THE REALTOR’S CURSE, first place winner of The 2022 Firebird Book Awards in both Mystery and Humor Categories
Now Available as eBook and paperback on Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Indiebooks.
THE REALTOR’S CURSE BOOK AWARDS
A MEDICAL BIOTECH MURDER MYSTERY:
Scientists play around with your DNA, cells, and immune system to make new medicines. What could possibly go wrong? Why Murder, of course.
First there was PLEASURIA, then MURDER BY ROAD TRIP, and now available:
“THE REALTOR’S CURSE“, by award winning author John J Jessop.
About the Book, THE REALTOR’S CURSE
Dr. Jason Longfellow, PI and wife Chelsea combine a vacation in Florida with a search for vacation property near the beach. They find their first body on the drive south. While condo hunting, a perky young realtor attacks Jason with a kitchen implement. Why are people in Florida so angry? Then, the bodies really start piling up.
In between house-hunting tours, Jason talks Chelsea into enjoying the many recreational opportunities that Florida has to offer, including boating, fishing, kiteboarding, a Harley rental…you get the idea. Jason becomes convinced Florida is trying to kill him. Our amateur sleuth has been at the scene of so many dead bodies, he begins to wonder if he might be the killer.
Jason figures out who the murderer is; Chelsea thinks it’s someone else. Throw in a hurricane, boat chase, alligators galore, and a very friendly manatee, and this makes for non-stop action. Will they ever catch the killer? What does this have to do with killer mosquitoes? It’s medical biotechnology run amok. Florida will never be the same!
Early Endorsements for THE REALTOR’S CURSE
“Alligators, snakes, sharks, amorous manatees, psychotic Florida realtors and bodies turning up everywhere. But never fear. Intrepid, neurotic US Food and Drug Administration functionary and part-time private investigator, the Walter Mitty-esque Dr. Jason Longfellow is on the case. If Miami humorist Dave Berry wrote a book about quixotic, goofball PI’s, it’d read like The Realtor’s Curse.” —Joe Palmer, Author, A Mariner’s Tale
“The search for a Florida condo becomes deadly in this fast-paced and funny novel by John J Jessop. Private investigator Jason Longfellow and his wife Chelsea return to action for the third time, bickering and butting heads as they try to solve a murder mystery and avoid becoming victims themselves. Dark comedy in the Sunshine State!” —Henry G. Brinton, Author, City of Peace
“In this zany who dunnit mystery/comedy Florida is the hot spot where everything that can go wrong does. Jessop brilliantly turns an innocent vacation into absurd comedy. The laughs keep coming until it hurts.” —Benjamin Berkley, Author, Against My Will and In Defense of Guilt
MURDER BY ROAD TRIP
The amateur sleuth that makes Clouseau look like a genius. Just ask his wife:)
Click on the cover MURDER BY ROAD TRIP, buy the book (ebook or paperback) on Amazon (you know you want to) and figure out whodunit before our amateur PI, if you don’t die laughing first.
Also available at Barnes & Noble and Indie Book Stores
MURDER BY ROAD TRIP, Early Amazon review:
“Got it yesterday – read it today. Simply could *not* put it down, read it cover to cover in one sitting! Very funny – great escapism!”—Marianne O.
“Pleasant, cheerful and uplifting. Keeps you reading page after page.” –K.T. Barnett, Author, The Rose Not Taken
John J Jessop co-wrote the book MURDER BY ROAD TRIP with his daughter, Jackie. The story was inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country road trip they took together in 2016. The destinations may be real, but all events in MURDER BY ROAD TRIP are hilariously fictitious.
Hi. I’m Chrissy. Grandpa and Aunt Jackie wrote a funny book. I like to read it in the bathtub. It makes me laugh.
Hi. I’m Willow. Mommy rescued me from the shelter and she and Grandpa wrote this very funny book.
Hop in the RV and join Jason and family on a wild and comic cross-country road trip. From a monkey jewel thief, to attack by cuddly comfort animals, to a deadly windshield wiper, mad dentist, boosted libido, and the great cheese caper, this PI is a true crime magnet. Will Jason hang up his PI hat to take a lucrative job with a drug company, making his wife happy? More importantly, why is someone trying to steal his teeth? And, what, if anything, does this have to do with medical biotechnology?
EARLY AUTHOR ENDORSEMENTS
If you think that a cross-country family trek in an RV is the definition of insanity, you’ll love John and Jacqueline Jessop’s MURDER BY ROAD TRIP. On the way to a California job interview, private investigator Jason Longfellow experiences chronic dental problems, encounters a jewelry-stealing monkey, and enjoys an unexpected boost to his libido. Strangers seem to be obsessed with stealing his teeth, as he faces gunfire in an RV park and a kidnapping on a cabin cruiser. Hop in the RV and join Jason, his wife and daughters on this wild and comic ride!—Henry G. Brinton, author of the mystery novel City of Peace
John and Jacqueline Jessop add new meaning to the phrase “road trip” in their sequel to PLEASURIA. Adding just the right amount of laughter, they turn out the perfect recipe for fans of murder mysteries. Bravo!—Benjamin H Berkley, Author of Against My Will and In Defense of Guilt.
Future Father-Daughter Blog Posts About the Actual Cross-Country Trip
John co-wrote the book with daughter Jacqueline. In addition to buying the book (you know you want to, you like to laugh and everyone likes a good mystery), keep an eye out for a destination-specific blog series that will provide John and his daughter’s individual perspectives on their once-in-a-lifetime road trip. It should be fun, since we all know that twenty-something daughters always agree with dad:)