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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.

Indian Legend Comes To Life in Laura J. Stegmaier’s New Children’s Book

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island” by Laura J. Stegmaier

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island” by Laura J. Stegmaier

A young girl and her friends know there’s more than meets the eye when lakefront construction work unearths a mysterious floating mass in this new middle-grade book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Connecticut’s Northwest Hills conjure up images of winding country roads, 18th century clapboard houses, spectacular fall foliage, and the next Christmas tree for Rockefeller Plaza. Briarwood Cove, a fictional Norman Rockwellesque hamlet ensconced deep in these hills, conjures up one additional thing – paranormal activity. It’s a good thing eleven-year-old adopted Chinese empath/precognitive Ling-Ling Turner is a resident. Ling-Ling is a PPI (Paranormal Private Investigator). When strange things happen in town, most adults either “pooh-pooh” them or come up with a logical explanation. Ling-Ling knows better – she is a firm believer in the veracity of paranormal activity, who delves into bizarre occurrences to seek the truth.

In Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island, doom casts a shadow over Briarwood Cove when blasting at a lakefront construction site releases a floating stink pile of muck from the depths of frosty Lake Tahaso. Coyotes arrive in town, and mysterious attacks on domesticated animals occur at night. While the local police deem coyotes responsible for the attacks, Ling-Ling and her friends Chloe, Jada, and Pablo discover the truth: the tiny town is under the spell of a revived massive ancient Indian curse!

Author Laura J. Stegmaier has written children’s fiction in a variety of media, including graphic novels, internationally broadcast animated television series, audio books and comic strips. The deep woods surrounding her longtime home in the rural Northwest Hills of Connecticut, as well as her belief in otherworldly and paranormal phenomena, inspire her writing.

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For additional information, please visit www.linglingturner.com

Ling-Ling Turner, PPI: Mystery of the Rising Island

Laura J. Stegmaier

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2363-2                        92 pages                        $10.95 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.

New Novel Creates Intriguing Mystery Based on Today’s Headlines; Ian Greenham Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Justice Down” by Ian Greenham.

Author Ian Greenham turns current legal headlines into an unforgettable mystery in his latest book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Conservative Supreme Court Justice Damon King is quietly murdered in his study at home, and FBI Agent Dexter Chambeau is assigned to find which of King’s many enemies was responsible. 

Supreme Court Justice Damon King garnered many enemies during his 25 years on the nation’s highest court. His rigidly conservative opinions on gun rights, gay rights, abortion, and capital punishment played a crucial role in building hostility amongst left wing opponents, as much as it made him the darling of the far right. King was a harsh, distant parent, alienating his children through his uncompromising insistence on adherence to strictly conservative values. King and his fellow conservative judges were on the brink of overturning one of the most controversial liberal precedents of the last 50 years when he was found dead in his own home.

FBI agent Dexter Chambeau, a long-time bureau veteran, is called in to collar the criminal responsible. Chambeau is stymied by the large number of suspects, as King’s divisive rulings and abrasive personality have enraged any number of people. Every lead Chambeau follows turns into a dead end; the lack of evidence is maddening. Chambeau’s attraction to King’s divorced daughter, Eleanor, a journalist, only complicates his task. Will the seasoned veteran crack this high-profile case, or will justice be served better if King’s murderer eludes Chambeau’s grasp? Justice Down is an entertaining thriller, packed with twists and turns that will leave the reader wondering whodunit until the last pages are turned.

Author Ian Greenham, a native of Melbourne, Australia, worked as a lawyer with one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms before serving in the country’s diplomatic service. Eventually, he was recruited by a major U.S. bank, and after assignments spanning the globe, has settled in New York City. His abiding interest in the law and its social ramifications gave him the ballast for the controversial themes in this, his second novel.

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For additional information, please visit www.iangreenham.net

Justice Down

Ian Greenham

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2488-2                        324 pages                        $13.45 US

Available from Ingram, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

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.

New Book Presents Eclectic Mix of Views on Life by Dirk Q. Allen

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Notes for a Book” by Dirk Q. Allen

A former journalist presents a collection of short stories, commentary and essays in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Writing takes many forms and can capture the imagination of both the writer and the reader. A longtime writer – and former newspaper editor – shares his writing in this new collection of essays, fiction, columns and observations. Author Dirk Q. Allen explores the mysterious death of a young Army sergeant, offers three novel excerpts, observations, a lecture on journalism and commentary on a variety of subjects, including Santa Claus.

