Aesthetics of Film Noir Sit on the Pages of Sharon Healy-Yang's Newest Mystery

WORCESTER, Mass. - Aug. 23, 2021 - PRLog -- "Always Play the Dark Horse", the third installment of Sharon Healy-Yang's Jessica Minton Mystery series, releases August 24th, 2021. "Always Play the Dark Horse" shows significant transformation in main character Jessica Minton; Jessica has grown from the strong woman who felt she had to prove herself to the strong woman who is confident in having proved herself.

Jessica Minton's growth is displayed in "Always Play the Dark Horse" through visual writing that carries through all of Healy-Yang's work. As a former film and literature professor at Worcester State University, Healy-Yang uses her knowledge of thirties and forties film noir to create visually-rich mystery narratives. Describing her cinematic approach to writing mystery, Healy-Yang says, "when I create scenes, I do it first in my head, visualizing images, movement, lighting, dialogue, close-ups, as if I were watching a movie."

"Always Play the Dark Horse" returns to these haunting ambiances as Healy-Yang once again brings the magic of film to the page for all mystery-book lovers.

About the Book
One foggy spring evening in 1946, a young college professor slips into a deserted campus building for a surreptitious meeting with her lover, only to be shot dead in the darkness. Who is the victim? Who is her murderer? The answers will gradually be uncovered after newlyweds Jessica Minton and James Crawford come to that same campus on Long Island Sound. With James returning to teaching, the future should be sparkling for the two. Yet darkness looms.

Readers can return to the Jessica Minton Mystery series on August 24th, 2021 at "Always Play the Dark Horse will also be available from major book retailers in eBook ($5.99) and paperback ($17.99). Wholesale from Ingram and TouchPoint Press.

About Sharon Healy-Yang
Sharon Healy-Yang is an aficionado of 1940s cinematic and written mysteries. A professor emerita at Worcester State University in Massachusetts, where she was known for her 1940s hats, she had the great fortune to share her love of literature and film with her students in her courses. Now retired, she's excited to recapture for readers the smart-talking heroines, suspense, adventure, and sharp wit of 1940s films in her Jessica Minton Mystery series.

About the Publisher
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