Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Savvy Press Announces the Release of Quick Walk to Murder by jd daniels: Quick Walk to Murder is now available nationwide

Salem, New York – Savvy Press announces the release of Quick Walk to Murder. The latest mystery by acclaimed novelist jd daniels, Quick Walk To Murder is a fun, fresh, and feisty tale set against the backdrop of a funky Southwest Florida fishing village.

Quick Walk to Murder opens with the murder of the son of a local crab fisher folk family. Young Jessie Murphy, an artist from Cambridge, MA who solved a homicide the previous season on the island, joins forces with two quirky, but savvy locals in hopes of bringing the murderer to justice. In her search for the reasons behind the murder, Jessie uncovers hidden—and frighteningly disturbing—relationships between the victim and many of his acquaintances.  Among them? A local crab fisherman who secretly hired the young man, the victim’s girlfriend and her over-protective brother, the victim’s college roommate, an adviser at college, a psychic, the victim’s mother and two strangers who show up on the island with badges.  With no shortage of suspects, Jessie launches a pulse-quickening investigation that  leads her to death’s door. But through her own power of reasoning and feisty Irish refusal to not finish a job once begun, Jessie uncovers a startling, surprising ending.

Quick Walk to Murder has received this high advance praise:

“A quick-paced murder mystery with more twists and turns than Matlacha Pass. A great ‘summer read’ or ‘winter read’ for snowbirds.”    
 –  Pine Island Eagle

jd daniels is a mystery writer who divides her time between Southwest Florida and Iowa City, Iowa. She has also lived, written prose and poetry, and taught writing at the college level in Boston, Massachusetts and Ankara, Turkey.  She’s published five books, receiving an Iowa Arts Grant for her biography and reached the top of a best seller list for her book of poetry. Over the years, she has worked as a college professor, an aerobics instructor, a bartender, a restorer of historic homes, a landlady and has learned the art of carpentry, dry walling and bookmaking.  Quick Walk to Murder is the second release in the Jessie Murphy mystery series.   Through Pelican Eyes, the first Jessie Murphy mystery, was released in 2014. Visit jd daniels online at:

Founded in 2001, Savvy Press ( is an independent book publisher.  Savvy Press, along with its imprints Gowanus Books and SAGA SF, has published Quick Walk to Murder in paperback (ISBN:  978-1508823070, 234 pages, $9.99) and eBook (ASIN: B01CRQK50K, 234 pages, $3.99) editions

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone (615) 297-9875, or by

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