Michael Haskins


A Mick Murphy Key West Mystery

Right As Wrong Can Be

When Mick Murphy stops at night on U.S. 1 to assist a teenage girl in distress, his world begins to unravel. Chased by thugs, the girl is traumatized and can’t speak to Murphy. Once at home, his live-in Irish girlfriend Peggy Naughton helps communicate with the teenager.

Soon a private investigator shows up in Key West looking for the teen and believes Murphy knows her whereabouts. Things get worse as Murphy tries to unite the girl with her family. In his way is his Russia Mafia nemeses Alexei, who wants the girl at any cost. Murphy wants to kill Alexei, up close and personal for his involvement in the death of Tita.

Things only get worse when Albanian mobsters show up and want the girl too.

There’s a Judas among Murphy’s eclectic friends and before it’s over, his life will have spiraled into the abyss.

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Michael Haskins

Michael Haskins, Mystery Writer, Key West Writers

Author, Michael Haskins

I was born at an early age in a Boston hospital. I don't recall my birth, but accept it as truth since it appears on my birth certificate, I'm here, and my parents have assured me it's the truth. I have to assume that's when and how I arrived.

I grew up in North Quincy, Massachusetts, and went through the public school system. I wasn't a student who stood out. If my English teacher in the ninth grade had not told me to put down a copy of Hemingway's short stories (I had taken it off a bookrack during study class) because I was "too stupid to understand it," I might never have wanted to read. Thank you Mr. Carlin! In my senior year, I talked my creative writing teacher, Mrs. Shapiro, into getting the school to allow us to publish a creative writing magazine, Counterpoint. Mr. Carlin barely passed me, Mrs. Shapiro gave me A's! Go figure! -- More About Michael

"I've spent some time on Key West, and Michael Haskins captures its exotic nature in wonderfully spare prose and dialogue. Throw in a good mystery with international implications and you have a genuine winner in Chasin' the Wind." -- Jeremiah Healy, Author of Turnabout and The Only Good Lawyer, Shamus Award Winner

"Mick Murphy has been in some trouble before, but NOBODY WINS puts him in a life and death situation about every five pages. From Key West to Los Angeles, from New Jersey to Dublin, Ireland, Mick is on the run, and he's never sure why. Twists, turns and a climatic ending make this page turner a thrill- a- minute read." ~ Don Bruns, author of the Stuff Series & Sever Music Series

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