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My debut novel, Honor Above All, has been published by Allium Press of Chicago.

October 1882 - Pinkerton Agent Garrett Lyons arrives in Chicago to uncover the truth behind the death of his partner. With his friends - architect. Louis Sullivan and Charlotte Reed, former girlfriend who runs an upscale poker game for the city's elite - he must solve a larger mystery involving counterfeit government bonds. Lyons becomes caught up in architectural competition to build Chicago's first skyscraper.

Rich with historical details that bring 1880 Chicago to life, this novel will appeal equally to mystery fans as well as history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.


Library Journal Review

Historical Novels Review

The Midwest Book Review


Honor Above All is now available at Kobo Books.
For current special, use code AUGUST35


Anyone purchasing a book via Amazon can have it autographed by
J. Bard-Collins. Just fill out the info on the contact page and she will
send you a bookplate made out to you and signed by her.

Book Plate

Honor Above All started with a short story titled, “The Patrol”. It was published
in a now out of print magazine, Louis L'Amour Western Fiction.

“Honor Above All” has been named a Silver Award Winner in the Fiction Mystery & Suspense category
of the Ben Franklin Awards given by the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) and a finalist
for the Gold Award!

Joan Bard-Collins

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