ARMISTEAD, John. American, b. 1941. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Children's fiction. Career: Waimea Baptist Church, Waimea, HI, pastor, 1975-77; Kailua Baptist Church, Kailua, HI, pastor, 1977-79; Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo, MS, pastor, 1979-94; Daily Journal, Tupelo, religion editor, 1995-. Publications: Cruel as the Grave, 1996; The $66 Summer, 2000; The Return of Gabriel, 2002. NOVELS: A Legacy of Vengeance, 1994; A Homecoming for Murder, 1995. Address: 5148 Woodlake Cove, Tupelo, MS 38801, U.S.A.