John Holt
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John Holt

Born in 1943 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. I currently live in Essex with my wife, Margaret, and my daughter Elizabeth. For many years I was a Chartered Surveyor, until I retired in 2008. I had always wanted to write a novel but could never think of a good enough plot. I started to write my first novel, The Kammersee Affair, in September 2005, and it was published in December 2006. It was inspired by a holiday in the Austrian lake district. We were staying in Grundlsee. The next lake, Toplitzsee, was used by the Germans during the war to test rockets, and torpedoes. There were rumours of gold hidden in that lake. Despite extensive searches the gold was never found. In my book, however, it is found, only in the next lake, Kammersee.
The books that followed, The Mackenzie File, The Marinski Affair, Epidemic,and A Killing In The City all feature Tom Kendall, a down to earth private detective. In August 2012 I decided to go down the self published route, and formed by own publishing brand PHOENIX. As a complete change to my usual genre, "The Thackery Journal" is a "What If" novel regarding the assassination of Lincoln. It was published in August 2013. My latest novel, another featuring my private detective, and simply called "Kendall" was published in July 2014. "A Case Of Murder", the sixth novel to feature Tom Kendall, was published in May 2016. I am currently working on another novel featuring Tom Kendall.

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    • Epidemic

    • Kendall, Book 3
    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Mark Sando
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Tom Kendall, a down-to-earth private detective, is asked to investigate the death of a young newspaper reporter....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • flu epidemic

    • By patricia sterlin on 01-21-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Kendall

    • Kendall, Book 5
    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department, for just under 10 years. But now he wanted a change. Now he wanted to start his own private detective agency. He had grand ideas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How it all began

    • By Mercy Griffin on 03-04-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Kammersee Affair

    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Ben Werling
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    This is the story of two men - an American GI and an SS major - and the search for hidden Nazi gold....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, but...

    • By Ryan Hooey on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Trouble in Mind

    • Jack Daniels P.I. Novella, Book 3
    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Peter Borys
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Have you ever noticed that things aren't always what they seem? We see only what we expect to see, and sometimes we could be in for a big surprise. And I sure got a surprise I can tell you, in spades. A surprise that lead to blackmail and murder....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good novella!

    • By Jocelyne on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Diagnosis Murder

    • Kendall, Book 7
    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Mark Sando
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    “Mr. Kendall, in the past few months there have been a number of doctors who have mysteriously disappeared, or whose deaths were either alleged to be accidents, or were suicides, or they were actually murdered.”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suicides? Accidents? Murders!

    • By Mercy Griffin on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Case Of Murder

    • Kendall, Volume 6
    • By: Mr John Holt
    • Narrated by: Peter John Borys
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Whittaker passed the drinks over. “Anyway, it seems that he’s got himself into a bit of bother,” he continued. “A very serious bit of bother”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and turns!

    • By Susan Patterson on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Killing in the City

    • Tom Kendall, Book 4
    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hunter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    ‘To make a killing in the City’ is a phrase often used within the financial world, to indicate making a large profit on investments, or through dealings on the stock market--the bigger the profit, the bigger the killing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended !!

    • By Kelly Watley on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Dead Certainty

    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Miguel Rodriguez
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    I'm not a gambling man. I mean, life's one big gamble, ain't it? The odds are stacked against you; you just can't win. You know there are some people who will do anything to make sure that they win....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery Express

    • By cosmitron on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Candy Man

    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Joe Voegler
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The name's Daniels, Jack Daniels - just like the whiskey you know. I'm a private detective. And I can't help butting my nose into other people's business. It's what I do....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good short story but bad narration

    • By Jocelyne on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Mackenzie Dossier

    • By: John Holt
    • Narrated by: Steve Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Across the bottom of the screen the ticker tape announced in large black letters 'Governor Reynolds Murdered'. Apparently his body had been discovered earlier that morning, lying in his garage. He had been shot twice. One shot to the upper chest, the other hitting his shoulder....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Swing and miss.

    • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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