Death Opens a Window - Oct. 19

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Death Opens a Window, Book 2 in the Mourning Dove Mysteries and the follow-up to the national bestseller Murder on the Lake of Fire, goes on sale wherever you buy books.

Available for pre-order now!

Book Launch Party - Nov. 3

Book launch party, wine, winery, San Diego, California

Everyone is invited to the book launch party for Death Opens a Window. Enjoy wine and live music at La Fleur's Winery in San Marcos, and bring your copy of any Mikel J. Wilson novel to have it signed by the author. Click on the image for more details. 


New Release Date

The release date for Death Opens a Window has been pushed back a couple of months to October 19, 2018.

French Translation

How do you say Murder on the Lake of Fire in French? We'll find out soon. We've signed a contract with a publisher in France to translate it and have exclusive book rights in that country.

#1 Mystery Novel

On February 15, 2018, Murder on the Lake of Fire claimed the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Best Sellers in the Mystery and PI categories. 


The Sound of Murder

We compiled a playlist to accompany a movie version of Murder on the Lake of Fire. The soundtrack is a little bit country and a little bit dance, blending the music descended from the Smoky Mountains setting with the underground atmosphere penetrating the subculture of the book’s main characters. 

Check out these great songs on iTunes.

Articles and Guest Posts

Interview by Two Ends of the Pen

Wilson discusses a wide range of topics, including his favorite character, the writing process and marketing.

How My Family Survives My Writing

Wilson wrote a guest post for Viviana MacKade on how writing impacts the family dynamic. 

Interview by Thoughts in Progress

Wilson discusses the setting of Murder on the Lake of Fire.

Interview by JB's Bookworms

Wilson talks about his writing career and inspirations.