John Fulghum Mysteries, Vol. I


John Fulghum Mysteries, Vol. I

by E.W. Farnsworth

John Fulghum Mysteries, Vol. I, is full of neo-nior short stories dedicated to the Private Investigator, John Fulghum, that just happens to be a decent, brilliant former war hero and gumshoe. Working out of an unlikely second-story office in Greater Boston, he solves crimes that no one else will handle because they do not fit the parameters or jurisdiction of normal police work. They are dirty crimes, involving savage methods and little-understood societal forces most people would rather ignore than address.

In the process of solving his crimes, Fulghum, often at the risk of his life, works with his like-minded friends, Officer Nigel Pounce of Boston Homicide, Randy Mortenson-the ex-Special Forces soldier, or Kenneth Mander-the shadowy clandestine CIA operative.

Fulghum lives on the edge of the law and always beyond the limits of propriety, and his solutions do not extend to the politically-correct society that condones and often harbors the evil criminals that he hunts down. His solace for being a cleaner-up of filth lies in his racing forms, his Jack Daniels whisky and his Marlboro cigarettes.

His life is a series of journeys and returns, but the center of his universe remains the same: honor and justice in a world without either.

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1 review for John Fulghum Mysteries, Vol. I

  1. Zimbell House Publishing, LLC

    John Fulghum Mysteries by E. W. Farnsworth
    Zimbell House Publishing, LLC
    310 pages
    Reviewed by Ross A. Phelps (Author of Lleyellyn)
    This collection of interrelated noir crime stories is a far cry from the tales of gumshoes tracking figurines made on the island of Malta or delving into backroom deals involving the Los Angeles water supply. No Robert Mitchum, Humphrey Bogart or Jack Nicholson private eyes here.
    It’s true, John Fulghum, private investigator, has a dingy upstairs office and enjoys his Marlboros, Jack Daniels, and betting on the ponies. His cases could be ripped from today’s headlines. His clients are old friends from his military past, law enforcement colleagues, clandestine government agents, officers of multinational corporations, members of Congress, and the like. And he gets paid more. A lot more.
    Think Matthew McConaughey, perhaps, for the role of Fulghum, ex-special forces, with contacts everywhere.
    In these fourteen stories, Fulghum takes on the mob, drug dealers, industrial spies, Muslim terrorists, and other miscreants.
    My favorite might be Brown Recluse Bust. Health inspectors and pest control experts have never meant so much to national security.
    Farnsworth, a former military officer and current consultant to intelligence agencies and law enforcement, brings an insider’s point of view to his stories. He has added a helpful glossary of acronyms to give the reader special cache to the vernacular of clandestine international intelligence and crime solving.
    If you like non-stop action and a hero who has what it takes to tackle today’s enemies, both private and public, this book is for you.
    Fortunately for his fans, the author has recently released volume two of the John Fulghum Mysteries. The John Fulghum Mysteries Vol. II is available at

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