to this already. So now, without further ado, it is an absolute privilege and a pleasure to be able to say that Michael Marshall (Smith) has taken some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us here today at Alternative Magazine Online…

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