Jeffrey M. Poole is a best-selling author who specializes in writing light-hearted cozy mystery and epic fantasy stories with a healthy dose of humor thrown in. He began as an indie author in 2010, but now has all 30+ of his titles traditionally published. Jeffrey lives in picturesque southwestern Oregon with his wife, Giliane, and their Welsh Corgi, Kinsey.
Jeff's interests include archery, astronomy, archaeology, scuba diving, collecting movies, collecting swords, playing retro video games, and tinkering with any electronic gadget he can get his hands on.
Proud active member of:
MWA - Mystery Writers of America
SFWA - Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books, imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
MMPB Publisher: Worldwide Mystery Harlequin
Corgi Case Files – cozy mystery
Bakkian Chronicles, Tales of Lentari, Dragons of Andela – epic fantasy
Official website: www.AuthorJMPoole.com
The Tales of Lentari continue where the epic fantasy began in the acclaimed Bakkian Chronicles trilogy. Explore the fantastical world of Lentari, following the action-packed adventures of Steve and Sarah Miller, along with their friends-- the dwarves, dragons, and wizards, and many more mystical creatures.
Soon after Zach Anderson sadly finds himself a widower, he decides to move from Phoenix to the cozy small town of Pomme Valley, OR. He has barely settled into his new surroundings when he finds himself the proud daddy of two corgis, Sherlock and Watson--and accused of murder. Join the wildly popular corgi duo as they become the most successful crime-solving team the police department has ever seen. You’ll find yourself laughing, crying, and always amazed—how do these corgis do it?
Follow Steve and Sarah Miller on an epic journey to the land of Lentari in this fantasy trilogy. After learning they’ve inherited property from reclusive grandparents he hardly knew, Steve and Sarah Miller decide to take a few days off to investigate their newfound fortune in the quiet Idaho resort town of Coeur d’Alene. The inheritance turns out to be beyond their wildest dreams, a vast mansion with lovely gardens. While exploring, they discover a unique set of carved doors on the top floor of their new home. Disguised as a simple door, a portal is accidentally activated and Steve and Sarah find themselves staring at the amazing sight of a lush forest beyond. It’s a tantalizing decision: to check it out or to run. Curiosity getting the better of them, they step through, the portal disappears, and they are on a one-way journey to a land where people have strange powers and where mythical creatures abound.
A band of pirates from a faraway land have invaded Lentari and raided the dragon’s cave to steal a powerful artifact, the Fang of the Red Oskorlisk. Kre’Mikal, the acting king, calls upon Steve and Sarah Miller to help retrieve it. Can their jhorun prove to be a match against that of the ruthless pirate captain?
Sarah and Steve are called to the magical island of Dynwe, where the local faerie population is dying. They need the magic of a certain golden flower to save them, and Sarah’s ability to teleport is the only way they will get it in time. What seems like a simple request turns into the most difficult quest of their lives and a race against the clock.
There’s a mysterious anomaly in the Lentarian forest and people who discover it seem to disappear. Americans Steve and Sarah Miller are called upon to find the missing villagers, but then the unthinkable happens. Sarah vanishes into the portal and when Steve goes after her, he finds himself in a completely different time and place.
Lukas, a young dwarf, accidentally falls into a forge. Amazingly, he comes away from the near miss with only a mark on his back. The mark is somewhat disfiguring, so his father takes young Lukas to consult the most respected wizard in the kingdom. They learn this is a Questor’s Mark. To lose it, Lukas must follow the roadmap and follow the dream of all dwarves—to find the Lost City of Nar.
A terrible sickness has afflicted the dragons of Lentari, and it’s up to Americans Steve and Sarah Miller to travel the land with their dragon ally, Pryllan, to discover its source. They suspect some kind of spell or curse, and it will be the challenge of their lives to solve this before all the dragons are gone.
