The Many Travails of John Smith is a lighthearted urban fantasy series starring a San Diego private investigator who, thanks to a poorly written Yellow Pages ad, ends up taking a career detour into the field of supernatural mediation.
The first book, Investigation, Mediation, Vindication, is now available on Amazon and IngramSpark!
The stakes are real. The mediator isn’t.
“Investigation, Mediation, Vindication.” That’s how the Yellow Pages ad starts, and if it sounds like the sort of thing a drunk teenager might come up with… well, you’d only be wrong about the teenager part. John Smith might own San Diego’s smallest private investigation firm, but he doesn’t know the first thing about mediation. Or vindication.
On the other side of town, vampire Lucia Borghesi is not having a very good century. Stripped of her throne and banished from Italy, she’s somehow found herself in a dispute with the local demigod of nightmares and terror. And to top it all off, the long-time city mediator has been assassinated and her second-in-command just hired a human to fill that role.
Now, John will need to prove his value to Lucia and her people while keeping that demigod from sucking San Diego into an unnamed hell dimension. And he’ll have to work fast, because his beloved Corolla is parked curbside in Logan Heights, like an open invitation to the neighborhood’s graffiti enthusiasts.
What People are Saying…
“…[an] entertaining tale that’s sure to leave readers anticipating the protagonist’s next misadventure.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Do I recommend this book? YES! I recommend it to all readers looking for that perfect story. Literally, all humans or asparaguses or vampires or crab people in this dimension or any other. I am on my way to get another copy because I would like to share it with my husband. No one touches my copy.” – Kerri Davidson, author of A Soul’s Choice
“Thoroughly enjoyable urban fantasy that I devoured in a day.” – DJH, Amazon
“Hysterical, great plot, great pacing, page turner book. I cannot wait for the next book. Love Bill even though he’s a few stalks short of an asparagus. ” – ReadingTons, Amazon
“…an engrossing and entertaining read that made me laugh and kept me hooked.” – Annarella, Goodreads
Investigation, Mediation, Vindication, book 1 of The Many Travails of John Smith, is available in digital and paperback formats, and is also free-to-read on Kindle Unlimited!