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Seamus McCree Books 5-7

by James M. Jackson

For Readers Looking for a Bargain ...

Books five through seven of the Seamus McCree novels (Doubtful relations, Empty Promises, and False Bottom) are now in a "boxed set" available at $9.99. (It’s like getting the third novel for $0.09!)

EMPTY PROMISES: Seamus McCree’s first assignment hiding a witness goes from bad to worse. His client disappears. His granddog finds a buried human bone. Police find a fresh human body.

His client is to testify in a Chicago money laundering trial. He’s paranoid that with a price on his head, if the police know where he’s staying, the information will leak. Seamus promised his business partner and lover, Abigail Hancock, that he’d keep the witness safe at the McCree family camp located deep in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s woods.

Abigail is furious at his incompetence and their relationship flounders. Even his often-helpful son, Paddy, must put family safety ahead of helping his father. Seamus risks his own safety and freedom to turn amateur sleuth in hopes he can solve the crimes, fulfill his promise of protection, and win back Abigail. Wit and grit are on his side, but the clock is ticking . . . and the hit man is on his way.

FALSE BOTTOM: Seamus McCree returns to his native Boston to bury his Uncle Mike, a retired Boston police captain, who has been murdered. Seamus has been named executor of the estate, which is easy enough for him to settle. But he soon learns Uncle Mike has left a second, secret legacy - and that triggers an earthquake’s worth of problems. Added to his troubles is the discovery that Uncle Mike’s killer is now gunning for Seamus and his family.

Seamus must find a path through a labyrinth of lies and secrets stemming from his father’s death more than forty years earlier and resolve all of Uncle Mike’s legacies before the killer can strike again.

GRANITE OATH: On a Thursday afternoon, Kat Serrano leaves work early, briefly returns to her remote trailer deep in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula woods, and drives off with no explanation to her family. Two days later someone ransacks the trailer.

Kat is a Dreamer, and her mother won’t talk to the police for fear she’ll be deported and lose her 8-year-old granddaughter, Valeria.

Valeria is devastated by the events. She and her best friend from summer camp, Megan McCree, employ a “Pinky-swear” to get Megan’s grandfather Seamus McCree to learn what happened.

Seamus uncovers a tangled web of drugs, prostitution, and dummy corporations, and soon finds himself the target of killers. Anyone sane would wash his hands of the mess or turn it over to the police.

But Seamus has given his word, his granite oath, to learn the truth . . . even if it kills him.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING about the Seamus McCree series

I love Seamus McCree—a savvy PI who tackles the mysteries of life with heart and brains and humor.”
~ Hank Phillipi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Daphne, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark award winner.

“The Seamus McCree series is one to watch!”
~ Steve Hamilton, Edgar winning author, Let it Burn

"Cabin Fever is a recommended pick both for crime and mystery readers who enjoyed the prior Seamus McCree story in Bad Policy and for newcomers such as this reviewer, who encounter Seamus here for the first time.

With its combination of social consciousness, political action, intrigue, and family relationships, Cabin Fever will satisfy any mystery or thriller reader."
~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"Seamus McCree is a protagonist that if you’re ever a woman running from evil incarnate you want on your side. He’s one smart protagonist and James M. Jackson is one fine writer who I compare to William Kent Krueger and Craig Johnson in that he knows how to reel in the reader, turn a phrase and pace a book perfectly that you have to know what’s going on and can’t stop thinking about it. Highly recommend for thrilling mystery."
~ Verified Kindle Reader review

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Last Updated 5/16/2024
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