Jack O'Shea

Created by John Shepphird

After a good long run fleecing suckers and relieving the gullible and greedy of their cash, a series of mishaps and a personal tragedy convince JACK O'SHEA, con artist extraordinaire, it's time to clean up his act.

He tells all (or at least selected bits of "all") in a popular book that "hovered about the New York Times Bestseller List for about fifteen seconds" and sets himself up as a private detective; the sole operative at O'Shea Investigations. He calls himself a "deception specialist" and he specializes in helping out clients who have been scammed themselves, relying on his own unique background, in a series of low-key but enjoyable short stories, the first of which nabbed him a Best Short Story Shamus in 2013.

The author is a writer and director of TV, movies and independent films.

The Santa Trap, anyone?


  • "Ghost Negligence" (July/August 2012, AHMM)
  • "Of Dogs and Deceit" (November 2014, AHMM)


Scam Artist Eyes

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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