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John T. Schmitz, Maple Hills Press
Here's Your Wisdom for 2011 By John T. Schmitz
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Here’s Your Wisdom For 2011 is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s columns, which appear in the online magazine Secret Laboratory. Always witty and insightful, the author dissects,... More > analyzes, and comments upon current events, national affairs, and politics. At times, Mr. Schmitz candidly discusses his personal life, giving the reader a glimpse inside the day-to-day drudgery of being an author, editor, reporter, husband, and father. One of the last entries in this book hints at an event that in the following months would shatter his domestic tranquility and leave him reeling. Never disappointing, Here’s Your Wisdom is must-read material for anyone who is interested in controlling their own environment by way of the political process.< Less
Breakfast & Bullets in Bed: An Emmanuel Smith Mystery By John T. Schmitz
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Emmanuel Smith and his partner spend Memorial Day weekend in Seaside Harbor; but Irish crime boss Archibald Stone is hiding out next door—and he’s holding a grudge against the old... More > detective. Matters are further complicated when they’re asked to unearth an ancient treasure, which soon everyone is scrambling to get their hands on, including a guest who turns up dead.< Less
Any Port in a Storm: An Emmanuel Smith Mystery By John T. Schmitz
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Any Port in a Storm introduces us to Inspector Emmanuel Smith, a twenty-two year veteran of the Bay Port City Police Department. When a prostitute named Pinky turns up dead in Elm Park, it marks the... More > beginning of the deadliest case of his career—and the little hooker’s body is only the start of what turns into a sinister plot of murder and betrayal.< Less
Cabin Life Ain't Easy: A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Articles By John T. Schmitz
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Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s early work, some of it never before published. Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a humorous look at sometimes serious subjects, but... More > even the author himself admits “No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot sit down at a keyboard with a straight face....”< Less
Roomies: A Novel By John T. Schmitz
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Roomies is the story of Rodney Stiles, a young man who is struggling to be a writer and an adult. Roomies is a black comedy; it explores the seedier side of life, taking the reader on a tour of... More > drinking, drugs, bars, bikers, and books. Rod must escape the clutches of a series of raucous roommates ... and in the end, will he find redemption in his family or will his tale end in tragedy?< Less
Cabin Life Ain't Easy: A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Articles By John T. Schmitz
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Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a collection of John T. Schmitz’s early work, some of it never before published. Cabin Life Ain’t Easy is a humorous look at sometimes serious subjects, but... More > even the author himself admits “No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot sit down at a keyboard with a straight face....”< Less
Any Port in a Storm: An Emmanuel Smith Mystery By John T. Schmitz
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Any Port in a Storm introduces us to Inspector Emmanuel Smith, a twenty-two year veteran of the Bay Port City Police Department. When a prostitute named Pinky turns up dead in Elm Park, it marks the... More > beginning of the deadliest case of his career—and the little hooker’s body is only the start of what turns into a sinister plot of murder and betrayal.< Less
Roomies: A Novel By John T. Schmitz
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Roomies is the story of Rodney Stiles, a young man who is struggling to be a writer and an adult. Roomies is a black comedy; it explores the seedier side of life, taking the reader on a tour of... More > drinking, drugs, bars, bikers, and books. Rod must escape the clutches of a series of raucous roommates ... and in the end, will he find redemption in his family or will his tale end in tragedy?< Less
Breakfast & Bullets in Bed: An Emmanuel Smith Mystery By John T. Schmitz
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Emmanuel Smith and his partner spend Memorial Day weekend in Seaside Harbor; but Irish crime boss Archibald Stone is hiding out next door—and he’s holding a grudge against the old... More > detective. Matters are further complicated when they’re asked to unearth an ancient treasure, which soon everyone is scrambling to get their hands on, including a guest who turns up dead.< Less