Michael Raleigh

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General Information

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Name: Michael Raleigh

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery, Fiction

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://www.midlandauthors.com/raleigh.html

Email: castleflynn@hotmail.com

Illinois Connection

Raleigh is a lifelong Chicagoan. He grew up on the north side of Chicago, spending the first 11 years in the neighborhood around old Riverview amusement park, a neighborhood that is the setting for his novel In the Castle of the Flynns. The family later moved to the area now called Wrigleyville. Michael attended DePaul Academy for high school, and then attended DePaul University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in English literature, with a minor in American history.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author of eight novels, Raleigh has received four Illinois Arts Council awards for fiction. He is an emeritus professor of English and History of the City Colleges, currently teaching at DePaul.

Published Works

  • Death in Uptown, St. Martin`s Press, 1991
  • A Body in Belmont Harbor, St. Martin`s Press, 1993
  • The Maxwell Street Blues, St. Martin`s Press, 1994
  • Killer on Argyle Street, St. Martin`s Press, 1995
  • The Riverview Murders, St. Martin`s Press, 1997
  • In the Castle of the Flynns, Sourcebooks, 2002
  • The Blue Moon Circus, Sourcebooks, 2003
  • The Conjurer's Boy, Harvard Square Editions, 2012
  • Peerless Detective, Diversion Books, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Death in Uptown: A Paul Whelan Mystery

ISBN: 0595093418
Release Date: 2000-04-28

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A Body in Belmont Harbor: A Paul Whelan Mystery

ISBN: 059509340X
Release Date: 2000-05-17

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The Maxwell Street Blues: A Paul Whelan Mystery (Paul Whelan Mysteries)

ISBN: 0595093426
Release Date: 2000-03-24

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Killer on Argyle Street: A Paul Whelan Mystery (Paul Whelan Mysteries)

ISBN: 0595093434
Release Date: 2000-03-15

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The Riverview Murders: A Paul Whelan Mystery

ISBN: 0312156413
Release Date: 1997-07

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In the Castle of the Flynns

ISBN: 0425190366
Release Date: 2003-08-05

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The Blue Moon Circus: A Novel

ISBN: 1402202385
Release Date: 2004-03-01

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The Conjurer's Boy

ISBN: 0983321663
Release Date: 2012-11-01

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Peerless Detective

ISBN: 1626817804
Release Date: 2015-08-04

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Literary Awards

Fellow of Illinois Arts Council 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Raleigh has given programs on all aspects of writing fiction, finding an agent, dealing with publishers and surviving the creative process in one piece. As a former instructor of Chicago History at Truman College, he has also given talks on little-known features of life in Chicago in the 1800s and on the Great Chicago Fire.

Contact Information:

Agent - Danielle Egan-Miller

Browne Multimedia Product Development, Inc.

410 S. Michigan Ave., Room 724

Chicago, Illinois 60605

External Links

Michael Raleigh on WorldCat


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