Checking in With Judith Erwin and Her New Mystery Book

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Checking in With Judith Erwin and Her New Mystery Book entitled “The Price of Murder” which is book 3 in the Shephard & Associates book series. It was published in January 2024. The series centers around Jake, a private investigator who is a hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners, generation X kind of guy.

An excerpt from the First book in the series:

The ruggedly handsome cowboy, Jake Shepherd, is the man to have on your side. A top-notch PI and former FBI agent with a Yale law degree, he can shoot the wings off of a mosquito at 100 yards, read a suspect like a restaurant menu, and catch the eye of the ladies. On the job, Jake offends clients, maneuvers suspects, and takes full advantage of a unique relationship with his former FBI supervisor—always in the pursuit of justice

Book Synopsis

The Price of Murder by Judith ErwinHaving served as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team member, Jake Shepherd is accustomed to rushing into danger when others escape. Despite his lack of social diplomacy and lack of patience with dishonesty, his experience and training, combined with his intelligence and intuitive nature, make him one of the most respected, sought-after investigators in the country.

When an upscale, oceanfront home on Florida’s Atlantic Coast is robbed of multi-million-dollar art, and the lady of the house, an oil heiress, is killed, local law enforcement initially believes the crime was an innocent home invasion. Jake is hired to investigate by the insurance carrier’s head of fraud, aided by Scarlett Kavanaugh.

Upon examining the file and conferring with the lead detectives, Jake remains certain that there is still more to uncover, directing his gaze toward the husband. Despite Rick Jameson having a solid alibi, Jake suspects he may be concealing something. With the involvement of the FBI’s Art Theft Team, more fatalities occur and new individuals become potential suspects. As Jake collaborates with both the detectives and FBI agents, unforeseen incidents intensify the urgency to identify the mastermind behind the illegal activity–and those at risk of being implicated in it.

Author Bio

Judith Erwin, a highly acclaimed author, has written nine best-selling novels and is currently working on her tenth and eleventh. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she has spent most of her life in Florida, where she currently resides. With a background as an attorney and freelance writer/photographer who specialized in theater and dance,

Judith draws upon her diverse experiences in the legal system and arts community to create captivating storylines and well-developed characters. During her 22-year career as a lawyer, she interacted with a wide range of individuals including convicted felons, drug dealers, domestic abusers, abuse victims, and those struggling with mental health issues such as schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, and bipolar disorder – as well as experts in psychology and addiction.

Her journalism career provided opportunities to interview renowned celebrities like Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and legendary actor James Best. Judith’s photography has been featured in publications showcasing famous figures such as Red Skelton, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Gregory Hines. Proving that it is never too late to fulfill one’s passions or change career paths.

If you want to read her author profile page we created for Judith on our site CLICK HERE

The Author Has a TikTok Channel TOO!

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I am a retired medical office worker who sold everything, bought an old RV and began traveling around the state of Florida with her mother and youngest daughter. My mother has since passed and I work on my books, blogs and websites in the rural quiet of Suwannee County Florida.

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