I was born in Rector, Arkansas, a small farming based town in Northeast Arkansas. Later, my parents moved to St. Louis in search of better economic opportunity. At age 16, disallusioned and bored with the “One Size Fits All” educational system, I dropped out in the 10th grade. Just as soon as I turned 17, I joined the Marine Corps. The education the Corps provided, wasn't always polite and pleasant, but it most certainly was not boring. My four year enlistment included one year in South Vietnam. 7 November, 1965 to 6 November, 1966. At the end of my enlistment, having attained the rank of Sgt E-5, I returned to civilian life. After nine months as an Industrial Engineering Clerk, I took advantage of an opportunity to move into transportation. For the next 34 years, I was a dispatcher and driver supervisor in the Trucking Industry. In 2011, the rise in popularity of E-books caught my attention. A life long avid reader, I'd always believed I could write a book, but didn't know how to go about getting it published. The birth of E-Books changed all that. In the fall of 2011, fulfilling a life long dream, I published my first book, The Sparrows Whisper. Today, my wife, Mary Katherine, and I, live in a small rural town in Southwestern Illinois. With the encouragement of family and friends, I've published a total of 13 novels. The split between my books has been divided pretty evenly between Mysteries and Westerns. Work on number 14, is under way. For all those that have taken the time to read my books, I appreciate your interest very much.
The Sparrows Whisperby Mike Poppe
In 1953, John David Shannon returns to his home town of Jubal, Arkansas after the Korean War, as he searches for answers to his future.John is stunned when he finds himself appointed Chief of Police by the Mayor. Stunned turned to confusion, when he discovers the Mayor does not want a 3 year old murder investigated.As John David discovers, there are people in Jubal
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In 1953, John David Shannon returns to his home town of Jubal, Arkansas after the Korean War, as he searches for answers to his future.John is stunned when he finds himself appointed Chief of Police by the Mayor. Stunned turned to confusion, when he discovers the Mayor does not want a 3 year old murder investigated.As John David discovers, there are people in Jubal that are willing to kill to protect the secrets behind this unsolved murder.Complicating matters even further, the new Chief also finds himself involved with two very different and extremely sexy and desirable women.One is a fiery, strong willed brunette, who has tormented him in good ways and bad, most of his life.The other a well built blue-eyed blonde, who both works for, and is a niece of, the mayor.
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I am a bit puzzled by this book, because I do not know exactly why I liked it so much. This book is a little over 400 pages long.The formula was one which is a bit over used, but using the tried and true method is a safe one. It was a bit edgier then most of the mystery, romances. It was pretty easy to figure out whodunit and why, but the story was still a lot of fun. The editing was good. I liked the writting style. The ending was a shocker. I did not see that little surprize coming. I lost a lot of respect for the sheriff over this incident. Otherwise I would have given it five stars. I will read this author again. I would recommend this book for adult readers. I think men would find it interesting, if they would give it a chance. AD
Very good story with an excellent twist at the end that shocks!