Beware the Shill (Paperback)

By John Shepphird

Down & Out Books, 9781943402366, 178pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2016

List Price: 10.95*
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Description

Nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novella

Life can turn on a dime against the jagged cliffs of California's Central Coast...

Bruised, battered, but determined, Jane Innes must navigate a tangled web of deception, depravity and murder, and turn the tables on cunning swindlers. Using the art of deception, this out-of-work actress embarks on a daring caper-her last chance to take down a deadly adversary.

Following THE SHILL and KILL THE SHILL, BEWARE THE SHILL concludes this thrilling trilogy from Shamus Award-winning author John Shepphird.

Praise for the Shill books:

"Sly, sexy and surprising, THE SHILL is a darkly comic Hollywood tale of a not-so-innocent out-of-work actress being groomed for larceny." -Wallace Stroby, author of The Devil's Share, Shoot the Woman First, and Cold Shot to the Heart

" THE SHILL is] a fast-paced heist story filled with colorful characters and interesting plot twists." -S.W. Lauden, author of Crosswise

" KILL THE SHILL is] a fast and hard ride into a con trick. Told by a writer who pulls no punches this does not disappoint." -Richard Godwin, author of Wrong Crowd

"Hell hath no fury like an actress duped. Revenge is the motivation, deception the means to get even in this exciting crime thriller." -Scott Adlerberg, author of Spiders and Flies and Jungle Horses, on KILL THE SHILL

Meet the Author: John Shepphird is a Shamus Award-winning author and writer/director of TV movies. His three "Shill" novellas were inspired by noir master James M. Cain; it is a terse, tense, and twist-filled trilogy with a cast of characters immersed in the art of deception, depravity, and murder. Author's website: JohnShepphird.com.