DEAD BECKONING
BY MIKE COBB

“Dead Beckoning is the type of novel that should be savored, consumed slowly, and appreciated for its eloquent and intricate prose, which sets the bar for historical thrillers.”

Self-Publishing Review, May 2022
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DEAD BECKONING
BY MIKE COBB

"The luscious blend of murder and mystery will captivate readers, and the infusion of reality into the narrative will have them turning the pages. Dead Beckoning is a tale that is delightful, deftly plotted, and expertly delivered."

The Book Commentary, September 2022
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THE DEVIL YOU KNEW
BY MIKE COBB

"A sinister, masterfully penned drama. Supported by a rich cast of three-dimensional characters, a host of red herrings, and a looming suspicion that readers have known the culprit all along, this is a powerfully written thriller. Cobb has constructed a complex procedural mystery with poignant historical accuracy, never letting readers forget about the timeless issues at the novel’s core, resulting in a dark and enthralling historical thriller."

Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½
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MIKE COBB

Historical fiction, crime fiction, true crime.
Thought-provoking, character-driven literary fiction.
Descriptive and engaging nonfiction.

Writing, for me, is bliss. But I am simply a conduit through which my characters tell the story.
They are the story.

My body of work includes both fiction and nonfiction, short form and long form, as well as articles and blogs of literary interest.

While I am comfortable playing across a broad range of genres, much of my focus is on historical fiction, crime fiction, and true crime. Rigorous research is foundational to my writing. I get that honestly, having spent much of my professional career as a scientist.

I split my time between midtown Atlanta and a lake in the North Georgia mountains, far away from the rat race of the city. The balance between city life and mountain life inspires my writing.

In this space I will share what I’m reading and working on, as well as other items of interest to readers and writers alike. I hope you enjoy it. I have kept some of my earlier professional articles and blogs here so you can read them as well.

MY BLOG

Chris Cooper has a wonderful blog called Inside the Emotion of Fiction. She featured me recently. I thought you might enjoy it.

Chris Cooper has a wonderful blog called Inside the Emotion of Fiction. She featured me recently. I thought you might enjoy it. 290 Inside the Emotion of Fiction DEAD BECKONING by Mike Cobb. What is the date you began writing this piece of fiction and the date when you completely finished the piece of fiction? I began writing DEAD BECKONING on June 27, 2019. However, given that this is a work of historical fiction, I spent a couple of years doing extensive research before “putting pen to paper” (metaphorically…see below). I completed the work on January 11, 2021.

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME, a story from The Biltmore House

HOME AWAY FROM HOME, a story from The Biltmore House

HOME AWAY FROM HOME, a story from The Biltmore House Those of you who know me well know that I live part-time in midtown Atlanta in a ninety-eight year old building called The Biltmore House. For most of its illustrious history, it was part of The Biltmore Hotel and...

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