Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Even Dead Men Play Chess

I recently finished reading Even Dead Men Play Chess by Michael Weitz, and recommend it to anyone looking for a good mystery. Michael’s debut book captures you from the start when 7-year old Erica Minor needlessly dies under the care of her meth parents. Michael used his knowledge of chess to create and unravel a murder mystery.

Ray Gordon, a cop who ended his career after a fatal shooting, drives to Yakima from Seattle to visit his friend and chess student, Walter Kelly. When he arrives, Walter’s son informs him that Walter died, but Ray doesn’t accept that it was an accident. Ray’s cop instincts kick in and he finds himself looking for clues to prove Walter’s murder.

Michael keeps you guessing until the very end, and throws in a little romance to stir things up. Don’t pass up Michael’s debut novel. Go to your nearest bookstore, or online site to buy, Even Dead Men Play Chess by Michael Weitz. You won’t be disappointed and might learn a thing or two about chess. Congratulations, Michael!

For more information about Michael Weitz and his debut book, please visit Michael’s website.


  1. I always like it when an author weaves their authority on another subject (chess, here) into the story. It gives it a nice layer of interest.

  2. You're right, Joanne, and I enjoy learning about a subject at the same time moving along with the story.

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