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Wednesday 2 March 2016

☀ The Hanged Man's Noose: Glass Dolphin Mysteries [1] - Judy Penz Sheluk

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Hanged Man's Noose, a Mystery by (, Barking Rain Press, 180 pages).

This is the first book in the Glass Dolphin Mysteries series.

Don't miss our interview with author Judy Penz Sheluk.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first five chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Judy Penz Sheluk will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in a 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 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 the Glass Dolphin 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.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Arabella Carpenter arrived at the Glass Dolphin to find a slender woman in a thin coat shivering by the front door. Arabella had made similar wardrobe miscalculations in November, a month where the prevailing Lount’s Landing winds could be as unpredictable as an eBay auction.
     “Sorry to keep you waiting, but we’re not open until Saturday.” Arabella pointed to a sign in the window. Something was vaguely familiar about the woman, though she couldn’t stick a pin in it. Early thirties. Hazel eyes with a bit of a fleck. Dark brown hair tied into a ponytail, a red knit beret sloped back from her forehead. She wears it well, Arabella thought with a touch of envy. Her own attempts at beret wearing had resulted in the rather unflattering look of a Victorian shower cap crossed with a tea cozy.
     Mind you, the Coach handbag Beret Girl carried was definitely a knockoff. The single rows of Coach’s signature C’s, versus double, the way the C’s didn’t quite line up at the center. It was a dead giveaway.
     Arabella prided herself on her ability to spot the real from the reproduction. The antiques world was full of fakes. But not the Glass Dolphin. Within her walls, everything would be original, from the exposed beam ceiling and the carefully restored pine plank floors to the merchandise she sold.
     Authenticity mattered.

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About the Author

Judy Penz Sheluk’s début mystery, The Hanged Man’s Noose: A Glass Dolphin Mystery was released in July 2015 through Barking Rain Press.

Her short crime fiction appears in The Whole She-Bang 2, World Enough and Crime, and Flash and Bang.

In her less mysterious pursuits, Judy is the Senior Editor for New England Antiques Journal and the Editor for Home BUILDER Magazine.

Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, International Thriller Writers, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society.

Find Judy on her website, where she blogs about the writing life and interviews other authors.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks so much for hosting me and I LOVE the way you have set everything up on this page and on the interview. Really creative and inspired.

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great teaser! Thanks for sharing :)

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Victoria! I hope you had time to read the Q&A. They did such a nice job of that page, the layout is amazing.

BooksChatter said...

Hi Judy, thank you :-)
And thank you for popping by.
Apologies for not being around today... I have the flu :-(

Hope you are having a great tour!
Cuddles to Gibbs :-)


Unknown said...

This sounds like an exciting book. I love mysteries. Thank you for sharing the post and the giveaway!

Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Ree. You can read the first four chapters free at
Good luck in the giveaway.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

I appreciate you following the tour Nikolina!

Victoria Alexander said...

I actually didn't see that post, I'll hop over now though :)

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...


Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Eva. Hope you can read the Q&A as well. They did such a great job of the layout. Lots of pix!