About the Author
Johnny Barnes has been writing true crime reports for 11 years as a paralegal and private investigator in and around Boston and another 18 years as a detective and full time police officer. He has been a SWAT team member and an FBI trained hostage negotiator.
Johnny relied heavily on his years of experience as a private detective and police officer when he composed his Jack Kelly novels, Dead Men Talk, Sleep When I’m Dead, and Dead on the Internet.
Born in New Bedford, Mass, Johnny spent many years in the Boston area. He attended Marlborough Academy, Southeastern Massachusetts University, Berklee School of Music, Harvard University Extension School, several police academies, as well as years of in-service training.
For many years Johnny moonlighted as a record producer, nightclub manager, working musician, and songwriter. He periodically releases CD’s of guitar driven originals or classic blues arrangements.
Johnny sails his boat out of Buzzard’s Bay and likes to spend most of his summers anchored off the Elizabeth Islands fishing, reading and listening to jazz and blues.