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The Sherman Letter
By: Leonard Palmer
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Midwinter, 1991: The U.S. is hurtling toward war with Iraq. Elaine Haskel, a highly respected historian and Civil War scholar, is found dead on the sidewalk in front of her home. It appears to be a simple case of accidental death, but the police soon determine that she had been murdered.

Investigating Haskell’s murder weekly newspaper columnist Truman Moon finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue centered around a series of missing Civil War letters penned by Standford Short (who had also been murdered), who served with General W.T. Sherman during the destructive march through Georgia and the Carolinas in 1864-1865...more

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The Day Picasso Died
By: Leonard Palmer
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Million, million, who's got the million?

That's the dilemma faced by Johhny Jump, part-time cabbie and full-time artist, as he searches for old Virgil, his roommate who may or may not have been kidnapped by a ruthless menagerie of 1960s retreads on the hunt for a missing one million dollars from a deadly 1950s bank heist.

In a frantic 24 hour period set in one day (April 8, 1973), Johnny faces hippie drug dealers, facist weightlifters, Nazi bikers, Mafia hit men, Black Panthers, misanthropic women's libbers, a defrocked activist priest and a gorgeous femme fatale with the monker of Suzy Anger in a desperate balls to the wall chase along the Chicago Milwaukee corridor.....more

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Tricky Dick Nixon and the Five Naked Nuns
By: Leonard Palmer
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August, 1974.

The world is focused on Watergate and the implosion of Richard Nixon, but not Johnny Jump. He could care less about Presidents or presidential malfeasance. One-quarter black, one-quarter Jewish Johnny Jump just wants be left alone to drive his cab, drink and create art, but circumstances once again won’t allow it.

Sixteen months after his involvement in a one day balls-to-the-wall shoot ‘em up in pursuit of a fabled one million dollars he is back at it again, this time to avenge the death of his friend, Napoleon “Tank” Dupree...more 

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*NEW RELEASE* One Arm Willy and the Hand Jive
By: Leonard Palmer

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April, 1975.
Life just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with cabbie-artist Johnny Jump. Having helped rid his rust belt city of a dangerous, corrupt alderman and his murderous paramour he now finds himself under threat of violent termination from the underworld associates of the recently expired elected official. He is told in no uncertain terms by the local police that he must disappear. His very presence is hampering their investigation into the labyrinthine criminal dealings of local government, so Johnny is ordered to ...more

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*COMING SOON* Giovanni's Bones
By: Leonard Palmer

The fourth book in the Johnny Jump series...

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It was a summer of blood.

It is the week of July 4th, 1947, two years after the great victory in World War Two, in a small factory city in the Chicago Milwaukee corridor. A man and a woman, artist and model, are at work in the basement of a corner grocery store in an immigrant neighborhood of that city. The model is pregnant and nude. The artist is father of the soon to be born baby, and he works slowly, lovingly, as he transfers the spirit of the mother and her unborn child to his empty canvas. The baby is due, and soon, and what the young parents will do after it is born is of great concern to the both of them. They should not have gotten close. They should have not become lovers. And they certainly should not have conceived this child, not in the America of 1947, and not in a city filled with  ...more

 

 

 

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