Jason Blacker

Biography

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa but now call Canada home. I love the old hard boiled detective novels of Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler, but they never wrote enough so I decided to write my own :)

With my literary fiction I'm trying to write stories that resonate with the human condition. But more than that, I hope to add something the written canon that helps to uplift the human potential.

I love the greats; Hemingway, Steinbeck, Fitzgerald and I love the poets too, especially Dylan Thomas and Walt Whitman. Other writers I enjoy include Chuck Palahniuk, J M Coetzee and K. Sello Duiker.

A healthy body creates a healthy mind that can write creatively. A lot of mine when not writing is spent running, working out or playing squash.

I live with 6 other sentient beings, 4 of whom are furry felines who seem to run the place. Not well, but they put up with us. I love to hear from my readers so please write to me!

Where to find Jason Blacker online


Books

Red Reign
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. They left the house at half past nine… - Ludwig Bemelmans Regin Sigurd is dead. But someone is telling his story. Only thing is, they’re telling it from the end and working their way back to the beginning.
Second Fiddle
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 6. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,980. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Big Apple has a rotten core. At least to those involved in the New York Philharmonic. Paul Klee, their rising star and first violin has gone missing. A rich benefactor of the philharmonic has asked for Anthony Carrick by name and will spare no expense to fly him over from LA. Anthony Carrick doesn’t usually do missing persons, but when Klee winds up dead, the case becomes more interesting.
Four Ways To Midnight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,400. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This hard boiled detective fiction collection, contains the following 4 Anthony Carrick mysteries: Money Ain't Nothing: Brotherly Love: All In: Washed Up:
Washed Up
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A leisurely morning at the Santa Monica Pier turns out to be not all Anthony Carrick had hoped for. Police arrive and start putting up tape and crowds gather like vultures. A young man has been murdered, washed up under the pier like a beached whale. What seems like a second chance has ended as a dead end for Gregg Gelvan, a kid from the wrong side of the tracks.
All In
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Anthony Carrick is asked to help his friend, John Roberts, Captain of LAPD's Homicide Unit in solving a mysterious murder. A well dressed middle aged man is found with a gunshot in the middle of his forehead in a less than classy hotel. On the victim is one thousand dollars, a casino chip and a New York Giants' Super Bowl ring that obviously doesn't belong to him.
Phantoms of the Pharaoh: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 9. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 85,290. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Frances is taking her dear friend, Florence Hudnall on a four week holiday through Egypt to explore the ancient secrets that she holds. It has been a life long dream of hers. But when they arrive in Cairo things start to go terribly wrong. Albert and Abigail are bickering over returning stolen treasures, and the rest of the guests are not all that they seem to be.
Gandhi's Sorrows: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 8. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Lady Marmalade is invited to a lecture that Mahatma Gandhi is giving at Abbot House where all proceeds are going to the children's orphanage located there. What she ins't expecting is to be the witness to a murder of one of Gandhi's closest allies.
Sins of the Father: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 7. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,000. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
It's 1942 and the war still rages on. Lady Marmalade is staying in London against the advice of her son and her butler. It's too dangerous with Germany's ongoing air raids, but she won't have it any other way.
Beggar's Pardon: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 6. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,020. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Beggar's Pardon is the first novel length Lady Marmalade Mystery. Lady Marmalade is traveling up to Puddle's End to visit an old school friend, Florence Hudnall. She's heading up to share her famous marmalade recipe with her and to enjoy some much relaxed time.
Ruffled Feathers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,750. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ruffled Feathers is a short novel exploring two days in the life of Mallard the unlikely hero. In Broken Beak Woods, it is illegal to fly above your ability. In fact, it is a crime punishable by clipping, the grisly punishment of losing the ability to fly. Not only was Mallard flying higher than he should, but he was also flying faster than he was allowed.
Head Rush (Head Case Trilogy Book One)
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Agent Tomo Daisen is an elite government operative. He's the best assassin the US has ever had. And the best part is he does it in his sleep. Or rather, in your sleep. He kills you when you enter your dream, and you end up dead in real life. But there are those within the agency that think the president should be assassinated and they want Tom to do it.
Brotherly Love (An Anthony Carrick Mystery)
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Brotherly Love is An Anthony Carrick mystery. There's a small park in the tony Holmby Hills, not far from Beverly Hills, called De Neve Square Park, where a man (Ray Hope) lies dead. Capt. John Robers of the LAPD Homicide Unit is investigating and he calls in his old friend, Anthony Carrick to help.
Four Red Diamonds (A Lady Marmalade Mystery 4 Pack)
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,320. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Four Red Diamonds Contains the First 4 Lady Marmalade Mysteries: 1. Poisoned Heart 2. Loose Lips 3. Heartless 4. Misery's Company
Running Red River
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Running Red River is a story about what might have happened if the founding of America by Columbus had turned out differently. What if the original inhabitants had been visited before by ancient astronauts? Running Red River is barely a man. The son of the leader of the Run'oonin. On a warm, sunny day he watches as ships sail in from the ocean and land upon the shore of his land.
