Now Available from Down & Out Books: BEWARE THE SHILL, a Tale of Deception by John Shepphird

Beware the Shill by John Shepphird
Beware the Shill by John Shepphird
TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 17, 2016 - PRLog -- Shamus Award-winning author John Shepphird concludes the tale of struggling actress Jane Innes in BEWARE THE SHILL, the third and final book of his crime thriller trilogy, a story that leads to a tangled maze of deception, depravity, and murder. It is now available in trade paperback and ebook formats.

"This has been a terrific series to date," said Eric Campbell, publisher of Down & Out Books, "and this final entry in it concludes in a manner befitting its subtitle as a tale of deception."


Life can turn on a dime against the jagged cliffs of California's Central Coast …

Bruised, battered, but determined, Jane Innes must navigate a tangled web of deception, depravity and murder, and turn the tables on cunning swindlers. Using the art of deception, this out-of-work actress embarks on a daring caper — her last chance to take down a deadly adversary.

Following THE SHILL and KILL THE SHILL, BEWARE THE SHILL concludes this thrilling trilogy from Shamus Award-winning author John Shepphird.Praise for KILL THE SHILL …

Praise for The Shill Series …

"Sly, sexy and surprising, THE SHILL is a darkly comic Hollywood tale of a not-so-innocent out-of-work actress being groomed for larceny." — Wallace Stroby, author of The Devil's Share, Shoot the Woman First, and Cold Shot to the Heart

"[THE SHILL is] a fast-paced heist story filled with colorful characters and interesting plot twists." — S.W. Lauden, author of Crosswise

"[KILL THE SHILL is] a fast and hard ride into a con trick. Told by a writer who pulls no punches this does not disappoint." — Richard Godwin, author of Wrong Crowd

"Hell hath no fury like an actress duped. Revenge is the motivation, deception the means to get even in this exciting crime thriller."  — Scott Adlerberg, author of Spiders and Flies and Jungle Horses, on KILL THE SHILL

Meet the Author …

John Shepphird is a Shamus Award winning author and writer/director of television films. He lives with his family in Southern California.

About Down & Out Books …

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books ( is an independent publisher of crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, or to request an interview with the authors, contact

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