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A Dirty Way to Die comes alive for Echelon author Judy Douglas Knauer

Attention authors and readers!

A Dirty Way to Die was released earlier this month as an e-book from Echelon Press.   The cover Karen created is both classy and sexy.  You can give the novel a try for a mere $2.99.   Below is the jacket blurb. The author says, “She had fun writing this novel and hopes you enjoy the read and the little bit of education on the reality of mud wrestling.”

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Yes, there are more Manny Shepherd P.I. novels in the works.

You think you’ve got problems?

Doc Goold calls it cognizant premonition triggered by causal
hypersensitivity, but Manny Shepherd and his Vietnam vet buddy Steve
Mallinotti call it Shepherd’s Luck, that time-proven knack to sense bad shit
lurks just around the corner.  Manny felt the premonition slump into his gut
minutes before he witnesses Steve’s girlfriend Rita Hayward get slammed in
the mud to her death by a well-stacked gal dubbing herself Screaming Eagle.

Mired in shock, guilt and a drunken haze, Steve coerces Manny, who has
little on his Private Investigator’s plate, to figure out why Rita died like
that with them and a SRO crowd watching and cheering at Peoria’s Heart of
Illinois fair.  After all, back in earlier days at Neelys Landing, Missouri,
Rita reigned as a star gymnast.  So how could a simple Judo throw have
killed her?

No way will Manny jeopardize his tenuous yet sensual relationship with
Tazewell County’s District Attorney, Lisa Shelton, to hang around
half-naked, oiled-bodied beauties with names like Virgin Witch, Passion
Queen, Midnight Fire, and Holy Terror, just to expose the obvious – Princess
Lay-ya aka Rita Hayward just took a bad…okay, seriously bad header.

Steve’s heart-tugging story of Rita’s journey to professional mud wrestler
fame, and haunted by Rita’s single staring dead eye watching him, Manny
takes the leap onto the St. Louis Slingers on-tour bus.  Shepherd’s Luck
bites hard amidst boobs and bullets as Manny is targeted while he hunts down
a scheming, sadistic killer.


Purchase at OMNILIT


One thought on “A Dirty Way to Die comes alive for Echelon author Judy Douglas Knauer

  1. Want to share that my ebook A Dirty Way To Die got a warm, generous reception at the Rockford Cherry Valley Mall Barnes & Nobel store. Sherry Zabikow, the CMR, bent over backwards to make me feel at home and welcome. “Johnny Dangerous” and I were the only two authors to appear, both of us dressed in black as all mystery writers are prone to do. Such a big deal was made over my ebook that can be downloaded onto their Nook that I did not feel awkward I didn’t have a print book in hand. I gave out handouts of the cover with book jacket blurb and first chapter, which in hindsight seems a good way to also sell any print book. Customers were receptive to the handouts. Sherry also says not to worry about B&N being for sale. She says it’s an internal deal and does not reflect their stability. She gave me a quick comparison between the Nook and Kindle and it sounds like the Nook has longer battery life and/or easier recharge, a larger catalog, and is more user friendly. This was the best Barnes & Noble experience I’ve had with ANY of my novels to date.

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