Serial Killer Novels:

James Andrus writes Jacksonville-based serial killer police novels featuring Detective John Stallings who searches for missing children as he hopes his own daughter will return to him.


Using details that can only be gained through experience, author James Andrus creates a world of visceral and realistic police work that takes readers beyond the investigation.  The life, loves, complexities, and drive of an entire squad of detectives is shown from every perspective. Forget the glamorized TV police dramas.  The hunt for a serial killer has many elements not suitable for primetime.

Lose yourself in the lives of cops working the weird streets of Jacksonville, Florida.  The largest city in North America.  What?  Due to a governmental merger in the 1960s, the governments of the city of Jacksonville and Duval County combined to create the largest city my land mass in the hemisphere.  It also created a single police department for most of the county.  With wide jurisdiction and neighborhoods as diverse as a typical downtown to the opulent neighborhoods closer the ocean, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office or JSO has a unique and challenging job.

There is danger in the job, intrigue in the agency and all that affects the detective’s home lives.  Life and kids don’t stand still when the big case pops.  Yet spouses and children suffer when a cop is torn between duty and love.