John A. “Jack” Kerley (December 6, 1951, Newport KY – )

Advertising copywriter turned author of suspense-thrillers, Kerley pens novels often starring the same protagonist, Carson Ryder. Kerley’s writing is popular worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages. Additionally, the audiobook and movie rights of Kerley’s first novel, The Hundredth Man, were purchased prior to the book’s release. Kerley still lives in Newport, KY.

Works Available at KCPL

The Hundredth Man – KM KERLE J

The Death Collectors – KM KERLE J

Blood Brother – K KERLE J

A Garden of Vipers – KM KERLE J

Little Girls Lost – KM KERLE J

Buried Alive – KM KERLE J


“’The Hundredth Man’ – Newport Retireee Pens Detective Novel,” Kentucky Post, August 13, 2005, 5k.

Wecker, David. “Ad Man Forsakes Slogan and Sells Detective Novels,” Cincinnati Post, July 17, 2004, C1.

Jack Kerley. Accessed June 12, 2013.

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