Steve and Sarah Miller find themselves back in the manor house—but it’s 120 years before their time! The portal which delivered them into this mess is one-way, leaving them no way back to their present lives. Sarah has been kidnapped, Steve must return to Lentari for the special crystal to create the two-way portal, and anything they change now will have far-reaching repercussions into the future.
The villages of Lentari are in big trouble, as their homes and businesses are blasted by dragon fire. Who could be behind this? Crown Prince Mikal takes on the task of investigating and discovers a rogue wizard has cast a spell on otherwise friendly dragons. The quest to find the perpetrator and stop the attacks becomes complicated, and Mikal finds himself and his allies in dangerous waters.
The Cookbook Nook has been broken into and ransacked. It’s a puzzle indeed, when it appears the only stolen were tubs of ice cream from the café section. Sherlock, Watson, and Zack are on the case to figure out why anyone would steal very specific flavors of ice cream, leaving others behind. Zack has a lot riding on the hope that the dogs can spot enough clues to solve this ice cream crime.
A family celebration for Dia de los Muertos gets interrupted by a series of thefts, small items intended to honor the ancestors. Does it have something to do with the B&B that harbors a few of its own ghosts? At once, the smart and lovable corgis are on the case. Sherlock and Watson, along with their human helpers, Zack and Jillian Anderson, will unravel the mystery, clue by clue.
A penguin breeding facility in need of funding, a missing newborn penguin chick, and a quick trip to Alaska for Zack, Jillian, and the corgis. If Sherlock and Watson can’t find the baby soon, it spells disaster all around. As the dogs seek out the clues, it all adds up to another can’t-put-it-down cozy mystery.
It's been four years since Steve and Sarah Miller discovered the magical portal to the kingdom of Lentari and became guardians to the crown prince, Mikal. The young prince is adapting to life in modern-day America, but their peaceful existence is shattered by an attack. Now they must return to Lentari and find out how someone from there has crossed into their world to endanger their lives.
A year after the Millers became guardians for the young crown prince, their peace is shattered by the news that the queen has been kidnapped. It’s back to Lentari to try and rescue her, but it turns out the prince is really the person the evil entities want. Keeping them both safe provides more action than any of them bargained for, as they battle trolls, griffins, and an evil wizard!
After learning they’ve inherited property, Steve and Sarah Miller decide to take a few days off to investigate in the quiet Idaho resort town of Coeur d’Alene. In their new home, disguised as a simple door, a portal is accidentally activated and Steve and Sarah find themselves in a whole new world--a land where people have strange powers and mythical creatures abound.
Take a mysterious secret staircase into the holiday season, from Halloween to New Year’s Day, with this collection of seasonal cozy mystery short stories from an elite group of authors. Each story features the characters from the author’s ongoing series. Read about your old favorites, meet some new ones!
Zack and Jillian are starting their dream home, and the old farmhouse where they’ve been living must be razed. Things get complicated when the first bulldozer cut reveals a secret chamber under the existing house. How did a Civil War-era sword and other old artifacts get there? Sherlock the corgi takes an interest—there’s a mystery here, one Zack and his canine companions will be working to solve!
Zack and Jillian are back from their honeymoon. Life is filled with exciting plans, and the couple’s two corgis are getting along well with their new housemate, Ruby the African grey parrot. But suddenly Ruby is quoting Shakespeare and coming up with random sayings. And what does any of this have to do with a bank robbery and the death of a security guard in a town a hundred miles away?
Sherlock and Watson have been invited to Buckingham Palace, for a meeting with the Queen herself. So, Zack, Jillian, and the dogs head across the Atlantic. There, Jillian is shocked to learn her US Marine brother has been working with MI6, and is currently missing. They soon discover Joshua was working on a top-secret project, and nearly every foreign government wants to get their hands on him.
Zack and friends, along with the two corgis, Sherlock and Watson, are in New Orleans for a big book fair, when there’s a blatant attack that sends everyone into a panic. The only clue: a mysterious stranger dropping a voodoo doll and running away. Could someone be after Zack, since this is his first book signing in decades?
