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Sherlock Holmes Takes On JFK Assassination in a New Book by Stephen Ladds

Dog Ear Publishing releases “JFK: 4 Out of 3” by Stephen Ladds.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “JFK: 4 Out of 3” by Stephen Ladds.

A young psychiatrist challenges a patient known only as Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery of the assassination of President Kennedy in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. His theories provide new insights into this modern-day mystery.

A dark and rainy night brings a wheelchair-bound man who refuses to speak to authorities to the Baker Clinic, a former orphanage that now serves those with mental impairments. In this new book, the young psychiatrist caring for the patient, known only as Sherlock Holmes, challenges him to resolve the mysteries of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Was the assassination the result of a conspiracy or the work of a single gunman? Set in 1989, this blend of fact and fiction includes humor and even romance as Holmes provides new deductions related to the historic event that changed a nation.

“JFK: 4 Out of 3” questions the Warren Commission’s report, which concluded Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman, firing three shots: one hit the president’s head, another missed and the third struck both the president and Gov. Connally – a hotly debated conclusion. Abraham Zapruder, a bystander, captured the event with his 8mm home movie camera, and it’s this film and other material that Holmes studies as he attempts to determine what really happened that fateful day. As Holmes begins to deduce new aspects of the assassination, the young psychiatrist grows closer to him and to his bewitching secretary. Will the greatest detective of the 19th century be able to solve the greatest mystery of the 20th century or is he nothing more than another mental patient?

Author Stephen Ladds, who was 6 at the time of the assassination Nov. 22, 1963, became interested in the assassination of John F. Kennedy in high school when a friend showed him a book by Josiah Thompson, “Six Seconds in Dallas,” offering theories on multiple gunmen. Years later, after reading a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about his amazing detective Sherlock Holmes and coincidentally viewing a documentary by Nigel Turner, “The Men Who Killed Kennedy,” Ladds writes that he decided to explore what might happen if Sherlock Holmes turned his brilliant mind to the case. This book, more than two decades in the making, is the result.

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For additional information, please visit www.JFK4OutOf3.com.

JFK: 4 Out of 3

Stephen Ladds

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2359-5                        156 pages                        $12.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Detective Lieutenant Ed Slate returns in new thriller “Spot of Blood.”

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Spot of Blood” by Dale F. Shaffer.

Author Dale F. Shaffer reprises his popular police detective in this hard-hitting crime novel inspired by an actual homicide, and released by Dog Ear Publishing.  

Lieutenant Ed Slate heads the new Major Crimes Section in Chicago PD, and is happily married with two children. Slate and his partner, Joe Barona, catch a case at Northwestern University where a female medical student has gone missing, leaving only a spot of blood as a clue to her disappearance. This is the type of case that fuels Slate’s passion for justice. Three suspects are developed: a janitor who is convicted sex offender; a recent law school graduate who dated the missing female as an undergraduate; a fellow medical student who has dated the missing woman.

The case gets even more complex when one suspect, after being interviewed, turns up in Bangkok. Then, another suspect turns up dead. As the investigation deepens, Slate’s home life is threatened when he is stalked by someone with a grudge.

Author Dale F. Shaffer’s depth of police experience brings authenticity to his writing. He served as an Ohio state trooper and chief of police in Ohio and Illinois, earned a degree in police administration, and graduated from the FBI National Academy.

Kirkus Indie of Kirkus Media, a national review service, has this to say about “Spot of Blood”:

Shaffer sketches the wide-ranging investigation in exacting detail, right down to the paperwork, and paints a true-to-life picture of what law enforcement really entails: days that start with coffee and a Danish; pressure from higher-ups to balance hot cases with lessinteresting ones; stretches of unfruitful legwork punctuated by violence; and commiseration with colleagues about when to retire. … A fine Chicago procedural that proves its worth in day-to-day grit.

Available at www.DALESHAFFERBOOKS.com. Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

“Spot of Blood”

Dale F. Shaffer

Dog Ear Publishing

Paperback ISBN:      978-1- 4575-1907-9     308 pages     $16.95 US

Hardcover ISBN:     978-1- 4575-2182-9     308 pages     $32.00 US

Ebook ISBN:     978-1- 4575-2201-7     308 pages     $5.99 US

Revenge Puts Quick-Witted Waitress in Grave Danger in Norm Spitzig’s Latest Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Soul on Nice: Esther’s Good-Hearted Adventures in New Zealand and the United States” by Norm Spitzig.

The indomitable waitress who solved a murder mystery at a prestigious golf club returns to star in her own case in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Life is never dull for Esther, Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club’s waitress-extraordinaire, who knows everything that goes on at the club. In this new tale featuring the continuing adventures of Clive and Esther, she is traveling to New Zealand to visit the Kaikoura Whaling & Sailing Club – thanks to the Old Bunbury board of directors as a reward for solving a hideous murder — when she runs into an old enemy. It’s a classic tale of good versus evil as well as a travelogue (complete with photos) and political satire with dashes of humor thrown in for good measure.

“Soul on Nice: Esther’s Good-Hearted Adventures in New Zealand and the United States” features unexpected twists and turns when Hamish, the murderer Esther helped put away, breaks out of jail, leaves a note promising to get revenge on Esther – and nobody knows where he is. With his connections, however, Hamish knows exactly where Esther is and he flies to New Zealand to begin following through with his vile threat. Esther teams up again with Detective Giztips, but when a beloved club member goes missing, she must work on her own. Can her plan succeed or will the dastardly escapee win this potentially deadly round?

This is the fourth book for Author Norm Spitzig, a successful entrepreneur, business consultant and private club governance and operations consultant. Spitzig has written two books under the pseudonym Clive Endive Ogive IV: “Private Clubs in America and around the World” and “Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury” as well as the autobiography “How Now, Norm’s Tao,” written under his own name. He and his wife, Cody, live in Florida.

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For additional information and to purchase copies, please visit www.NormSpitzig.com.

Soul on Nice: Esther’s Good-Hearted Adventures in New Zealand and the United States

Norm Spitzig

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2170-6                        228 pages                        $25 US

Available also at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.