Murder by Munchausen Trilogy

Murder by Munchausen Trilogy

by M.T. Bass


GENRE:   Mystery



A Cyber Crime Thriller Series: Notorious serial killers digitally resurrected to live & hunt again in hacked replicants, pursued by detectives of the Artificial Crimes Unit.



Murder by Munchausen Chapter 1 – The Warehouse

This particular Android Subject apparently went off the rails and killed a luckless pedestrian on his way to a bodega for some iced tea or bottled water to quench his thirst. A one-in-a-million occurrence, but every so often it still happens. Anyone who believes technology is infallible is a fool. The incident didn’t appear all that nefarious when first reported, but shortly thereafter the Atlas data stream went dark and patrol called our unit in. It quickly became obvious we were dealing with a malware hit, not a malfunction. The luckless pedestrian was actually not so luckless, being on what appeared to be the winning side of a particularly nasty termination suit with his ex, who we suspected had outsourced the final settlement to extra-judicial parties.

It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it “Murder by Munchausen.” For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work. The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene. The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target, they’re usually as harmless as empty brass. The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data, so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest.

EC’s scanner returned a hard ping. His quick double blink put his cross-hairs up on my lens and I followed his eye line to the northwest corner of the building…


An Interview with the Author:

1. How long have you been a published author?

Long ago, I had some success getting published as a freelance writer in aviation magazines, like AOPA Pilot and Plane and Pilot.  But when it came to my fiction, I collected enough rejection slips to wallpaper my office.  Foolishly, I kept scribbling away and in 2011 the whole ebook thing came about and I decided, “I’m not going to play by their rules anymore.” So, I published My Brother’s Keeper with Smashwords and never looked back.  And here I am with eleven books under my belt.

2. Do you have any new releases coming soon?

I’ve just finished the manuscript for Jungleland, which I sent off to my editor. Hawk was a World War II fighter pilot and I always intended to create a series based on different aviation adventures.  In My Brother’s Keeper, he was a movie stunt pilot who solves his brother’s murder.  I’ve finally gotten back around to him going to Congo in the Sixties to fight as a mercenary pilot in their civil war.  I’m planning on releasing it this fall. I’ve got a book of verse and I’m also auditioning for a narrator to do an audiobook of The Darknet. And, finally, right now I’m scribbling away on Murder by Munchausen book #4, Motherless Children, for early next year.

3. If you could co-write with another author who would it be?

Carl Hiaasen comes to mind first, but I don’t think we’d ever get anything finished because we’d be cracking ourselves up too much.  So, I guess I’d say Michael Connelly—and only because I think I would learn so much from his experiences as a reporter and all of his research into the Bosch books.

4. Do you listen to music while writing? If yes, what songs are your favorites?

Although I’m a musician (guitar and keyboards), I don’t listen to music when I’m writing.  I have to tune in one or another, because I’m too easily distracted.  But I have way over 5,000 songs in my Amazon Music list and it varies all over the place from Billy Holiday to Cream to Brad Paisley.  I did write a book about musicians called Crossroads—which I believe is the very first novel ever with a soundtrack.  It has twenty-eight of my favorite classic rock songs from the Seventies (when the book was set). Here’s the discography:  Crossroads Song List. 

5. What genres do you write in?

I don’t read just one genre, so I don’t write in one. Why be normal?  I’ve got a sci-fi series withMurder by Munchausen, a men’s adventure with Article 15, dystopian young adult with Untethered, romance with Lodging, an espionage thriller with Crossroads, a murder mystery with My Brother’s Keeper, a dark comedy withIn the Black, and a treasure hunt suspense book in Somethin’ for Nothin’.  It does keep things interesting for me anyway.

6. If you could write anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Right in my backyard.  I live on Lake Erie, which is kind of nice.  But seriously, it doesn’t really matter, because when I write the world comes to me.

Lake Erie



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’, Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2), The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

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