Author of the Elliott Bay Mysteries published by Barking Rain Press

A Hole In One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery (#2)

AHoleInOneby: Judy Penz Sheluk

Barking Rain Press

Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole on contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse.

They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name–even if they’re not entirely convinced of his innocence.

Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy

Other Characteristics: Antiques shop, Golf, Canada, Small Town, Present Day

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The Hatbox Murders

by Jennifer BergHatboxCover

Barking Rain Press

Inspector Riggs reluctantly agrees to re-examine a supposed suicide case, but when his investigation leads to murder, he will have to convince a clever librarian to go undercover to catch the murderer.

Mystery Sub-Genres: Detective, Historical, Traditional, Amateur Sleuth, Soft-Boiled

Other Characteristics: Seattle, 1950’s, female sleuth

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The Charlatan Murders: Galley Proofs

For the second time this year, I’m editing galley proofs. My next book, The Charlatan Murders, will be released at the end of March. In the coming weeks, I’ll get to see cover sketches and blurbs, and I’ll watch the magic (from a distance) as Barking Rain Press pulls together all the logistics that goes into a final printed book. It’s an amazing process and I’m loving every minute of it. In fact, I might even be more excited than I was the first time around, because when I went through this process with The Hatbox Murders, a (fairly large) part of me still didn’t really believe it was actually happening, whereas this time I know it’s real!!!

The Tugboat Murder

I’m super excited that my publisher has agreed to release The Tugboat Murder. To celebrate, and just because I tend to nerd out a bit about these books, I’ve made a Pinterest board devoted to Tugboats and themes around the book.

The images don’t attempt to tell the story, rather, I’m trying to capture the mood around the story. Check it out if you’re interested 🙂

Seattle in the mid 1950s, a warm summer night, and a charming red old tugboat…

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