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August 23, 2014
I Wrote a Book
by Michael Menser Dell, Editor-in-Chief
While many of you only know me for my pioneering work with LCS Hockey, my interests extend far beyond this humble web site. When not mocking the Detroit Red Wings and chronicling other hockey happenings, I spend my time studying literature and writing actual books and stories and whatnot.
And now, thanks to the miracle of the internet, you can purchase one of my books. Think of it as charity. I know I do.
It's called "Honest John Churchfield," and it's a collection of five mystery stories starring, well, Honest John Churchfield, the second-best detective in 19th-century London.
See, in reading the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I realized, "Wow, this dude really ripped off Edgar Allan Poe." Poe practically invented the detective story, Doyle merely popularized it. So, in tribute to Poe, I decided to write my own detective stories, except my detective would be the antithesis of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Churchfield solves crimes with common sense, not arcane knowledge, and he likes punching people, chasing skirts, and getting drunk. Good times, good times.
Basically, if you like LCS, you'll like these stories. They're written with the same sense of humor and sarcasm, although I probably use slightly bigger words and, instead of obscure references to classic TV, I slip in existential philosophy.
The book is 200 pages and will set you back $15, including shipping and handling. That's a lot of entertainment for $15.
But seriously, if you enjoy LCS Hockey, the best way you can support me and the site is by purchasing the book. And any help in spreading the word of "Honest John Churchfield" would be greatly appreciated. I definitely need assistance in the marketing and promotional aspect of things. So feel free to do what you can.
Oh, and some of you may notice that I wrote the book as Michael Paul Dell, while I always use Michael Menser Dell on LCS. It's quite simple. A year ago, I got married. And my wife's name is Menser. But my girlfriend's name is Paul. So this way I keep them both happy.
Thank you very much for your time and continued support.