Judy Penz Sheluk

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An Amazon international bestselling author, Judy Penz Sheluk writes two mystery series: the Glass Dolphin Mysteries (The Hanged Man's Noose; A Hole in One) and the Marketville Mysteries (Skeletons in the Attic; Past & Present).
Her short crime fiction appears in several collections.

In her less mysterious pursuits, Judy works as a freelance writer and editor; her articles have appeared regularly in dozens of U.S. and Canadian consumer and trade publications.

Judy is also a member of Sisters in Crime International, Sisters in Crime - Guppies, Sisters in Crime - Toronto, International Thriller Writers, the South Simcoe Arts Council, the Short Fiction Mystery Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she serves on the Board of Directors re
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I chose to use my real name because I had a magazine publishing history and hoped that would bring some folks to my book, especially in the antiques community.

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I'm an unabashed fan of Fiona Barton and her Kate Waters series and this book didn't disappoint. Barton has a way of allowing the reader inside the heads of her characters, and she's adept at handling multiple POVs. Looking forward to book #4.
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“There are times when you have to commit a crime to prevent an even bigger one. At least, that’s what I tell myself when I can’t sleep at night.”
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“Make time to write every day. The writing muscle is like any other muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes.”
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