The Copper, Rocker and Author, Johnny Barnes was Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Johnny Barnes attended
boarding school in the Berkshires and played harmonica in a weekend blues band in New York City’s Greenwich Village
in the late ‘60’s. After 2 years at U-Mass Dartmouth, Johnny moved to Boston where he drove a taxicab, attended
Berklee School of Music and Harvard University Extension School majoring in Zen Buddhism.
Johnny Barnes sang and played guitar in all of the famous nightclubs in Boston with many of rock
and roll’s legends, producing and releasing a dozen records. Local airplay and intense record company interest led to
a hit song in England and work with legendary producer, Jimmy Miller (The Rolling Stones, Blind Faith with Eric Clapton, Traffic
with Steve Winwood.) Barnes moonlighted, helping manage Boston’s largest live music nightclub, The Channel, where his
band opened for numerous major acts through the ‘80’s and early 1990’s. Barnes was a paralegal investigator
for law firms, and an operative and operations manager for Boston area private detective agencies. Johnny worked for Massachusetts’s
Legal Services, the Mass. ACLU, and was a subcontract homicide investigator for the state’s Committee for Public Counsel.
Since 1991 Barnes has been a full time Police Officer for the Rochester Police Department.
Johnny Barnes has also written three murder mysteries, “Dead
Men Talk,” “Sleep When I’m Dead” and “Dead on the Internet” Dead on the Internet is scheduled
to publish late in 2006.
According to the book description of Dead
on the Internet, “One by one, a group of graduate students working at MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab are brutally
murdered, staged, and set adrift in the Charles River. The floating corpses are sent straight into the heart of Boston by
a sadistically warped serial killer seeking control over the development of human-like domestic robots. The
book's oddball Boston detective investigates cutting edge science and mass marketed "living" robots. The players
are made up of society's underbelly of escorts, prostitutes, drug dealers, and the sellers of Internet porn.
This modern detective story is not for children.”