R. Michael Phillips

about the author

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Michael is a classically trained artist turned mystery writer. By combining his creative talents with a passion for writing he conceived his first series—The Ernie Bisquets Mysteries. It introduced Ernie Bisquets, a retired London pickpocket who decided he was going to assist the London police with there most difficult cases—whether they want his help or not. Michael has completed 3 books in the series, and has plans for at least five additional books.
      Michael travels a bit, especially to Great Britain, but also has a fondness for New England. He spent many winters in the shadow of the White Mountains, skiing and enjoying the beautiful countryside. Those fond memories are the backdrop now for the new Auburn Notch Mysteries. The main character is Sheriff Promise Flynn—an ex-metro detective who left a dark past and her big-city detective shield behind and moved to a small New England town. What follows is anything but therapeutic.

     Frequent visits to the Carolinas to see family planted the seeds for a new thriller, introducing Det. Eustace Arcwrytte. More about this thriller in the coming weeks.


      When he’s not painting or writing Michael, along with his wife, are avid antique collectors, filling their current home, an 1894 Queen Ann Victorian, with an assortment of antiques from around the world.