Sleep With the Devil / Wake Up to Murder / Joy House by Day KeeneSleep With the Devil / Wake Up to Murder / Joy House by Day Keene

Sleep With the Devil / Wake Up to Murder / Joy House

byDay KeeneIntroduction byDavid Laurence Wilson

Paperback | April 21, 2017

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Les Ferron is a heel and he knows it. And he’s stumbled on a real goldmine this time. Posing as a Bible salesman named Paul Parrish, he is poised to marry the rich teetotalling farmer’s  daughter, Amy. No one is going to stand in his way. Not Amy’s previous beau. Not Lydia, who knows him as the hard-drinking, loan shark enforcer he really is. And certainly not the crippled ex-police detective—the loan shark himself. Because if gospel-spouting Paul Parrish is going to become the successful suitor of young Amy, Les Ferron has to disappear. For good.   




Jim Charters’ life changes the day everything goes to hell on his birthday. First he’s fired from his job. Then his wife serves him shoe-tough liver for dinner, completely forgetting that he is just turned thirty-five. Angry at the world at large, he heads off for the local bar and doesn’t stop until he wakes up with his ex-boss’s fulsome secretary in bed with him the next morning. And then a hard guy named Mantin knocks on the door and hands him the $10,000 he had promised Charters the night before. Trouble is, Charters has no idea where he was, who he spoke to, or what he promised the night before! But it doesn’t look good.




When Mark Harris wakes up after a 5-day drunk in a Chicago rescue mission, he has no idea how he got there. He remembers shooting Maria, his wife, and he knows that her brother Cass is out to get him. He knows that his career as a successful California lawyer is over. When Mrs. Hill and her assistant show up at the mission with food for the men, he decides to introduce himself as a former client of his who had disappeared. What he doesn’t expect is an invitation to her house and the offer of the job as her chauffer. It’s as good a place as any to hide out from the cops and the vengeful Cass. But May Hill is a woman with a past, and this is no ordinary house—it is a boarded-up prison—where Harris finds himself in a trap more deadly he can imagine!

Title:Sleep With the Devil / Wake Up to Murder / Joy HouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:Stark House PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944520201

ISBN - 13:9781944520205

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Editorial Reviews

“Sleep With the Devil is a great example of top-notch pulp fiction. It is the story of a small-time conman and loan shark enforcer who thinks he has the system beat and inexorably feels the walls closing in on him…Murder, betrayal, deceit, it's all here.”—Dave Wilde,“There is not the overbuilding sense of catastrophe of Woolrich, but the quieter despair of failure, the misery of loneliness and rejection ... Keene gives a nudge to the little guy. And comes up with an ending that might catch you with your pants down.”—Steve Lewis, Mystery*File“The story of a murderer on the lam who seeks concealment in a curious sexual alliance is well constructed and sharply twisted in the James M. Cain manner.” –Anthony Boucher, New York Times