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Heel Turn

 

At the age of twenty-three, Sheila Hampton was arrested, tried and convicted for murdering her husband, wealthy Derek Hampton. Now, twenty-five years later and with her conviction overturned, Sheila is released from prison, only to be arrested days later for murdering the prosecutor, now retired, who originally sent her away.

Attorney Bernie Lyman has a personal interest in her case, and he hires Sam Quinton to help prove his client’s innocence. But as Sam digs farther into the case, he begins to ferret out the truth of what happened to Sheila and Derek a quarter century before and finds himself wondering why Sheila’s former in-laws are so determined to get in his way.

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Kevin Doyle

A high-school teacher, former college instructor and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of two crime novels, The Group and When You Have to Go There, published by MuseItUp Publications, and one horror novel, The Litter, published by Night to Dawn Magazine and Books. This year will see the release of the first book in his Sam Quinton mystery series, Squatter’s Rights, by Camel Press. He has had numerous short horror stories published in small press magazines. Doyle teaches English and public speaking at a high school in Missouri.

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Chapter One

Private detective and former pro wrestler Sam Quinton gets plunged into a murder mystery a quarter of a century old in Heel Turn. CHAPTER ONE In the middle of a Wednesday morning in September, with the droves of college students having recently completed their trek...

Slightly Longer Snippet

“I doubt that will be necessary, Mr. Quinton,” George said. “And I think you’re slightly confused about us. Our only desire through any of this is to make sure that our brother’s killer is held to account for her actions.” “You held her to account for going on a...