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PCL MS 118 Michael Bowen Collection


Michael Bowen is a lawyer and author of numerous mystery books. He has written the Thomas and Sandy mystery series, Richard Michaelson and Marjorie Randolph mystery series, and Rep and Melissa Pennyworth mystery series, as well as 3 other novels. He has also contributed to law journals and The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing.

The Bowen Collection of .4 linear feet consists of 2 versions of the manuscript Badger Game. This manuscript was donated to Bowling Green State University in March 1990. The collection has no restrictions placed upon its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works.

This finding aid was prepared by Patty Falk in September 2011.

Biographical Sketch

Michael A. Bowen was born July 16, 1951, in Fort Monroe, VA. He received an A.B. from Rockhurst College in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard University in 1976. He is a member of the American Bar Association, St. Thomas More Lawyers' Society, Milwaukee Bar Association, and Council for Wisconsin Writers and has been a partner in the Foley & Lardner law firm in Milwaukee, WI since 1976. Most of his mystery series have been written from 1989 to present and draw on his legal and political knowledge.

Scope and Content

The Michael Bowen Collection consists of two versions of the manuscript Badger Game, a mystery novel that was published in 1989.


Box 1
Badger Game
1 pp.1-93 1989
2 pp.94-196
3 pp.197-289
4 pp.290-430
5 Edited manuscript-Chapters 1-11
6 Edited manuscript-Chapters 12-24
7 Edited manuscript-Chapters 25-33
8 Edited manuscript-Chapters 34-end