The Other John Bolands
There are other John Bolands who write mysteries/fiction. This is not including the Irish poet John Boland, or John Bolands that show up on Amazon or Abebooks, writing water reports or some such thing. There are even a John Boland running an highly controversial puppy farm in Ireland, and another one was a porn actor in the 70's. But the followingJohn Bolands are respected writers.
1) John Boland – the well known British John
Boland who wrote a great # of excellent mysteries, including League of
Gentlemen, which was made into a superb film with Jack Hawkins.
- I collect his books, some of which are rare and hard to find. A complete listing is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boland_%28author%29
If you read anything, read League of Gentlemen and see the film (book is somewhat rare, film is very rare as DVD is only Region 2)
2) John C. Boland – an American writer who
writes mysteries about the financial world, stock brokers and such. They
are readily available. I wanted to offer him to be able to share the domain
name so I called him. He seems like a very nice man who is running into
the common problem of nobody wanting to publish.
I asked him to email me and we could continue our discussion. He never did . . .
Here is a list of his books (not in order or complete list): (he has some further books as well - see this web site www.johncboland.com (note the 'c')
The Seventh Bearer
Rich Man's Blood
Death in Jerusalem
Last Island South
Out of Her Depth
30 Years in the Pulps
3) John Boland – American writer.
He has kindly provided a summary of each of his books.
I have read all but one and they are very well written. Start with Missing Actions and get hooked like me.
His books Missing Actions and Amber Road are both now on Kindle - note that Kindle software is free from Amazon so no need for a Kindle though they are very nice...
"The Color of Fraud - Fraud and money laundering surface quickly as David Jenkins’ new dream job turns into a nightmare in The Color of Fraud. Recruited to build and manage a financial servicing operation, David discovers discrepancies in the company’s financial reports. Executive management attempts to conceal the illegal activities by silencing employees who discover the fraudulent transactions. Two employees David confided in meet with mysterious accidents. The FBI suspects National Assets, but has been unable to gather sufficient evidence to build their case. The FBI secretly approaches David to enlist his cooperation. David is torn between his professional loyalties and his desire to help law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The pressure is on the company to sell before the criminal activity is exposed. David Jenkins finds himself the target of bribes, pressure from the FBI, and corporate threats to keep him silent.
The OBM (part three of the pilgrim trilogy) The OBM is a political suspense novel about Casey Patton, dean of a private college in Arkansas, and her efforts to expose the federal Office of Behavioral Management’s secret surveillance experiments. In 2025, an era of shifting tectonic plates, spyware development, and conservative domestic policies, the Office of Behavioral Management, an outgrowth of the Patriot Act, carries out secret initiatives to spy on citizens with their new cyber-tools. In the aftermath of terrorism and earthquakes, a group of concerned citizens fight to retain their privacy. The Coalition for a Free America, founded and led by Casey Patton, leads the struggle against Dr. Weldon, head of the OBM, to expose covert domestic surveillance. In addition, the Coalition battles against America’s own apathy and fear. The conflict is waged in cyberspace and on college campuses. The story pits censorship and behavioral modification in the name of homeland security against our innate desire for civil liberties and privacy.
Missing Actions (part one of the pilgrim trilogy) Missing Actions, portrays three soldiers, disillusioned by war, who leave Southeast Asia and travel through southern Asia while eluding the American government. Convalescing from war wounds in a Bangkok hospital, two servicemen meet another soldier on leave. They decide to flee Bangkok rather than return to the fighting in Vietnam. These soldiers learn spiritual practices of various religions as they undertake an arduous journey to Multan, Pakistan. They become teachers and spiritual seekers trying to make a difference in the villages. The story is a search for personal meaning amid conflicting expectations when military service was mandatory in our country.
Amber Road (part two of the pilgrim trilogy) Amber Road is the story of a rebellious young woman who, at her dying father's request, goes in search of an old family friend, Chet. Amber is in her own race with a serious illness. She neglects her own pressing health issues and uncovers a trail of intrigue and mysticism left in the wake of Chet's travels. What begins as a search for her father's friend becomes a quest for answers to her own life. With the help of people she meets in small towns throughout the southwestern United States, Amber discovers answers to her own questions and to her relationship with her parents. "
4) John M. Boland
Birch Bark Diary
I don't know much about this John Boland - do you?
But, hey, any John Bolands who want to use
part of this domain . . . just email me. The domain used to be taken
by a John Boland who liked his old truck. So it was just a picture of his
truck – it was a nice truck. Wait til I get my 65 Falcon Squire Wagon restored
. . .