Early Praise


I humbly thank my fellow authors and experts for this early praise for MURDER BY ROAD TRIP, my latest book.

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.

Pleasant, cheerful and uplifting. Keeps you reading page after page.K.T. Barnett, Author, The Rose Not Taken

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.

From beginning to end, I had so much fun interacting with these characters and their adventures. The story is rich with light hearted fun and a world where anyone can escape into. Every scene leads into the next with equal as much fun as the previous one. Any family that has ever been on a road trip before and has experienced many issues or dilemmas will have much fun with this due to the sheer comedic absurdity that it tells. John J. Jessop has captured the innocence of his life experiences into this comedic story on four wheels. He has really captured the aesthetic of the “National Lampoons” films quite well and has told his memories in his unique and fabulous voice.–Dominic Pistritto, The Marksman: A Knights Tale

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“Think of the pharmaceutical industry as a collection of cautious chemists in lab coats? Think again! John J. Jessop’s Pleasuria: Take as Directed offers a wild ride from the Research Triangle to Washington, DC, with a novice private investigator trying to connect the dots between a plane crash, a deadly fall from a high-rise, a NASCAR wreck, and a group of men and women with bizarre sexual responses. You may never again pop a pill with confidence!”  Henry G. Brinton, author of City of Peace

“Take one amateur PI in a serious midlife crisis, men and women afflicted with inexplicable sexual hallucinations and relentless hyper-stimulation of orgasmic proportions, add one drug company with a new antidepressant critical to the company’s survival and two attempted murders, and you have the makings for a ripping good story.” – Betsy Ashton, Author, Unintended Consequences and Uncharted Territory, Mad Max Mysteries, Eyes Without A Face

“I hate tongue-in-cheek. I hate it because I can’t write it. Most people can’t write it. When I do, when most of us do, it sounds like we’re trying too hard. Working too hard to be funny, overstating the obvious. John J. Jessop pulls it off. I kept thinking of Ian Fleming and some of his great character names. Now I hate John, because he did something I can’t. Just kidding, I was trying to be… oh, never mind. Just buy his book. It’s good and funny and we need a laugh! “ – William Lobb, author of The Third Step

“Readers interested in a blend of comedy, thriller, and medical mystery will find Pleasuria: Take As Directed just the ticket for an involving, different story that creates a compelling tale that’s hard to put down and satisfyingly fun.” – Midwest Book Review

PLEASURIA is a “who done it” murder-mystery that you don’t want to have solved. Sprinkled with enough levity to effortlessly transition from tragedy to fortune, Jessop has found our pleasure center and we are begging him for more. Take only as directed. – Benjamin H. Berkley, author, IN DEFENSE OF GUILT and AGAINST MY WILL

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