Only 2 days before latest release – Die If You Want Praise

My latest Ray Irish book is available for pre-order and will release on June 1.  Here’s the marketing blurb:

He’s a hard-boiled private detective with no clients and a crazy landlady looking for his overdue rent. After a young gunman walks into his office, telling him to lay off of a case he’s not involved with, Ray soon finds himself in the middle of murder, deceit, and deception. Brought in to investigate a fiendish killing, which leads to another, the shamus tries to sort out the sinister motive. Paintings with eerie depictions of the murders hang near the bodies, and the police believe it’s the work of a madman.

But that’s not the worst part. Irish lets Orella, his new client, get kidnapped. Feeling like a juggler on a high wire act, Ray struggles to find his client who stole a valuable ring at the same time he seeks the real purpose behind two wealthy cousins hiring him to retrieve the same ring. In his search, Ray descends into the late 1940s world of narcotic pushers and users.

As the pressure from the two cases takes their toll, Ray rekindles his relationship with Samantha Carter, considered by the police to be a suspect in the murders. She brings out buried emotions that are as difficult to manage as his business relationship with his mercenary partner, Cat Bennett. It doesn’t help that nightmares and ghosts invade his sleep, reminding him of unfinished business.

The atmosphere around Oyster City grows black with each passing day as Ray discovers his friends have similar supernatural dreams. The tarot cards of the Shadows foreshadow their evil presence as they continue bloody and violent rituals. While the citizens go about their daily lives, little do they understand that a dark period of history is about to return to a terrifying climax.

My Latest Book – A Shot of Irish

After several rounds of edits and a beta reading, my new hard-boiled occult mystery book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, and Lulu.  I hope you will take a few minutes to look over the preview below.

A Cover Reveal – A Shot of Irish

I just received the finished cover this morning and I couldn’t wait to pass it around.

A Shot of Irish is a supernatural hard boil mystery coming in October. Ray Irish drifts into Oyster City, nestled along the Chesapeake Bay just after World War 2. While traveling across the land to escape his mental demons, the veteran finds his solace in whiskey and isolation. A chance encounter inside an alley leads Irish to an unanticipated job working for the corrupt man he saves. Paired with an unscrupulous woman photographer named Cat, Ray quickly descends into the world of grifters and racketeers. However, something ominous lies under the surface. The grisly murders of a chauffeur and a cop are only part of a foul web of strange occurrences involving robed figures wearing the masks of tarot card characters. The ex-Seabee might discover the secrets before the city that hates outsiders removes him permanently.

I hope you like this new cover as much as I do.

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