Jed Power is a Hampton Beach, NH based writer and an “Active” member of Mystery Writers of America. His fifth novel in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH crime series, “Murder On the Island,” is now out in both e-versions and trade paper.
The first novel in the series, “The Boss of Hampton Beach;” the second, “Hampton Beach Homicide;” the third, “Blood on Hampton Beach;” and the fourth, ‘Honeymoon Hotel,” are all available in both paper and e-versions. The protagonist is Hampton Beach, NH bartender, Dan Marlowe.
The real Dan Marlowe was Mr. Power’s father’s best friend. Mr. Marlowe wrote his crime masterpiece, “The Name of the Game is Death,” while living with the Power family in Woburn, MA. He named a character in the novel after Jed Power. Mr. Power has returned the honor by naming his protagonist Dan Marlowe.
Also out now in both Paper and eBook is “The Combat Zone,” the 1st novel in a series about a P. I. who hangs his hat in early 1970’s Harvard Square and spends unhealthy amounts of time in Boston’s notorious red-light district–the Combat Zone.
Mr. Power also collects vintage Noir/Hardboiled paperbacks, which includes, amongst many other items, the largest collection of Dan Marlowe novels, short stories, inscribed items and memorabilia.
Mr. Power is also mentioned several times in the new Dan Marlowe biography, “Gunshots In Another Room,” by journalist Charles Kelly.
He has been published in “Spinetingler,” “Over My Dead Body,” “Hardboiled,” “Boys’ Life,” “Plan B,” “Stone Cold–Best New England Crime Stories Anthology,” “The Rap Sheet,” “Yellow Mama,” “Short Story Digest,” “Near to the Knuckle,” “Naked Kiss,” “Short-Story.me,” “Twist of Noir,” and others
Dark Jetty Publishing is dedicated to the dissemination of top-notch crime fiction. Its offerings will run the gamut from soft-boiled to hard-boiled and all degrees in between.
You won’t find any traditional or cozy mysteries here, just first-rate tales with a crime and human inner and/or outer conflict at their center.