“Notes for a Book” features the true story of Laura Cecere, 26, a former high school athlete and Army sergeant who disappeared from Fort Campbell in 1996 and hasn’t been found since; her jawbone was mailed to a television station the next summer but the case remains unsolved. Allen showcases his imaginative side with a few chapters of fictional stories set in Providence, R.I.; Moscow; and New York City. His commentary features subjects that run the gamut, although most loosely connect to politics. Columns on U.S. involvement in the Middle East, Abraham Lincoln’s legacy as a president, the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the War on Terror and the economic embargo of Cuba mingle with a farewell to his newspaper career, singer Dusty Springfield’s death and a family wedding.

Aspiring journalists got a taste of his work with an overview lecture about a profession that requires writers to be the eyes and ears of a community and presenting “news you can use,” as he writes. Whether making thoughtful observations about hiring American workers, pithy comments about pasta or writing about a family tragedy, Allen’s writing, steeped in his years of experience as a communicator, commands attention.

Author Dirk Q. Allen, an award-winning writer, grew up in Lakewood, Ohio (suburban Cleveland) and Cincinnati and earned a degree at Brown University in Providence, R.I., serving as sports writer and sports editor at the Brown Daily Herald. Allen spent more than 20 years in the newspaper business. He was an adjunct professor for four years at Miami (Ohio) University and is director of admissions and media relations for Badin High School, a Catholic high school in Hamilton, Ohio. Allen’s first book, “Good Tears,” describes the 10-year run of Badin’s girls’ basketball program to the 1998 Ohio Division II state championship.

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

Notes for a Book

Dirk Q. Allen

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2387-8                        192 pages                        $14.95 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.

New Fiction by Daren Doucet Features Latest Antics of Supermarket Mogul

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Supermarket Guy III” by Daren Doucet.

Harold Wannapus, hero and supermarket chain mogul, is enjoying the peace and quiet that followed the incarceration of Jon Acadou, villain extraordinaire. Unfortunately for Harold, Acadou and his adopted son, Edmund, aren’t content to let things stand. As this new book reveals, Acadou experiences a strange religious conversion in the lock-up and decides he must escape and regain his rightful place at the helm of the Edmundo Market, Harold’s biggest competition. Acadou is shocked, however, to find that Edmund isn’t simply warming his father’s seat; he’s got an agenda of his own, and Acadou has no place within it. 

Harold remains confident he can defeat Edmund as easily as he once defeated Acadou, but Edmund’s mind-controlling concoction turns all of Harold’s friends and colleagues against him while forcing them to mindlessly follow all of Edmund’s dictates.  Can the former enemies declare a truce long enough to prevent Edmund from overtaking the world? Will the unlikely team manage to stop Edmund and his minions before the unthinkable happens? “The Supermarket Guy III” is fast-paced and funny, and the quips fly just as quickly as the punches. 

This is the third novel for author Daren Doucet, who ably creates a universe filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Daren Doucet is a native of Petit Rocher Sud, New Brunswick, Canada.

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

 

The Supermarket Guy III

Daren Doucet

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2071-6                        304 pages                        $15.49 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.

Gal Grifter Stars in Two Entertaining Novellas in D.E. Asher’s New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Olivia Jane Doe: A Con-Genre Double Feature” by Dylan Edward Asher.

A professional grifter has a series of adventures in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Parker is just minding his own business – which happens to be scamming anyone he runs across, including his boss – when he meets a girl who will change his life. That girl is Olivia Jane Doe, a good-looking grifter who scams the scam artist right away. This new book By Dylan Edward Asher contains two novellas starring Olivia: “The Fiddle Game” and “Run.”

“Olivia Jane Doe” begins with “The Fiddle Game,” and Parker’s involvement with Olivia. Getting involved with her in a big job leads to a whirlwind of twist and escalating cons. Parker thinks he can match wits with her, but Olivia may be holding all the cards. In “Run,” Olivia is the last one left to escape a job gone horribly wrong in a desolate Mexican town, and she’s on the run in a bullet-riddled Lexus. With her team sold out by someone who was supposed to help, Olivia must use all her wits to try to make it out of Mexico alive, even if she has to leave her score behind.

Author Dylan Edward Asher has crafted an entertaining romp through the world of con artists, with readers cheering for the daring Olivia and her brilliant scheming mind.

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

Olivia Jane Doe: A Con-Genre Double Feature

Dylan Edward Asher

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2046-4                        208 pages                        $12 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.

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.