Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Hole In One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery by Judy Penz Sheluk

A Hole In One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery
by Judy Penz Sheluk

About the Book

A Hole In One: A Glass Dolphin Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Barking Rain Press (March 6, 2018)
Paperback: 178 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1941295731
Digital ASIN: B079VJLVQ4

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?

About the 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). Judy’s short crime fiction appears is several collections. She 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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Interview with Judy Penz Sheluk

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

It’s a bit of both. I’m a complete pantser, meaning I write without an outline, so outside of having a basic premise (i.e. In A HOLE IN ONE, my protagonist’s antiques shop is sponsoring a hole in one contest at a charity golf tournament. She hits her ball into the woods and stumbles upon a corpse). Once I’ve got the premise, and I’m ready to start writing, I aim for a chapter a day, five days a week (though it could be any five days, not necessarily Monday to Friday).  Now that I’ve written two Glass Dolphin Mysteries, and currently writing book three, my characters have very defined personalities. That means sometimes I’m in control, but if I face writer’s block, I know my character is trying to tell me something and I try to listen.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

I like to call this series “Amateur Sleuth with an Edge.” If you’re looking for a clever cozy without cats, crafts or cookie recipes, the Glass Dolphin series is for you. And although the murder takes place on a golf course, you don’t have to like or even understand golf to enjoy the book.

Have you written any other books that are not published?

I have another series, the Marketville Mysteries. SKELETONS IN THE ATTIC is the first book in that series. The second book should be out this fall. I’m currently working on a standalone suspense/mystery but I’ve got miles to go before I sleep.

Pen or typewriter or computer?

Pen and paper and computer. I’m always jotting down notes and have notebooks everywhere. But I write on a computer. I can’t begin to imagine writing using a typewriter, all those carbon papers and liquid paper and no way to cut and paste!

Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I’m always willing to answer writing-related questions. There’s a contact form on my website, If your book club picks one of my books, I’ll send bookmarks and I’ll also answer book club questions for your meeting.

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  1. Thank you for the information on "A Hole In One" and the interview with it's author Judy Penz Sheluk as well as for being part of the book tour.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
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  2. Thanks for hosting me today Teresa! And thanks Kay for adding A HOLE IN ONE to your TBR list.