Jackie Pentecost


Before graduating from college in California with a Journalism major. Jackie accepted a job with a publicity firm, extolling daily the virtues of local hotels and restaurants without having the inconvenience of actually visiting them. This led to the writing of undisguised fiction which I have pursued ever since.

Now living in Florida, she tutors English, teaching the unlettered not to say 'I have went' and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), explaining cheerfully that the usage of vowels in English are incomprehensible to everyone, not just to them.


Wine, Weddings and Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Wine, Weddings and Death is the last book covering the rise of Oleta Parker, an unsophisticated neighborhood snoop, into a licensed P.I. with a concealed weapons permit and an attitude.The other titles are, in order: Bakersfield Irregulars, Snake in Paradise and Double Barrel. These mysteries are laced with humor as well as suspense to create satisfying reading. Enjoy.
Double Barrel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,890. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
My sister-in-law thinks I killed Kenny. The fat old cow also thinks I killed her sister. That's ridiculous. Why would I kill my wife of forty years who I never manhandled, not once, in all that time, and especially now, when she so recently started receiving social security checks? And, why, if I killed my son, would I leave him on my boat in my own backyard?
Snake in Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,660. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Oleta Parker, the intrepid neighborhood snoop, investigates a mystery involving three dead bodies,a disconsolate boy, a breakout of valley fever, Sequoia National Forest, and a handful of picaresque characters associated with a mysterious ranch. Add Detectives Cantrell and Rojas and the enthusiastic Bakersfield Irregulars, and a whopping mystery ensues.
Bakersfield Irregulars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,880. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Oleta Parker becomes enmeshed in the murder of an eccentric inventor much to the dismay of the two lead homicide detectives, though one finds himself increasingly attracted to her, despite the efforts of her ex-husband Wade to prevent any budding romance. This and her other Bakersfield Irregulars who abet her in adventures "solve" the case by pouncing on the wrong perpetrator.

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