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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Thomas Barry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History & Biography Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.michaelthomasbarry.com
-- Michael Thomas Barry on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=michael+thomas+barry


Illinois Connection

Barry was born on May 7, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in northwest suburban Wheeling, Illinois. He graduated from Wheeling High School in 1981 and attended Illinois College from 1981-83.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Thomas Barry earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and History from the California State University, Fullerton and also holds a post graduate degree in legal assistantship from the University of California, Irvine. He is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com, and pens the daily column "What Happened on this Date in Crime." Barry has also written the e-short story ''Once in a Blue Moon: A Short Story'' which is available on Amazon. Michael is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers Association, Biographers International, American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Authors Guild. He resides in Orange, California.


Published Works

  • Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous, Schiffer, 2010
  • Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats, 1927-1950, Schiffer, 2011
  • Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California, 1849-1949, Schiffer, 2012
  • Great Britains Royal Tombs: A Guide to the Lives & Burial Places of British Monarchs, Schiffer, 2012
  • Literary Legends of the British Isles: The Lives & Burial Places of 50 Great Writers, Schiffer 2013
  • America's Literary Legends: The Lives and Burial Places of 50 Great Writers, Schiffer, 2015


Selected Titles At Your Library

Final resting places :
ISBN: 0764334212. OCLC Number:

Schiffer Pub.,. Atglen, PA :. ©2010.

Fade to black :
ISBN: 0764337092. OCLC Number:

Schiffer Pub.,. Atglen, Pa. :. ©2011.

Murder & Mayhem :
ISBN: 0764339680. OCLC Number:

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"Relive some of the most notorious and long-forgotten historical crime stories of early California from the Gold Rush to the mid-twentieth century. Told through shocking newspaper headlines of the time, these 52 stories include the exploits and dastardly deeds of infamous bandits, Joaquin Murrieta, Juan Flores, and Tiburcio Vasquez. Experience the poetic adventures of the most famous stagecoach robber, Black Bart, the murderous rampages of fiends, such as John Anschlag, Mose Gibson, Leon Soeder, Theodore Durrant, and the infamous Black Widow, Louise Peete. Also discussed are a treasure trove of unsolved murders including the notorious Black Dahlia slaying, the killing of mobster Bugsy Siegel, and the San Diego Slayer case. These true tales come to life with dozens of rare photographs. Sit back and relax as the darker side of the Golden State is explored."--Page 4 of cover.

Great Britain's royal tombs :
ISBN: 0764341294. OCLC Number:

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Literary legends of the British Isles :
ISBN: 0764344382. OCLC Number:

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Brief biographies of British authors and photographs of their final resting places.

America's Literary Legends :
ISBN: 0764347020. OCLC Number:

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Awards

  • 2010 USA Book News Best Books Awards “finalist”,
  • Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous

  • 2011 Readers Favorite Best Books Awards “silver medal”,
  • Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950

  • 2011 USA Book News Best Book Awards "finalist",
  • Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950

  • 2012 JPX Media International Best Books Awards “winner”,
  • Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949

  • 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival “honorable mention",
  • Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949

  • 2012 Indie Excellence National Best Book Awards “finalist”,
  • Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949

  • 2012 Halloween Book Festival "honorable mention"
  • Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949

  • 2012 USA Book News Best Books Awards "finalist",
  • Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949

  • 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards "winner",
  • Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950

  • 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards "finalist",
  • Great Britain's Royal Tombs

  • 2013 International Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News “winner”,
  • Great Britain’s Royal Tombs

  • 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards "Honorable mention",
  • Great Britain's Royal Tombs

  • 2013 Halloween Book Festival "Winner",
  • Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous

  • 2013 Southern California Book Festival "Honorable Mention",
  • Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats, 1927-1950

  • 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards "finalist,"
  • Literary Legends of the British Isles

  • 2014 Readers Favorite International Book Awards "gold medal,"
  • Literary Legends of the British Isles

    Speaking Engagements

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