John Mort


I've published five books: Tanks and The Walnut King (short stories); Soldier in Paradise, a novel; and Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, and Read the High Country: A Guide to Western Books and Films (both nonfiction).

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Smashwords book reviews by John Mort

  • Ozark Mountains River's Edge Novel on Nov. 29, 2012

    ***** Old Mysteries, Old Wounds A half-century after the murder that changed his young life forever, Tom Benson brings his grandkids to the scene of the crime--to go fishing. The kids stand in, Hardy Boys-like, for the brothers from long ago; in fact, one turns up a bone on a sand bar. But before the mystery can at last be solved, city-dweller Tom will have to reconcile with his estranged brother, Dub. A strong YA entry and an excellent outing for adults, too, with its nostalgia for country life deep in the spring-filled, tree-covered Ozarks. -- John Mort, author of GOAT BOY OF THE OZARKS
  • Ozark Mountains Mark Twain Style Fishing Stories on Dec. 02, 2012

    Love tells colorful, nostalgic stories that meander like Ozarks trails, but soon you’re hooked and learn about goggle eye, catfish, smallmouth bass, gar, and suckers—which, like bullfrogs, require the art of gigging. Along the way you’ll share some adventures with eager hunting dogs, irritable beaver, and not-to-be-trifled-with cottonmouth moccasins. And learn a lot about the Ozarks backwoods, mostly on the Jack’s Fork River in gorgeous—and pristine—Shannon County, Missouri. Love’s well-composed photographs mesh easily with his informal tone, and the reader is left with an easygoing, pleasant experience. – John Mort, author of Goat Boy of the Ozarks