The Realtor's Curse

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.85 inches | 1.22 pounds

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About the Author

About the Author Website: johnjjessop.comJohn J Jessop, Ph.D., pharmacology, worked in the drug and biopharmaceutical industry for 40 years (FDA and industry). This sounds highly technical, and boring. In real life, John has a vivid imagination, is addicted to creativity, enjoys reading, and a good long nap.In retirement John redirected his knowledge and expertise to writing the perfect murder mystery. He started as an indie author, publishing two dark murder mysteries, the Guardian Angel Series: FBI Agent Cooper pursues a serial killer/terrorist and an elusive cult leader.Then John switched to humor, creating Medical Biotech Murder Mysteries, wacky mysteries with imaginative plots involving gene therapy, vaccines gone awry, unusual drug side effects, and more.Dr. Jason Longfellow is a bored FDA drug reviewer and part-time dysfunctional PI, whose nurse wife Chelsea solves most of his cases while struggling to keep him alive. PLEASURIA: Take as Directed (published by Koehler Books) includes an effective antidepressant with a unique side effect that will knock your socks off and can be lethal. In Murder by Road Trip: Jason and family drive cross country for a job interview at a biotech company. The mystery, why someone wants to steal Jason's teeth (co-written with John's daughter, Jacqueline). In The Realtor's Curse: Jason and Chelsea travel to St. Augustine, Florida to buy a beachfront condo. Things go south quickly, with raging realtors, condos of death, and killer mosquitoes. 2022 Firebird Book Awards first place winner for both mystery and humor. John and his wife live in St. Augustine, Florida. His favorite things are writing, walks on the beach, driving his Subaru WRX on curvy roads (note: there aren't any in Florida), visiting with daughters, binge-watching murder mysteries, and taking naps.His favorite authors are Robert B. Parker and J.A. Jance. His heroes are Steve Martin, Gene Wilder, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, and Mel Brooks. Studies have shown that it's healthier if you don't take life too seriously.
Jacqueline J Jessop has a degree in media arts and design, edited and designed the covers for John's earlier books, and co-wrote MURDER BY ROAD TRIP with her father. She also designed the book cover. She currently works as a marketing expert in NYC.


"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

"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

"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