Misery's Company: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In Misery's Company, Lady Marmalade is having a few guests over for dinner and company at her 'cottage' called Avalon at Ambleside in the picturesque Lake District. Sir Anthony Gibbons is a teller of engaging tall tales. A retired surgeon who was friend to both Lady Marmalade and her husband Eric, Sir Tony regales the dinner guests with a true story of a murder most foul in Australia.
Flowers For The Journey
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A 4 Story Collection: This collection contains the following 4 stories: 1. When There Was One 2. Can You Please Be Quiet 3. My Son And I 4. Forever Famine
Forever Famine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
What if zombies were real? In a dystopian future, humanity is trying to rebuild itself from the edge of oblivion. A recovering zombie tells the tale of humanity's close call with extinction. The thing is, we brought it upon ourselves. We ate up the whole planet, and what we didn't eat we poisoned. And then the hunger set in and the long fourteen years of the Forever Famine.
Ta.X.I. to Angola
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ta.X.I. (Tactical Extreme Insurgency) is the new special operations team sent to the ends of the earth to route out corruption, evil doers and bring peace to destabilized regions by any means necessary. TaXI brings Jason Bourne thrills to action adventure teams not seen since the A-Team.
My Son and I
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An old man waits patiently for his son's visit. He is not disappointed. His son has come to visit. His son has served his country well and become a successful businessman in his own right. They walk in the park, listening to the birds, enjoying the warm summer sun and the cool breeze on their faces. The old man reminisces about his family and the wonderful gifts life has blessed him with.
Heartless: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Heartless is Lady Marmalade's third mystery. Lady Marmalade is taking the Flying Scotchman up to York. She needs to attend to some financial affairs related to the estate of her deceased husband, Eric. It is a time of reflection and Lady Marmalade is eager to get onto the train and away from the cacophony of the train station.
Livid Blue
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 169,710. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Janko Reinhardt has had a hard life. He was left at a church by his mother when he was six years old. Since then he's been jostled between one bad foster home and another. But that was a long time ago now. He's a young man, but things haven't worked out well. He's dying from AIDS complications and these are the last few months of his life.
Loose Lips: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,390. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Lady Marmalade's second mystery. It's just after the end of the Second World War and Lady Marmalade is looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday in Hightown. The war has been terribly stressful on everyone and Lady Marmalade's good friends, Harry and Genevieve Appleback have invited her over for some much needed R n' R and Irish Sea air.
Can You Please Be Quiet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Specialist Riley is on his second tour in some godforsaken place in the Middle East. He can't remember where it is. He's four months into a six month tour. Though he hears the tour might be extended to twelve months. He hears a lot of things. Most of them aren't true, and most of them take place in his crumbling mind.
Poisoned Heart: A Lady Marmalade Mystery
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Series: A Lady Marmalade Mystery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Lady Marmalade's first mystery. Visiting some friends, Lordy and Lady Apleby turns out to be a dangerous affair. For the kitchen maid at least, who ends up dead. How did she die and who would want to kill her is up to Lady Marmalade and Inspector Devlin Pearce to determine. Making their work even harder are the five suspects who all had reason to kill her.
When There Was One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is the year 2039, less than two years after the Cleansing. These are the times known as the Great Wastetime. Humanity has been visited by some force that has decimated their numbers to under one billion living souls. And it's getting worse. Violence has been banned. Just the thought of committing an act of violence can now end in your death.
My Brother the Shark
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
This short piece of flash fiction was inspired by one of the opening sentences from a competition that Chuck Wendig of terribleminds.com recently put up. He's a great author by the way, and you should read everything he writes. What happens when you try to out hustle a bigger hustler? Bad things can happen.
Dust on His Soul
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 136,300. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Inspired by the life and times of Stephen Biko an apartheid activist arguably as important as Mandela. This novel is a fictional account of such a character. A story of sacrifice, suffering but ultimately redemption. Set in apartheid South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, the dark days of South Africa's history also bred an incredible thirst for justice. A triumph of the human spirit.
Money Ain't Nothing
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Money ain’t nothing if you’ve got a lot of it. But then again, a lot of money won’t necessarily buy happiness either. In this Anthony Carrick mystery, hard boiled detective Anthony Carrick is asked to solve the murder of a rich dame’s son. Police think it’s an accidental death, but could it be something more sinister?
First Feature
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Series: An Anthony Carrick Mystery, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,870. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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First Feature is a bitingly wry detective whodunit featuring ex-LAPD's not so celebrated detective Anthony Carrick as he juggles mafia lords, drug addled neophytes, nymphomaniacs, gay counterculture, vegan hippies and tinsel town's dark side in a quest to uncover a homicide in the midst of his own personal turmoil.

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