In brief, you should know the following about the author: Judy Douglas Knauer was traditionally published in farm magazines, with Berkley/Jove Publishing of New York, and as a Central Illinois weekly editor/reporter/photographer - career in that order. As an award-winning journalist, her specialties were feature writing and investigative reporting.
A Central Illinois journalist (1988-1995), Judy Douglas Knauer never shied from controversial news. She hiked with a reformed devil worshiper to a secluded sacrificial site; interviewed a felon while sitting on his cell bunk; had her job threatened by a City Police Chief; an embezzler’s relative; and, the father of a convicted pipe bomb killer. Hard news, investigative reporting, features, and a column garnered 13 awards – eight from Illinois Press Association. Berkley/Jove bought her first novel. Judy writes the Manny Shepherd PI series: 1st, “A DIRTY WAY TO DIE”; thrillers: “BAD CATHOLICS”; recent: “OVER THE EDGE”, J.D. Knauer.
Her latest novel "OVER THE EDGE" J.D. KNAUER, garnered the following blurb:
"JD Knauer's done put the thrill back into the thriller novel with a deft hand, weaving a complex and fascinating tale of mayhem in a style rivaling Patricia Cornwell and making James Patterson look like a boy scout by comparison."
-- Robert W. Walker, author of The Edge of Instinct, Dead On, and more.