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Kobo Book Store

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

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Upcoming Events

2015 Printers Row Lit Fest June 6th Allium Press Booth Book Signing: 1:00 to 3:00pm June 7th Allium Press Booth Book Signing: 12:00 – 4:00pm Historical Novel Society Conference June 26 – 28 I will be attending this conference (they … Continue reading

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Just received this note from a reader. Totally surprised!

Ms.  Bard-Collins A few minutes ago I finished reading Honor Above All.  I enjoyed every line. When a novel can take you away on a mind trip, that you get so wrapped up in it you don’t realize you are … Continue reading

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The Midwest Book Review

Small Press Bookwatch February 2015 “Honor Above All” is an historical novel embedded throughout with meticulously accurate details that bring early 1880s Chicago to life as a backdrop to a fascinating and engaging mystery/suspense story. Exceptionally entertaining from beginning to … Continue reading

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Love is Murder Conference 2/7/2015

Honor Above All has been nominated Best First Novel!

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Historical Novels Review

Chicago history enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy Honor Above All. Set in 1882, it showcases the city eleven years post-fire when architects Adler & Sullivan and Burnham & Root were rethinking its skyline. Garrett Lyons, a Pinkerton detective and ex-Army man, … Continue reading

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“The Patrol”, by J Bard-Collins

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. Download “The Patrol”, by J. Bard-Collins

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Library Journal Review

Civil War veteran Garrett Lyons works as a Pinkerton agent. But after his partner Sam Wilkerson was fatally ambushed in St. Louis, Garrett returns the body to Chicago and vows to find the killer. With a desire to continue investigating … Continue reading

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Honor Above All has been published!

My new book, Honor Above All has been published by Allium Press! You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle or in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Honor-Above-All-J-Bard-Collins/dp/0989053571. Here’s what Kircus Reviews has to say: “Bard-Collins’ detailed knowledge of building, architecture and Chicago … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

What Price Honor? Is now… Honor Above All Let’s face it – I have virtually lived with the book title, What Price Honor for nearly ten years. We’ve been through it all together, plotting, character, good writing days and bad … Continue reading

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