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John Kemp

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"Flashbulb Memories will have you in tears and will have you shouting for joy. I really felt both Jack and Lucy's emotions and it was very hard to put the book down until I was able to know both the past and the future outlook for Jack and Lucy.

John Kemp has done a marvelous job of writing this novella with beautiful feeling and insight. I really enjoyed Flashbulb Memories and highly recommend it."





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"A wonderfully written beautiful love story by John Kemp set during & after WW2. I was lucky enough to receive this book as a gift & enjoyed the read from page one. It's the kind of book that you can't wait to pick up again to find out what happens next. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."

"Wonderful story-telling. Couldn't put it down!"

"I was drawn into this story from the start and didn't interrupt it for a moment. WWII was such a significant time so that period is always intriguing for me. I have been to Normandy, walked on the beaches, remembering my uncle being there during the invasion. Really liked the characters here and their story held my interest.

Since it was late at night and I was not sleepy, I was happy to remember this book silently waiting for me to enjoy. Look forward to John Kemp's next one! Thanks for a perfect ending to my day."

Rated 5 stars and reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite (USA)

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"I am a fan of John Kemp's books, and this is one of my favorites. A WWII romance is the perfect kind of tale for his easy, yet fulfilling storytelling. The time and place are fully realized and the plot moves along with likable characters (I want to read Harry's story next!). Be taken away & enjoy!"


"John Kemp's story, set in the waning days of World War II, invites the reader to share in the protagonist's personal journey from war to peace. Wonderfully written in a style that gives the reader a feel for bygone days while keeping the mystery taut, this is a compelling read that is full of charm. Highly recommended!"  ~Gary Wright.




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Early Review:


"This was a delightful read...

If you want to reminisce in the film noir genre you won't be disappointed." ~ Alan, South Africa.


Latest Reviews


"A modern detective tale in the classic sense. John Kemp captures the language and feel of the film noir genre with tough-talk and inuendo. His P.I. Sterling is likable and the story is peppered with colorful characters and plot twists.” ~ J.P. Farley.


“This novella was a delightful read. Follow PI Sterling and his dry sense of humor in a story of murder, double crosses, deceit, trickery and every thing else a black and white detective Film Noir would feature.” ~Alan Bester.


“An entertaining murder mystery novel with the magnetism of a Phillip

Marlowe mystery.

Altogether, this is an excellent murder mystery novel, and even though it is set in the twenty-first century, it is an amazing tribute to the sleuths of a bygone era." ~ Susan Sewell, Readers' Favorite.


“A real gem of crime thriller. John Kemp at his best a detective novel with a clever plot full of twists and turns.” ~Raymond.


“He has created a memorable character who could easily have stepped out of the pages of one of James M. Cain's classics. I eagerly await the next chapter in Sterling's story." ~Gary Wright.


“… A captivating and such a fun read. If you like Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series you will like this book.” ~Molmosmat.



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Awarded 5 Stars by Readers' Favorite - December, 2017.