Monthly Archives: November 2013

XOC – The White Shark Murders now On Sale at Amazon

In the spring of 2013, Sepiessa Press launched XOC as a serial novel by Michael G. West. Sepiessa Press ran the eighty episodes on the WordPress blog site to coincide with the run up to the vote in the town of Oak Bluffs — whether to require the annual shark tournament convert to a catch-and-release format. The measure carried.

Xoc – The White Shark Murders is now available on Amazon in print and in Kindle digital format for Kindle devices, PCs, Macs, iPads and other tablets, iPhones and other smartphones.

However, if you live on the Vineyard, and you’re like me, you’ll want to wait a week and buy it at The Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

Sure hope you like Xoc and hear what its trying to say about how we really can’t compartmentalize inhumane and inhuman behavior. Whether we notice it consciously, It changes us and makes us less human. Or so the story goes.


Martha’s Vineyard Times Raves About Dutch Reckoning

Here are just a few snippets:

“…a well-written, terrific read that combines dexterous prose, crisp dialog, and an interesting take on a real-life whodunit, the 1990 theft of nearly $600 million in world-class art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.”

“As [Tommy Shakespear] peels the onion, murders begin to pile up and he finds himself a prime suspect, on the run from both the bad guys and the good guys.”

“…an offbeat, spicy tale full of memorable characters and several hilarious episodes…”

“This book has legs.”


Special Promotion Pricing for Dutch Reckoning

Dutch Reckoning is available in a special promo pricing at 1.99 today, as a thank you to everyone who responded so positively to my announcement about the new novel.

The digital edition of Dutch Reckoning is part of a pricing promotion on Amazon that runs for about a week. It’s a step promotion, beginning on Wednesday at 1.99, then Thursday at 2.99, Friday 3.99 and so on, until by Monday it will return to its regular price of 6.99.

If you have a Kindle, or an iPhone or iPad, or an Android device with the Kindle app, or if you have a PC and download the app from the Kindle store, you are all set for this promotion.

Dutch Reckoning is the story of how a bodysurfing slacker named Tommy Shakespear, living in Santa Cruz, California, solved the Butler Museum theft and returned the missing paintings. You may have heard of the unsolved art theft in 1990 at the Gardner Museum in Boston. The names have been changed to protect innocent.

I sincerely hope you will take advantage of this promotional offer to read and enjoy Dutch Reckoning. Here’s the link.

Spontaneous Review of Dutch Reckoning

Somebody I know just called me up to talk about my just-published book Dutch Reckoning and how much she enjoyed it.

I have to say, if I never take another breath, that will do just fine. I wish I could tell you how wonderful it feels to bring that kind of pleasure to someone through telling a story in my own words.

The call went on for probably fifteen minutes because she had so many nice things to say about the story and how it kept her attention, how she kept turning pages and wanted to know the ending, but never really wanted it to end. She loved the characters, the lead Tommy Shakespear and especially the women Shiva and Elaine, and she loved the places the book is set, Santa Cruz, Boston and Barcelona. She said it was suspenseful and compared it to Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code. Okay, I’ll admit my book is suspenseful, but Dan Brown? Yikes…