R. Michael Phillips is an author, classically trained artist and avid antique collector. Over the past 25 years he has illustrated children's books, designed and illustrated book jackets, and his artwork has been featured on holiday and consumer products. By combining his creative talents with his passion for art and antiquities, he conceived the fictional world of the East London Adventurers Club. His traditional English cozies follow Ernie Bisquets, a reformed London pickpocket, who joins forces with a rather unusual group of amateur sleuths in contemporary London. Murder, mayhem and villainy are never far from the doorstep of 81 Conduit Street, and the stories have introduced an odd assortment of memorable characters to the literary world.
“Along Came A Fifer” is the first book in the Ernie Bisquets Mystery Series, published by Asylett Press in July 2009. Book 2 in the series, “Rook, Rhyme & Sinker," was released January 2011.
Look for both on-line, ask for it at your local bookshop, or stop by one of the events for a signed copy!
Michael lives in an historic community in southeastern Pennsylvania with his family. He's busy working on the next mystery in the Ernie Bisquets Mystery series, "Quarter Past Death."