Kevin R. Doyle

GENRE:  Horror

They kept to the shadows so no one would know they existed, and preyed on the nameless who no one would miss. Where did they come from, and who was protecting them? In a city that had seen every kind of savagery, they were something new, something more than murderous. And one woman who had thought she had lost everything there was to lose in life would soon find that nothing could possibly prepare her for what would come when she entered their world.

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About the Author:

A retired high-school teacher and former college instructor, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of four novels in the Sam Quinton mystery series, all published by Camel Press. He’s also written four crime thrillers, including And the Devil Walks Away and The Anchor, and one horror novel, The Litter, along with numerous short horror stories published in small magazines over the years. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel. A lifelong Midwesterner, Doyle currently resides in Missouri and has loosely based the city of Providence in the Quinton books on Columbia. 

Q&A With the Author

What was your inspiration for writing this book? 

This is going to sound kind of ridiculous, but the inspiration was a really intense nightmare I had one night. I woke up short of breath from how real the nightmare seemed. What was left in my head by the time I woke up was a particular scene that later found its way into the middle part of this story. 

I managed to get back to sleep, but the next day as I was driving to work I kept replaying that scene in my head over and over, and by the time I got to work I realized I wanted to take on the challenge of taking that one scene and making an entire story out of it.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book? 

I enjoyed most the really creepy, unsettling scenes. Sometimes I rewrote them three or four times to get just the right effect, but the work paid off in the end. In particular, and this won’t spoil anything, the jacket scene and the rooftop scene were my favorites.

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about? 

I’m currently going over the final proofs for the fifth story in my Sam Quinton detective series, which is due out this August. I have one more book in that series on my contract with Camel Press. I’ve completed the first draft of number six and plan to spend most of this summer whipping it into shape. 

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future? 

Last May, I pulled the plug on the teaching profession after about a quarter century in the classroom and am making the shift over to full-time writing. I had some family issues to deal with for the first several months, but I’m now settling into a nice groove of writing and promoting as my primary activities.

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Just that any support at all is always appreciated. Considering the stats nowadays on how many people read only a little, or none at all, it’s nice to know that there are still some folks out there who appreciate the experience of sitting down to read and enjoy stories and books. I don’t have the pressure of having to earn a living off my writing, which is nice, so I can do it for the fun of the craft, and I hope I spread that feeling along to my readers. 


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  1. I am definitely getting a Horror vibe.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring this book and author today.

  3. Good morning. Wanted to say I appreciate you helping out with the tour.

  4. I love the cover and the excerpt. Sounds like a good book.

  5. Looks like a great horror book.

  6. This is an interesting genre. The plot is intriguing.

  7. Looks really good. Thanks for hosting.

  8. This sounds like an interesting book!


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