Meet John J Jessop

Dr. John J Jessop spent 40 years as a pharmacology-toxicology expert working for the pharmaceutical industry (20 years with the FDA and 20 years on the industry side; drug company and the Biologics Consulting Group). In retirement, he has chosen to redirect his knowledge and experience towards the writing of the perfect murder mystery.

He is currently working on two series, a new medical comedy murder mystery series, and a dark murder mystery series (The GUARDIAN ANGEL series).

The first book in the medical comedy murder mystery series, ‘PLEASURIA: Take As Directed‘, staged in the pharmaceutical industry, will be published by Koehler Books, whose senior editor said the book made him laugh out loud. The launch date is set for November 24, 2018. This is a comedy of the absurd, about Dr. Jason Longfellow, a bored FDA drug reviewer in midlife crisis who gets a PI license, plays bumbling private eye on weekends, and is in danger of his unhappy wife killing him before he can solve his first case.

Two books in dark murder mystery series (The GUARDIAN ANGEL series) are already available on Amazon and at Book No Further and UpCycled Gifts in Roanoke, VA.

John J Jessop, his wife and their 16-year-old cat, Cookie split their time between Southern Virginia and St. Augustine Florida. His favorite things are writing, walks on the beach, driving curvy country roads in his Subaru WRX, boating, fishing, playing video games, taking naps, visiting with his two loving daughters and snuggling with Cookie while binge watching murder mysteries on Netflix and Hulu.

His favorite authors are Robert B. Parker and J.A. Jance. His youngest daughter, a Media Arts and Design Major from James Madison University currently working for a marketing research firm in NYC, edited his dark murder mysteries and designed the book covers.

CHARITABLE FUNDING: John’s after tax profits from PLEASURIA: TAKE AS DIRECTED will be donated to two charities for abused children, Holly’s House and  Darkness to Light, in honor of his late sister Jackie.