DEAD MEN TALK is Johnny's classic 1st murder mystery
starring Jack Kelly, a retired Boston Police detective turned  
private investigator.  A dozen homicides leads this offbeat
detective through Boston's Rock & Roll clubs, strip joints,
and famous locations in search of a mysterious book and a
serial killer.  Unforgettable characters, wry humor, and the
detectives odd encounters add color and excitement to this
fast paced, action packed thriller.

DEAD MEN TALK is a very funny throwback to the classic
hard-boiled crime mysteries.

DEAD MEN TALK reads like a movie and will translate well
into film.
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a case of murder and mystery at MIT. In this
third Jack Kelly mystery thinking machines
and cyberspace are investigated as students
in an advanced robotics laboratory attempt
to blend artificial intelligence and state of
the art digital processing.  But one by one,
the young MIT graduate students are brutally

The imagination of science fiction has
become a reality as the Artificial Intelligence
Lab develops a moving, intelligent machine
with a wireless connection to the Internet.  
The robots think, adapt, research, network,

and they learn!

There are moral and philosophical questions
to be answered as personalities on a
collision course clash violently in the story's
cutting edge ending.
SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD  is a classic Boston murder mystery that
continues where DEAD MEN TALK leaves off.  It is the further adventures
of Private Investigator and ex-cop Jack Kelly.

This time, Kelly is exposed to a more depraved side of the cutthroat
business of the cheap detective.  It is a story of greed and lust, set
against a backdrop of blues, jazz music, and the incredibly rich and dirt
poor neighborhoods of Boston.  As is usual with Jack Kelly, the bodies
start to pile up.  And as always, the salty and realistic dialogue pierce the
mind and heart.  But this time, a young girl's life is held in a death trap.  
Her time is running out.

In this action packed thriller, Kelly and his usual cast of characters: his
girlfriend Lieutenant Jessica Paris and his best friend Willie "The
Musician" Crawford utilize some classic hard-nosed police work to
uncover a sinister plot involving multiple murders and a fortune of
oceanic proportions.  And there are sharks in the water.

This bold modern mystery is cutting edge, both fast and irreverently
funny.  SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD reads like a fresh and brazen film noir
and will translate well into film.
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The Boston CopyCat
Killer is a quick primer
on serial killers. It is
the story of a murderer
replicating many of
New England's famous
crimes. Boston Police
Homicide Detective LT.
Jessica Paris and  PI
Jack Kelly track the
killer as he terrorizes
the community and
mocks the BPD. The
tale begins with an
intense look at the
copycat killer and his
unholy mission.
True crimes
reproduced,take a
central role as Kelly,
the BPD, state police,
and FBI race to an
explosive shoot out
and arrest, only to find
it is not the end.
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