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Michael A. Draper retired from working as a financial planner with Mass Mutual.
Married to Diana for 48 years, one son and daughter-in-law and two lovely granddaughters.

Mr. Draper's novel "Splattered Blood"  was released early in 2012. His second novel is:  "Three Strikes and You're Dead" 


Second Street Station
I'm sure I won't be the only one who picks "Second Street Station," as one of the best mystery novels of the early part of this year. It really was a special story and I was sorry to …
The Devil You Know
When I was offered this book in return for my honest review, I looked forward to an interesting work of suspense. The book hit the spot, delivering  the suspense and provided a new voice in literary …
reviewed "Pierced". October 04, 2012
This is  a follow up to the captivating masterpiece "Burned" which featured investigative crime reporter Henning Jull who is still dealing the with death of his six-year-old …
reviewed Riders on the Purple Sage. September 17, 2012
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Riders on the Purple Sage
The movie begins with a young man being beaten because he befriends Jane Withersteen, an heiress with valuable land and animals.      As members of a sect are about to whip the man, …
reviewed The Intouchables. September 06, 2012
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The Intouchables
Written and directed by  Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano   Starring Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy      This beautiful movie had the audience standing to cheer at the …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about all the light we cannot see. October 05, 2014
all the light we cannot see
When reading "All the Light we cannot see" the story jumps around from the past to the present. It would be helpful to write down the dates of the different parts so it reminds you where you are in the …
posted a Quick Tip about The Fifties. October 02, 2014
The Fifties
My favorite time and the best rock and roll music. Elvis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, need I say more?
posted a Quick Tip about Inside Man. September 04, 2014
Inside Man
Sam Capra is the hero of this novel and it appears that he's had previous adventures. It would probably be beneficial if the reader was to read the earlier books in this series. However, that is not essential. …
posted a Quick Tip about The Significance of St. Patrick and t.... September 01, 2014
The Significance of St. Patrick and the Holiday We Celebrate in His Honor
St. Patrick is the Apostle of Ireland.   One famous quote about him is:      May the Irish hills caress you   May her lakes and rivers bless you   May …
posted a Quick Tip about Swan Peak, James Lee Burke. September 01, 2014
Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
Not only excellent suspense but well developed characters and vivid descriptions.
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Latest Lists
created a list. June 09, 2012
These are the books that most impressed me and were published in 2012.
Midwinter Blood a land more kind than home Live by Night Pierced The Last Refuge
created a list. November 06, 2011
These are the best novels that I've read in 2011. I have given each one a five star rating and my recommendation.
The Accident A Bitter Truth Coup D'Etat a land more kind than home 13 Million Dollar Pop
created a list. July 03, 2010
As the Vietnam war becomes less a factor in many people's minds, I thought of rereading some of the wonderful novels that came out about those tragic …
A Rumor of War
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March 31, 2011
Hi, Mike, I just wanted to stop by to welcome you to the site and thank you for joining Movie Hype. We are real excited to see you around, and so please take a moment to look around and check out our Movie Hype community goals and guidelines. We see Movie Hype as the expression of total freedom in movie reviews! No opinion is unwanted and each one is welcome!
May 28, 2010
Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. Also, thanks for posting a review already in the community! Hopefully, you will continue to be inspired to write reviews, lists, or quick tips. Otherwise, feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy others' reviews. Don't feel shy about rating or commenting on them either. The writers really appreciate the feedback! Let me know if you have any questions!    
May 28, 2010
Hi Mike, welcome to Lunch. I'm a Brand Ambassador here and always available to help you get around or answer questions. I liked your first review! Are you a big mystery book fan? You might like this review of Starvation Lake. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!
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