Now in Print & eBook: "The Hanged Man’s Noose" by Debut Canadian Author Judy Penz Sheluk

Barking Rain Press announced the paperback and eBook release of the first book in the new “Glass Dolphin Mysteries” series, “The Hanged Man’s Noose,” by Canadian author Judy Penz Sheluk.

Vancouver, WA, July 31, 2015 –(– Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the paperback and eBook release of the first book in the new “Glass Dolphin Mysteries” series, “The Hanged Man’s Noose,” by Canadian author Judy Penz Sheluk. A professional member of Sisters in Crime International and many other writing organizations, Penz Sheluk is also a freelance writer specializing in art, antiques and the residential housing industry. Her articles have appeared regularly in dozens of U.S. and Canadian consumer and trade publications.

Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in this fast-moving, deftly written tale of high-stakes real estate wrangling gone amok. Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful 19th century Canadian traitor. As she interviews the local business owners for the magazine, Emily quickly learns that many people are unhappy with real estate mogul Garrett Stonehaven’s plans to convert an old schoolhouse into a mega-box store. At the top of that list is Arabella Carpenter, the outspoken owner of an antiques shop, who will do just about anything to preserve the integrity of the town’s historic Main Street.

But Arabella is not alone in her opposition. Before long, a vocal dissenter at a town hall meeting about the proposed project dies. A few days later, another body is discovered, and although both deaths are ruled accidental, Emily’s journalistic suspicions are aroused. Putting her reporting skills to the ultimate test, Emily teams up with Arabella to discover the truth behind Stonehaven’s latest scheme before the murderer strikes again.

Ask for “The Hanged Man’s Noose” at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can preview the first four chapters of “The Hanged Man’s Noose” for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at

The Hanged Man’s Noose: A Glass Dolphin Mystery
Glass Dolphin Mysteries, Book 1

BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC022040 — Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FIC022100 — Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
FIC030000 — Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense

BIC Genre Codes:
FF — Crime & Mystery
FH — Thriller/Suspense
LCCN: 2015937582

Trade Paperback (178 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-24-3
ISBN-10: 1-941295-24-X
Retail Price: $13.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-25-0
ISBN-10: 1-941295-25-8
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram

About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website,
Contact Information
Barking Rain Press
Sheri Gormley