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John Berry Novels

Official Site of John Charles Berry


A Night of Horrors
A Historical Thriller about the 24 hours leading up to Lincoln's Assassination

Isaac Black


An Isaac Black
Missing Persons
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An Isaac Black
Missing Persons



John Charles Berry is the author of the popular historical novel A Night of Horrors, a historical thriller on the 24 hours of Lincoln's Assassination. He is the author of the Isaac Black missing persons investigations as well as a book of short stories called Alabaster

He has spent more than 25 years in the High Tech, Banking, and Consulting industries.  He has also authored articles and speeches for Newsweek, The Financial Times, The Harvard Business Review, Vital Speeches of the Day, and After Hours. He earned a Ph.D. in English and lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and has two children.



“John Berry's historical novel of the assassination of President Lincoln is a gourmet serving….  Author John Berry has crafted a worthy and imminently readable addition to the writings that tell of Lincoln and the uncertainties in the period immediately following the Civil War. I, for one, am curious to see what next flows from the pen of this writer.”           

David Bishop

Author of the Matt Kile, Maddie Richards, and Jack McCall mystery series

“I came across A Night of Horrors because I was looking for a book written in a timeline style, something like the show `24' where everything unfolds hour by hour or Pinkerton's 'Killing the Boss.' John Berry delivers!   …I felt like I was in the head of John Wilkes Booth and could just feel the intensity build hour by hour. But what was more fun about this novel is the quality of the writing and narration... John Berry can WRITE.”

Atul Kumar
Author of Seven Patients

"Great, riveting read! Isaac Black is a soul tortured detective who really cares. He's caught up in a tangled web of lies, deceit, greed, infidelity and kidnapping. He must wade through all the distractions to find and save a young teenage girl. It is a hard hitting story based in Charlotte, NC which is impossible to put down!"



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