Michael Kurland
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Michael Kurland

A plump, middle-aged man with greying hair and mild, hazel eyes looking out from behind wire-rim glasses, Author Michael Kurland has the perpetually nervous look of a rabbit invited to lunch at the Lions' Club. He has been a teacher of obscure subjects to disinterested children, the editor of a magazine even more idiosyncratic than himself, a seeker of absent persons, a magical explainer, and guest lecturer at numerous unrelated events. But he has never wandered far from his chosen profession of scrivener for very long, since he finds the fawning idolatry of his fans a useful counterbalance to the disinterest of landlords and the disapproval of bank managers.

In Kurland's over 30 books he has romped through a variety of fields. His non-fiction works cover topics as diverse as forensic science, criminal law, espionage, amateur radio, and the history of crime in America, and have been selections of the Military Book Club, the Readers' Digest Book Club, the Junior Literary Guild, and the Writers' Digest Book Club, among others.

Kurland has written a dozen or so science fiction and fantasy novels, notably "Ten little Wizards" and "A Study in Sorcery," set in Randall Garrett's Angevin Empire, and "The Unicorn Girl," which was nominated for a Hugo. He now mainly writes mysteries, including "The Infernal Device," the first of (currently) five Professor Moriarty novels, which was nominated for both an Edgar and an American Book award, and "Too Soon Dead" and "The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes," set in the 1930s and chronicling the mystery-solving talents of Alexander Brass, a columnist for the New York World. A couple of his books, notably "The Last President," and "Button Bright" fit tenuously into that nondescript category known as "mainstream."

The next Moriarty novel, tentatively titled "Who Thinks Evil," is in the works.

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    • Ten Little Wizards

    • Lord Darcy, Book 4
    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: S. George Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    Lord Darcy and Master Wizard Sean O. Lauchlainn return in this authorized sequel to the stories of Randall Garrett....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fine cobtinuation of the series

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-16-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Study in Sorcery

    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: John Mawson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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    It is the year 1989 in the Angevin Empire - an alternative universe much like our own, save for two vital differences....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lord Darcy in The New World

    • By Brett on 08-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Princes of Earth

    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    Adam Warrington is an intelligent, courageous young man from a provincial, repressive planet that has reverted to a kind of fundamentalist puritanism....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great discovery

    • By Professor on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Victorian Villainy

    • A Collection of Moriarty Stories
    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    These stories by Michael Kurland explore the possibilty that James Moriarty, notorious nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, wasn't evil at all....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moriarty = More Holmes than Holmes Himself

    • By Amy on 12-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last President

    • A Novel of an Alternative America
    • By: Michael Kurland, S. W. Barton
    • Narrated by: Bryan Reid
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Set in an alternative reality where "All the President's men" do not get caught at Watergate, this "shockingly believable" novel presents a frightening scenario....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I guess we can still kick Richard Nixon around!

    • By Jeremy Moran on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Trials of Quintilian

    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Set at the height of the Roman Empire, in the last half of the first century AD, these stories chronicle the cases of one of the few actual crimesolvers that we know of in ancient Rome....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Transmission Error

    • By: Michael Kurland
    • Narrated by: Josiah John Bildner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Daniel Godfrey has been sentenced to be transported to a prison planet for a crime he didn't commit - but something goes wrong with the transmatter device....

    Regular price: $19.95

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