John Meskell


John Meskell joined the Queensland Police Force in the year of 1957 after reaming around the world for many years as merchant seaman. He was gifted with a very adventurous life indeed during his worldly travels, and resided in many foreign countries. On his return to Australia and after serving a compulsory probationary period as a Constable he was sworn into the Queensland Police Force that same year. He retired on the 10 January, 1988 as a Detective Inspector grade two, after serving the State of Queensland for thirty years and six months. He was the Detective Inspector and Crime Coordinator for the South East Region of Queensland, then became the Officer in Charge of the Queensland Gold Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch and Juvenile Aid Bureau. Indeed as it can be imagined, he certainly had an interesting and varied career, travelling extensively within the States of Australia, overseas and of course in Queensland.
He also attended the Queensland Institution of Technology where he obtained Qualifications in Social Psychology, Criminology, Law, Police Administration, English, and Principals of Management. His experience as a Detective in the Queensland Police is reflected in the novels he has written. It gives them a realism that emerges as first class readability. Although his novels are fiction, they are mostly based on real events.

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Calypso Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,970. Language: Australian English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Calypso Queen is another crime-fiction story from this prolific author. Dunstan Hayes is a retired army officer who owns a boat business. while being a compulsive gambler in his spare time. He gets talked into using his boat for drug smuggling. An insurance claim is investigated by Reg Kelso and a dangerous web of corruption and attempted murder is played out in this gripping story.
UFOs Food For Thought
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 117,940. Language: Australian English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Whilst this book is a science fiction novel it does contain some real data.The author, John Meskell, became an authority on UFOs after experiencing some sightings personally and giving the subject a great deal of study. It is a gripping story that is a pleasure to read.
The Kiwi Connection
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,400. Language: Australian English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This story is deeply involved in the trade in illegal drugs and the effect that have on addicts. Ace Investigator Reg Kelso is featured in the novel.This story of murder, mystery and betrayal is a good read that is hard to put down.
Northern Assignment
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,380. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Reg Kelso, the ace investigator, is retained by a nightclub owner to locate his daughter who absconded from their Melbourne home to Cairns,Queensland. It is a story of drugs, rip off’s, betrayal, sex, and underworld shootings which he becomes involved in during his search for the young socialite and of the subsequent reunion with her parents culminating in a brilliant finale.
Gross Unethical Conduct
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: Australian English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
This story introduces Reg Kelso, a first class detective who is forced to leave the Police Force but then starts a very successful business as a Private Investigator..he also features in Northern Assignment, The Kiwi Connection and The Calypso Queen.
The Dragon's Breath
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,530. Language: Australian English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
The Dragon's Breath takes us back to an era of rapid change in the Australian urban landscape: a time when refugees from the Vietnam War struggle to establish a new life in a new country; and the scourge of drugs insidiously spreads across the land.

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