Munich in 1933, the year of Hitler's rise to power, saw a last-ditch fight by German democracy and the beginning of the Nazi attempt to destroy the soul of mankind. In the front line were the German Expressionist painters, who painted from the soul and were therefore declared 'degenerate'. Against this background, the novel traces the journey of Gerhard Glaser, art lover and lawyer. Glaser was Public Prosecutor in the case of Geli Raubal, Hitler's niece and, Glaser believes, his first murder victim. Haunted by his failure in the Raubal case, Glaser tries to find Hitler's drawings of Geli and solve the murder of the Jewish art dealer who had them, in an attempt to bring Hitler to account within the law. But matters will not stop there ... A thought-provoking novel about German resistance to Hitler in the 1930s which will appeal to a wide range of readers. Michael Dean, a highly experienced author of non-fiction and screenplays, approaches a disturbing period with skill and sensitivity.
'I, Hogarth' blends William Hogarth's life and work into one narrative. Newbooks magazine (UK) called it 'A triumph of a historical novel.' Kirkus Reviews (US) said 'A brilliant exercise in imagination and storytelling.' A full page rave review in the New York Times concluded 'Dean writes as Hogarth paints.' The paperback of 'I, Hogarth' is out in June 2014 from Duckworth.
'The Crooked Cross' - a new version - is about art and German resistance to Hitler. 'The Enemy Within' is set in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. It centres on the Amsterdam uprising and the moral choices posed by occupation.
'THORN' is a comedy about Spinoza and Rembrandt. Historical Novels Review said 'This is an amazing book. I cannot recommend it highly enough.'
'Magic City' is a Bildungsroman, a comedy and a novel of Jewish identity set in Germany in 1971.
'Chomsky: A Beginner's Guide' (non-fiction) is on Kindle.