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“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

Retired Homicide Detective Jack Handler is asked by his nephew’s teacher if he would investigate her sister’s disappearance. Sugar Island girl Jill Talbot, who was vacationing in Paris with her boyfriend, seems to have disappeared, and neither her boyfriend, Paul Martin, nor the Police Nationale, have been able to locate her. Unable to accomplish anything through emails, text messages and phone calls, Jack jumps on an international flight to Paris. What he finds there is shocking.

“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour

Audio Books Coming Soon!

I am also in the process of having my first book prepared for audio distribution. Some time this spring “Murder on Sugar Island” is due to be available as an audio book through Amazon and iTunes. If it is successful I will be releasing the other fourteen Jack Handler thrillers later this year. Isn’t this exciting?

Clinton Fall Festival

A chamber of incarceration and torture…

In Ghosts of Cherry Street: And the Cumberbatch Oubliette, Jack and Kate Handler are challenged as never before.

As the story begins, retired Chicago detective Jack Handler and family are getting ready to embark on spring vacation on the island with the boys and three friends. Before the fun begins, Jack assigns the kids a research project at the local library involving a case he’s following. By the time the kids discover too many facts for their own good, it’s way too late for fun.

and a fiendish secret by a cunning serial killer. 

When one of their own is kidnapped, there’s no telling what will happen in this fast-paced thriller.  If they are to rescue their loved-one from the clutches of the Cumberbatch Oubliette, not only must they outsmart a cunning serial killer, they have only hours to do so.

Top Shelf Murder Mystery—Riveting. Being a Murder-Mystery “JUNKIE” this book is definitely a keeper … can’t put it down … read it again type of book … and it is very precise to the lifestyles in Upper Michigan. Very well researched. I am a resident of this area. His attention to detail is great. I have to rate this book in the same class or better than authors Michael Connelly, James Patterson, and Steve Hamilton. — Shelldrakeshores. Being a Michigan native, I was immediately drawn to this book. Michael Carrier is right in step with his contemporaries James Patterson and David Baldacci. I am anxious to read more of his work. I highly recommend this one! — J. HenningsenA fast and interesting read. Michael ends each chapter with a hook that makes you want to keep reading. The relationship between father and daughter is compelling. Good book for those who like a quick moving detective story where the characters often break the “rules” for the greater good! I’m looking forward to reading the author’s next book. — Flower Lady move over, Patterson, I now have a new favorite author, Jack and his daughter make a great tag team, great intrigue, and diversions. I have a cabin on Sugar Island and enjoyed the references to the locations. I met the author at Joey’s (the real live Joey) coffee shop up on the hill, great writer, good stuff. I don’t usually finish a book in the course of a week, but read this one in two sittings so it definitely had my attention. I am looking forward to the next installment. Bravo. — Northland Press. My husband is not a reader—he probably hasn’t read a book since his last elementary school book report was due. But … he took my copy of Murder on Sugar Island to deer camp and read the whole thing in two days. After he recommended the book to me, I read it—being the book snob that I am, I thought I had the whole plot figured out within the first few pages, but a few chapters later, I was mystified once again. After that surprise ending, we ordered the other two Getting to Know Jack books. — Erin W.I enjoyed this book very much. It was very entertaining, and the story unfolded in a believable manner. Jack Handler is a likable character. But you would not like to be on his wrong side. Handler made that very clear in Jack and the New York Death Mask. This book (Murder on Sugar Island) was the first book in the Getting to Know Jack series that I read. After I read Death Mask, I discovered just how tough Jack Handler really was. I heard that Carrier is about to come out with another Jack Handler book—a sequel to Superior Peril. I will read it the day it becomes available. And I will undoubtedly finish it before I go to bed. If he could write them faster, I would be happy. — Deb Left on the edge of my seat after the last book, I could not wait for the next chapter to unfold and Michael Carrier did not disappoint! I truly feel I know his characters better with each novel and I especially like the can-do/will-do attitude of Jack. 

Keep up the fine work, Michael, and may your pen never run dry! — SW

“Reading brings us unknown friends” – Honoré de Balzac