WRITTEN IN BLOOD VOL 1: POWER IN THE BLOOD, BLOOD OF THE LAMB, FLESH AND BLOOD --The First 3 John Jordan Mysteries (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)

WRITTEN IN BLOOD VOL 1: POWER IN THE BLOOD, BLOOD OF THE LAMB, FLESH AND BLOOD --The First 3 John Jordan Mysteries (John Jordan Mysteries Collections)
: Michael Lister
: Pulpwood Press
: 747
: Fiction : Mystery
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A smart, sympathetic, utterly unique detective haunted by his past. Some of the most well-crafted whodunits being written. Meet John Jordan, an ex-cop turned prison chaplain who’s still the best detective around.

Do you love mystery, suspense, thrillers, with some romance and a unique, thoughtful detective? Then John Jordan is for you and you’ll love Michael Lister's "BLOOD" SERIES.

The popular, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed John Jordan mystery series.

˃˃˃ WRITTEN IN BLOOD features the very first three complete John Jordan Mysteries in one book for one low price from multi-award-winning and bestselling author Michael Lister

Witness the series Florida Weekly calls “a treasure of contemporary literature–suspenseful, provocative, and unsettling,” and bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming says is “one of the most ambitious and unusual crime fiction series going. Read this and see what crime fiction is capable of.”

Lister, a former prison chaplain himself, introduces John Jordan. Jordan discovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no action goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar. He soon finds his reputation, his career, and even his life are at stake.

"Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction. It crackles with tension and authenticity." Michael Connelly

In a mystery book market saturated with stories of gruesome serial killers devoid of morality and shady investigators whose questionable tactics make them difficult heroes, Michael Lister offers a more spiritual view of social ills and acknowledges that, behind every despicable act, there is always room for forgiveness and redemption.

WRITTEN IN BLOOD VOL. 1 is a great introduction to one of the most popular, unique, and beloved detectives of our time.

"Eerie and cinematic, classic whodunits with thoroughly modern sensibilities. John Jordan manages to be deeply flawed yet utterly appealing. Lister, with his gift for exploring the nuances of human relationships, creates a vivid and multi-faceted supporting cast, each character finely-wrought, each portrayal unflinching. Suspenseful, complex and original, page-turners with a soul." Lisa Unger

If you love exciting, gritty, thoughtful mysteries, don't miss Michael Lister's WRITTEN IN BLOOD.

Q&A with author Michael Lister.

How did chaplaincy work help you write fiction?

John Jordan and the “Blood” series wouldn’t exist had I not been a prison chaplain.

I wanted to write clerical detective mysteries from the moment I first happened upon a 1990 Avenel edition of Father Brown Crime Stories in a dusty old bookstore in Atlanta the year I graduated from seminary school and was ordained.

But as inspiring and influential as I found Father Brown and the ecclesiastical sleuths that followed him, particularly those penned by Andrew Greeley, I was far more influenced by hard-boiled writers like Robert B. Parker, James Lee Burke, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Michael Connelly, Graham Greene, Dennis Lehane, Ernest Hemingway, Walter Mosley, and Cormac McCarthy, and I knew that my clerical detective would be different. I would introduce a strong, tough, troubled clerical detective into the world of the hard-boiled detective novel. And that’s where prison chaplaincy came in. I could think of no better intersection for those two worlds to collide.

So I had already conceived the idea for a prison chaplain clerical detective and had been making notes and sketching out scenes when I was offered a job as a prison chaplain with the Florida Department of Corrections. It was another serendipitous moment in a series of them, and part of the reason I took the job was to fully immerse myself in an environment and culture I really didn’t want to enter any other way.

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