Monday 10 August 2015

Featured Author: Judy Penz Sheluk + Giveaway

Today we are featuring new author, Judy Penz Sheluk. Judy is the author the Hanged Man's Noose, the first book in the Glass Dolphin Mysteries.

Check out Hanged Man's Noose at Amazon.

Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in this fast-moving, deftly written tale of high-stakes real estate wrangling gone amok.

Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful 19th century Canadian traitor. As she interviews the local business owners for the magazine, Emily quickly learns that many people are unhappy with real estate mogul Garrett Stonehaven’s plans to convert an old schoolhouse into a mega-box store. At the top of that list is Arabella Carpenter, the outspoken owner of an antiques shop, who will do just about anything to preserve the integrity of the town’s historic Main Street.

But Arabella is not alone in her opposition. Before long, a vocal dissenter at a town hall meeting about the proposed project dies. A few days later, another body is discovered, and although both deaths are ruled accidental, Emily’s journalistic suspicions are aroused.

Putting her reporting skills to the ultimate test, Emily teams up with Arabella to discover the truth behind Stonehaven’s latest scheme before the murderer strikes again.

We're giving away one KINDLE COPY of Hanged Man's Noose.

To enter: 
1. Comment below. 
2. Giveaway is open international. 
3. Giveaway ends on August 12, 2015 at midnight and the winners will be contacted by email.


  1. Sounds like a fun cozy read, thank you for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. would love to win. angelachesnut246@gmail .com

  3. My sister-in-law and niece are in the real estate game...what "cut throat" stories could they tell?

  4. Looks like a good one!

  5. Good luck to all who are entered to win! It was great fun to write the book and I hope you enjoy it. If you don't win, it's currently on sale on Amazon, Kobo and Nook for $1.99 (Kobo and Amazon Canada $2.52/$2.62). The sale ends on August 20th, then the price is $5.95.

    Kathleen, the premise was prompted by proposed development in the smallish town I lived in. People were so irate! I wondered what would happen if someone went to extremes...

  6. Sounds like a good new to me cozy, with that small town setting too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. thank you for this giveaway!!
    I must read this, please!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  8. Oh, I'd love to read more about this murder spree. Thanks for the chance.

  9. I'm really pleased to see how many of you find the premise interesting! Good luck to all of you!

  10. This sounds funny - a town named after a traitor. And anything to do with real estate will be fun. Thanks fro the giveaway.

  11. Definitely need to add to my "to read" list. Thank you for the contest!

  12. Thanks for adding to your to-read list pfistersk! Grandma Cootie: thanks for the comments!