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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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