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Phinneywood author Mike Attebery releases his fifth book

November 23rd, 2015 by Doree

Neighborhood author Mike Attebery has just released his fifth book, “Rosé in Saint Tropez.” It is currently available on Amazon, but will be available through independent bookstores in about 6-8 weeks.


Here’s the official synopsis:

To millions of fans, he’s a rock star. To his family, he’s a virtual stranger.

After years on the road, Will Baker is joining his relatives for an extended reunion in the South of France. Sunny Saint Tropez may provide a glamorous, rosé-infused change of scenery, but it isn’t long before old family differences bubble to the surface. And the biggest surprise is yet to come, when Will’s older brother arrives with his new girlfriend in tow, a woman who just happens to be Will Baker’s college sweetheart, the one that got away.

With romance, comedy, and sparkling wit, Rosé in Saint Tropez takes readers on a breezy tour of the French Riviera, while reminding them that everyone has regrets, even rock stars. Fortunately, it’s never too late to revise that final verse.

Attebery’s previous books are “Bloody Pulp,” “Seattle On Ice,” “Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys” and “On/Off.”

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Phinneywood resident Mike Attebery publishes fourth book

November 14th, 2012 by Doree

Phinneywood-area author Mike Attebery has just published his fourth book, “Bloody Pulp.” Locally, it is available at Santoro’s Books in Phinney Ridge.

“Two shots on a snowy Seattle street, and a once-bestselling mystery writer lies dead. When rookie detective Brick Ransom is assigned to the case, the trail quickly leads to an up-and-coming hard-boiled mystery writer, his publisher, and a number of Seattle notables. It seems the publishing business really is murder. But who did it? And why? And when the murders keep happening, who will be next?”

Attebery previous books are “Seattle On Ice,” “Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys” and”On/Off: A Jekyll and Hyde Story.”

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Greenwood-Phinney resident publishes new novel set in Seattle

November 16th, 2011 by Doree

Update: Santoro’s Books in Phinney Ridge now has a few copies in the store.

Neighborhood author Mike Attebery’s latest novel, “Seattle on Ice,” was released yesterday. You can find it in paperback on Amazon, as well as for the Kindle. (But, don’t forget that independent bookstores, including our own Santoro’s Books, can also special order books for you.)

Attebery sent us a note to say that anyone who remembers the big storm about five years ago will appreciate the setting. The book is a sequel to his 2009 novel “Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys.”

Here’s Attebery’s synopsis of “Seattle on Ice”:

Like the secret love child of Dirty Harry and Martha Stewart, Brick Ransom is a rookie cop with a taste for fine dining and zero patience for slovenly deadbeats and criminal scum.

In the middle of a rare Northwest blizzard, Brick is forced to cut his dinner short in order to protect three key witnesses – a bookkeeper, a stripper, and a deadly assassin – all of whom are set to testify against Seattle crime boss Frank Mason the next morning. When a gunman ambushes the first witness en route to his downtown hotel, and Brick’s partner is killed in the crossfire, it’s quickly apparent that moles within the police force are leaking the whereabouts of each witness back to Mason in a last-ditch effort to keep the criminal kingpin from ever standing trial.

As the storm worsens, and the city freezes to a standstill, it’s up to Brick Ransom to protect the last two witnesses, outwit Frank Mason’s team of killers and crooked cops, and do his best to ignore his growling stomach, all while struggling to contain his growing fascination with Witness #2.

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