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The Axe Murderer of Pensacola

I have just published my newest book, called “The Axe Murderer of Pensacola.” It is a true book about the 1926 axe murder of Preston Pickern that took place in downtown Pensacola. It is a short book, offered on Kindle for $2.99.

Since 2020, I have published six books. All are available on Amazon. If you purchase one and want it signed, just let me know:  

Pensacola’s Finest, The story of the Pensacola Police Department Available in Paperback and Kindle.

I’m a Dead Man, The link between the JFK Assassination and an unsolved murder in Pensacola. Available in paperback and Kindle.

Pensacola’s Finest in Pictures, a photographic history of the Pensacola Police Department. Available in paperback and Kindle.

Stories of Pensacola’s Finest, Fascinating stories of one of the most historic police departments in the United States. Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle.  

These books are part of an Amazon series called, “Old Police Stories.”    

I have also published a children’s adventure book called, “The Crabtree Gang.” It stars my grandchildren: It is available in paperback and Kindle.

Lastly, I have another book, “Some Gave All,” that has been submitted to the editor and should be available in a few weeks. It lists all the officers – law enforcement, corrections, and probation – killed in the line of duty in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties, including K9s! The list stretches from 1889-2022. There are 67 heroes that died in many ways, including gunshots, traffic crashes, heart attacks, and Covid. If you want the information immediately, sign up for my email list on this website.


– Mike Simmons


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