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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.

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.

Missing Diamonds Provide Gem of Case to Teen Mystery Solver; E.J. Montgomery Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” by E.J. Montgomery.

A teenager and her friends tackle another mystery – this one close to home — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Mysteries seem to have a way of popping up when teenager Hailey Walker is around. In this new second book in the Hailey Walker mystery series, Hailey has just returned to school in Hinsdale, Ill., after summer vacation and can’t concentrate on school work. Instead, she and her friends, Alison and Brad, work to track down a couple of jewel thieves who want to steal artificial diamonds. When a college teacher goes missing, the trio are convinced the disappearance is related to the robberies.

“Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor” continues in the same spirit as the first mystery starring the energetic teen. A talk from a teacher and private investigator in career class leads Hailey and Alison to take his college course. When he tells the girls about fake diamonds being stolen and his work on the case, Hailey knows she’s found the next mystery to solve. The investigator disappears, however, and his office has been ransacked. An overheard conversation suggests a possible lead in the diamond case, so Hailey concocts a potentially risky plan. Their investigation leads to a special collection of gems named for the zodiac and a gospel interpretation of the constellations, such as Leo the Lion symbolizing Christ the King. Can the teens solve the mystery before diamonds go missing or – even more importantly – something happens to the professor?

Author E.J. Montgomery is already working on the next book in the series, “Hailey Walker and the Haunted Bell Tower.” She and her husband live in western Pennsylvania. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and writes stories that reveal God’s love and mercy, and her writing includes personal experiences of God working in people’s lives.

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

Hailey Walker and the Mystery of the Absent Professor

E.J. Montgomery

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2068-6                        180 pages                        $13.95 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 Release Supernatural Thriller of Deception and Mystery; Book by Fredrick S. dela Cruz

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Returning Blaze: Through Flesh and Bone” by Fredrick S. dela Cruz.

As you read the first sentence of the novel, you know that the world is askew, because the sky “shimmers beautifully light green, completely enveloping the earth in an unnatural hue.” But can the one to set the world aright be a man lost in grief, alcohol, and bitter seclusion? A man withered away by the untimely death of his wife and little boy?

“Returning Blaze: Through Flesh and Bone” delivers riveting mystery and one gripping revelation after another. First, the story unfolds as two FBI agents struggle to solve a series of gruesome murders. Their only clues are the strange symbols tattooed on the victims’ wrists and a tiny blood-red pearl-like object lodged in their ears. The victims, drained of blood, are the aftermath of a supernatural being that seeks a rare, unique blood in order to augment its own innate power.

Then, there is the unnamed hero, the man isolated from the world by his grief. “The hero is nameless for a length of time in the story,” author Fredrick S. dela Cruz explains, “in order to build a mystique around the character. The reader wonders, who is he? What are his origins? What is he?” He is tormented by dreams and flashbacks of memories long forgotten, memories of a past in which he knows he did not live, and eras in history of which he could not have been part. How could they be his memories? Gradually, he begins to wield abilities that no other human has, and the symbol found on the victims’ wrists is the same one mysteriously materializing on his own wrist.

Next, you see an enigmatic hooded man as the master puppeteer, wielding deception. On one hand, he orchestrates the offences of the bloodthirsty being. But on the other, he draws out the hero from seclusion, manipulating and forcing him to try to stop the murders. Moreover, he executes a scheme to annihilate cities around the globe. Even so, he must vanquish his own personal demons.

Lastly, an entity, with the form like a black smoke of death, makes its bargains with humans and manipulates them to their destruction. Having the ability to traverse time and space, it eventually traps the nameless hero in an inescapable deception, preventing him from saving the world.

Author Fredrick S. dela Cruz brings the captivating plot lines gracefully together into a thrilling ending you could not have foreseen. The novel is a product of his love for writing since his early teens. Of Filipino and Norwegian descent, he has lived in Southern California since his childhood.

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

Returning Blaze: Through Flesh and Bone

Fredrick S. dela Cruz

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1891-1                        532 pages                        $24.95 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.

Leslie MacDill Weaves Engrossing Family Tale in New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Lies We Were Told” by Leslie MacDill.

A troubled Southerner feels compelled to explore his family roots in this new novel released by Dog Ear Publishing. His trip across the ocean leads to some surprising discoveries.

When an American begins searching for his heritage, he uncovers dark mysteries starting with his dead father and stretching back more than 200 years. Aidan MacEwan stars in this new book that features a tale of deception that throws the unquestioned MacEwan family history into chaos. Aidan’s search leads him from the South to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where he must confront his own demons – in this world and beyond – with the help of an old Caribbean healer and others he encounters.

In “Lies We Were Told,” the author draws on his own Scots-Irish heritage in telling the story of Aidan, a writer and devoted music lover who begins his quest by meeting his half-brother Gordon in a British pub. A health scare introduces him to Jasmine, a nurse who recognizes that Aidan is more than he appears and his very soul is in danger. She and her grandmother, a priestess, have been waiting to help him. Gordon, concerned about Aidan’s project, has him investigated and turns up some troubling things. Relationships become complicated, as does the research when Aidan learns his ancestral village in Ireland was destroyed, reportedly by a witch, and people around him start dying. Will Aidan be able to complete his quest and gain happiness or will disaster strike?

Author Leslie MacDill began life as an Air Force brat, moving to Okinawa, Japan, from the South for the first three years of his life when his father was deployed there. His career choices have ranged from judicial assistant to 18-wheeler driver, professional musician and on-air radio announcer. The accomplished cook has a degree from Florida State University and has practiced Tibetan healing medicine, Zen Buddhism, shamanism and advanced energy medicine.

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

Lies We Were Told

Leslie MacDill

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9857-6821-8                        328 pages                        $15.99 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.