R. Michael Phillips is a classically trained artist who has been painting for over 30 years. He's done numerous commissions, illustrations for national products and co-authored and illustrated a children's book. Writing was always something he enjoyed doing, but never had the opportunity to pursue seriously until recently. By combining his creative talents with a passion for art and antiquities, he conceived the fictional world of the East London Adventurers Club. His first mystery, “Along Came A Fifer” is the result of these efforts and was published in July 2009 by Asylett Press. The second book in The Ernie Bisquets Mystery Series- “Rook, Rhyme & Sinker” -was released January 2011 and is available now.
"Along Came A Fifer", was released through Asylett Press, July 2009, and is now available from your favorite on-line book retailer or ask for it at your local bookstore.
Praise for "Along Came A Fifer":
"Along Came A Fifer"...is an utterly charming book. It is written in such a way that, if not for modern references like the cell phone and the Eurostar, it seems to take place in late 19th century England. The characters and their manner of speaking, the description of buildings and locations, even the cadence of the narrative, all evoke a Victorian, at times Holmesian, style. It's really quite remarkable."
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