A mysterious chest appears on Zack’s doorstep. Who sent it? What does it contain? And why are there people after it? Zack and Jillian, along with their corgis Sherlock and Watson are on the case, searching out the clues to the puzzle of the silver Celtic shamrock.
While working his winery's acreage, Zack is shocked to discover a complete skeleton buried in the ground. The bones of Charles Hanson, father of notorious femme fatale, Clara Hanson, are thought to be linked to a man named 'Red Dawg', a miner believed to be responsible for the start of the Oregon State Gold Rush in 1850. Why, then, are the police taking a hard look at Zack?
A US Marshal shows up in Pomme Valley, searching for a fugitive rumored to be hiding nearby. Meanwhile, to celebrate his 40th birthday, Detective Vance Samuelson manages to convince Zack and Harry, to join an adventure-seeking club in an effort to prove they're all still young at heart. Turns out, the Marshal believes his missing fugitive may be among the Daredevils, hiding in plain sight.
It starts out as a fun road trip to Monterey, California, for Zack, Jillian, and the two corgis, but when a dead SCUBA diver washes up on the beach where they are walking, well, the group senses a mystery unfolding. What was the diver doing when he died? And what about the group of playful otters who seem to be opening shells using gold coins?
When Jillian Cooper purchases one of Pomme Valley's historic properties, Highland House, little does she know a violent murder happened there 70 years ago. Rumor has it Dame Highland’s ghost walks the halls, guarding her long-hidden treasure. Can Jillian move forward with her plans for a bed and breakfast, even when it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want people snooping around the house?
Zack and his two corgis take on their most difficult case yet: to learn what happened to his late wife, Samantha. Was it a car accident, as originally believed? Or, could it be murder, as suggested by a mystery caller in the middle of the night? Zack begins his investigation in his hometown of Phoenix, only to learn that what they discover could simply be the largest coverup anyone has ever seen.
A string of baffling incidents have befallen Taylor Adams, baker extraordinaire of Pomme Valley, Oregon. When her friend Jillian Cooper recommends Zack and the corgis investigate, Taylor’s run of bad luck worsens as multiple murders are discovered. All evidence suggests the town baker is to blame. Can Zack and the dogs clear Taylor’s good name before someone he cares about becomes the next victim?
Dogs gone missing! Chocolate Labs, cocker spaniels, and even a German Shepherd have fallen victim to a notorious dognapper, and the small-town citizens are determined to take whatever means necessary to protect their beloved pets. Now Zack, Sherlock and Watson have been asked to look into the case. Can this favorite canine duo sniff out the culprit and prevent panic from spreading in Pomme Valley?
There’s a Grinch in Pomme Valley! Someone is stealing presents right from under the noses of unsuspecting home owners and leaving no trace of how he broke in. Corgis Sherlock and Watson are on the case! The townsfolk are scared. City officials are nervous. Can Zack and the dogs put a stop to this crime spree before Christmas is ruined for everyone?
When a traveling Egyptian exhibit stops in picturesque Pomme Valley, all hell breaks loose after a valuable artifact is stolen and a dead body turns up in an unexpected location. The prime suspect has already been identified but there’s a catch: he’s over 3,000 years old. Zack and the corgis are on the case, this time at the request of the police.
First book in a new cozy mystery series. When a shocking murder shatters the tranquility of a sleepy Oregon town, and a priceless sculpture turns up missing, all fingers soon start pointing at new resident Zack Anderson. Armed with a determination to clear his name, Zack sets out to solve the case with the help of his feisty corgi named Sherlock.
Zack, Jillian, and the corgis find themselves in the midst of a new mystery with a Thanksgiving twist. Just as they are planning a big holiday dinner, someone is breaking into stores and stealing only the cranberries! Will the corgi duo, Sherlock and Watson, be able to sniff out the clues and discover who is behind the treacherous deed, in time to save holiday meals everywhere?