Contact: John G. Bluck
Contact: Patience Bramlett
Rough Edges Press
Livermore, Calif., June 14, 2023: “Death in the Holler,” the first of three mystery/thriller novels in John G. Bluck's Luke Ryder series, is now available for preorder with a new cover at many on-line vendors.
“Death in the Holler” was previously published, but will be re-released July 4 by Rough Edges Press. The Luke Ryder fictional character is a Kentucky deputy sheriff. This novel is the story of how Ryder solves a murder that takes place on a Kentucky farm's food plot.
“It reads like a movie: short chapters focusing on a single scene,” according to one reader.
Description of the book:
MURDER, ADDICTION, AND REDEMPTION COLLIDE IN THIS ENTHRALLING SMALL-TOWN MYSTERY.
Kentucky Game Warden Luke Ryder is an alcoholic on the verge of losing his job. But when a Louisville gangster is found dead in rural Kentucky—on the first day of muzzle-loader hunting season—a chance for Luke to prove his worth strikes.
Asked to help with the investigation by County Sheriff Jim Pike, Luke works on the case while also confronting his addiction and using his innate detective skills to uncover clues and track down the killer.
Along the way, he discovers that the murdered man came to the Holler for a specific reason—a reason that might connect to a larger conspiracy. Suddenly, solving this murder is the perfect opportunity for Luke to turn his life around and become a deputy sheriff.
The true question is…can Luke Ryder find the killer before something more menacing comes to the Holler?
You can preorder e-book copies or paperbacks after visiting https://geni.us/LukeRyderOne. Also, you can preorder paperbacks at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-in-the-holler-john-g-bluck/1143580522.
The second book in the Luke Ryder series, “Murder at NASA,” is slated for release on July 25. Ryder goes undercover at a NASA center in California to investigate a cold case murder.
The third book, “Mayhem at Sea,” is a thriller to be published on Aug. 15. While on an Alaska vacation cruise, Ryder deals with pirates who hijack the ship and demand ransom payments.
Bluck recently signed a seven-year literary contract with Wolfpack Publishing doing business as Rough Edges Press.
“We’re excited to be taking on Bluck’s Luke Ryder series,” said Patience Bramlett, an editor at Rough Edges Press. “These exquisite crime thrillers offer a refreshing spin on the over-inflated thriller genre—in the best way possible.”
Bluck and his wife, Sheryl, are residents of Livermore, Calif. Bluck retired from NASA after thirty years of service. Prior to that, he was an engineer at ABC radio network, and he also filmed daytime crime in Washington, D.C., for WMAL-TV (now WJLA-TV). Earlier, during the Vietnam War, he served in the Army as a journalist at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
Founded in 2013, Wolfpack Publishing (http://www.wolfpackpublishing.com) is an award-winning independent publishing company based in Las Vegas, Nev. Wolfpack was named as one of the fastest-growing independent publishers of 2022 by Publisher’s Weekly magazine and one of Inc. Magazine’s fast-growing private companies in 2021 and 2022.
Each book in the series will be available for purchase on Amazon and other on-line vendors and bookstores. Booksellers may obtain paperback copies from IngramSpark or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, booksellers in the United Kingdom may contact Gardners and other book distributors in the UK to buy books in the Luke Ryder series.
"Death in the Holler" Paperback:
· ISBN-10 : 1685493076
· ISBN-13 : 978-1685493073
· Item Weight: 10.5 ounces
· Dimensions: 5 x 0.83 x 8 inches
"Death in the Holler" Ebook:
· ISBN: 978-1-68549-306-6
· ASIN: B0C7K9Z7F1
For more information, visit Bluck's website: http://www.bluckart.com and his Rough Edges Press webpage, https://roughedgespress.com/project/john-g-bluck/. Readers can subscribe to Bluck’s e-mail list at http://eepurl.com/cJh_pP
Copyright 2023 John G. Bluck