John Foxjohn
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Lufkin, Texas
About Me:
Best-selling author John Foxjohn epitomizes the phrase; “been there—done that.” Born and raised in the rural East Texas town of Nacogdoches, he quit high school and joined the Army at seventeen. Viet Nam veteran, army Airborne Ranger, policeman and homicide detective, retired teacher and coach, and now, a multi-published author.

His first novel, Code of Deceit, a murder mystery, became a best-seller three months after its release. In a reader’s choice poll, Code of Deceit ranked number twenty of all novels released in 2006.

Although John is proud and excited about his first novel, that pales in comparison to his excitement for the next two that will be released in 2007. In April his blockbuster historical fiction, Journey of the Spirit hits the shelves.

In September, the sequel to Code of Deceit, Cold Tears, will explode on the market. John believes this may be one of the best mysteries to hit the market in a long time.

John is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Elements of Romance, Sisters-in-Crime, and League of Texas Writers. He is a full time writer and speaker and lives in Lufkin, Texas.

You can also find John on My Space at
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Books And Authors I Like:
Michael Connelly, John Sanford, Mary Higgins Clark, Mark Twain, Louis L'AMOUR, Janet Dailey, Vince Flynn, and Allison Brennan.
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The time a lot of people have waited for is almost upon us. In September, my novel Cold Tears hits the shelves.

I think it is a novel that anyone who loves good mysteries will not want to miss. I think that highly of this book. To find out more, you can read an excerpt on my web site,

Let you know about some up-coming events. On August 3, I'll be in Monroe, LA. for a book signing at the Windows book store. On August 6, I will teach at the East Texas Writers guild conference in Tyler.

I love to see you there.

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Your chance to chat with me

Beginning August 5, 2013 through August 14, 2013—I will begin what I call Skype chats. I’m setting aside two hours a day for seven days to chat with people about my true crime, Killer Nurse.

A schedule of the chat times is below. I will set aside 10 minute time slots for everyone who wants to participate. You will have ten minutes of one-on-one time to talk to me and ask questions.

This may sound difficult and or expensive, but it is actually neither.…


Posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:46am

Some history and some crime

I published my first book, Code of Deceit, in 2007, and I was fortunate enough to have it hit several best-seller lists. I followed that one with Journey of the Spirit—now renamed The People’s Warrior. This one, a historical fiction did fairly well. It was even voted second best in the mainstream category by readers.


Then In 2008, I published Cold Tears. This book exceeded all my expectations, and I have high ones. Voted the best mystery in the world, the sales and accolades…


Posted on June 6, 2013 at 6:19am

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At 12:25am on October 26, 2010, Anne Claybrook said…
Your books are definately on my reading list. One of my reading hobbies is any mystery set in Texas. The legal thriller I'm writing is set in West Texas. You have a fascinating background. I hope that I can contact you, if you don't mind. We have a lot of Texas mystery writers here; we should ban together somehow!

Best Wishes,
At 11:17am on December 5, 2007, a g bennett said…
Hi, John and thanks for the invite.
Sounds like your life experience has given you an excellent grounding for crime writing.

All the best
At 9:55am on April 26, 2007, Chris Redding said…
What a neat place to be. Always nice to find like-minded people.
Chris Redding
At 11:54am on April 15, 2007, p. b. smith said…
John, just finished reading Journey of the Spirit and really enjoyed it. Can't believe the amount of research you must have done to nail the historic details so convincingly. I'll be recommending it to my friends and fellow readers. Best of luck with your book launch April 21st. I'd love to be there but will be in St. Louis presenting a master class at the Missouri Writer's Guild conference. - Pat
At 3:33am on March 24, 2007, John Foxjohn said…
Hello everyone,

I haven't posted anything yet, been busy with my proofs for my novel, Cold Tears that I hope hits the shelves in Sept. I'm sure most of you can relate to the deadline stuff. Cold Tears Is the sequel to my best selling novel, Code of Deceit. For you who read and loved the first one, all I can say is, hold on to your seats with the sequel. I believe it is that good. But, that is not the book I really want to talk about at the moment. It just so happens that I have one coming in April. The title is
Journey of the Spirit, and even though it is a historical fiction, not mystery and suspense, if you only read one book this year, you are going to kick yourself if it isn't this one.

BTW-I am the type to say I told you so. This book is fantastic.

I only know Sylvia on here and I would like to thank her for inviting me, and I believe I know one other of my friends. We had lunch together once, but I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. If you want to know more about Journey of the Spirit, you can visit my web site, or view a two minute video trailer of the novel at

At 12:05pm on March 22, 2007, Sylvia Dickey Smith said…
Just learned of crimespace today from Jeffery Marks. Looks like a fun place to hang out -- as soon as I learn how to negotiate all the great places on board!

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