NO, Let’s clear that up right now. NOT that Michael Phelps; the good-looking, young, talented Olympic Champion with all the Gold.

This is MICHAEL PHELPS, the (not so) young, (not so) good-looking, but talented WRITER of Police Procdeural, Detective, Crime and Courtroom drama genre novels, all based on actual cases.

This Michael Phelps has lived a long, complicated life. He has travelled each and every highway, and some byways too. He has stumbled a few times, even fallen down once or twice, but he just picks himself up, dusts himself off, and starts all over again. Regrets, he has a few, but then again, too few to mention . . not that he could go back and make changes anyway . . so he just stands tall, and looking back he’ll say, “I DID IT MY WAY!”

MICHAEL PHELPS retired as Chief Investigator for a prominent Coral Gables, FL law firm, specializing in criminal defense. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in the Military Police Combat Defense Forces during the Viet Nam War. He is divorced and splits his time between New York City and Miami, Florida with his faithful companion, Rico der Hunter III, a German Shepherd who does not believe he’s a dog at all.

Michael Phelps created the “Detective Mike Walsh” series of novels with the debut of THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE.  Based on the true story of his close friend and one-time mentor, a Robbery & Homicide Detective Sergeant in the Indianapolis Police Department. Cops & Robbers, Mayhem & Murders, this book has it all in graphic details,

His second “Detective Mike Walsh” novel, THE JOCKEY’S JUSTICE.  Based on a true story. A “cold case” of murder is investigated by Mike Walsh, no longer a city police robbery-homicide detective, but Chief Investigator for a prominent Miami Law firm, and his assistant.  A winning horse racing jockey is murdered on the last day of racing in a small western Kentucky town. Eight years after his murder his widow, living in Miami, Florida, their son-in-law and her nephew are charged with the crime. Walsh’s law firm is retained and he and his assistant are sent to Kentucky to investigate the case and help his boss, Attonrey Frank Piazza to build a defense for his clients.

The ‘Sport of Kings’, illegal high-stakes gambling, political corruption, inept ‘Keystone Kops’, and characters right out of the old ‘Night Court’ comedy series running the local courthouse, make this a fast-paced, exciting read.

Michael Phelps is also the Co-author of DAVID JANSSEN – MY FUGITIVE, written with Ellie Janssen, the beloved actor’s first wife. It is an intimate portrayal of the Golden Globe winning, Emmy nominated television and film star, best known for his starring role as “Dr. Richard Kimble” on ABC Television’s THE FUGITIVE (1963-1967).  This book is now available in the Fourth Edition, Hardcover, 150 pages containing thirty-four photographs from Ellie Janssen’s private collection, and an update by Michael Phelps. It is available at its original 1994 published price of $18.95. It is a must have for any David Janssen and The Fugitive fan. It is available at Mr. Phelps’ web site; www.MichaelPhelpsNovels.com, www.davidjanssen.net, www.authorsden.com/michaelphelpsnovelswww.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.bam.com, and all other Internet Booksellers.


  1. Hugh's Views and News · December 17, 2014

    Good to meet you Michael and thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.
    Merry Christmas to you.

    • michaelphelps1 · December 17, 2014

      Thank you Hugh,

      I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, all the best for health, love and prosperity for 2015!

      I look forward to reading your work and applauding your triumphs.

      Mike Phelps

  2. Meredith · December 19, 2014

    I haven’t had the pleasure of reading your books. I’ll remedy that in the new year.

    • michaelphelps1 · December 19, 2014

      Hello Meredith,

      Thank you for your kind words. Very nice to meet you. Have a great weekend.

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  4. noelleg44 · December 28, 2014

    Happy New Year and I will definitely scope out your books soon! You have had an interesting life, for sure…

    • michaelphelps1 · December 28, 2014

      Good Evening Noelleg44,

      Thank you for your kind words. I wish you and yours the best of Health, Happiness, Peace and Prosperity for all of 2015.

      Mike Phelps

  5. teagan geneviene · February 2, 2015

    LOL, Michael — we wouldn’t trade you for that waterlogged swimmer. Hugs 😀

    • michaelphelps1 · February 2, 2015

      Hi Teagon,

      LOL – The only thing that Michael Phelpsm and I have, aside from our name; his father is a former police officer and so am I. Oh, I’ve never been arrested for DUI, nor smoked Marijuana (not against it, where it’s legal, just never had the desire – like to be in control of my mind).

      Best of Success to you! I will get your book soon!


  6. BWSBL · April 8, 2015

    This is by far one of the top “About” pages I’ve read since blogging on WordPress. And might I also say…thank you! For clearing up the – not THAT Michael Phelps – mystery. When I saw your name on Ronovan’s blog I was momentarily impressed and then thought nahhh. Then you followed me and still somewhere my brain thought…wow, I am big time now. Haha! Lastly, I love the Frank Sinatra reference you worked in as well. Good stuff all around.

    • michaelphelps1 · April 9, 2015


      I appreciate t=your kind words so much.

      Mike Phelps

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