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
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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

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.

Ant Farm STATUS: People are asking when Ant Farm will be ready for beta reading. I'm revising based on my editor's suggestions. The bars below illustrate my progress:

Ant Farm Rewrite
Completed 12/16/14
Ant FarmBook Cover
Cover Reveal by the end of the year!
Ant Farm Audio Read-through and Polishing
Not yet begun
Ant Farm Beta Readers Returned Comments
Not yet out to beta readers

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

Doubtful Relations Alpha Readers Comments
All alpha readers have provided comments.
Doubtful Relations Rewrite
Not yet started