Jerry Johnson: THE EXECUTIONER'S FACE
Dragonfly Books is hosting local author Jerry Johnson as he talks about his new novel The Executioner’s Face. Jerry will share his stories and sign books on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.
Fiction and creative non-fiction writer Jerry Johnson is the author of three novels: Hunting Birds, Ivory and Gold, and newly released The Executioner’s Face. A crime noir story set in the heart of dystopian Chicago in 2045, The Executioner’s Face was inspired by Johnson’s experiences covering crime and law enforcement agencies as a former newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist.
It’s 2045 Chicago and America has outsourced its criminal justice system. Termination Operative Sean Callahan is a 12-year veteran with the Bureau of Justice and Corrections Services. When a troubling termination uncovers evidence of pervasive corruption, Callahan and his rookie partner may not survive the fall out.
In addition to his novels, Jerry Johnson writes short stories, essays, and poems about the outdoor sports and life in a small town. Collections of his creative non-fiction and short fiction have been published in five books: Crazy Old Coot, Old Coots Never Forget, Coot Stews, A Limit of Coot, and North Country Tales.
Now retired, Johnson and his wife Patti live in a 135-year-old log house on the small farm they manage for wildlife habitat. A self-confessed curmudgeon who smokes cigars and drinks craft beers, he hunts, fishes, and camps with a group of friends that call themselves The Over the Hill Gang. He is currently at work on a companion dystopian novel set in the rural country of the upper Midwest.
Everyone is invited to this free author talk at Dragonfly Books. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Johnson’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.
A collection of tales, essays, short stories, and poems about the land, wildlife, people, communities, and lore of the North Country of the Upper Midwest.
Crazy Old Coot is a collection of essays about bird hunting, bird dogs, and bird guns, memoirs, social and political commentary, and other pieces of creative non-fiction.
Old Coots never forget -- not the important things in life, anyway... They remember great days afield with good hunting companions and great bird dogs, and they like to tell their stories about the most memorable times -- days of joy or sadness, laughter or tears . All the important stuff.
A combination of Irish whiskey, testosterone and dares has produced some strange dinners in hunting camp over the years, but the Over the Hill Gang has never eaten a coot stew in the literal sense. This collection of essays, "Coot Stews," is not a cookbook.
A new collection of essays and short stories about bird hunting, deer hunting, fishing, dog training, and life in the rural North Country by its resident curmudgeon, the Crazy Old Coot.
An African adventure like no other. At the start of the 20th century the British East Africa Protectorate is a beautiful but savage country. A veneer of civilization overlays a prehistoric land where a man stays alive "by dint of his courage, daring, cunning, and ferocity," and can make a fortune smuggling ivory, gold and slaves from the jungles of the Congo to the black markets in Zanzibar.
"You can ask just about anybody in town about the Pine County Rod, Gun, Dog and Social Club and probably the first thing they will tell you is that the five of us are a bunch of worthless bird hunters that spend all of October in the woods with our dogs and shotguns.
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