John Byrne Barry

Biography

John Byrne Barry wrote his first book-length project in fifth-grade at Kilmer School in Chicago—a 140-page treatise on dinosaurs. One page for each dinosaur, and lots of white space. He’s been writing ever since—magazine and newspaper stories; political comedy; advice columns (Question the Authority and the Lazy Organic Gardener); and more. He’s even written for a seed catalog.

His first novel, Wasted, is a murder mystery set in the garbage/recycling universe in Berkeley, California.
He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife and family.

See more at bonesinthewash.com.

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Books

Wasted: Murder in the Recycle Berkeley Yard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,370. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A gritty, "green noir" mystery set in the Berkeley recycling world, Wasted asks the age-old question—how do I act with truth and integrity, make the world a better place, and still get laid?
Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,150. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Set during the 2008 presidential campaign in New Mexico, Bones in the Wash is one-part political thriller, one part family soap, and one part murder mystery. Ambitious Albuquerque Mayor Tomas Zamara, charged with delivering the state’s five electoral votes for John McCain, grapples with a fierce opponent, a volatile new woman, and a demanding family. Oh, and he’s a suspect in his wife’s murder.

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