Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Hole in One by Judy Pena Sheluk - Blurb Blitz and Giveaway

A Hole in One
by Judy Penz Sheluk


GENRE: Mystery



Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse.

They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as the Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name—even if they’re not entirely convinced of his innocence.

Dogged by incriminating online posts from an anonymous blogger, they track down leads from Emily’s ex-fiancĂ© (and the woman he left Emily for), an Elvis impersonator, and a retired antiques mall vendor with a secret of her own.

All trails lead to a mysterious cult that may have something to do with the murder. Can Arabella and Emily identify the killer before the murderer comes after them?



Arabella Carpenter let the others go first. All three managed to clear the pond with their tee shot and land on the green, but not one was anywhere close to getting a hole in one. Arabella breathed a sigh of relief—since they were sponsoring the contest, their foursome might not be eligible to win, but it still freaked her out to think someone else might. She went through her mental prep, took her swing, and watched as her ball went directly into the woods.

“Hey, you made it over the water,” Hudson said, hopping into his cart. “For someone just starting out, that’s not a bad shot.”

Arabella caught Emily’s look and smiled. He really was a nice guy. “Thanks, Hudson. Whether I can find my ball is an entirely different story. Why don’t I look for it while you guys putt in? I’m sure one of you will be able to make the shot.”

They crossed the pond on a wooden bridge just wide enough for their golf carts, parked on the path next to the hole, and grabbed their putters. Luke, Hudson, and Emily went to the green and began debating which ball to hit. Arabella trundled over to the woods, feeling stupid and hoping like hell it wasn’t infested with poison ivy. The woods were thicker than she’d expected. She walked in a couple of feet, using her putter to push the branches aside.

That’s when she started to scream.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

An Amazon international bestselling author, Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of two mystery series: The Glass Dolphin Mysteries (THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE and A HOLE IN ONE) and The Marketville Mysteries (SKELETONS IN THE ATTIC). Her short crime fiction appears is included in several collections, including LIVE FREE OR TRI.

Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Regional Representative for Toronto/Southern Ontario.
Find Judy on her website/blog at, where she interviews and showcases the works of other authors and blogs about the writing life.

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Judy Penz Sheluk will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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March 22: Stuffed with Lurv
March 23: BooksChatter
March 27: Natural Bri
March 27: Readeropolis
March 28: XoXo Book Blog
March 29: Mixed Book Bag
April 2: The Avid Reader
April 5: Edgar's Books
April 5: Notes From a Romantic's Heart - review
April 6: Bookaholic - review
April 10: Harlie's Books
April 12: Journey of a Bookseller - review
April 12: Sapphyria's Books
April 13: B-Gina Review
April 13: It's Raining Books


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks for hosting! Thanks Lisa, good to see you here again.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading the excerpt! Congrats on the tour and thank you for the chance to win.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks for reading, Carole.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks Rita.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt!

kim hansen said...

Enjoyed the excerpt.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

thanks Victoria and Kim