John Poindexter


John Poindexter is a retired English teacher who was inspired to write crime novels from his experience as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. His job description was that of Counterespionage Case Officer and has conducted numerous criminal, narcotic, fraud, and counterespionage investigations.

He is a winner in the Filbert Publishing June 2010 Short Story Contest and also a 2010 Peevbody Award winner. His writing career also has dealt with writing articles on investigative techniques for the Pacific Stars and Stripes while working in Japan, and reports of investigation used to prosecute individuals.

Mr. Poindexter received a B.S. degree in English from Indiana State University and his investigative training at the AFOSI Academy located in Washington, D.C., the FBI, CIA and various other governmental agencies.

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She Rises at Dawn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The affluent northwest side of Chicago rarely has problems where a Private Investigator would be seen running around the neighborhoods. However, Patricia (Pat) Michaels was hired by a rich Chicago Stock Market Trader to find his missing wife.
Dreamer's Paradise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dreamer's Paradise is about a young girl named Josie that meets a boy named Jimmy, who she thought was the best thing for her. Too stubborn to face reality, it took her two years to realize that it was either stay and suffer, or go and be alive. The trouble starts when she decides to walk away. The question now is how all of this will affect their daughter in the end.
All in the Family Cruise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this spoof, someone is killing off the members of a special group on their all-expense paid cruise. Inspector Carlson must find out who before all the attendees are murdered.
Hollywood Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Cindy went to Hollywood chasing her dream of becoming a Star. However, she ends up meeting Linda, a murderous woman. Will she ever become that Star and make her dream come true?

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  • Malakh on June 19, 2011

    Not my first choice of reading as I usually don't read about angels and vampires, etc.. But, I realize that I should and am glad that I took the time to read this novella. A very good story, congratulations for your first venture as an author.
  • From the Gator's Mouth on June 30, 2011

    I have to agree with the other reviewer, it was a little hard to follow. Maybe more description of the characters would help readers get to know what is happening to them better. But overall it is a nice storyline.
  • Promise Kept on June 30, 2011

    I went into this book with my view that psychics are frauds, even though my wife believes in them. This book did keep me reading though and even though i may not have changed my mind on this topic, it did offer some thoughts to be entertained.
  • In Leah's Wake on June 30, 2011

    "In Leah's Wake" is a great depiction of what several teens are going through now-a-days. I see it happening all over the State I live in. Reading this would help a lot of them to understand they are not alone and that help is within reach. Great story, hope Terri can amaze us with her next selection.
  • Pen, Paper, Action! - Volume 01 on June 30, 2011

    Her novelettes cover many different viewpoints and aspects of life. A great combination for this selection. Nice job!