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The Anchor

Jen has toiled away in television news, just waiting for a big break. And at the same time she finally gets a shot at the promotion opportunity she’s waited years for, head anchor for the nightly newscast, an unseen, shadowy man is desperate for her to notice him. When messages and well wishes don’t do the trick, her mysterious admirer intends to do anything necessary to make Jen a success and snare her attention, even if it means attacking her fiancé and killing off her competition.

Out Now!

March 8

Double Frame

Everyone acknowledges Felix Thayer’s intelligence. But if he’s so smart, why does he appear to have murdered a co-worker in such an unbelievably sloppy, obvious manner? His wife wants answers and hires Sam Quinton to find them, whether those answers exonerate her husband or send him to death row.

Published By Camel Press

March 23

One Helluva gig

Rob Jeffers has it all: fame, money, and the life of a rock and roll star. Frank Peters is a regular guy, a newspaper reporter who just happens to have a passing acquaintance with the Great Jeffers. As Jeffers’s career shoots up, Peters’s fortunes follow in his wake.

And when Jeffers passes away at the height of his fame, Peters’s life begins a steady unravelling. Until a chance encounter on a minor story gives him a new outlook on the celebrity lifestyle, and new hope for his own future.

Published by The Wild Rose Press

Nominated for a Shamus Award

Squatter’s Rights 

Lowlife Nicky LeBow made a habit of hiding out in strangers’ homes. No one noticed him until the day he entered the wrong house and found himself targeted by both cops and crooks.

Sam Quinton, private investigator and former professional wrestler, didn’t care much about Nicky either, until the squatter ended up dead, and an elderly couple quietly living out their golden years became the killers’ next targets.

Squatter’s Rights is the first book in the Sam Quinton Mystery series.

Sam is a lovable tough guy and makes a great protagonist.


A good read that surfs the ever-changing waves of good and evil.

Sandy Penny

A great start to a new series! This fast paced detective novel was certainly a page turner.

Michele Wicker

The Author

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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Well, everything is signed and secured, so I can now make official announcement. Night to Dawn Magazine and Books has secured the rights to bring out my standalone mystery, The Anchor. Between fall of 2019 and end of summer 2021, I was super busy and somehow managed...

Final Stop

The final stop on the Gig release tour is today. Many thanks to Westveil Publishing and everyone else who took part. Winner of the giveaway to be announced soon

Almost a Wrap

Here's the next-to-last stop on the One Helluva Gig blog tour, All the Ups and Downs. I'd like to thank them for helping host the tour: