Jed Power

Biography

Jed Power is a Hampton Beach, NH based writer and an “Active” member of Mystery Writers of America.
The first four novels in his Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH mystery series, “The Boss of Hampton Beach,” “Hampton Beach Homicide, “Blood On Hampton Beach,” and “Honeymoon Hotel,” are all available in paper and as eBooks. The protagonist is Hampton Beach, NH bartender, Dan Marlowe.
The real Dan Marlowe was Jed’s father’s best friend. Mr. Marlowe wrote his crime masterpiece, “The Name of the Game is Death,” while living with the Power family in Woburn, MA. He named a character in the novel after Jed Power. Jed has returned the honor by naming his protagonist Dan Marlowe.
Also now out in Trade Paper and ebook is the first crime novel in the new Mike Malloy series, “The Combat Zone.” It is about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970’s Harvard Square and roams the Combat Zone, Boston’s red-light district. This book made it into the final cut (5 novels) for the 2014 Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America “Best First Private Eye Novel,” competition.
Jed also collects vintage Noir/Hardboiled paperbacks, which includes, amongst many other items, the largest collection of Dan Marlowe novels, short stories, inscribed items and memorabilia.
Jed is also mentioned several times in the new Dan Marlowe biography, “Gunshots In Another Room,” by journalist Charles Kelly.
He has been published in “Spinetingler,” “Over My Dead Body,” “Hardboiled,” “Boys’ Life,” “Suspense Magazine,” “Plan B,” “Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories Anthology,” “The Rap Sheet,” “Yellow Mama,” “Shotgun Honey,” “All Due Respect,” “Short Story Digest,” “Near to the Knuckle,” “Naked Kiss,” “Short-Story.me,” “Twist of Noir,” “Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable,” “Kings River Life” “Jack Hardway’s Crime Magazine,” and others.
He can be reached at jedpower@verizon.net. or https://darkjettypublishing.com

Where to find Jed Power online


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Books

Murder on the Island
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this, the fifth novel in the Dan Marlowe series, Dan is asked to look into the disappearance of a young Hampton Beach waitress. But when the girl’s body is found buried in the dunes—on the Island section of the beach only yards from Dan’s cottage—he finds himself the prime suspect in her murder. To clear himself, Dan must uncover the real culprit from among a cast of unsavory characters.
The Combat Zone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,630. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
One of Mike Malloy’s first cases as a PI turns into a nightmare journey through the turbulent counterculture of 1972 Harvard Square into the depths of Boston’s notorious red-light district where Mike goes head to head with outlaw bikers, meth dealers, an Irish gang boss, Mafia thugs, and crooked cops trying to rescue a teenage runaway.
Honeymoon Hotel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Determined to find out who’s behind the movement to drive local business owners off the beach, Dan Marlowe embarks on a hunt that leads him down a trail riddled with arson and violence. Just as he’s closing in on the truth a sinister figure appears. The more Dan investigates, the more he finds at stake, and every way he turns, he ends up back at the same dark, dangerous place—the Honeymoon Hotel.
Blood on Hampton Beach
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Dan Marlowe stumbles across the body of Hampton Beach’s premier landlord, he unexpectedly finds himself facing death from a cast of suspects who don’t have any qualms about using him for pistol-whipping practice or inviting him to a cookout where he could end up the toasted marshmallow. Dan must find the woman’s killer—and fast. Before a Hampton police detective hangs her murder on Dan.
Hampton Beach Homicide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,210. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When 13-year-old Kelsey Sweeney gives Dan Marlowe 4 quarters as payment to find his mother's killer, Dan finds himself knocking heads with drug dealers, thugs, and shady businessmen—all with something to hide. And they'll throw anything at Dan, including bombs and bullets, to get him to back off. But Dan has his own demons to conquer—and helping Kelsey is the only shot he has to win that battle.
Me, JImmy, and the Night Deposit Box
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two ingenious hustlers are determined to make sure money intended for bank deposit ends up in their pockets.
STARS & STRIPES
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
a local politician, who's used to getting his own way, attempts to take over a lucrative seacoast fireworks shop. he's about to find out some people don't roll over easily.
The Boss of Hampton Beach
Price: Free! Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Cocaine. It’s already cost Dan Marlowe his family and his business. Now Dan’s doing his damnedest to stay away from the stuff, but when a boat with two dead bodies is found wrecked on the jetty at Hampton Beach, he’s forced into the search for its missing cargo: 200 pounds of cocaine. Will the drug that stole everything short of Dan’s life be the one thing that can give it all back?
All That Green
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
when a shady friend asks you to hold $60,000 for him, you do it. that's what friends are for. but what if the temptation becomes too much and you help yourself to the green? as long as you've got a good story ready, no problem. right? wrong. especially when the danger comes from an unexpected direction.
The Retirement Fund
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Lenny Quarters is looking forward to leaving his rackets behind and retiring to a nice warm climate. He's stashing his money in a safe-deposit box. He's sure it will be secure there. He's in for the surprise of his life.

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