James Montgomery Jackson
Writing about when "Honesty Isn't Everything"

Seamus McCree
Mystery series

Click on the book cover for more information on the second published book in the series.

Cabin Fever Cover
You can order a signed copy below.

Cabin Fever is a recommended pick both for crime and mystery readers who enjoyed the prior Seamus McCree story in Bad Policy and for newcomers such as this reviewer, who encounter Seamus here for the first time.

With its combination of social consciousness, political action, intrigue, and family relationships, Cabin Fever will satisfy any mystery or thriller reader.

~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Read the full review here.

Here's a YouTube video of me reading the first chapter of Cabin Fever.

Click on the book cover for more information on the first published in the series

Bad Policy Cover
You can order a signed copy below.

Here's what Hank Phillipi Ryan, author of The Other Woman and an Anthony, Agatha and Macavity winner said about Bad Policy:

"What a great story! Wry, witty and completely appealing—as if Robert B. Parker's Spenser moved to Ohio. I love Seamus McCree—a savvy PI who tackles the mysteries of life with heart and brains and humor."

Want to hear me read the first section of Bad Policy? Here's a YouTube video for your enjoyment.

Latest News

Awaiting Kindle Press layout of Ant Farm for Kindle edition. Wolf's Echo Press has print version ready. Special discounts on print edition for those who receive the newsletter. There is still time to sign up. (Just above!)

BIG NEWS At 12:17 a.m. on March 2, my computer received an email from Kindle Press that they would publish Ant Farm. It had finished its 30 day nomination period staying "hot" for 28 of the 30 days.

I have provided them with final files. I'll soon hear back about next steps.

If you want to check out the available information, click this link.

Follow this link to read the opening chapters of Ant Farm on Wattpad. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

YouTube videos AVAILABLE: You can see and hear me reading the opening section of Cabin Fever and Bad Policy

GREAT REVIEW for CABIN FEVER from the Portland Book Review (7/3/14)

CABIN FEVER PICTURES are ready for viewing. Check out locales from the book, animals, plants and scenery from the area.

Check on the Appearances page for recent interviews and blogs as well as future events.

Any Day Now

Ant Farm Cover

Ant Farm STATUS: Kindle Press will publish the Kindle version. I will publish the print version once I determine what, if any, changes Kindle Press requires in the novel.

Ant Farm Kindle Press Edits
Edits returned 5/11/15.
Ant Farm Preparing Print Version
CreateSpace complete; IngramSpark nearly so

Doubtful Relations STATUS (The 4th Seamus McCree mystery): The second draft is done and beta readers have provided me their comments:

Doubtful Relations Alpha Readers Comments
All alpha readers have provided comments.
Doubtful Relations Rewrite
Read through completed, rewrite in process

Empty Promises STATUS (The 5th Seamus McCree mystery): This one takes place in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Empty Promises First Draft
I'm brainstorming ideas in preparation for writing the first draft.

False Bottom STATUS (The 6th Seamus McCree mystery): Uncle Mike is murdered. Seamus mistakenly thinks being Uncle Mike's executor will be straight forward.

False Bottom First Draft
Back to Boston, and Family, and More Secrets.