New Release Mondays: Skeletons in the Attic by Judy Penz Sheluk (& a giveaway!)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00072]I’m so excited to announce my newest book on New Release Mondays. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a Kindle copy of  Skeletons in the Attic (if you’ve already bought it through pre-order,  I can gift you any one of my other books available on Amazon). One winner will be selected at random on August 26th. Good luck!

Author Name: Judy Penz Sheluk

Book Title: Skeletons in the Attic

Book Genre: Mystery

Release Date: August 21, 2016

Synopsis: Calamity (Callie) Barnstable isn’t surprised to learn she’s the sole beneficiary of her late father’s estate, though she is shocked to discover she has inherited a house in the town of Marketville—a house she didn’t know existed. However, there are conditions attached to Callie’s inheritance: she must move to Marketville, live in the house, and solve her mother’s murder.

Callie’s not keen on dredging up a thirty-year-old mystery, but if she doesn’t do it, there’s a scheming psychic named Misty Rivers who is more than happy to expose the Barnstable family secrets. Determined to thwart Misty and fulfill her father’s wishes, Callie accepts the challenge. But is she ready to face the skeletons hidden in the attic?

Excerpt: Leith Hampton placed the will in front of him, smoothing an invisible crease with a well-manicured hand, the nails showing evidence of a vigorous buffing. I wondered what kind of man went in for a mani-pedi—I was surmising on the pedi—and decided it was the kind of man who billed his services out for five hundred dollars an hour.

He cleared his throat and stared at me with those intense blue eyes. “Are you sure you’re ready, Calamity? I know how close you were to your father.”

I flinched at the Calamity. Folks called me Callie or they didn’t call me at all. Only my dad had been allowed to call me Calamity, and even then only when he was seriously annoyed with me, and never in public. It was a deal we’d made back in elementary school. Kids can be cruel enough without the added incentive of a name like Calamity.

As for being ready, I’d been ready for the past ninety-plus minutes. I’d been ready since I first got the call telling me my father had been involved in an unfortunate occupational accident. That’s how the detached voice on the other end of the phone had put it. An unfortunate occupational accident.

I knew at some point I’d have to face the fact that my dad wasn’t coming back, that we’d never again argue over politics or share a laugh while watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory. Knew that one day I’d sit down and have a good long cry, but right now wasn’t the time, and this certainly wasn’t the place. I’d long ago learned to store my feelings into carefully constructed compartments. I leveled Leith with a dry-eyed stare and nodded.

“I’m ready.”

Did I pique your interest? If so, you can read a larger excerpt from Skeletons in the Attic on Amazon.

IMG_4019About the Author:

Judy Penz Sheluk’s debut mystery novel, The Hanged Man’s Noose, the first in the Glass Dolphin Mystery series, was published in July 2015 by Barking Rain Press.

Skeletons in the Attic, Judy’s second novel, and the first in her Marketville Mystery series, was published in August 2016 by Imajin Books. Read the complete bio here.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment for you chance to win a Kindle copy  of Skeletons in the Attic: if you’ve already bought it through pre-order, I can gift you any one of my other books available on Amazon

Good Luck! And thank you for reading my blog.


14 responses to “New Release Mondays: Skeletons in the Attic by Judy Penz Sheluk (& a giveaway!)

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Elaine. Sounds like your son might be able to help you write mysteries! I’ll email you with info on the blog.

  2. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Good luck, Michael! And thanks for pre-ordering Skeletons.

  3. Judy Penz Sheluk


  4. elainefaber4u

    Sounds like a fun book. As another Sister in Crime, I also write mystery.. and my son is an attorney… so there.. we have something in common. Blessings for a successful continued writing career.
    Elaine.faber@mindcandymysteries. (I’d love to be hosted on your blog… by the way).

  5. Judy, congratulations on the release of ‘Skeletons in the Attic!’ I’ve already pre-ordered it at Amazon, so I’m looking forward to winning a certain other book that’s “Hanging” around my TBR list! Thanks for the contest, and best wishes for a successful new mystery!

  6. Um Judy, about the bookmarks you mentioned on Dru’s site. I’m the swag lady of the Brooklyn and Queens County libraries. I visit 3 branches in each county. So if you would like me to add you to the rather large list of authors I do this for send me an e-mail and I’ll give you my mailing address.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Ryan…we’ve come a long way, you and me…

  8. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Doward. thanks, too, for signing up for my newsletter!

  9. Judy Penz Sheluk

    thank you Sheri!

  10. Congratulations, Judy – what a great premise! My pre-ordered copy’s been delivered, and looking forward to diving in.

  11. Doward Wilson

    Sounds like two wonderful series I need to read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Sounds wonderful, Judy. Very excited for you and I look forward to reading this next mystery! I don’t remember if I’ve pre-ordered, but I would love a signed copy. Enjoy another wonderful exciting event!

  13. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Good to hear from you Karen! And thank you for pre-ordering. Good luck in the giveaway.

  14. Karen Johnson

    Congratulations! I pre-ordered it and will be doing the deep-dive soon.

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